In the gentle hills between Napa and Sonoma, time seems to stand still. This is a place where the old world is not forgotten, where rural charm rules the day, and where everyone lives the good life because it’s the only one they know. Lazy days are spent walking the vineyards or biking the hills. A game of bocce or an al fresco massage helps pass the hours before a sunset so beautiful it makes the heart ache. Fine meals of fresh local fare give way to intimate evening gatherings, often under the endless starry sky. Here, the people are happy and the pace is slow, because as local vintners have told us time and again, you can’t rush perfection.