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Wilson Park is a stadium situated in Vallejo and offers a good field for the game of baseball. There is a wonderful setting of viewing stands at convenient spots as well as a covered seating zone. It is the home- ground for a professional baseball team called The Vallejo Admirals. The lighting system is great for night games and it is easy enough to find a parking space here.
There is something oddly fascinating about watching workers here take sugar and fruit juice mixed with a few other ingredients and turn it all into gourmet jelly beans. Free, guided tours leave every few minutes and walk you through the process from mixing, forming and tumbling to polishing and packaging. The visitor center includes (what else?) a candy store. Visitors get to sample test flavors and rate them for potential marketing.
Although the Paradigm Winery turns out just 5000 cases of wine a year, you can expect the best—the grapes are grown on 52 acres of vineyards, and the varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Franc mature for a minimum of 20 months in French oak barrels before being sold. This winery, located in the heart of Napa Valley, has been turning out fine wines for many years, and it also supplies fruits to other wineries in the area. All visitors must make an appointment.
Hamel Wines is a highlight among Sonoma Valley's renowned abundance of wineries. Offering an unrivaled wine tasting experience are owners Pam and George Hamel who are passionate about great wine and are high on hospitality. Their cutting-edge production facility processes sustainably-farmed grapes into the finest Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Cab Blend. Savor their exquisite selection of estate wines outdoors in view of the picturesque vineyards after a tractor ride across the estate.
Far Niente functioned as a gravity flow winery till the onset of prohibition. It was in disuse for 60 years and opened again in 1979. Far Niente believes in quality and therefore they produce one Chardonnay and one Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest quality, luxury and elegance. If the wine does not meet expectations, it does not make the final blend. Both of the wines are premium wines and much sought after by the connoisseurs of California and beyond. Visitors are welcome and guided tours are offered several times during the day. You need to call ahead if you want to go on a tour of their tri-level winery, the storage caves and the carriage house which has a large collection of classic and vintage automobiles.
Robert Mondavi is one of the most renowned vintners in Napa County, producing affordable and complex wines. The Robert Mondavi Winery offers several tasting tours varying in depth and price. The Taste of Wine is a two-hour formal tasting dedicated to training your palate as well as learning about various wine characteristics. Reservations are required all tours and tastings. In addition, the winery hosts countless concerts, art exhibits and community events. Visit the website for details on tours, tastings and events.