Napa Valley

Napa Valley Travel Guide

Run by the same two Italian families (the Lucchesis and the Particellis) since 1931, this old-fashioned general store has an interior that’s remained the same for decades.

Sspecializing in retreats for couples, this spa accepts only a maximum of eight clients at one time in its Asian-inspired garden setting.

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).

Delia Viader, an Argentina native who speaks six languages, built this winery in 1986 at an elevation of 1200 feet on Napa’s Howell Mountain.

Up 1,700 feet on Spring Mountain, this facility used turn-of-the-century stones from the previous tenant to rebuild a structure reminiscent of an English country cottage.

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.