Martin Design/Dione Carston Cosmetics Edited 1118 Hunt St., St. Helena; 707/968-0988. A savvy selection of beauty products, from Mason Pearson hairbrushes to rejuvenating Japanese slippers.
St. Helena Antiques 1231 Main St., St. Helena; 707/963-5878. Charming antiques store in the heart of town, with plenty of wine-related goods (handblown bottles, corkscrews).
Oakville Grocery 7856 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville; 707/944-8802. A general store—cum—gourmet grocery; the place for extravagantly filled picnic baskets.
Bosworth & Son 21060 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville; 707/857-3463. A bona fide general store that hasn't changed since it opened back in 1911. Great selection of Western wear and cowboy boots.
Jimtown Store 6706 State Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707/433-1212. The country store made modern, stocked with toys, folk art, and local olive oils and jams.
Downtown Bakery 308A Center St., Healdsburg; 707/431-2719. This perfect old-fashioned bakery uses butter, cream, and eggs from Sonoma County. The sticky buns are legendary.
Robert Mondavi Winery 7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville; 800/666-3284 or 707/259-9463. After a $28 million renovation, the area's most famous winery has enriched its visitors' programs.
Cakebread Cellars 8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford; 800/588-0298. A family-run vineyard that is one of Kate's favorites.
Swanson Vineyards & Winery 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford; 707/967-3500. The most glamorous private tasting room in Napa and Sonoma. By appointment only.