NAPA | WHERE TO STAY

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Bardessono
6526 Yount St, Yountville, CA 94599
+1 707 204 6000

Located in downtown Yountville, Bardessono’s bragging rights include one of the best locations in the valley. Yountville is the center for many world class restaurants and mere footsteps away from this luxury eco-friendly hotel and spa. Guests can expect sexy, sleek décor, large accommodations with modern amenities, lush, green grounds and exceptional service. Don't miss a drink at Lucy’s Restaurant and Bar located inside the hotel — a perfect spot for aprés dinner cocktails and conversation. 

Calistoga Ranch Resort and Spa
580 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 888 947 6442

Hidden high up in the hills, this 50-room Auberge Resort focuses on reconnecting and revitalizing guests through the beauty of its surroundings. A private lake, rock-hewn stream and hiking trails make the grounds pretty exceptional and up the romance game a notch. Each nature-chic room features an outdoor shower, gas fireplace and private deck, and as an added bonus, the ranch has a private vineyard on site, offering guests the experience to join the pruning, harvesting and crushing of the grapes during the fall season. 

Hotel Yountville
6462 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
+1 707 967 7900

Situated next to Bardessono, the intimate, European-village design of this hotel features cascading fountains amidst beautifully manicured grounds. In the morning, hop on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles and grab breakfast at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery (6528 Washington Street; +1 707 944 2253). After a long day of vineyard tours, relax by the pool, situated under towering Italian cypress and majestic oak trees. The premium suites with garden patios are the most popular options. 

Los Alcobas
1915 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 963 7000

What was originally a Georgian-style Farmhouse constructed in 1907 is now Napa’s latest luxury property. Situated next to Beringer Vineyards (2000 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574; +1 707 257 5771), it's the perfect spot for a wine tour  if you can pull yourself away from the magical sunset views you'll have from your room.  And if you're looking for something a little more luxe,  book a terrace suite, and get your own private fire pit and sexy alfresco tub. 

Meadowood
900 Meadowood Lane St. Helena, CA 94574
+1 877 963 3646

This secluded hotel nestled in the heart of Napa Valley is a true gem. The luxury estate’s accommodations come with all the classic trimmings: stone fireplaces, natural lighting, vaulted ceilings and crisp, white linens. Adults can spend their time golfing, playing tennis or croquet, swimming or enjoying the incredible spa treatments, while kids attend the hotel's amazing sports camp. Foodies will enjoy the customized wine pairings, culinary and craft cocktail classes and the award-winning restaurant that draws from the hotel’s bountiful farm. 

NAPA | WHERE TO EAT

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Archetype
1429 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 968 9200

This neighborhood farm to table spot serves up killer dishes all day long. The lemon ricotta pancakes draw long brunch lines, while the crab cakes and tater tots hit the spot after a long day of vino. 

Bottega
V Marketplace, 6525 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
+1 707 945 1050

James Beard nominee and Food Network host Michael Chiarello focuses on southern Italian inspired dishes at this award winning eatery. The chef’s buzz and dishes such as Raviolo di Uovo, Uova Verdi e Pancetta Cotta draw huge crowds so reservations are a must.

Farmstead Restaurant at Long Meadow Ranch
738 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 963 4555

Centered around an open styled kitchen, Farmstead delivers a unique experience focused on family style dining and a farm to table menu sourced from the estates winery and farm. Once a month they host a live fire event where guests can gather around the fire pit alongside highly acclaimed guest chefs and watch them roast, smoke and sear a feast served to them right from the flames and paired with Long Meadow Ranch wines.

Gott’s
644 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707 224 6900

Napa’s Roadside institution is a dream. Grab a picnic table and order some burgers, shakes and fries with a side of damn good wine. 

Morimoto
610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707 252 1600

Iron Chef Morimoto's Napa outpost serves up innovative Japanese fare and serious sushi with sake and whisky. 

Oenotri
1425 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707 252 1022

Southern Italian Fare offering 20 varieties of housemade salumi, vintage wines, thin crust pizza and seasonal dishes comprised of produce from their culinary garden. 

Press
587 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 967 0550

One of the best restaurants in Napa, this modern American steakhouse decor and wine list is as chic and sophisticated as the guest list. Book a table outside or pull up a stool at the gorgeous handcrafted walnut bar. 

Redd Wood
6755 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
+1 707 299 5030

Casual hip spot with a laid back vibe serving up yummy wood burning pizzas and handmade pasta dishes. 

SingleThread Farms
131 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
+1 707 723 4646

Make a reservation like now. Serving up heaven on earth, their expansive farm supplies vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and olive oil to their restaurant kitchen that serves up an 11 course bespoke tasting menu. 

Solbar
Solage, 755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707 226 0860

Inside guests can enjoy Solbar elegant grey schemed decor and innovative California soul food dishes. Outside, Solbar boasts the best terrace Napa has to offer, with glowing fire pits, a small bites menu and stunning mountain views.

The French Laundry
6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
+1 707 944 2380

Having been named “Best Restaurant in the World” by Restaurant Magazine, Thomas Keller offers a nine-course tasting menu where no single ingredient is ever repeated throughout the meal. Reservations book months in advance so plan accordingly to experience this once in a lifetime destination.

The Restaurant at Meadowood
900 Meadowood Ln, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 967 1205

Arguably one of the best in California, head Michelin starred chef Christopher Kostow and top mixologist Sam Levy curate smart, sophisticated menus reflecting the property farm’s glory and passion for local sustainable cuisine. Sam’s famous “whisky for breakfast” is not to be missed.

NAPA | WHAT TO DO

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Culinary Class
+1 707 227 5036
Private chef/instructor Julie Logue-Riordan (Cooking with Julie) focuses on cooking with local ingredients. Julie takes clients on tours of the Napa or St. Helena Farmers Markets to shop and meet the artisans before teaching hands-on three-course lunch classes. 

Napa Valley Balloons
4086 Byway E. , Napa, CA 94558
+1 707 944 0228

For those seeking a bit of adventure, NVB offers one hour tours with an experienced private guide, educating guests on all local points of interest and showcasing the exquisite beauty of the valley from high above. 

Picnic Lunch
Reserve a picnic table or private cabana and enjoy a picnic lunch at Rutherford Winery (200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; +1 707 963 1871). This coveted spot is set up high above the valley floor with the best panoramic views of Napa Valley. Stop by Oxbow Public Market (610 1st St, Napa) a gourmet farmers market with every offering imaginable to fill your picnic basket. For those who prefer to order lunch, swing by Ad Hoc-Addendum (6476 Washington Street,m Yountville; +1 707 944 2487) which is an addition to Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc family, that serves up boxed lunches to go.

Uptown Theatre
1350 3rd St, Napa, CA 94559
+ 1 707 259 0123

A historic Napa landmark, offering amazing live show performances with world class headliners.

Vineyard Tours
There are over 400 vineyards in Napa Valley, each offering different experiences. Vineyard tours vary from as simple as strolling the grounds to more advanced tours of production facilities, cave exploration, guided lessons about the the aging process and tasting rooms offering food pairings. Plan on 2-4 vineyards per day during your visit to Napa Valley. Here are my top ten favorites….

Inglenook
1991 St Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+ 1 707 968 1100

Nickel and Nickel
8164 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
+1 707 967 9600

Schramsberg
1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707 942 4558

Spottswoode Winery
1902 Madrona Ave, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 963 0134

Quintessa
1601 Silverado Trail S, St Helena, CA 94574
+1 707 967 1601

Cade Estate
360 Howell Mountain Rd. S, Angwin, CA 94508
+1 707 965 2746

Cakebread
8300 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
+1 707 963 5222

Castello di Amorosa
4045 St Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707 967 6272

Chateau Montelena Winery
1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707 942 5105

Clos Pegase
1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707 942 4981