Murré frequently makes the drive from San Francisco to evaluate new hotels, restaurants, and experiences in the country’s preeminent wine region. While she maintains a little black book packed with contacts at wineries—many not open to the public—she’s also quick to recommend Napa’s lesser-known nature trails and outdoor activities, especially when planning trips for families. On her itineraries, the restaurant suggestions read like mini-reviews, with notes on design, food, and wine.
Excited about: A slew of hotel openings in the region over the next few years, including Starwood’s Las Alcobas, which has taken over the historic Acacia House in St. Helena, and H3 GuestHouse, right off Healdsburg Plaza.
Specialties: Napa Valley, Italy