St. Helena

St. Helena 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.

Founded in 1971 by eccentric, sometimes gruff brothers Stuart and Charles Smith, this winery encompasses some 200 secluded acres atop Spring Mountain. Large madrone trees can be found on the estate, giving the winery the second half of its name.

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.

At an elevation higher than most other wineries on Spring Mountain, this family-owned estate opened its facility to visitors in 2008.

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.

Sutter Home, the second-largest independent, family-owned winery in America, is probably most well-known for creating its sweet White Zinfandel in the 1970’s. Established in 1874, and eventually purchased by the Trinchero family in 1947, the winery has the appearance of a large Victorian estate.

The wine list at this intimate, rustic subterranean cavern boasts more than 600 labels (the rough-hewn stone walls are lined here with bottle-filled racks).

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

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

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.

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

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 area. A few wines from other California wine growing regions are also represented.

Founded in 1882, the estate mansion of Spottswoode has been featured on the label of each vintage, even though wine wasn’t produced until 100 years later. Now owned by Mary Novak and her two daughters, the winery produces limited quantities, most notably a highly allocated cabernet sauvignon.

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.