Things to Do in Napa Valley

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Founded by Diageo Chateau & Estates—also the owner of notable Napa wineries BV and Provenance—Acacia is a relatively secluded... Read More

In downtown St. Helena, ACME Fine Wines was created as a destination for those looking to acquire hard-to-find wines sourced from vintners in the Napa... Read More

Inspired by her international art education, Napa native Gretchen Kimball founded Alla Prima Studio as a way to bring both novice and experienced... Read More

Four miles northeast of downtown St. Helena, Andrew Lane winery doubles as the personal residence of owner Andrew Dickson. Established in 1978 by... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

Once the sommelier at The French Laundry, owner Daniel Dawson now brings his expertise to Back Room Wines. The shop nearly doubled... Read More

Located next to the Rutherford Grill, Beaulieu Vineyards—or BV as it is known to most—is Napa’s longest-operating winery, dating back... Read More

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

Thomas Keller, the famed restaurateur who made the small town of Yountville in Napa a culinary destination, opened this casual bakery as a way to... Read More

Despite an exterior that resembles a nondescript storage facility, this winery’s tasting room has a surprisingly romantic interior with dim... Read More

In downtown Calistoga, Carlo Marchiori’s personal gallery displays his works, which showcase his classical Venetian training. The works include... Read More

The winery produces vintages in a solar-powered steel-and-wood space. Read More

Friendly staffers can arrange packages that include bike rentals, maps, wine-tasting appointments, lunch reservations, and (if you need it) roadside... Read More

In downtown Calistoga this spa and resort, with surrounding views of the Palisades Mountains, is known for its reception of families, being that the... Read More

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... Read More

After 15 years under construction, Castello di Amorosa opened to guests in 2007. The structure resembles a 12th-century-style Italian castle with ... Read More

Salsa and Latin funk play in the background at this downtown wine tasting room, which serves award-winning wines from the family-owned Ceja Vineyards.... Read More

Founder Jean-Noel Formeaux du Sartel affectionately named this winery after his family’s 900-year-old castle in France, although the tasting... Read More

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

Situated in the valley of the Stags Leap district, Clos du Val winery earned international acclaim after producing one of the six Californian Cabernet... Read More

Architect Michael Graves turned to the ancient civilivations of the Mediterrean when considering the Postmodern design of Clos Pegase. The god of wine,... Read More

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... Read More

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