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On location: Napa County

May/June 2015 California Bountiful magazine

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The world-renowned Napa wine region offers much to do in addition to wine tasting, with activities and attractions that range from shopping to nature hikes, cooking classes to vineyard tours, and hot-air balloon excursions to train rides. Napa County's leading crop is winegrapes, and other top crops include nursery products, livestock and olives.

Jim Regusci, Napa Valley

Third-generation farmer and vintner Jim Regusci started Regusci Vineyard Management in 1986 and grows 2,800 acres of winegrapes throughout the region. The "home ranch," purchased by his grandfather in 1932, offers citrus, walnuts, heritage pigs and turkeys, vegetables, eggs and flowers, and houses Regusci Winery and 170 acres of estate vineyards.

Foodies on Foot, Napa

Bring an appetite and sensible shoes to walk and eat your way through historic downtown Napa. This culinary tour offers tidbits of history and samples of signature creations from top-rated restaurants.

Bale Grist Mill, St. Helena

This state park features a water-powered grist mill built in 1846, where settlers gathered to have corn and wheat ground into meal or flour. Milling demonstrations and tours are offered on weekends.

Napa Valley Horse Co., Napa

Traverse vineyards and countryside from horseback while wranglers introduce you to winegrape varietals, harvesting techniques, winemaking facts and the history of Rapp Ranch.

La Condesa Napa Valley, St. Helena

This restaurant features Mexican-inspired cuisine made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. Watch our TV segment to get La Condesa chef Chris Mortenson's recipes for chopped salad and this shrimp, avocado and mint ceviche.


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