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Heather de Savoye, left, and Amy Hall sample wine following a tour at the Rubicon Estate Winery in Rutherford, Calif. The winery is owned by Francis Ford Coppola and sits on a portion of the historic Napa Valley property first acquired in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery. (July 14, 2010)

Napa Valley

Napa Valley, California's premiere wine region, provides everything from vineyards to scenery, art to hiking.

Highway 29 is a straight shot from the
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Highway 29 is a straight shot from the south end of the valley — marked by the famous Grape Crusher Statue — through Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga. (April 13, 2013)

A sign along Highway 29 welcomes visitors to
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A sign along Highway 29 welcomes visitors to the Napa Valley in Oakville, Calif. Along Highway 29 are dozens of restaurants and wineries, including the Robert Mondavi Winery and Inglenook, the winery restored by director Francis Ford Coppola. (Oct. 27, 2011)

The Silverado Trail, which more or less runs
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The Silverado Trail, which more or less runs parallel to Highway 29 but is quieter, winds through green vistas of vineyards and rolling hills. Wineries along this route include Mumm Napa Valley. (June 2, 2011)

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Sutter Home Family Vineyards — the people who
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Sutter Home Family Vineyards — the people who introduced America to white zinfandel in the 1970s — in St. Helena is a rariety: It still offers free tastings. (April 13, 2013)

Longtime Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman embraces Pamela
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Longtime Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman embraces Pamela Des Barres (author of "I'm with the Band"), who is the subject of photographs in Wolman's "The Groupies" exhibit at Markham Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. More than 75 wineries have art on display all year long. (April 13, 2013)

A monument in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
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A monument in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park marks the area where the famous Scottish author of "Treasure Island" spent his 1880 honeymoon in Calistoga, Calif. Hiking the trail past the monument and up Mt. St. Helena is one of several activities Napa Valley visitors can enjoy for free. (March 25, 2013)

Heather de Savoye, left, and Amy Hall sample
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Heather de Savoye, left, and Amy Hall sample wine following a tour at the Rubicon Estate Winery in Rutherford, Calif. The winery is owned by Francis Ford Coppola and sits on a portion of the historic Napa Valley property first acquired in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery. (July 14, 2010)

A couple as they make their way in
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A couple as they make their way in the Darioush winery in Napa, Calif. The winery is notable for its striking architecture, which incorporates references to Persepolis, the capital of ancient Persia. (June 2, 2011 )

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A peacock makes its way past an old
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A peacock makes its way past an old cart sitting next to vineyards at the di Rosa art preserve in Napa, Calif. The preserve features groundbreaking artworks from the San Francisco Bay area set in 217 acres of vineyard, gardens, and natural landscape at the southern end of the Napa Valley. (July 14, 2010)

A view from Mt. St. Helena along a
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A view from Mt. St. Helena along a hiking trail in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park near Calistoga, Calif. (March 25, 2013)

A piece called
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A piece called "Continuum" that is part of an art walk in Napa, Calif. (April 6, 2013)

People stop for information at the Napa Valley
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People stop for information at the Napa Valley Welcome Center on Main Street in Napa, Calif. (April 6, 2013)

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