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Napa Valley offers perfect getaway for food and wine lovers this weekend

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is the perfect destination for food & wine professionals
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is the perfect destination for food & wine professionals

Napa Valley's world renouned Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. will be the destination for hundreds of wine professionals and trade members this weekend to participate in a 2-day "Premiere Napa Valley" wine tasting and auction event showcasing the rarest, ultra-boutique, highest quality wines Napa Valley's top winemakers have crafted and bottled under the brand "Premiere Napa Valley." Known as the "world's premiere culinary college," the Culinary Institute of America offers ongoing degree and certificate programs for both wine professionals and wine enthusiasts looking to take their wine knowledge to the next level.

Now while the "Premiere Napa Valley" and associated "preview parties" are not open to the public, Napa Valley Calif. is certainly open for business this weekend - and from the current weather looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend at that. According to a recent press release, Napa Valley Vintners says:

...More than a dozen of Napa Valley’s renowned restaurateurs are getting in on the action by featuring Napa Valley wines by the glass throughout the week. Some are even pouring Premiere Napa Valley wines, providing a unique opportunity for Napa Valley locals to join in the week’s excitement.

Napa Valley offers the perfect wine county getaway for Bay Area locals who love all things food & wine and are looking to:

Score yourself a printable Napa Valley Winery map here.

For a truly authentic Napa Valley "boutique winery" experience, be sure to include a visit to "PlumpJack Winery" located in Oakville, Calif. on your wine tour agenda. Founded by former San Francisco Mayor and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom and composer and philanthropist Gordon Getty of San Francisco, "PlumpJack Winery" has earned the award of producing the "#1 wine in the world.”

The famed Silver Oak Cellars is also located in Oakville, Calif. on Oakville Cross Rd. (Get map here) and is a fabulous winery with a marvelous and unique history to add to your wine tasting tour and Napa Valley wine country experience.

For the inside look at how "PlumpJack Winery" got it's unusual name and wine industry fame, check out Inside Look TV'sCalifornia Living™ with host Aprilanne Hurley” TV interview with PlumpJack Winery General Manager John Conover on California Living™ TV's YouTube Channel.

Napa Valley in the news: Inside Look TV™ airs its “Best of California Living™” PlumpJack Winery TV Special on Thursday, 2/20/2014 @ 6:30 a.m. in the San Francisco and Sacramento markets on ION Television.

Here's to an epic Napa Valley wine tasting journey for all who wish it this weekend, and until next time...keep the party going ~ Aprilanne

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