Nestled in the heart of California's Wine Country, Yountville is a famed destination for food and wine lovers worldwide. The quaint town is home to multiple wineries and several well-known restaurants. The town stretches just 1.5 miles, making it an ideal destination for walking and relaxing. There is also a golf course, a spa and an access point for the Napa Valley Wine Train.
1.Napa Valley Museum
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Located in downtown Yountville, the Napa Valley Museum gives visitors a comprehensive look at the history of this unique part of California. The museum has three sections called the Main Gallery, Spotlight Gallery and History Gallery. Each space contains art and historical information from various time periods and creators in Napa Valley’s history. The museum also has a variety of hands-on activities that are great for teaching and engaging young visitors. Napa Valley Museum also holds special events and educational meetings from time to time, which are often free for the whole family. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday.
55 Presidents Circle, PO Box 3567, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-0500
© V Marketplace
V Marketplace is a popular hub in Yountville for shopping, dining and gathering. This unique market carries whimsical and rare pieces that aren’t found in other parts of Napa Valley. Luxurious apparel, high-end decor, fine art and beautiful jewelry are among the items sold at V Marketplace. The marketplace is home to several shops including a children’s clothing store, a home and garden store and a gift shop. For dining guests can choose from two Italian restaurants, a chocolate store and a burger joint. Visitors also come to V marketplace for wine tastings, special events, parties and other gatherings.
6525 WASHINGTON STREET, YOUNTVILLE, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-2451
© Stewart Cellars
Founded in 2000, Stewart Cellars is a family-owned winery that sources its wine grapes from some of the best vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Visitors can try Stewart’s acclaimed wines at their Yountville Tasting Hall, which features vaulted ceilings, a large tasting bar and expansive views of the surrounding courtyard. At a tasting guests can try some of Stewart’s newest releases or enjoy classic favorites. Stewart Cellars also offers a wine club membership with several different options for yearly wine shipments, discounts, invitations to special events and other bonuses.
6752 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707–963-9160
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Chandon wines are produced at a stunning winery in the hills of Yountville. The winery holds tastings throughout the week and groups of 10 or less people are welcome to drop in without an appointment. For larger groups, tastings can be reserved over the phone. Chandon also runs a winery club where members can get a 20 percent discount on all Chandon wines, a free glass of wine during each visit to Chandon’s vineyard, invites to members-only events and 3-4 bottles of Chandon wine at six times throughout the year. Members also get discounts when they come in for tastings and when they attend special winery events.
5.Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley recently partnered with Restoration Hardware to provide a one-of-a-kind fusion of food, decor and art. Visitors can come to the Ma(i)sonry building, which has been converted into a two-story wine cellar, and enjoy premium wines and champagnes. In addition to wine tastings visitors can enjoy a carefully curated selection of home decor at Restoration Hardware Yountville. There is also a restaurant onsite that serves delectable dishes for bunch and dinner each day. Guests can reserve tastings at Ma(i)sonry online at any time.
6725 WASHINGTON ST, YOUNTVILLE, CA, Phone: 707-339-4654
6.Gourmet Food & Wine Tours
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This tour company helps visitors experience the best of Yountville through two of things the town is best known for--food and wine. Yountville boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere else. The company offers a 3.5 hour tour with stops at four different spots for a hearty lunch. Wine sampling is also included, and tour attendees will learn all kinds of interesting facts about Napa and Sonoma Counties, Yountville’s history as a hub for wine and artistry and more. Visitors can also request a private tour with an accompanying photographer for an even more memorable experience. The Yountville tour is available to book online.
7.Cliff Lede Vineyards
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Established in 2002 by Canadian Cliff Lede, Cliff Lede Vineyards offers a wide selection of premium wines. The vineyards underwent a massive renovation in 2005 when an incredible 25,000 square foot winery and cave system was installed in a hillside overlooking the estate. The winery also opened a luxury inn with five private rooms for guests to spend the night on the Cliff Lede property. The tasting bar is open daily from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and parties of five or fewer people are welcome to stop in without a reservation. The winery has a tasting room as well as an outdoor tasting area that visitors can use when weather permits.
1473 Yountville Cross Rd Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-8642
8.Napa Valley Bike Tours
Napa Valley Bike Tours allows visitors to experience this uniquely beautiful area as part of a leisurely bike tour. Guests can join a guided tour or rent bikes for a self-guided jaunt around some of the most well-known vineyards in the Napa Valley area. The tour company offers quite a few different options for half-day and full-day tours along different biking routes in the area. Visitors can also pair their tour with a hot air balloon ride or a picnic lunch. Napa Valley Bike Tours also organizes trips for large groups and for corporate outings.
6500 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-251-8687
9.Hill Family Estate
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The Hill Family Estate operates more than 10 vineyards throughout Napa Valley. Each vineyard produces signature wines that the estate sells through its online store. Visitors can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Hill Family’s vineyards by booking a tasting experience or a vineyard tour. There is also a Secret Garden tour where guests can explore Hill Family Farms, which is located just five minutes away from Yountville. Lastly, the Hill Family Estate runs a wine club that gives members access to new releases throughout the year, invitations to annual events and handcrafted seasonal recipes to pair with Hill Family wines.
6512 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, 94599, Phone: 707-944-9580
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© Cosentino Winery
Conveniently located off the St. Helena Highway, the Cosentino Winery started making and serving fine wines nearly 40 years ago. Guests are encouraged to come to the winery for tastings and special events. Tastings are held on the spacious patio area, which is flanked by an ivy-covered facade and decorated with comfortable couches and chairs. Cosentino also holds a happy hour event throughout the week where visitors can sample four wines for a total of $15. Lastly, there is a wine club that gives members early access to new releases, discounts on Cosentino wines and merchandise and other perks.
7415 Saint Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558
11.Girard's Tasting Room
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Founded in 1975, Girard Winery produces wines meant to reflect the flavors and traditions of Napa Valley. Girard sources wines from several grape growing regions and each region has its own special climate. Girard’s holds wine tastings at two locations in Napa Valley; Calistoga and Yountville. The Yountville location is in the heart of downtown and open to visitors all throughout the week. In addition to tastings, Girard’s runs a wine club where members get access to quarterly wine shipments, a 20 percent discount on Girard’s purchases and invitations to members-only events.
6795 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-921-2795
12.Hope & Grace Wines
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Hope & Grace produces several varieties of fine wines, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Riesling. Each wine comes from grapes grown in exclusive vineyards throughout Napa Valley. Visitors can schedule tastings and order the latest releases through Hope & Grace’s website. Members of the winery’s exclusive club receive four shipments of wine each year, a 15 percent discount on select wines, special rates on lodging in Napa Valley and a complimentary tasting for two at any time in the Yountville Hope & Grace tasting room.
6540 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-2500
13.Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home
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Silver Trident Winery prides itself on offering guests an unforgettable tasting experience in its Tuscan-style tasting room in downtown Yountville. The tasting room is completely furnished and decorated in exclusive pieces from Ralph Lauren Home and visitors are welcome to purchase these items during their tasting. Silver Trident also runs its Flagship Club, a members-only wine club that offers three shipments of new releases per year, 15 percent off of all wine purchases, a complimentary wine tasting and other benefits. The winery also runs a full case club where a very limited number of members can receive 12 bottles of each new Silver Trident release.
6495 Washington Street, Yountville, California 94599, Phone: 707-945-0311
14.Priest Ranch Winery
© Priest Ranch Winery
Priest Ranch Winery is known for offering some of the most unique wine varieties in the Napa Valley. At the winery’s tasting room guests can try Grenache Blanc and Brut Rose of Syrah, two kinds of wine rarely found in the Napa region. Visitors can choose from several different tasting experiences, some of which include snacks, chocolate, bacon and other creative combinations. Priest Ranch Winery also offers a wine club with multiple membership options. Members can opt to receive anywhere from two to twelve bottles of Priest Ranch wines per year along with discounts and other perks depending on their membership status.
6490 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-8200
Ciccio is known for its simple and delicious menu. This Italian restaurant specializes in authentic pizzas and delectable entrees made with locally sourced ingredients. Because of its emphasis on using local produce, Ciccio has an exciting and unique menu that changes almost daily. The restaurant always has several entree options available along with 4-6 pizzas to choose from. Ciccio also offers a wide selection of wines to complement its menu items. Reservations aren’t required for guests unless they are participating in the Chef’s Dinner, a special dining options for groups of 2-10 people. Ciccio is open Wednesday-Sunday in the evenings.
6770 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-945-1000
16.V Wine Cellar
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V Wine Cellar boasts a trendy 4,000 square foot tasting and dining lounge in the heart of Yountville. Tastings are held daily and V Wine Cellar also has a bar where guests can make selections from more than 25 different kinds of wines, including some rare varieties that can’t be found elsewhere in Napa Valley. V Wine runs several wine clubs designed to fit different tastes and budgets. Wine club members receive between three and six bottles per shipment along with discounts, deals on local hotels and inns, members-only offers and more. Lastly, the stately tasting lounge at V Wine Cellar can be reserved for special events like weddings and parties.
6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-531-7053
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© Jessup Cellars
This exclusive winery has produced ultra-premium wines in the Yountville area for nearly 20 years. Jessup also has a reputation for offering one of the most pleasant and relaxing wine tasting experiences in the country. At the tasting gallery, visitors enjoy fine art from local and national artists while trying the latest releases paired with artisan cheese. Tastings can be reserved online, and the tasting gallery can also be rented out for private events and special functions. Jessup runs a wine club with three different options for subscribers to choose from. Wine club members receive between three and twelve new releases every year and enjoy discounts on wine and merchandise.
6740 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-5620
© Hestan Vineyards
Hestan Vineyards boasts over 110 acres of prime growing space near Yountville. The family-owned winery sits on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and other varieties of wine. Visitors are welcome to come to Hestan’s upscale tasting room in downtown Yountville to try its wines, and the vineyard also runs tours for select private groups. In addition to fine wines, Hestan is known for its innovations in kitchenware and cooking systems, which are available to purchase at the Hestan tasting lounge.
6548 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-945-1002
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19.AERENA Galleries and Gardens
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This luxurious gallery showcases some of the most noteworthy pieces of art from up-and-coming creators as well as master artists. Located in a rustic building in downtown Yountville, AERENA contains rotating exhibitions as well as permanent collections. The historic gallery is often used for special gatherings, such as parties, benefits and corporate events. Visitors can purchase paintings, sculptures, photographs and other works of art from their favorite creators. In addition to the gallery, AERENA boasts a beautiful outdoor garden space that is ideal for dining and gathering. AERENA currently has locations in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley.
6795 Washington Street Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-603-8787
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20.Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
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Enjoy views of Napa Valley from above with Aloft Balloon Rides, one of the leading hot air balloon ride providers in the area. With an office located just steps away from the Yountville tourist district it’s easy to schedule a scenic ride as part of a Yountville trip. During the flight visitors will learn all about the Napa Valley from a knowledgeable and experienced hot air balloon pilot. Following the flight, guests are invited to enjoy brunch with their fellow passengers. Visitors can pick from a semi-private flight, a private flight or a group flight experience.
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, 6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-4400
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© Goosecross Cellars
Goosecross Cellars is a family-owned winery and vineyard that produces more than 6000 cases of fine wine every year. Goosecross emphasizes sustainable farming practices while making delicious, rich wines for every occasion. Visitors can come to Goosecross for tastings and vineyard tours. Known for its laidback environment and hospitality, visiting Goosecross is an experience where visitors can get off the beaten path and see the inner workings of a family winery. Goosecross sells direct to consumers so the winery is the only place to purchase its fine wines.
1119 State Lane, Yountville CA 94599, Phone: 800-276-9210
© Bouchon Bakery
Nestled in the heart of Yountville, Bouchon Bakery was opened in 2003 alongside Keller’s Bouchon Bistro. The bakery is reminiscent of a classic French boulangerie. Visitors can choose from a large selection of fresh-baked breads, rolls and pastries. Muffins, coffee cakes, tarts, cookies and other treats are also available for purchase. Along with classic bakery favorites, Bouchon Bakery also carries a variety of coffee and espressos, and for lunch guests can choose from quiche, sandwiches and salads. Bouchon Bakery also has a nice covered courtyard area that is great for dining and entertaining.
Bouchon Bakery Yountville, 6528 Washington Street, Yountville, California 94599, Phone: 707-944-2253
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23.Bell Wine Cellars
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Focused more on quality than quantity, Bell Wine Cellars produces exquisite handcrafted wines with grapes straight from the vine. The winery was founded in 1991 and sells wines directly to consumers and to local businesses in the Yountville area. The cellar also runs a wine club that gives members access to the latest releases of Bell’s wines throughout the year. Additionally, wine club members get a discount on each purchase, additional discounts on anniversaries and other special occasions and other membership perks. Bell Wine holds tastings by appointment all throughout the week; visitors can schedule a tasting between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
6200 Washington Street, Yountville, California, 94599, Phone: 707-944-1673
© R+D Kitchen
R+D Kitchen is a upscale restaurant that aims to provide diners with a special, memorable experience. Located inside a classy modern building, R+D serves lunch, dinner, wine and cocktails. The lunch menu includes delicious sandwiches, hearty salads and classic entrees. The dinner menu includes some additional options, such as sushi, beef ribs and meatloaf. Dining at R+D Kitchen is by reservation only, and reservations can be made online or over the phone. Guests are encouraged to reserve early since there is limited availability. R+D is open all throughout the week from mid-morning to late in the evening.
6795 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-945-0920
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25.The French Laundry
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The French Laundry is renowned for being one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world. Housed in a rustic cottage in Yountville, this famous Michelin-starred restaurant is run by Chef Thomas Keller. He handpicked the location in the 1990s as the spot for premiere French restaurant. The menu at French Laundry changes daily and no ingredient is used more than once in the same meal. Getting a reservation at The French Laundry is famously challenging given the number of locals and out-of-town visitors who want to dine there. Reservations can be made online and the restaurant is open all week long.
6640 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599, Phone: 707-944-2380
25 Best Things to Do in Yountville, California
- Napa Valley Museum, Photo: Napa Valley Museum
- V Marketplace, Photo: V Marketplace
- Stewart Cellars, Photo: Stewart Cellars
- Domaine Chandon, Photo: Brent Hofacker/stock.adobe.com
- Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, Photo: Rido/stock.adobe.com
- Gourmet Food & Wine Tours, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Cliff Lede Vineyards, Photo: Cliff Lede Vineyards
- Napa Valley Bike Tours, Photo: PHB.cz/stock.adobe.com
- Hill Family Estate, Photo: Hill Family Estate
- Cosentino Winery, Photo: Cosentino Winery
- Girard's Tasting Room, Photo: Girard's Tasting Room
- Hope & Grace Wines, Photo: Hope & Grace Wines
- Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home, Photo: Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home
- Priest Ranch Winery, Photo: Priest Ranch Winery
- Ciccio, Photo: Ciccio
- V Wine Cellar, Photo: V Wine Cellar
- Jessup Cellars, Photo: Jessup Cellars
- Hestan Vineyards, Photo: Hestan Vineyards
- AERENA Galleries and Gardens, Photo: AERENA Galleries and Gardens
- Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, Photo: Lynn Yeh/stock.adobe.com
- Goosecross Cellars, Photo: Goosecross Cellars
- Bouchon Bakery, Photo: Bouchon Bakery
- Bell Wine Cellars, Photo: Bell Wine Cellars
- R+D Kitchen, Photo: R+D Kitchen
- The French Laundry, Photo: The French Laundry
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