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Where to Drink in Napa Valley

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3200 Monticello Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
When Kenzo Tsujimoto, the CEO of Capcom, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, came to Napa from Japan he had some­thing bigger in mind than simply planting a few rows of vine and making a vanity wine. Street Fighter, you might...
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4045 St Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
Castello di Amorosa is an architectural wonderland right in the middle of Napa Valley. Based on fourth generation winemaker Dario Sattui’s passion for medieval history, this replica of a 13th-century stone castle took approximately 15...
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1124 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
The local restaurateurs who own Azzurro and Norman Rose have transformed the high-ceiling-ed corner location (previously the popular Bistro Sabor) into a fresh, modern space with generous bar seating and plenty of high tops, creating an atmosphere...
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1030 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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The building that now houses the Blue Note Napa has had a number of iterations over the years, most notably more than a century of life as the Napa Valley Opera House. Today the Blue Note occupies only the first floor; the club cultivates an...
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813 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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This beautiful 3 story restaurant and bar in downtown Napa was a thriving establishment from 1945-1974, until an unsolved murder that occurred within its walls made the family close the doors indefinitely. After years of sitting boarded up and...
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1650 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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...
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1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
At Clos Pegase, playful art and sculptures are the centerpiece of the winery. A collection of sculptures by famous 20th century artists greets visitors outside, and the collection continues in the courtyard and tasting room. The owner, Jan Shrem,...
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610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
The Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant in the Oxbow Public Market is not overly concerned with selling local cheese and wine, making it a popular place for locals to drink and shop. After all, there is a whole big world at there. The cheese selection...
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849 Zinfandel Ln, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Jean-Charles Boisset, the playboy wine tycoon from one of the largest negociants in France has turned the classic Napa Valley estate into a grownup playground. From the “Theater of Nature” where Joe Papendick’s meticulous garden...
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2970 Monticello Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
At Jarvis, it's what you don't see that's most impressive. While the drive up and the views are nothing to shrug about, the estate is really set apart by what's underground: the entire winery. Fermentation tanks, offices, restrooms, everything....
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1313 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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1313 Main, a wine bar in Napa’s downtown, is taking advantage of a newish technology that allows you to extract wine from the bottle without removing the cork by offering difficult-to-find and prohibitively expensive wines like Harlan and...
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587 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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When couple sommelier team Kelli White (pictured above) and Scott Brenner arrived in Napa Valley from New York City — where they guided two highly respected, international wine programs — they felt, understandably, a little constricted...
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1500 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
When founder Al Brounstein used to host what we would now call wine club parties at Diamond Creek Vineyards, he wouldn't serve any Diamond Creek wine. But he would, however, offer one lucky person the opportunity to buy a magnum through a lottery....
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1245 Spring St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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In St. Helena, what was once Martini House is now a fun new restaurant called Goose & Gander. Go on a warm Friday night, ask for a table outside under the big oak tree, and order this Coastal Pimm's Cup cocktail, made with St. George Terroir...
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1320 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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This is the second location for the popular Austin-based restaurant, where the words queso fundido are whispered with reverence. The wine country incarnation brings 200+ bottles of Tequila (and yes, their famous fundido) to St. Helena. Chase down...
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930 Franklin St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
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When Colleen Fleming and Aubrey Bailey opened Cadet in 2014, it was like hanging fly paper for the local wine community. For starters, it was located squarely in Downtown Napa, but also tucked away on a side street away from stumbling tourists....
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6755 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
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When Chef Richard Reddington was tasked with concepting a new, casual restaurant in Yountville to compliment his Michelin-starred Redd, he brought in a wood-burning oven from Italy and Liza Shaw from A16 to work her magic with yeast and flour and...
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6528 Yount St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
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To say that Lucy Bar + Restaurant is inside the very cool Bardessono hotel in Yountville is not quite right as the border between outside and inside is almost indistinguishable in this contemporary space. Remodeled in 2011, Jeff Vandiver, one of...
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1205 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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Thursday night karaoke at Ana's Cantina in St. Helena is either something you should seek out or something to completely avoid depending on your definition of a good time. Popular with the CIA students (aspiring chefs, not intelligence officers,...
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2800 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Krug is an important winery for a couple of reasons: Founded in 1872, it is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley and it is here that Robert and Peter Mondavi had their infamous disagreement that led to Robert leaving and starting his...