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