Napa Valley is known internationally as one of the premier sources of amazing wine and food in Northern California. Many people find the Napa area enchanting due to its beautiful vineyards, great coastal cuisine and breathtaking natural beauty of the valley and coast. If you’re planning a trip to Napa, be sure to check out our top selections for food and wine choices below.
1. Oxbow Public Market
Start in the heart of downtown Napa at Oxbow Public Market. Browse the super-curated collection of modern and vintage goods at Wood Fiber Clay’s pop-up shop. Kitty corner from there, grab the best mocha in town from Ritual coffee. Just down the row of vendors is another local favorite, Hudson Greens & Goods.
2. Tuck Beckstoffer Estate
Nestled in a canyon all its own, Tuck Beckstoffer Estate calls the Eastern hills of St. Helena home. Driven by a legacy of cultivating some of the world’s finest vineyards, you’d better believe the wines are something special! You’ll feel right at home as Tuck & Boo Beckstoffer welcome friends near and far to enjoy their breathtaking vineyard views and truly delicious wines.
3. Sterling Vineyards
If a spectacular view is what you’re aiming for then a visit to Sterling Vineyards is a requirement. With an aerial tram that takes visitors 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, you’re treated to panoramic views of the wine country.
4. Robert Mondavi Winery
Robert Mondavi winery is the perfect place to sit down and relax. If you’re planning on selecting a place toward the end of your day to unwind, this would be a great winery to do so. With gorgeous outdoor seating and the option to buy wine by the glass, it’s a beautiful place to take in the Napa Valley Beauty!
5. Beringer Winery
Beringer is an icon in Napa Valley because it’s one of the oldest operating wineries, founded in 1875 in St. Helena. It is listed in the National Register of Historical Places and as a California Historical Landmark.
6. Alexis Baking Company
Alexis Baking Company began as a wholesale bakery supplying restaurants and specialty food purveyors. It quickly grew into a vibrant full-service café that happens to serve up my favorite breakfast in the valley.
Farmstead, an authentic farm-to-table restaurant, is part of the Long Meadow Ranch family. Long Meadow Ranch utilizes organic and sustainable “full-circle farming” methods in their production of fine wines, olive oil, fruits and vegetables as well as raising grass-fed beef and lamb, honeybees, and egg-laying poultry.
8. Heritage Eats
The menu at Heritage Eats is an eclectic mix of flavors and cultures, and every single menu item that our group sampled was well-prepared, distinctive, and enjoyable. The upscale casual line-style restaurant allows you to customize menu items to your liking, and mixing and matching flavor combinations is encouraged.
9. The Grill at Meadowood
The Grill is part of the luxurious Meadowood resort and spa where elegance and attention to detail is held to a high standard. Even though you know that you are in the heart of the Napa Valley, Meadowood feels like a hidden gem in another magical world.
10. Auberge Du Soleil
Set into a private and serene hilltop location, Auberge du Soleil is home to exquisite cuisine and breathtakingly spectacular views of the Napa Valley. This famous Napa landmark restaurant has earned back-to-back Michelin stars for the past ten years, and was recently named one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants.