Beazley’s View

This month we explore 4 Napa Downtown eateries that explore Spanish, Japanese, and California-style small plates: Tapas or Izakaya. All within a short walk from our front door.

Here we showcase a few of our favorites Sparkling producers that will make any of your celebrations a “next level” event.

Just off Napa Valley’s “Main Street”, Highway 29, here we point you to a handful of our favorite gems that are just off-the-beaten-path, but OH!-So-Worth the visit!

Gott's Roadside - Burger

With many contenders in the bourgeoning Napa food scene, it’s hard to declare one burger “The Best!” Here are 5 of our favorites…

Sooth all your senses and with a relaxing picnic at one of your favorite wineries. Here we give you the low-down on how to enjoy a leisurely picnic in wine country.

“On the Trail of Marco Polo” – A 3D Culinary Experience in 6 courses at CIA Copia – not to be missed!

Many visitors may feel intimidated with the abundance of wine-focus in the Napa Valley. Some folks simply aren’t wine drinkers. So for those with other tastes, we’ll highlight a couple of our favorite beer haunts. While all these places are “all about the beer,” they do a pretty bang-up job with their food, too…

Whether celebrating a milestone event like an anniversary or a big birthday, or you just landed that big contract you’ve been working on for too long – or it’s just Thursday – sometimes you just need a good steak. Here are a few of our favorites!

Explore 5 of our favorite after dark downtown tasting experiences.

The Meze Plate for 2 @ Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill

Can’t Decide on THEE Right Place for Dinner? Try ‘em all! Take the Beazley House “Appetizer Crawl” and experience as many Napa Downtown restaurants as you can handle.

With over 400 wineries in our tiny little corner of the wine world that is the Napa Valley, how do you know or decide which ones to see? If you visited the average of 4 per day, it’d take you well over a year to hit them all! Our innkeepers know how to pair you up with wineries that match your tastes, as well as a few hidden gems you’ve never heard of.

At Robert Biale Vineyards this is so much more than just a Black Chicken. He is a legend.

When the founder’s son, Aldo Biale, was running his family’s Napa Valley farm in 1942 he and his mama sold mostly vegetables, walnuts and eggs. But they also had “heritage vineyards of Zinfandel” and made what became a very popular wine.

Since the Biale’s phone was on a “party line” and because wine production then, as now was highly regulated, Aldo cleverly…

Beazley House Guests around the fireplace at Christmas

We measure our four seasons in Napa very differently than yours. Winter lasts mere weeks. Spring several months. Summer a few months, and autumn, a blend of spring and summer lasts three months minimum…sometimes four.

When we try to explain to guests unfamiliar with Napa’s version of winter that our afternoons are warm and sunny and that fruit trees begin blooming at the end of January they frankly don’t believe us!

As I write this in mid-December we are less than a week from the “Winter Solstice,” this year on Thursday, December 21. This is when…

Napa Valley is Open for Business

It honestly feels like the wildfires that affected our area was ages, not just months ago – time seems to fly. We’re thrilled to see the hills affected in the Napa Valley are bursting forth green, lush and gorgeous. The town of Napa didn’t lose a single building and is bustling with activity of the holidays. The Napa Valley floor and its hundreds of wineries were untouched and open for business! The vineyards and wineries are as beautiful as ever now.

We had so much to be thankful for this “Thanksgiving.” While we know friends who lost so much, we were able to help. When possible we provided rooms for those who lost their homes. We also hosted 106 room nights for our PG&E linemen and admin staff.

It all began when we hosted our first “guest dog, Molly”. She was the beloved pet of guests who had stayed with us year after year as they returned to see a favorite grandmother. Gretchen and Steve began rescuing retired Greyhounds, so we hosted them too. After all, they came twice a year to visit Grandma, they were like our family too.

Years later we added Sissy and Tummy, our Golden Retrievers, to our Beazley family.