Don’t Go to Napa without This App!

Don’t Go to Napa without This App!

I don’t write about wine apps very often because I don’t find many that are interesting enough to bring attention to them but I found an app I think you will like—Wine Spectator’s Guide to Napa Valley. It is an awesome little one-stop-shop Napa Valley iPad application that is easy to use and quite extensive.

One click and a map will display all wineries, hotels and restaurants in a given area. It is much easier to plan a trip this way rather than searching on Google or other travel sites. The romanticism of booking a trip shortly ends (and turns into a project) after you realize the hotel you booked is well off the beaten path from the wineries and restaurants you plan to visit. Do yourself a favor, save yourself some of your precious time and use this app to plan your trip.

It is quite extensive and it even covers Napa Valley history, appellations, and geography. It also gives you special access to over 400 Napa Valley wine reviews, which would make good reading material while you are making the trek to the region via car or plane.

Specific features of the app include:

  • Complete trip planner to Napa Valley with editor recommendations on where to stay, where to dine, which wineries to visit, and what to drink
  • Rich articles on the history, geography, and appellations of Napa Valley with additional content focused on Cabernet Sauvignon
  • iPad-optimized photography created exclusively for the app’s use
  • Easy navigation with multiple ways to browse the app as well as interactive in-page slideshows
  • Pop-up definitions to quickly define complex wine terms
  • Interactive map view that plots editor recommendations on top Napa Valley destinations for quick filtering and access
  • Special access to over 400 Wine Spectator Napa wine reviews, including more than 200 Cabernets, with the ability to sort by specific producers or vintages

This app is Enobytes approved, and you can purchase it from the iPad App Store at a price of $4.99 and it is worth every penny.  But if you leave a comment below, I’ll throw your name in a hat for a chance to win a free download. I am giving away FIVE free promo codes and I will pick the winners next week! Hit me up with a comment and let the odds be with you…and happy Napa Valley wine travels!

Photo credits: Winespectator

2016-10-09T17:30:29+00:00

About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

52 Comments

  1. HHB December 9, 2011 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    I would like a chance to win, throw my name in the hat.

    • enobytes December 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM - Reply

      You got it…I’ll announce winners next week!

  2. Lisa Shara Hall December 9, 2011 at 10:02 AM - Reply

    I go to Napa often and would love this app!!!

    • enobytes December 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM - Reply

      Good luck Lisa!

  3. Linda December 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM - Reply

    Count me in too!

    • enobytes December 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM - Reply

      Will do…

  4. Jerry December 9, 2011 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a great app. Put my name in the hat.

    • enobytes December 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM - Reply

      Best of luck!

  5. Derek December 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM - Reply

    Cool app, I’m in.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM - Reply

      Good luck Derek!

  6. Karen Reid December 9, 2011 at 9:18 PM - Reply

    I don’t have an iPad! Is this available for iphones?

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM - Reply

      So sorry Karen, but its only available for the iPad.

  7. Matt McCoy December 9, 2011 at 9:34 PM - Reply

    This app looks wonderful! I wish we had it when we visited Napa/Sonoma in March! Thanks for another great article.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM - Reply

      It’s a pretty cool little app. I’m sure you’ll be in Napa again :)

  8. Christine Collier December 9, 2011 at 10:13 PM - Reply

    How timely! I’m headed down to Napa next month.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM - Reply

      Great timing, and may the odds be with you Christine :)

  9. Randy December 10, 2011 at 6:22 AM - Reply

    Can’t wait to get back to Napa. This app would make a great companion!

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM - Reply

      Good luck Randy!!

  10. SoshiKawaguchi December 10, 2011 at 8:45 AM - Reply

    Oh, the App does not available in Japan!!
    But it looks wonderful.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM - Reply

      Cheers SoshiKawaguchi!

  11. Sharon B. December 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM - Reply

    I would love this app too!

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM - Reply

      Cool, your name is in the hat…

  12. Wes December 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM - Reply

    Sounds like an awesome app – throw my name in the hat.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM - Reply

      You got it, good luck Wes.

  13. Tina L. December 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM - Reply

    I want to win. Pick me! Pick me!

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM - Reply

      May the odds be with you Tina!

  14. Ken W. December 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM - Reply

    I’m interested-good timing as I head to Napa this spring.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM - Reply

      Awesome, good luck Ken!

  15. Marie December 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    Kind of hooked on apps … surrounded by iphone, ipod, ipad, you name it!

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM - Reply

      Woot! Good luck Marie!!

  16. Laurie December 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM - Reply

    It can’t hurt to have one more app!

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM - Reply

      Indeed! Best of luck!

  17. Stephen December 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM - Reply

    Putting my name in the hat…

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 6:49 PM - Reply

      Cool, may the odds be with you Stephen!

  18. Sarina December 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    Looks like you have some bonza wine in the Nappa.

    • enobytes December 10, 2011 at 6:49 PM - Reply

      :) best of luck Sarina!

  19. Giovanni December 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM - Reply

    I’m in! Could you throw in a plane ticket too!?!

    • enobytes December 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM - Reply

      Only if I can go too :)

  20. Michele December 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM - Reply

    I’d love an iPad so I can use this app since there isn’t one for the iPhone! My brother lives down there and we’re planning a trip there soon! Thanks!

    • enobytes December 11, 2011 at 4:28 PM - Reply

      You got it Michele, I’ll throw your name in the hat!

  21. Francis Kennedy Jr December 11, 2011 at 4:35 PM - Reply

    Planning a trip to see the mustard bloom, I’d like to throw my hat in the ring please?

    • enobytes December 11, 2011 at 6:39 PM - Reply

      Absolutely, good luck Francis and have an awesome trip to Napa!

  22. Karen Whittington December 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM - Reply

    I go to Napa once a week. I’m on my way to check out this app right now! Autumn this year was spectacular in the valley! Please add me…

    • enobytes December 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM - Reply

      You got it Karen!! Yes, I heard the valley was spectacular this year…

  23. David DelCiancio December 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM - Reply

    I just got back from there two weeks ago, I wish I had this app then.

    • enobytes December 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM - Reply

      Hopefully you’ll make it back to Napa soon :)

  24. enobytes December 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM - Reply

    Folks – All names were thrown in a hat…drum roll please,

    HERE ARE THE WINNERS!!

    Matt McCoy, Marie (lifeofvines), Ken W, Sharon B., and Laurie!

    I’ve sent winners an email with instructions on how to download the app!

    Cheers…

  25. Kris Rumney December 15, 2011 at 9:58 PM - Reply

    I think other site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and fantastic user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

    • enobytes December 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and making us blush Kris! :) appreciate the support.

  26. Music Download March 8, 2012 at 6:41 AM - Reply

    obviously its a good content, thanks

  27. Kirstie March 3, 2013 at 2:42 PM - Reply

    Wow! This seems like a really great app! Another thing you must do when going to Napa is visting Maisonry! It is an awesome tasting room with beautiful art. http://www.maisonry.com/

    • enobytes March 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM - Reply

      Have not been but gotta visit. Thanks for the reco!

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