May 8th , 20136 Great Ideas for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley Each May we celebrate those that gave us life, nurtured us through adolescence and guided us into adulthood. For your annual homage to mom, we can’t think of a better place than Napa Valley! Take a look at five great ideas we have gathered for your Mother’s Day weekend celebration. All Aboard! The Napa Valley Wine Train is a great way to spend a relaxing few hours with your mother. Great food, wonderful wines and plenty of fun will be had as you tour through the valley. The train offers a handful of experiences, ranging from lunch and wine packages to full tours. Visit the Wine Train website for the full Mother’s Day offering. Hand craft your own cards The town of Yountville features plenty of dining and shopping choices. Take mom out to brunch to start off the weekend and then stop by 55 Presidents Circle to craft your own handmade card for mom. It’ll be a once in a lifetime notion that will spark memories for years to come. Visit St. Helena’s Chamber website for more information. Create and inspire a unique gift Take mom to nimbus arts and create a one of a kind ceramic art piece. The team at nimbus will help you through the technique and let your inner artist speak out. You will build mom’s gift right by her side as she creates her own masterpiece. Unique gifts and unique memories are sure to please mom for years. Dine around town You can’t get through the weekend without a few great meals. We always love to recommend one of our favorite chefs in the valley, Cindy Pawlcyn, as she has three options for you that fit every taste and style. Mustards in Napa grows most of its own produce on their double-acre farm; the wood fired grill has become famous throughout Napa. Cindy’s Backstreet in St. Helena delivers fun supper club style fare with a speakeasy attitude. And finally, Cindy Pawlcyn’s Grill offers a fresh and tasty American menu that fits right into wine country. You can’t go wrong with any of these eateries; it’s best to call soon for reservations. Have your CAKE and watch them to BottleRock, the wine country’s favorite music festival, is coming to Napa Valley May 9 – 12. You can buy a day pass just for Sunday, Mother’s Day, for you and your mom. The Sunday line-up can be found here: including Train, CAKE, The Zac Brown Band & more. Enjoy the finest wines in the valley No trip to wine country would be complete without a stop into Whitehall Lane’s tasting room. Our portfolio of wines offers a grand selection from our valley floor vineyards that are each handcrafted into masterpieces that mom is sure to enjoy. Our exquisite tasting room is a great setting to enjoy a flight of wines and spend time with mom. We are a family owned winery and would be honored for your family to visit us on this special day. You’re more than welcome to pack a picnic basket and spend the afternoon with us. Visit our tasting room page for more info on tours and tastings. The stresses of everyday life will melt away as you meander through the valley enjoying the country’s best wine, food and shopping. A trip to wine country never seems to last long enough, but you’re always welcome back soon. Cheers to you and mom!