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How To Spend Fourth Of July In Napa Valley Wine Country

Independence Day in Napa Valley celebrates our country’s history in an explosive way. Each year, residents celebrate the Napa County Fair & Fireworks in Calistoga. To get into the spirit of the celebration, local chefs make event-specific dishes like summer galettes filled with seasonal fruits, rosemary scented lamb loin, and figs and pigs. Naturally, there are famous Napa wines to go with these delicious dishes, plenty of Napa hospitality, and lots of fun! If you’re going to be in the Napa Valley area over the 4th of July, here’s what you need to know about fireworks, food and wine, and parades.

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What You’ll See on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Sightseeing begins even before boarding the Napa Valley Wine Train. A short bridge that connects the Napa Valley Wine Train to its boarding area has been taken over by romance. On this bridge of love locks, couples can decorate a padlock to their choosing and attach it to the bridge railings. Once it has been locked, the key is to be tossed into the swale below or kept as a memento. This tradition began in China as a way of “locking souls together” as a symbol of love. Even if visitors do not plan to partake in this romantic activity, the bridge is visible as a symbol of love and romance in Napa. Continue reading “What You’ll See on the Napa Valley Wine Train” »

Explore Wine Country By Train

One of the most beautiful ways to view the scenery of California’s wine country is to do it by train. At the Napa Valley Wine Train, guests get to experience Napa Valley either through a dining experience or while sipping on wine, of course. At the Napa Valley Wine Train, they want to restore the exploration of history of Napa Valley. Guests get to ride and dine in a train that is up to 150 years old.

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