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The Best of Napa Valley
Local Wally's Guide to Napa Wine Country

Ever wish you knew someone who could show you the secrets of Napa Valley? Someone who knew the best places to stay, the best wineries to visit, the best places to eat, and where to find all the free discount wine tasting coupons? Well guess what? You do!

Hi, I'm Local Wally and I know Napa. I was lucky enough to grow up around wine country and though the years I've watched Napa grow and develop into the top wine destination in the world. This is home to the big names like Robert Mondavi, Beringer, Sterling, and Charles Krug, as well as smaller boutique wineries that might not hit your supermarket wine counter but should be on your short list. It's also where you'll find Michelin star restaurants such as The French Laundry and Mustard's Grill as well as locals' favorites like Rutherford Grill. And when it's time to crash out there are plenty of hotel choices, from mud bath motels (seriously!) to 5 Star resorts. With so many options to choose from you need someone to help you find the Best of Napa - and that's me.

Best hotels, wineries and restaurants...and free winery coupons

Peju, Carnero's Inn, The French Laundry

You don't need a list of every winery, just the ones you should visit. And who needs a list of every hotel when you can get a list of the best places to stay, from best budget to best spa resort. And doesn't a list of the best places to eat in Napa sound better than a list of every restaurant in town? That's what Local Wally is all about.

I'll also help you plan your trip - for free! Just send me an email at least a month in advance and I'll help you put together your personal agenda, from finding the best hotel for your dollar to picking where to eat to showing you where to find discounted wine and cheap tours. Don't know nothing about Napa? Stop worrying and let me help you.

When it's time to Book a Hotel I'll get you the best rate, guaranteed from my BBB approved hotel partner. And when it comes to discount winetasting I not only have the most complete list of every free tasting in Napa and Sonoma but now have a discounted Priority Wine Pass (use promo code "localwally") that gets you even more freebies and VIP treatment as well. And coming soon, you can even book a tasting reservation with me to make sure your winetasting day goes without a hitch - and without the crowds.

So why risk your vacation with advice from the big tourist books or corporate websites that only recommend their advertisers? Trust the locals to give you the real deal, and trust Local Wally to show you the tips that only insiders know! If it's good, it's here. If it's not, it's not!

Napa Valley map

find it fast, Napa Valley at a glance

WINERIES: With hundreds of wineries in the valley, planning which ones to visit before you arrive is essential.
Highway 29 / Silverado Trail / Free Coupons / Printable Map

PRIORITY WINE PASS: Forget about clipping coupons and flash them your Discount Priority Wine Pass (promo code "localwally" discounts the card to from $125 to $40) to get lots of free tastings and special VIP treatment.

DOWNTOWN NAPA: At the southern tip of Napa, a Mayberry sort of place... but with wine bars, restaurants and affordable hotels! Hotels / Dining

YOUNTVILLE: A charming small town with top resorts and some of the best restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Top pick! Hotels / Dining

ST. HELENA/RUTHERFORD: In the center of Napa Valley you'll find hotels tucked in vineyards, excellent dining, quintessential Napa. Hotels / Dining

CALISTOGA: At the tip of the valley, top resorts mixed with more affordable hotels and dining... and mud baths! Hotels / Dining

SONOMA: Check out Wally's SonomaTouristGuide.com and take a fun sidetrip to laid back Sonoma.

VISIT OUR STORE: Bring some Napa home at NapaValleyHomeAndGarden.com, our online store featuring lots of cool farmhouse stuff picked out by my designer wife.

 

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BEST PLACES TO STAY IN NAPA

Sights around Napa Valley

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FALL 2014: Can you smell the grapes in the air? End of Summer and Fall might be hot but it's also harvest time where you'll see the wineries in action as they crush the grapes and start the wine making progress. A great time to visit, make sure you check out V Marketplace in Yountville, cool place.

Napa Valley Home and Garden

And please check out our online store, Napa Valley Home & Garden. We're bringing the best of Napa Farmhouse living right to your home, all at great prices.

I've also updated the free coupons for both Napa and Sonoma. No one else has every free winery coupon in one place, plus a winery finder app, for free. Plus, I now can offer the cool Priority Wine Pass card for only $40 for more wineries and VIP treatment. It pays for itself in an hour!

If you like my site, please book your hotel through me and support my sponsors. And yes, you can even email me if you have questions. How cool is that?