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Tailor-Made Tours



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With countless destinations vying for every visitor’s affections, it takes a Wine Country insider to curate a truly bespoke experience that turns fantasy into reality. T. Beller, founder of the newly launched tour company Verve, designs tours by assessing clients’ knowledge of the area coupled with their interests to perfect the ideal itinerary. (Backstage pass to French Laundry, anyone?) “Guidebooks list 500 wineries; it’s overwhelming,” says Beller. “People need people to help guide them through it.” Thanks to 30–plus years of in-the-know experience and the right connections, her access to exclusive properties and industry icons differentiates Verve from other commercial tour companies—and the Mercedes-Benz limousine van certainly doesn’t cramp your style. vervenapavalley.com.

 

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Land of the Free

Napa County residents and visitors will be able to enjoy thousands of acres of undeveloped ridgetops; wild, bubbling streams; and abundant wildlife preserves for generations to come, thanks to an ambitious group of local landowners and the Land Trust of Napa County.

Festival Season

Ease into the holidays with music, food, and film.

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Treasures abound in these unique boutiques.

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