The Amateur Traveler talks to Carole Terwilliger Meyers the author of Weekend Adventures in San Francisco and Northern California.
Carole comes on the show to talk about California’s traditional wine country of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This episode focuses primarily on the Napa Valley and the many wineries that can be found there.
We explore recreated castles, wine tasting, tours as well as other none wine-related sites like mud baths, petrified forests, and the CIA (The Culinary Institute). We talk about restaurants and hotels, picnics and the wine train.
Whether you are a connoisseur, a foodie or just a tourist, the Napa Valley has much to offer.
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Napa Valley Wine Map
Sonoma Valley Wine Map
Castello di Amorosa Winery
Frank Family Vineyards
The Model Bakery – St Helena
Dean & Deluca – St Helena
Taylor’s Automatic Refresher
– burgers and hot dogs
Traintown Railroad Rides – in Sanoma for kids
Calistoga California Petrified Forest
Mud Bath 101 – Getting Down and Dirty in Calistoga, California
The Napa Valley Wine Train
The CIA in California-The Culinary Institute of America
Tra Vigne restaurant
Martini House restaurant
Dario Sattui of Castello di Amorosa
Indian Springs Resort and Spa
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