Roadtripping Through California- Napa Valley

Updated: Jul 13

Wine country is now open! To continue our road trip series, we head to the wine country- Napa Valley. Wineries are now open by appointment.



Enjoying time outdoors in wide open vineyards is a perfect reintroduction to travel this summer. We will highlight some wineries, restaurants, and hotels to stay in.


Napa Valley, sometimes only referred to as 'Napa' is composed of a handful of cities that run for 29 miles along The Silverado Trail. It is home to some of the world's best Cabernet Sauvignons and famous California farm to table cuisine.




Wineries

Quintessa- A gorgeous property and intimate luxury tasting experience. Home to unique red blends and beautiful architecture and decor. A tasting experience is required here, but well worth it.

Schramsberg Vineyards- Americas closest varietal to Champagne. Tastings include tours of the caves and an introduction to the winemaking method for sparkling wines.

Round Pond- Has the most beautiful indoor/outdoor tasting room. This is also one of the only wineries that also has olive oil tastings as well.

Hall- Where architecture, grand modern art sculptures, and wine intersect. A great property to walk around the grounds with a glass of wine.




Where to Stay

Napa

Senza Hotel- A reasonably priced hotel located in the heart of Napa along the Silverado Trail makes this hotel a great starting point for your trip.


St. Helena

Las Alcobas - A 4-star luxury hotel and spa. Book a room with a vineyard view for the ultimate relaxation.


Calistoga

Solage - a 5- star Auberge property with newly revamped decor. A sought after restaurant and spa, stay here for the ultimate getaway.

Calistoga Motor Lodge- A cute renovated motel, perfect for a family or friends weekend retreat.




Things to See & Do

Hot Air Balloon Ride- Take a ride in a hot air balloon and float weightlessly over the vineyards.

Electric Bike Tour- A guided tour of the valley cruising on an electric bike. You can rent your own bike or get a complete winery guide with picnic lunch included.

Shopping- Downtown Napa First Street offers all sorts of shopping after a long day of tasting.

Golf- The Silverado Resort in Napa houses two PGA courses to choose from. The North Course and South Course.



Where to Eat

Restoration Hardware Restaurant- A perfect spot for a girl's weekend. The giant retailer brought all their decor to a cafe in their Yountville location.

Bottega- A delicious dining experience that blends Italian and California cuisine.

The Restaurant at Meadowood- A 5-star experience tasting menu with locally sourced ingredients.

Oakville Grocery- A perfect place to stop and pick up picnic items for a day of touring wineries.




If you would like to learn more or want some suggestions in Sonoma County as well, please reach out. Don't forget to share with friends and family and let us know how you are enjoying the Roadtripping Through California Series.

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