Napa Valley

Napa Valley Travel Guide

Along the Mayacamas Mountains, Long Meadow Ranch occupies 650-acres of vegetation, upon which are a grocery store with the property’s harvest, vineyards, cattle ranch with grass-fed cows, olive oil press, winery, and restaurant.

Provenance Vineyards released its first vintage in 1999, the Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, and used that success to purchase the former Chateau Beaucanon winery just north of Rutherford some three years later.

Although the property's history dates back to 1886, this St.

Located in downtown St. Helena, this shoe store specializes in high-quality, handmade ballet flats. Though owner Jan Niemi designed the shop's 200-plus variations of the shoe, she has them hand-produced in Tuscany, where she spends six months of the year.

Domaine Chandon was founded in 1973 by the European company Moët-Hennessy; today it continues to combine traditional French winemaking practices with quality California fruit.

Surrounded by two lakes and mountains blanketed with sequoia trees, this organic vineyard is situated on a 1.9-acre parcel of land that was once part of the Aetna Springs Resort, a popular vacation destination in the late 19th century.

Round Pond actually refers to two places: a winery and an olive oil company on separate sides of the street. Founder Bob MacDonnell, who started producing olive oil and vinegars in the 1980’s, also grew Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and sold them to local wineries.

Another great option: The family-run August Briggs, housed within a simple barnlike building on the south edge of town, offers free tastings.

Founded by Diageo Chateau & Estates—also the owner of notable Napa wineries BV and Provenance—Acacia is a relatively secluded facility specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals.

A carefully curated collection of unusual, high-end housewares fills the two floors of this home-turned-shop.

Friendly staffers can arrange packages that include bike rentals, maps, wine-tasting appointments, lunch reservations, and (if you need it) roadside assistance, for around $80 per person.

Within the framework of what was once Larkmead Winery -- originally built in 1884 and now listed among the National Register of Historical Places -- Frank Family vineyards commenced operations in 1992 in Calistoga.

Atop Spring Mountain, this winery was started by the Pride family in 1990, with current winemaker Sally Johnson.

Opus One’s limestone colonnades pay homage to old-world architecture, but the eclectic modern interior of this famed Napa winery (18th-century opera chairs share the floor with suede and chenille sofas) has made it an icon for wine tourism worldwide.

In downtown Calistoga, Carlo Marchiori’s personal gallery displays his works, which showcase his classical Venetian training. The works include paintings, porcelain, sculptures, ceramics, furniture, watercolors, tiles, and books.