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StacysWineStop
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posted 02-26-2011 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StacysWineStop   Click Here to Email StacysWineStop     Edit/Delete Message
Hey Kansas,

Most wineries will be open on the 4th of July in both Napa & Sonoma. It is a very busy day believe it or not. There are 15 appellations in Napa with a variety of wines in each one and each appellation is known for its terrior (just a fancy name for dirt) that lends a hand into the taste of wine. Most notable is Oakville fruit tends to be big and jammy, Stag's Leap District tends to have a more mineral taste, Rutherford is known for its Rutherford dust which impedes a dusty flavor to wines. There are over 700 wineries in Napa with 329 tasting rooms. Some are open by appointment only, but don't let that scare you off. Do to limited licensing not everyone has a public tasting room. Depending on the winery you can get an appointment as your walking in the door.

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Kansas Wine Lover
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posted 02-25-2011 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kansas Wine Lover   Click Here to Email Kansas Wine Lover     Edit/Delete Message
Wow, you are a wealth of information, thank you, thank you. I would of never realized or known about appointments or open to public thank you.

I have to run out the door right now, I will email you again later. Nice to meet someone who knows so much, saves me alot of research!

Have a great day! I'm still trying to figure out this reply, etc. ha

Debbie

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yesilovewine
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posted 02-25-2011 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Oh, I don't think you are early at all...summer is a big time in the area so its not at all unreasonable to start making plans...reservations and such in particular.
I'm just better with Sonoma stuff in general, but happen to know about those calendars cuz I use them myself.

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Hawkeye
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posted 02-25-2011 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hello Jayhawk,

Glad to have you with us, just grab the reins and hang on as this Board is gaining speed.

There are very few times in the year that the wineries are closed, mostly on religious holidays, and the 4th of July is not one of them. Other than it being a holiday and the area will be teeming with wineux's (expensive for wino's) there will be nothing closed (I don't know about the shops).

You found us here on the NapaValley.com website so you know the address. If you will go there and click on "Calendar of Events", then on "July", you will find all the activities that are planned. I just checked, and there are not many listed as yet, but check back often, because they will start announcing them.

Again, if you go to NapaValley.com and click on "Visitor Information", then on the left, click on "Printable Winery Map" you will find most of the wineries along Hwy 29 and the Silverado Trail. I normally increase the size to 127% so these tired old eyes can see it. If you will notice, those wineries with a magenta triangle in front of their names are by appointment only. The names with the big black dot are open to the public. There are somewhere around 400 wineries in the valley, so picking just a few may be a daunting task.

As far as evening activities, you will probably find most of them in the downtown Napa area. That is where most of the nightlife happens, and I will bet on the 4th of July, maybe some fireworks and a concert in the park. Don't know for sure.

If you would like more specifics, please tell us what varietals of wine you like, where you are staying, etc., then we can make some educated suggestions. Cheers.

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Kansas Wine Lover
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posted 02-25-2011 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kansas Wine Lover   Click Here to Email Kansas Wine Lover     Edit/Delete Message
Okay, thank you. I figured I was a little early with the question. I got excited! I'm sure as time get's closer, I'll be able to figure out more.

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yesilovewine
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posted 02-25-2011 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Kansas and welcome!
Winecountry.com has a pretty good events calendar which should help with planning. Also Wine Country This Week offers an accurate account of what is scheduled on their site. It may be a little early for complete listings on either site, but they should be good for starters even now.
Regarding closures, that is a hard one for me, but maybe someone else can suggest a single source. My first thought would be to check the particular website of any specific places you have in mind. Most have a list of hours/days of operation on their site.

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Kansas Wine Lover
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posted 02-25-2011 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kansas Wine Lover   Click Here to Email Kansas Wine Lover     Edit/Delete Message
We are planning a short two day trip to Napa Valley, arriving July 3 - 5th, 2011. How do I go about finding out which wineries are open/closed? Staying in St. Helena area. Is there any suggestions or information I can get on the 4th of July far as activities in the evening?

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