St. Helena

St. Helena Travel Guide

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.

Freemark Abbey’s shop, located within the winery's tasting room, was designed with wood floors, a sharp-angled wood-beamed ceiling, and hanging fake-candlelit chandeliers, to mirror the winery's original stone structure. In 2010, the winery started selling this library — one of the biggest in Nap

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.

Pat Kuleto is most notable for his work as a San Francisco restaurateur and interior designer. In 1992, he purchased 761-acres of land between Lake Hennessey and Rutherford from five cattle ranchers, eventually planting vineyards throughout the estate and building his home.

A carefully curated collection of unusual, high-end housewares fills the two floors of this home-turned-shop.

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.

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