Napa Valley

Napa Valley Travel Guide

The Green Spa Network property has a worm-bin composting program that literally eats trash.

One of the last parcels of land in the Rutherford area to be utilized for grape growing, this 280-acre property was purchased by famous Chilean winemakers Agustin and Valeria Huneeus in 1989. The name comes from the five hills and five separate microclimates on the property.

With views of the Vaca Mountain Range, this winery is unique in that it sources Bordeaux-style grapes from almost all 15 appellations of the Napa Valley.

Located on a 23-acre estate, V Marketplace is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The brick walled, open-air, two-leveled structure is more than 30,000 square-feet and has been in existence since 1870.

Leslie Rudd owns several businesses in the Napa area, the foremost being this winery. The 55-acre estate—in the esteemed region of Oakville—is home to vineyards growing Bordeaux-varietal grapes, eventually produced by winemaker Patrick Sullivan into highly allocated blends.

In downtown Calistoga this spa and resort, with surrounding views of the Palisades Mountains, is known for its reception of families, being that the facility has been family-owned and operated since 1969.

Situated in the valley of the Stags Leap district, Clos du Val winery earned international acclaim after producing one of the six Californian Cabernet Sauvignons presented at the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, which successfully established the state as a top purveyor of wine.

This winery has touches of the Southwest, especially the blue and yellow corn-colored paint that adorns the modern exterior.

With its strikingly modern landscaping and architecture, this property at first looks more like a museum (or perhaps a James Bond film location) than a winery.

Since 1952, this clean, friendly, family-owned resort has allowed visitors (most of them day-trippers) to experience Calistoga’s iconic mineral waters and volcanic mud baths—at very reasonable prices.

After 15 years under construction, Castello di Amorosa opened to guests in 2007.

If you were a soap-opera watcher in the 1980s, you might feel a twinge of déjà vu as you approach this winery’s elaborate, turn-of-the-century mansion: it was long used as a film location for Falcon Crest.

Reminiscent of a castle, the Beringer estate is the oldest operating winery in Napa, having produced sacramental wine during Prohibition.

Peter and Sue Hua Newton established Newton Vineyards in 1977 on one-square mile of tumbling slopes on Spring Mountain overlooking St. Helena. Though now owned by European company Moët-Hennessy, the Newtons still manage the gardens of their former estate.

As one of Napa’s most respected interior designers, Erin Martin has cobbled together a variety of art pieces, furniture, books, sculptures, lamps, and jewelry, selling them at her downtown St. Helena store M.