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Wine Country Vacations

There's nothing like sipping chardonnay in the Chardonnay wine region in France. Whether by train, horseback or bike, gather some helpful information on how to have the best wine country vacation.

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How to Plan the Ultimate Wine Road Trip

Why tour one vineyard when you can visit several? Hit the road and plan a great trip through wine country.


10 Tips for Biking Through Wine Country

Bike tours have become popular in virtually every place that wine is produced, but how do you combine wine tasting and a strenuous activity like biking? It's a lot easier than you'd think, actually. See more »

10 Tips for Great Adventures in Wine Country

Choosing the right wine country tour can give you a unique experience that you wouldn't have exploring the area on your own. What's the best way for you to enjoy wine country? See more »

Top 10 Wine Country Gardens

These days, there's more to a wine country visit than tipping stemware. Many wineries also include spectacular gardens that can expand a traveler's wine tour experience. What are some of the best gardens in wine country? See more »

Top 5 Wine Country RV Resorts

What better way to sample a region's vineyards than hit the road in an RV? We've got five fantastic RV resorts dedicated to the grape. See more »

When is the best time to go to wine country?

Wine country is the chic choice for winery tours, honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, graduation trips and girlfriend getaways. But when should you go? Which time of year will provide you with the best possible experience? See more »

Ultimate Guide to Wine Country Trains

What could be a better way to enjoy wine than to travel through the gorgeous terrain that produces it with other people who love the grape? And how can you get the most from a train trip through wine country? See more »

Ultimate Guide to Wine Country Vacations

A wine country vacation can take place almost anywhere. Pack your bags for Europe or visit one of America's numerous top-of-the-line wineries. Just remember to relax and smell the roses (or taste the grapes, as the case may be). See more »

Can you take a hot air balloon through wine country?

From rivers to forests, Northern California's wine country boasts more than just wineries, and balloon tours are a whimsical way to take in these breathtaking views. How can you take a hot air balloon through wine country? See more »

How to Plan the Ultimate Wine Road Trip

Why tour one vineyard when you can visit several? Hit the road and plan a great trip through wine country. See more »

How to Throw a Wine Country Party

You don't have to live in Napa Valley to host a wine country party. This romantic pairing of wine, food and friends can happen anywhere. We'll show you how. See more »