Wine Country Insider


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Joe Becerra

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We travel to the California wine country throughout the year. We search for wine, food, and other delights. Whenever we find something special, we will list that winery or activity on the Wine Country Insider.

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Joe and Janelle – Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in St. Helena AVA

Off the Beaten Path Wine Country

Tired of the crowds? Tired too much chicness and wine snobbery? Tired of the traffic and the tasting room crowds? Tired of paying too much for food, lodging, and wine tasting? Check out our four wine trails that will take you: Off the Beaten Path in Wine Country

Quick Getaways to Wine Country

Are you at a conference or convention? Do you have time to break away for a Quick Getaway to the wine country? These quick trips are half a day excursions. We have several ideas for you, depending on your wine interests. Head to our page: Quick Getaways to Wine Country.

When is the best time of the year to travel to wine country

Limerick Lane backroad

We think any time of the year is the best time to go to wine county. If you are planning a wine country vacation, check out what each month brings in wine country. When is the best time of the year to travel to the wine country?

Which wine country is best to visit

Which wine country is best to visit is not an easy question to answer. Some think the Napa Valley is where all wine country is in California. Not so, there are many wine country regions. We tell you the Pros and the Cons of visiting each of our popular California Wine Regions. See Which wine country is best

Hiking or running in Wine Country

Moore Creek hikes napa valley

Here are some much fun hiking and running trails in the California wine country. What fun it is to combine either a casual hike or run workout with enjoying the California wine country. A good exercise session gets one going in the wine country for the entire day. Hiking in Wine Country

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.