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A Taste of Napa Valley with WSJ. Magazine

Taste your way through California Wine Country on an unforgettable trip to Napa Valley with WSJ. Magazine and Indagare. Enjoy unparalleled access to cellars and tastings on intimate winery visits with internationally acclaimed winemakers and celebrated chefs, alongside stunning views and meals at exceptional restaurants.


What to Expect

Join WSJ. Magazine and Indagare Travel for the ultimate tour of Napa Valley’s finest and most innovative vineyards, with an itinerary crafted specially for oenophiles and foodies by James Beard Award-winning writer Howie Kahn. With WSJ. Magazine’s special access, you will be invited for behind-the-scenes gatherings with the most influential winemakers, chefs and restaurateurs in the area. Journey participants will:

  • Meet with the innovators who continue to shape one of America’s premier wine and culinary movements, with special interactive presentations and discussions of such topics as sustainable winemaking, the continuing rise of female winemakers and how to design a vineyard for the modern era.
  • Gain special access to top Napa Valley wineries for guided vineyard tours and tastings of established superstars and up-and-coming labels—including the chance to taste new releases—as well as meetings and meals with the estates’ owners.
  • Private visits to several Harlan winegrowing properties, which include Harlan Estate and BOND (closed to the public), as well as the newly opened Promontory. The day will feature meetings with pioneer H. William Harlan and members of his family.
  • Dive into California food and wine culture with reservations at Napa Valley’s hottest venues, including The Restaurant at Meadowood, headed by three-Michelin star chef Christopher Kostow.
  • When
    October 25 - 28, 2019
  • Length
    4 days / 3 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Foodies , Romantics , Ultimate Indulgers

This Journey's Host

Howie Kahn is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and podcast host heard in more than 200 countries. His writing has appeared in over three dozen publications worldwide, including GQ, Travel+Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Esquire and WSJ. Magazine, where he’s been a contributing editor since 2014. For WSJ. Magazine, he has covered the opening of the first Equinox Hotel and re-opening of Noma, climbed mountains in search of indigenous ingredients in Peru, and spotlighted up-and-coming, talented culinary stars. He is the winner of a James Beard Award for food feature writing and his food and culture podcast, “Prince Street,” is in its fourth year of production. Kahn appeared in season 4 of the Netflix series Chef’s Table on an episode about chef Will Goldfarb, whose story he had previously chronicled in WSJ. MagazinePhoto by Dan Martensen.

WSJ. Magazine is an award-winning lifestyle publication dedicated to the power and passions of The Wall Street Journal’s global readership. The magazine’s unique sensibility—a combination of eye-catching photography and insightful reporting—creates an unparalleled immersive experience and offers our readers a sense of discovery into the worlds of fashion, technology, travel, design, art and entertainment. WSJ. Magazine’s authoritative storytelling connects with and inspires arbiters of luxury and style across print, digital and social media.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 25 - 28, 2019
  • Length
    4 days / 3 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 20 travelers
  • Host
    Howie Kahn


  • Three nights’ stay at Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, in a Vineyard View Room, with daily breakfast, bicycle rentals, valet parking, access to the fitness center and spa facilities and Wi-Fi
  • All meals, beverages and wine tastings as indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities and admissions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Group itinerary transfers
  • Expert guide(s) as indicated in the itinerary, including your host, Howie Kahn, and the services of our Napa Valley partners
  • All gratuities


  • Air transportation to and from Napa Valley, as well as airport transfers
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included
  • Personal items and expenses, including spa treatments and additional activities
  • Liability for changes in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Travel insurance
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