POSTED ON July 11, 2013 | IN Wine News | BY Joe Becerra

Are you traveling to the Napa Valley any time soon? Here is the latest Napa Valley wine country news and information.

Oakville Grocery starts an online store
The newly-remodeled Oakville Grocery in the Napa Valley has a new sandwich menu and a new online store. If you are a new traveler to the Napa Valley, you certainly must stop in and at least browse this iconic fixture on Highway 29 in Oakville. Oakville Grocery just launched an e-commerce website, enabling anyone to purchase from the market at Originally opened in 1881, Oakville Grocery began as a farmers’ store and is the oldest continually operating grocery store in California. Everything is sourced from California farmers, artisans, and purveyors, with a focus on Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

Travel Tip: We always call ahead to have our deli sandwiches or salads made up in advance. The Oakville Grocery is a popular spot, so call ahead and avoid the long lines. Then head off to one of the Napa Valley’s picnic wineries and enjoy wine country at its finest.

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Oakville Grocery

RockNapa comes to Charles Krug, July 18 & 19 and August 15 & 16
The historic Charles Krug Winery’s Carriage House is the venue for each two-day festival filled with live music, fine wines, craft beers, and food. The festival begins at 4:30 and ends at 10 pm. 

HALL Wines Hosts A Summer-Themed Food & Wine Pairing Class
This sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon in the Napa Valley. See a demo of how the Hall Sauvignon Blanc pairs with a recipe for Creamy Corn Soup. The cost is $20 and includes the recipe and, of course, the tasting of fine Hall wines.

This will take place at the Hall Winery in St. Helena from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013. For more information on HALL Wines visit

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Hall Winery

Four Napa Restaurants on Wine Enthusiast Restaurant List
French Laundry, La Toque, Restaurant at Meadowood, PRESS St. Helena, and The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil made the list of America’s Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants. List of Restaurants in the west.

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