Tips for planning your trip to Napa Valley Wine Country

Make your schedule and plan ahead

Be sure to make advance arrangements with the wineries that you simply must visit. Some wineries offer special tasting or tour experiences that are only available by appointment. For example, guests to HALL St. Helena are welcome to drop-in any time for a tasting of our latest releases, however for a tour of our HALL St. Helena or HALL Rutherford wineries, you must make an appointment ahead of time.

Check the wineries websites for special tasting offers and events. We host numerous events throughout the year that offer unique experiences for our guests. Another great idea for day trippers - bring a cooler to keep in the car to keep your wine cool.

Things to Do in Wine Country

ART GALLERIES
I. Wolk Gallery   Contemporary painting, and sculpture   St. Helena
Gallery 1870   V Marketplace   Yountville
Blue Heron Gallery   V Marketplace   Yountville
Di Rosa Preserve   Gate House Gallery   Napa
Napa Valley Museum       Yountville
GOLF
Eagle Vines Golf Club   The home of the HALL Wine Club Tournament   Napa
Silverado Resort   The North Course is our recommendation   Napa
Chardonnay Golf Club   This is the easiest of the courses on our list   Napa
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
Harvest Inn   Almost next door to HALL St. Helena, pet friendly rooms   St. Helena
Hotel Yountville   European-village resort, surrounded by vineyards   Yountville
Meadowood Napa Valley   A true luxury resort on 259 acres!   St. Helena
Napa Valley Lodge   Tuscan-villa style, steps away from world-renowned dining   Yountville
Napa Valley Marriott   Conveniently located at north end of the town of Napa   Napa
SHOPPING & STROLLING
Downtown St. Helena   Stroll the main street for unique shops   St. Helena
Oxbow Public Market   Check out the Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant   Napa
Sonoma Square   Visit shops and enjoy downtown   Sonoma
RESTAURANTS
Press   Try the Flannery Bone-in Ribeye   St. Helena
Terra/Bar Terra   Must try the tripe stew   St. Helena
Farmstead   Try the potted pig   St. Helena
Redd    Try the tuna tartare    Yountville
Bottega   Try the polenta under glass   Yountville
Bistro Jeanty   Try the lamb's tongue salad   Yountville
Mustards Grill   Must try is the Mongolian pork chop   Yountville
Rutherford Grill   Try the ribs and the french dip   Rutherford
Morimoto   Try the toro tartare   Napa
Carpe Diem   Quack 'n' cheese, yum!    Napa
Grace's Table   Must try; Braised lamb meatballs   Napa
El Dorado Kitchen   The mussels are to die for   Sonoma Area
Sunflower Caffé   The pork loin sandwich is a must   Sonoma Area
La Salette   Try the Bacalhau   Sonoma Area
Jole   Go for the 5 course tasting menu   Calistoga
Brannans Grill   Try the bone-in Pork chop   Calistoga
Busters BBQ   The tri-tip is legendary!   Calistoga
WINE TASTING
HALL St. Helena   Book the Food & Wine Experience   St. Helena
Chappellet   Views from Pritchard Hill are stunning   St. Helena
Patz & Hall   Chardonnay and Pinot Noir   Napa
Robert Biale   Try the "Black Chicken" Zinfandel   Napa
Flora Springs   Try the "Out of Sight" Cabernet   Napa
John Anthony Vineyards   Part of the booming west end of Napa. Open late.   Napa
Ladera Vineyards   1800 ft off valley floor   Howell Mountain
Barnett   Try the Rattlesnake Hill and Sauvignon Blanc   Spring Mountain
Schweiger Vineyards   Try the "Dedication" or the Port   Spring Mountain
Terra Valentine   Try the Estate Tour and Tasting   Spring Mountain
Ma(i)sonry   Art gallery/winery collective   Yountville
Robert Sinskey   Must try; Vin Gris   Yountville
Sequoia Grove   Excellent single vineyard wines   Rutherford
Nickel and Nickel   Try the Copper Streak Cabernet   Rutherford
Silverado Vineyards   Try the Saddleblock Vineyard Tour   Stags Leap Dist.
Artesa   Excellent reserve Chardonnay   Carneros
Schramsberg   Excellent sparkling wines   Calistoga Area
WALT Wines   HALL's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Tasting Room   Sonoma
         

More tips!
- First time winetasting? Check out this short video for a few tips on winetasting
- Check out these tips from The Napa Valley Destination Council.
- Napa Valley Vinters
- and www.napavalley.com are excellent source to find wineries and special tasting offers.

 

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