While California experienced devastating fires last year in much of the state, of benefit to tourists to the Californian wine country, much of this region wasn’t impacted by the fires.
The Napa Valley, one of the premier grape and wine zones around the world, was not impacted by the California fires for a range of reasons. Wine and grape cultivators tend to spend a lot of money and effort in managing their property, which means that there is little dry vegetation and brush that is available for wild fires to thrive. This is far different than the parts of California that are steeped with forest and dry brush land which leads to the proliferation of fires each year.
The best way to see Napa Valleys natural beauty is in a hot air balloon and a traveler can see an area clean of fire damage. You can tour the countryside and get a bette r idea of the beauty of the region. Stopping by for a wine tour after a balloon ride and grabbing a nice brunch or meal makes for an excellent trip and a tour stop that can last through the ages.
Robert Mondavi’s wine store has excellent and affordable options and contains a nice place for snacks. You can also ride on the Napa wine train and get a good understanding of the area and explore the region’s history.
The Napa Valley is an essential stop for wine enthusiasts and was luckily not impacted by the fires. Book your trip and relax and have a glass of Merlot.