On The QT

The Silverado Trail

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

For years Napa Valley was on my bucket list so I was very excited to get to see and experience it. We firstly went downtown Napa to explore and gather a little information about the area, trails and wines. More than 400 wineries are spotted along the fertile soils of the beautiful Napa Valley. The beauty, flavours and countryside are just exceptional… a little piece of heaven in a beautiful gem. Most people visiting Napa Valley stay on the main Highway 29. With a little research and of course in OnTheQT style, we decided to take the road less travelled. We decided to do ‘The Silverado Trail’ which is parallel to Highway 29 fun of amazing scenic travels and great wineries along the way.

The Silverado Trail was the first permanent road linking the town of Napa to Calistoga, roughly 30 miles/48 kilometers south, the Silverado Trail is the country-road counterpart to busier Highway 29, which roughly parallels the route. It is a scenic route that travels 29 miles along the Eastern edge of the Napa Valley, parallel to the popular California State Route 29. It is a country road full of  shady oaks and world-class wines. You could travel this road for a week and not even get to visit all the wineries along the way. The Silverado Trail offers amazing scenic travels and great wineries along the way.

We took a slow drive down the Napa countryside on the Silverado Trail and stopped off in a few wineries along the way. It is like stepping into another world… you could spend all day sipping wine and enjoying the beautiful countryside.  We stopped and spent some time in Mumm’s winery which was such a treat, along with some smaller wineries which we discovered along the way.  Sometimes it is the gems you stumble upon along the way that you remember. My favourite part of all was being able the walk through the fields to explore the vines and grapes. Such a great experience.

Next stop was Calistaga which is a small town at the end of the Silverado Trail. A town with restaurants, ice-cream and much more. We even loved the old train carriages filled with shops and gems.

All I had imagined and more

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