a delicious bottle of red wine from jarvis estate

Jarvis Estate Is the Best Underground Winery in Napa

So, you’ve started researching for your trip to Napa Valley. Before you know it, you’ll be tasting world-renowned wines and relaxing at beautiful hillside vineyards. But, with hundreds of Napa wineries to choose from, it can be daunting to decide which ones are worth touring. If you’re hoping for a unique experience, look no further […]

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Judd’s Hill Winery in Napa Valley Is Your New Wine Crush

Small yet mighty are two words you could use to describe Judd’s Hill Winery in Napa Valley. This family-owned business has been around since the 1970s and for the last 40-plus years has stayed true to family goals and values. Its small production (only 3,000 cases per year) allows the vintners to produce high-quality, fruit-driven […]

How to celebrate a Napa Valley Halloween

How to Enjoy a Very Napa Valley Halloween 

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the California wine country. The weather is pristine, the colors of the vineyards and surrounding landscape are breathtaking, and weekends are brimming with events to enjoy. One thing our autumn guests at the Churchill Manor have discovered there is nothing like a Napa Valley Halloween. Whether you decide […]

Glasses of Beer. Enjoy one yourself at Stone Brewing Company

Stone Brewing Company Should Be on Your To-Do List

Stone Brewing Company in Napa offers the right combination of eclectic food, a hip ambiance, and excellent craft beer, of course. You’ll want to stop in for a pint of Stone Ripper, Tangerine Express, Brimley’s Wheat, or a Thunderwave Kolsch with Coffee. It’s the kind of place don’t want to miss, even if you’re visiting […]

White wine being poured in a glass: Visit Shadybrook Winery

There’s More to the Exquisite Shadybrook Winery Than Meets the Eye

One of the perks of visiting California is that the weather is great year-round! That means perfect conditions for growing grapes and for exploring the area’s impressive wineries. For example, have you visited the Shadybrook Winery at Rapp Ranch? This exquisite estate offers everything you could want in a winery experience — and more! It’s easy […]

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6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss the Napa Valley Film Festival This Year

While there are times your comfy couch and a Netflix marathon are just what the doctor ordered, there’s still nothing like heading to the movie theater for the full experience. The gigantic screen, surround sound, and hot buttered popcorn somehow just make a movie better. You can take your cinematic experience up a notch by […]

grape harvest

Visit Napa Valley During the Grape Harvest

After half a year of preparations, Napa Valley vintners are reveling in the start of their grape harvest season. By this point, it’s been a long, arduous road to growing the best possible grapes that this growing season’s weather would allow for, and now farmers are biding their time, waiting for the perfect sweetness levels […]

Experience a Different Kind of Wine Tour in the Del Dotto Historic Caves

Let’s face it, there are so many wineries in Napa Valley, that after your 10th or 11th tour, you may feel like you’ve seen it all, right? Not so! For example, have you ever experienced a winery and cave tour? That’s exactly what you’ll get on the Del Dotto Historic Caves Tour at their incredible vineyard. […]

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Explore ZD Wines and Other Great Napa Valley Attractions

One of our favorite things to do at Churchill Manor is to recommend incredible wineries to visit. A crowd favorite is always ZD Wines. This family-owned winery boasts three generations of winemaking experience and organic farming practices, which are just two of the many reasons you should stop in during your next trip to Napa Valley. […]

Barrel and wineglasses of red wine on a wooden table

The Ancien Winery Wants to Take You on a Quest for Delicious Wine

Is there anything more beautiful and decadent than a Napa Valley vacation? The chance to explore one of the most beautiful states in the country — and one of the most beautiful regions within that state. Many visitors also love to explore the many wineries and vineyards dotted in the valley. The temperate weather is […]