Sponsored: The Ultimate Wine Vacation: Napa

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For lovers of food and wine, California’s Napa Valley is Mecca. Napa residents were pioneers in the farm-to-table movement, and the winemaking tradition here is the oldest in North America. There are hundreds of vineyards here, from big names – Beringer, Mondavi, Coppola – to boutique vineyards producing some of the New World’s finest vino.

Relax: Drift off in the tranquil Westin Verasa Napa, which offers a view of old-timey downtown Napa from a distinctly modern room, complete with an Xbox 360 and iPod dock. Why not use your SPG Amex Card sign-up bonus to upgrade to pampered suite accommodations, or delight in a scrumptious dining experience at the hotel? 1314 Mckinstry St., 707-257-1800.

Indulge: Locally sourced, internationally inspired cuisine meets its delicious match, via international wines, at La Toque. Chef Ken Frank astounds diners with outrageously tasty seafood salad, cumin lamb, and, when the season’s right, a singular truffle menu. 1314 McKinstry St., 707-257-5157.

Explore: Ditch the car keys, and tour vineyards the proper way: by bike. The Cycling in the Vineyard tours can last six hours, but fear not: There are plenty of stops to rest – and taste. 6795 Washington St., Bldg. B,. 707-944-2953.

Play: Eagle Vines Golf Club, built on the premise that “nature and golf were meant to co-exist in magnificent harmony,” weaves 18 holes through 27 acres of vineyards, cherry trees, creeks and waterfalls. 580 South Kelly Rd., 707-257-4470.

Roll: Hop aboard the century-old vintage rails cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train,  and take in the scenery as you eat freshly caught seafood, courtesy of one of the train’s three open kitchens. 1275 McKinstry St., 1-800-427-4124.

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