Napa Valley, California

A glorious destination for lovers of legendary acclaimed wines and their grand estates, remarkable countryside scenery, elegant hotels, lavish resorts and extravagant gourmet food. Perfectly beautiful!

The Small List

  1. Raymond Vineyards - Experience the Red Room - a red velvet lined room lit by Baccarat chandeliers - and the Crystal Cellar - an experience focusing on the wine and the decanting process - both a treat and the ultimate Napa Valley escape from the hustle of the world outside. raymondvineyards.com
  2. Opus One Winery - Founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Monday, the result is a wine of absolute perfection. Gain insight into their French & American origins, learn about vineyard and winemaking practices and indulge!  opusonewinery.com
  3. Nickel & Nickel Vineyards - State of the art winemaking on a historic classic farmstead with an ultra modern winery for you to experience first hand their single-vineyard wines. nickelandnickel.com
  4. Cakebread Cellars - Enjoy a sumptuous sample of current release wines and the best wines they craft. cakebread.com
  5. Robert Mondavi Winery - Mr. Mondavi believed that the path to a gracious lifestyle leads through the appreciation of wine, food, and art, and that Napa Valley could be the center for that lifestyle, producing wines that belonged in the company of the great wines of the world. Be sure to visit the winery to experience this philosophy first hand. robertmondaviwinery.com
  6. Vineyard 7 & 8 - Producing the hightest-quality handcrafted wines with wonderful depth and complexity, this unique vineyard located above the fog in Saint Helena, CA., brings late ripening, low yields, natural drainage, and infertile volcanic soil. These unique conditions add to the distinctive quality of the wine. Enjoy an in-depth, intimate look at how they craft their wines and tend to the vineyard. vineyard7and8.com
  7. Quintessa - An exceptional experience walking to a scenic overlook of the property, with sweeping views of the vineyards to taste one of the great wines of the world. quintessa.com
  8. Castello di Amorosa - Authentically-built, this 13th century inspired Tuscan castle and winery is a place to enjoy a tasting of Italian-style wines, found exclusively at the Castello. castellodiamorosa.com
  9. Rutherford Grill - Offers a robust wine list where you're likely to be sitting next to a Vineyard Master and where American comfort food is key! rutherfordgrill.com
  10. Auberge du Soleil - An award winning, world class, French inspired luxurious resort in the heart of Napa offering the best the Wine Country has to offer. aubergedusoleil.com
  11. The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil - Tables on the famous terrace are some of the best and most sought-after in Napa Valley where one can enjoy panoramic views of the neighboring vineyards and stunning sunsets. The adjacent Bistro & Bar, in a more relaxed contemporary style, is an inviting setting in which you can sip a cocktail by the fire, dine on lighter fare al fresco or enjoy one of the 40 wines served by the glass. Delightful! aubergedusoleil.com
  12. R & D Kitchen - Inspired by California's indoor/outdoor culture, experience stunning vineyard views and flavorful dishes in Yountville, CA. rd-kitchen.com
  13. Ma(i)sonry - Located in downtown Yountville, enjoy a communal wine tasting experience where you can go and be inspired by all things aesthetic. maisonry.com