Thursday, August 2, 2012

Napa Wedding Venues & Wine Country Honeymoon Hotels

Named one of the top ten "most romantic regions" in the USA and the third most popular destination wedding area, the picturesque Napa wine country combines with Sonoma wine country to host world class, award-winning wineries, great towns to explore and wedding venues that take your breath away.

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There are hundreds of Napa wineries with beautiful tasting rooms and terraces for your wine tasting pleasure. You will find a variety of limousine wine tours with well informed drivers that are willing to help you discover the five major Napa regions and wines from many appellations, thousand-foot hillsides and endless vineyard views. Out of the hundres of wineries, wedding venues are a bit more difficult to find. The Napa or Sonoma wineries will happily do most business, fund raising and social events, but out of the hundreds of wineries... few will do weddings.

Napa is an hours drive North of San Francisco. You will enjoy visiting the historic vintners, Calistoga's quaint warm spring spas and the amazing shopping of St. Helena and Market V in Yountville. We are always inspired by the French Laundry's idea of dining elegantly and love the new Riverwalk Area of Napa City.  All this combines with the natural beauty seen as you move through the vineyards on the Napa Wine Train.

Sonoma is vast wine growning region and the origin of grape growing was the Buena Vista Winery. This part of the Carneros Valley has some of the finest vintners in the world. They include Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves, Sebastiani and the new Jazzui winerys to mention a few. The Valley of The Moon enjoys Jack London State Park and his love for this moonstruck valley, now a famous wine growing and romantic honeymoon area.

The wine regions continue through Santa Rosa and west to the Russian River with famous Korbel and North to beautiful Healdsburg's Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley filled with major wineries and boutique style wineries. The views are awesome in these areas. After living here for forty years, the views still inspire this writer as I travel the roads. Summer greens move toward autumn golds and rusts with winters's promise of new mustard growth and the thrust of green leaves giving way to wild flowers sown in the endless rows of grapes.
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The new e-book Bob and I wrote is a big help to those choosing to find vineyard view wedding sites and great wedding services. The "Romantic Destinations ~ Napa & Sonoma Wine Country" helps you easily discover the favorites. The photo enhanced book is available on Guide Gecko and Amazon by September 2012. It offers selected vendors and romantic honeymoon hotels, b&bs, vacation rentals, fine dining and fun things to do while visiting the wine country. Links are found on the global portal where you find local and destination wedding and honeymoon resources.

It is easy to plan a destination wedding or elope to Sonoma Wine Country. California laws give you a license to be married the same day you arrive Monday-Friday by 12 noon. You will find romantic lodging, peaceful settings, glorious redwood trees, fun things to experience and a warm welcome to Northern California. Enjoy!


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