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- A Weekend of Fine Art
- Sweetheart Serenade Dinners on the Napa Valley Wine Train
- St. Valentine's Dinner at Clos Pegase Winery
- Cravings Creations at Vintage 1870
- Valentine Open House at to St. Clement Vineyards
- Piccolino's Italian Cafe
- Weather Forecasts
If you are visiting the Napa Valley area in February, here are our recommendations of things to see and do:
Exciting new exhibits featuring guest artists in a variety of mediums at galleries throughout Napa Valley. Napa Valley Mustard Festival event (http://mustardfestival.org/) sponsored by the Napa Valley Museum (http://www.napavalleymuseum.org/).
Fee: Call Time: Call Phone Number: (707) 944-0500, ext. 100
Celebrate Valentines Day on the Napa Valley Wine Train (http://www.winetrain.com/). Fabulous 4 course gourmet meal, strolling musicians and a fresh rose! A Mustard Festival event (http://mustardfestival.org/).
Fee: $75 per person Time: Fri. 6-9:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 5:30pm-9:00 Phone Number: (800) 427-4124
(http://www.clospegase.com/) Romance awaits you on this special evening. Delve into the relationships of wine, and food. Set in the stunning underground cave theatre. Elegant four course dinner; later romance continues as you dance cheek to cheek. Call for reservations. 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga.
Fee: Call Time: Call Phone Number: (707) 942-4981, ext. 201 or (800) 366-8583, ext. 201
Join us for a tasting of Napa Valley gourmet food products. A Napa Valley Mustard Festival event (http://mustardfestival.org/) at Vintage 1870 (http://www.vintage1870.com/).
Fee: Free Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Phone Number: (707) 944-8100
Bring your sweetheart to St. Clement Vineyards (http://www.stclement.com/), St. Helena.
Fee: Suggested Donation TBA Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Phone Number: (707) 967-3033
World-renowned artist, Robert Goulet. Mr. Goulet will sing a romantic repertoire at the Robert Mondavi Winery (http://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/), Oakville. A delicious dinner will be paired with wonderful Robert Mondavi wines. All proceeds will benefit the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts. Attire: Coat/Tie.
Fee: $150.00 Time: 5pm reception, 6pm dinner concert Phone Number: (707) 968-2203 or 2204
Every Wednesday night enjoy our Strolling Violinist, Baltia Terese Udrys, a young woman of exceptional musical talent. Enjoy her Italian and Classical arrangements. She'll play your favorites... Just Ask! See our web site for our menu: http://www.piccolinoscafe.com. Call for reservations (707) 251-0100
For weather predictions go to http://www.weatherplanner.com, choose the San Francisco area.
For more events in the Napa Valley area for January and the rest of 2000 please look through our extensive Events Calendar: http://www.napavalley.com/events.html
Up and down the Valley wine makers are scanning the skies for clouds hoping for more rain. Some is forecast for next week in answer to their prayers. Rain is important to replenish the water table for summer drip irrigation and (God forbid) sprinkler frost protection after the grapevines have "pushed" leaves (more on that in the April newsletter).
Now the vines are getting expertly pruned and vineyards are beginning to look more tidy, though I enjoy the energetic, wild-abandon look. It's quite a sight to see a family of Bluebirds flitting among the yellow-blooming mustard and earth-colored vines these days. Other locals you may see now are the Canada Geese* flying overhead (and parading on the golf courses), huge Blue Herons soaring or hunting along waterways, or Steelhead slowly heading up the Napa River to lay their eggs.
We encourage you to visit during this time of year, it's quiet and peaceful, and everyone has time to give you special attention. You may need an umbrella occasionally but that's a minor inconvenience compared to the natural beauty. And if it rains, head for the spas! http://www.napavalley.com/lodging/resorts.html
*(1 Canada Goose, 2 Canada Geese, only we have several hundred!)
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