Located in the heart of Napa Valley, St. Helena has long been renowned for its world class winemakers. Hall Wines is a clear standout where expressive art meets top notch Cabs.
Clif Family Winery, located less than than a mile from Hall, hosts a roadside tasting room popular among both sports and wine enthusiasts. The winery is owned by the family behind Clif Bars. Appropriately, it also hosts a Bruschetteria Food Truck serving brussels sprouts, chicken wings, and (surprise!) bruschetta created with ingredients sourced from their family farm. Paired with a glass of wine, it makes for great lunch.
Charles Krug is the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and the first to import French barrels for aging grapes. It’s owned by the recently deceased wine pioneer Peter Mondavi. The grounds alone are worth visiting to explore with wine and food pairings.
A favorite among locals, Cook is a great spot to end the day with specials like pasta, calamari, and mussels. Terra is another one to try, along with Gott’s Roadside for a more casual affair.
Overnight accommodations are not inexpensive. As with most of the highly desirable Napa Valley, St. Helena B&B’s commend a high price tag. We recommend investing in Wine Country Inn, just 5 minutes from downtown St. Helena on a secluded country lane. The breakfast buffet is not to be missed.