Contribution of the Climate and Terrain to the Popularity of the Stags Leap Wine Region

Just off Silverado Trail you will find the main road that winds its way through Stags Leap. This is where the great majority of the wineries in Stags Leap are located. Although the area is located off Highway 29, the main thoroughfare of Napa Valley, tourists find that the wineries in this area are quite welcoming. The rather interesting name of the region can be attributed to a legend which indicates a stag leapt from the palisades in order to escape from a group of hunters. Much of the popularity of the Stags Leap wine region can be attributed to the climate as well as the terrain in the area. The volcanic soil of the Stags Leap area is particularly …

Chiles Valley

Although small, Chiles Valley is one of the premier wine regions in the state of California. More than 6,000 acres comprise Chiles Valley; however, only a little more than 1,000 acres are planted vineyards. While Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in other regions, Zinfandel is king in Chiles Valley. When touring Chiles Valley, you will find a small group of small wineries. The well drained soil and warm climate in this region have made it capable of producing outstanding Zinfandel wines in addition to excellent Cabernet Sauvignon. During the evenings and at night, the cooling winds blow through this region, creating a situation where the growing season in Chiles Valley is able to begin and end later than most adjacent regions. You …

History and Development of Rutherford as a Premier Napa Valley Wine Region

The first local grapes were planted in Rutherford by Thomas Rutherford in the middle of the 19th century. This began the illustrious history of the Rutherford Wineries. The name of this region was derived from Thomas Rutherford, who contributed so much to the history and development of the region. Today, the original land on which those first grapes were planted is owned by Provenance Vineyards, a winery respected in its own right. The Rutherford family held strong ties throughout the Napa Valley wine region as Rutherford married one of the granddaughter’s of George Calvert Yount; Elizabeth Yount. For their wedding present, Thomas and Elizabeth were presented with a large parcel of land in what was at the time a northern …

Guide to Stags Leap Wineries in Napa Valley

As you travel through Stags Leap, you will notice that there are numerous notable wineries in this region. As with most regions in Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon rules here; although, you will find some wineries that experiment with other types as well including Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. This is one of the premier regions in the area, consisting of a number of well known wineries as well as family owned and operated wineries. Clos du Val-Originally established in 1972 by John Goelet and Bernard Portet, this is one of the most expansive winery operations in the region as vineyards are also owned by Clos du Val in Carneros as well as Stags Leap. Shafer Vineyards-A larger number of wineries in …

A Palm Springs Vacation Guarantees A Playful And Fun Time

Palm Springs, California is located just about 110 miles east of Los Angeles and is one of the most popular desert resort towns in the United States. The population is just about perfect with under 50,000 residents and along with eight neighboring cities including Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella makes up the Palm Springs area. The name ‘Palm Springs’ comes from the region’s original inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians. They named the area “la palma de la mano de Dios”, which translates to “the palm of God’s hand.” Palm Springs is mainly famous for its Golf Courses. From mainly flat to flat and rolling courses, there is a course for …

The Perfect Vacation

A beach vacation is something all of us can use, as it provides time away with the family, friends, or just that special someone. Beach vacations are also a great way to unwind from the pressures of life, and just have a blast. All around the world, there are literally hundreds of places that you can choose for your beach vacation. You can choose from beaches in the United States, or choose to go overseas to more tropical climates and romantic beaches. Those of you who are looking to get away with a husband or wife, would find the Maui to be the perfect beach vacation. Located in Hawaii, Maui is one of the most romantic beaches in the world. …

Laguna Beach California

Perfectly situated midway between Los Angeles and San Diego in southern Orange County, Laguna Beach is a popular weekend vacation in Southern California. Offering seven miles of coastline with sandy beaches and palm trees, Laguna Beach is the perfect beach vacation getaway. There are 30 beaches and coves that visitors can explore either on foot or by kayak. The activities here include sailing, bird watching, beach volleyball, surfing, and even scuba diving. The Laguna Beach also enjoys warm weather year round with an average high of 69 degrees in January and 77 degrees in July. Popular activities for the outdoors here include romantic picnics, hiking, cycling, tennis, golf, and even botanical garden tours. Laguna Beach is also home to an …

Huntington Beach California

One of the very best getaways for a beach vacation in California is sunny Huntington Beach. With many diverse sports such as surfing, biking, boating, skateboarding, fishing, golf, tennis, and beach volleyball – everyone can get into the game and find something to enjoy. Even after the sun goes down, you’ll find something to do on Huntington Beach. Even the briefest of family beach vacations to Huntington Beach should include a visit to the International Surfing Museum, where some of the most treasured surfing artifacts are stored. Other attractions ideal for Huntington Beach include the Huntington Beach art center, and the surfers hall of fame. There are plenty of other things to do here besides the beach, which is perfect …