Great Cocktails in Wine Country
On a recent wine country weekend in Napa Valley
, my friend and I stayed at the River Terrace Inn. The hotel is a great base from which to explore downtown Napa, but its restaurant, Terrace Court, is also worth visiting. The comfort-food inspired menu includes decadent dishes like five-cheese mac and cheese with country ham, and parmesan truffle fries. Being in Napa, the restaurant of course features a great wine selection, including wines on tap. But I was really impressed with the "farm-to-bar" cocktail program that highlights locally distilled spirits as well as herbs from the restaurant's garden. Many local winemakers can be seen hanging out at the bar—or around the fire pits of the outdoor patio, which often features live music.