We picked Napa Valley Aloft, frankly, for convenience....but we're so glad we did. For one thing, they put fewer people in their baskets than other outfits, so everyone gets a great view. We went up on a gorgeous morning. I counted 15 other balloons in the air around us. Our pilot maneuvered in and out of the balloon traffic expertly and it was a special treat to see the others up close. We went in late September, crush time in Napa. You could smell the grapes in the air and the vines were starting to turn autumn colors.....beautiful! We were up for over an hour. Our pilot really showed his expertise when we had to pass up on his first landing choice and go down in a neighborhood cul de sac. There were cars parked in the street and a dog running around barking at us and he put down square in the middle of the road clear of all obstacles. All the neighbors rushed out with their cameras. We all loved it.....a memorable end to a spectacular flight. And, don't miss having breakfast after with the pilot. His stories were great and so was our breakfast.