36 Hours in Napa Valley

By Freda Moon

In the three decades since the Napa Valley began its steep ascent to international wine stardom, California’s best known appellation seems at times to have become a cliché, with its increasingly opulent wineries, as-seen-on-TV chefs and spectacular restaurants. At worst, it’s a boozy adult Disneyland, complete with rides (the Wine Train) and lines (Highway 29 traffic). At best, the valley is undulating hills, crisscrossed by vines and awash in wildflowers — a stunningly beautiful landscape studded with small towns. Excellent wine is everywhere, including downtown Napa, where 20 wine bars and tasting rooms have opened in the last decade. The proliferation of new places to taste wine has reversed what was once the norm in Napa: the inevitable hustle to get into a handful of respected wineries. Now there is more time to indulge in other sensory pleasures.

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