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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

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- who has written 284 posts on Enobytes Wine Online.

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a former restaurant manager, wine buyer, and sommelier with WSET, CMS & 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, 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.

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52 Responses to “Don’t Go to Napa without This App!”

  1. HHB says:

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

  2. Lisa Shara Hall says:

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

  3. Linda says:

    Count me in too!

  4. Jerry says:

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

  5. Derek says:

    Cool app, I’m in.

  6. Karen Reid says:

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

  7. Matt McCoy says:

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

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

  9. Randy says:

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

  10. SoshiKawaguchi says:

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

  11. Sharon B. says:

    I would love this app too!

  12. Wes says:

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

  13. Tina L. says:

    I want to win. Pick me! Pick me!

  14. Ken W. says:

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

  15. Marie says:

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

  16. Laurie says:

    It can’t hurt to have one more app!

  17. Stephen says:

    Putting my name in the hat…

  18. Sarina says:

    Looks like you have some bonza wine in the Nappa.

  19. Giovanni says:

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

  20. Michele says:

    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!

  21. Francis Kennedy Jr says:

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

  22. 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…

  23. David DelCiancio says:

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

  24. enobytes says:

    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 says:

    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!

  26. obviously its a good content, thanks

  27. Kirstie says:

    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/

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