Aya Brackett

Thomas Keller’s French Laundry put this pint-size California town on the culinary map—and now it’s got good company.

August 12, 2009

Hotels

Bardessono: Spread over six acres of vineyards, this modern inn has a rooftoplap pool, 62 earth-toned guest rooms with private patios, and plenty of eco cred: it’s builtwith reclaimed wood and clad in solar panels. Doubles from $450.

Hotel Luca: Twenty bright and airy guest rooms and the Tuscan-inspiredCantinetta Piero restaurant make up this intimate hotel, set to open this fall. Doubles from $295.

Food + Wine

Bottega: In a low-key dining room with wood-beamed ceilings andVenetian-plaster walls, former Food Network chef Michael Chiarello reinvents rustic southernItalian fare with dishes such as grilled quail and black-olive sausage. Dinner for two $88.

Girard Winery: Drop by the concrete bar at Girard’s tasting room and ordera flight of its award-winning wines. Or reserve a private tasting paired with small bites(Ewephoria Dutch Gouda; duck foie gras mousse).

Shopping

Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley: Looking for an 18th-century silver candelabra? How abouta vintage Eames chaise longue? The whimsical boutique, which doubles as a gallery and wine-tastingsalon, stocks an eclectic collection of unconventional art, antiques, and furniture.

Bottega

In the Fall of 2008, Food Network celebrity chef Michael Chiarello launched this low-key dining room with wood-beamed ceilings and Venetian-plaster walls. The menu is rustic southern Italian, with dishes such as roast pork and honey-sage–roasted apples and grilled quail and black-olive sausage.

Bardessono

North Block Hotel

Formerly the Hotel Luca

Twenty bright and airy guest rooms and the Tuscan-inspired Cantinetta Piero restaurant make up this intimate hotel.

Girard Winery

Drop by the concrete bar at Girard’s tasting room and order a flight of its award-winning wines. Or reserve a private tasting paired with small bites (Ewephoria Dutch Gouda; duck foie gras mousse).

Ma(i)sonry

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