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New Year's Eve Parties in Napa Valley!

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Rock the night away and into the New Year!  Parties are happening all around Napa Valley. Grab some friends and join the festivities. Below are just a few of the parties that caught our eye, but check out the full events calendar HERE!

December 31 -- Carnival - New Year's Eve Celebration at Domaine Chandon

Holiday, Celebration: Ring in the New Year at Chandon. Tickets to the etoile Restaurant for a five-course tasting menu paired with Chandon wines is already SOLD OUT. But there are still tickets available for the afterparty featuring a live band, DJ and dancing in the lounge and a complimentary toast at midnight! Tickets are selling out fast! Buy Tickets Online.
Location: One California Drive, Yountville CA
Fee: $75; Time: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Number: (707) 944.8844

nvWineTrainNYEParty.jpgDecember 31 -- Napa Valley Wine Train - New Years Eve Masquerade Party
Celebration: Let's send this century's first decade into the memory bin in style with softly lit vineyards, mysterious masked faces and spirited celebration at our Venetian-style masquerade. Mask yourself when you arrive, and reveal the new you with the New Year. Experience the now, put the past away, dine and dance. Reserve Online.
Location: 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa CA 94559
Fee: Dinner & Party $225-$255/Party only $55; Time: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Number: (800) 427.4124

December 31 -- Candlelight Dinner at the Calistoga Inn

Holiday, Dining: The Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery will be open New Year's Eve and serving dinner by candlelight! The PUB will also be open for late-night fun & dancing during the holidays.
Location: 1250 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA
Fee: Varies; Time: normal restaurant hours, but dancing in the Pub from 10pm to 1am.
Number: (707) 942.4101

Where to Eat Breakfast in Napa & Sonoma

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Where to enjoy the best breakfasts in Wine Country.

by Jill Silverman Hough

There's nothing like waking up in Wine Country, with the promise of a perfect day ahead. So, why not indulge in an amazing breakfast? Whether you like to ease into the day with coffee and a fresh-baked scone, or you're up for a three-course brunch, here are the spots to start your day off right.

Cantinetta Piero
The venue: A hotel restaurant, but the hotel feels like a bit of Tuscany.
The food: The two-course prix fixe breakfast starts with fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee, a small pastry, and yogurt with fruit and house-made granola. Then, it moves to your choice of three egg dishes. Go for the side of artisan-smoked bacon, and linger over every bite.
The prices: $18 (30 percent off for locals).
The details: Breakfast Mon.-Sun. 7:30-10 a.m. 6774 Washington St., Yountville, (707) 299-5015,

The venue: Michelin star-rated hotel restaurant, with a hip yet casual vibe.
The food: The on-premise garden influences the menu, and everything is expertly prepared. Lemon ricotta pancakes are crisp around the edges but light inside, thanks to whipped egg whites. Beef for the hash is house corned. Juices aren't just fresh squeezed, they're squeezed to order. And coffee comes in a personal French press.
The prices (entrées): $11-$17.
The details: Breakfast Mon.-Sun. 7-11 a.m., brunch Sun. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, (707) 226-0800,

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