The Napa Valley comprises the 5 main regions of Napa, Yountville, Oakville/ Rutherford, St Helena and Calistoga, but also includes the outlying regions of American Canyon and Lake Berryessa. Together, over 400 wineries growing varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel can be found in this “land of plenty” (Napa valley: a name derived the from the language of the area’s native Wappo Indians meaning “land of plenty”).
In addition, The Napa Valley is North America’s most celebrated rural fine wine and food destination, where country lane freshness meets the creativity of some of the world’s finest chefs – Thomas Keller, Michael Chiarello, Christopher Kostow, Masaharu Morimoto & Richard Reddington to name a few.
To simplify your next visit to the Napa Valley, here are Jack’s top picks:
Villagio Inn & Spa
6481 Washington Street, Yountville-Napa Valley | 707.944.8877
I cannot speak more fondly of the wonderful time I had at the Villagio Inn & Spa. From their complimentary afternoon tea service and spa access to affable concierge service and an in-room fireplace (which even a fireplace virgin like me can light safely), the property is oozing with elegance and refined Spanish charm. As you pull into the the property and sight Redd, Ad Hoc, Bistro Jeanty and Bouchon across the road, you know that the stars have aligned and you have finally arrived in Yountville. Come to the Villagio expecting to be pampered and make it your perfect base for touring the Napa Valley – oh, and did i mention that you’ll also be treated to a sumptuous Champagne breakfast buffet? – strawberries included! *gush*
Note: The Villagio Inn & Spa’s in-house restaurant is Bottega (Michael Chiarello), located in the V Marketplace on the property.
The Hess Collection – boasts a fantastic collection of contemporary art with daily free guided tours around the property. Call to find out tour timings. – 4411 Redwood Road Napa | 707.255.1144
V. Sattui Winery – also has a stone winery with underground cellars & caves. Grab a sandwich or salad from V Sattui’s gourmet Deli & Cheese Shop and enjoy a leisurely picnic on their shaded picnic grounds. – 1111 White Lane, St Helena | 707.963.7774
Cliff Lede Vineyards – tour their contemporary art gallery while tasting excellent wines from the Stag’s Leap District. For a secluded and intimate retreat, stay on the property’s own exclusive boutique B&B, Poetry Inn- only 3 rooms available, so book early. – 1473 Yountville Cross Road, Yountville | 707.944.8642
Bouchon Bakery – Do yourself a favour and try any of their dramatic looking pastries. You’ll be thanking me for this advice. – 6528 Washington Street, Yountville | 707.944.2253
Dean & Deluca – Just across the road from V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, enjoy gourmet shopping at its very best. Don’t worry, there is an in-house deli if perusing the myriad of decadent, fine foods gets you hungry! – 607 South St. Helena Highway, St. Helena | 707.967.9980
Oakville Grocery Co. – This flagship store along St Helena Highway has been in business since 1881, so you know these guys know their stuff. Truly a foodie’s dream with shelves overflowing with pantry items and local, handmade specialty foods. – 7856 St. Helena Highway, Oakville | 707.944.8802 | Related to Oakville Grocery Co. in Healdsburg – 124 Matheson Street Healdsburg | 707.433.3200
V Marketplace, Yountville
Ubuntu: Yoga + Restaurant
Grab a mat and rejuvenate mind, body and soul at one of their many yoga classes available throughout the day. I suggest to pick a class around 5 or 6pm and head straight to their restaurant after for a nourishing and wholesome (not to mention Michelin starred) vegetable meal. Oh, and if you are in the mood for shopping, you may do so at the Annex next door. What more can one ask for?
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