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Napa Valley Events Newsletter
January, 2000

Happy New Year! And Welcome to the first Napa Valley Events Newsletter!

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  • Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Mustard Festival
  • di Rosa Preserve
  • Weather Forecasts

If you are visiting the Napa Valley area in January, here are our recommendations of interesting things to see and do:

Ongoing Tuesdays -- Essence Tour & Tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery
This three-hour adventure explores the sensory evaluation of wine. Offered throughout the year, the Essence Tour & Tasting unveils the mysteries of aromatic essences commonly associated with red and white wines, such as cassis, tobacco, peach and oak. The tour and tasting also covers the influences of soil, climate, and the artful hand of the winemaker in developing the nuances of Robert Mondavi wines. This tour is limited to 8 persons. Reservations are required. Fee: $15.00 per person Time: Tuesdays at 10:00am & seasonally at 2:00pm Phone Number: (800) 228-1395 ext. 2022

January 29 -- Mustard Magic - Une Soiree Francaise
The Grand Opening Event for the Napa Valley Mustard Festival. Delightful, Decadent, Delicious! Food, wine, art, silent auction, & entertainment. Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Fee: $95 per person available in advance ($125 at the door) Time: 7:00 pm Phone Number: (707) 938-1133 tickets.

Ongoing Year Round -- di Rosa Preserve
Priceless any time, but Free every other Wednesday, the di Rosa Preserve is rich in flora and fauna and contains one of the largest regional art collections in the country. Explore the Meadow Trail and outdoor sculpture gardens, art galleries and wildlife preserve, depending on the season. 5200 Carneros Highway 121, Napa. Reservations required. Fee: $10 per person, Free 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Time: Various Phone Number: (707) 226-5991

Weather Forecasts:
Many people signing up for this newsletter are asking for the best time of year to visit this area. Well, we just finished our "Mid-Winter Heat Wave" last month so I expect a return to our usual unsettled spring weather until Easter (read that "rain," it's what makes the grapevines and mustard grow.) In general, expect occasional showers November through May, and dry the rest of the year. In the summer it's cold and foggy next to the Pacific and San Francisco Bay (bring a windbreaker and hat) and hotter inland (tank top and shorts) - but it's never really unpleasant. Check out this site for weather predictions, choose the San Francisco area:

more events For more events in the Napa Valley area for January and the rest of 2000 please look through our extensive Events Calendar:

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