Napa Valley

Napa Valley Travel Guide

As a connoisseur of Bordeaux, Canadian-born businessman Cliff Lede injected himself into the professional wine trade in 2002, purchasing 60 acres of vineyards in the Stags Leap District.

Referred to by locals as "the Cameo," this historic theater has one of the oldest movie screens in existence in the U.S. and shows a rotating selection of current independent and mainstream films.

Evocative of an underground cellar, Enoteca’s interior has hanging candle chandeliers and painted walls of fake rocks and stone archways.

Meaning "hillside" in Spanish, Ladera is named for the two regions in which their respected Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced: Howell Mountain and Lone Canyon.

This art gallery and wine tasting facility is housed inside a stone building that was constructed in 1904. In 2008, Michael Polenske, entrepreneur and proprietor of Blackbird Vineyards, restored the craftsman-style structure, which is registered on the list of National Historic Places.

Established by siblings Anette and Brent Madsen, this downtown sweet shop is housed in a yellow-walled, wood-floored space that was formerly Patrick’s candy store.

Newly opened in 2007, this winery sits amid 357 acres of sustainably grown grapevines, olive groves, and biodynamic gardens.

Despite an exterior that resembles a nondescript storage facility, this winery’s tasting room has a surprisingly romantic interior with dim lighting, candelabras, and white draperies.

Being that William Jarvis studied physics and electronics at UC Berkeley, it seems appropriate that his winery is not only one of the most technologically advanced in Napa but also environmentally efficient by way of solar power. The entire facility, from fermentation tanks to bottling machinery,

For a hands-on taste of winemaking, this property (known for its sparkling wines—in particular, Brut Rosé, Blanc de Blanc, and Crémant) hosts annual two-day “camps,” which allow participants to take part in the vineyard’s production cycle.

Serious seekers of culinary and wine knowledge have flocked to this Napa Valley campus since 1995.

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.

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.