The Eco Lover’s Guide to Napa Valley

If there was a heaven on Earth, Napa Valley would be it. Not only is it one of the most beautiful regions in California—there's nothing but mountains and vineyards as far as the eye can see—but it's also home to some of the best food and wine in the country. Napa is renowned for its locally grown food and specialty award-winning wines, farm-to-table restaurants, and scenic road trips. As an Australian visiting this stunning region for the first time, I was overwhelmed by the eco-attitude of the locals, their respect for the land, and their sustainable focus in both their personal and professional lives. The beauty is so spectacular that you want to leave as little impact from your travels as possible. Scroll down to read how you can tour the valley without leaving a footprint.

Have you experienced Napa Valley? Where was your favorite place to eat or drink? Do you think there should be more farm-to-table and sustainable restaurants? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Opening Photo: Courtesy Calistoga Ranch