picnic in the Napa Valley

Where to Picnic in the Napa Valley

Picture yourself sitting in the vinyards with a gourmet lunch and a glass of chilled white wine. A picnic lunch is one of the most enjoyable and peaceful when visiting the wine country. Each time we visit the Napa Valley, regardless of the weather, we always enjoy at least one picnic lunch among the vineyards. Below we list in our opinion the best places to purchase your Napa Valley picnic lunch.

Wineries with picnic areas in the Napa Valley

There are just a handful of wineries in the Napa Valley that have a permit for picnicking. Here are our top choices for wineries with picnic facilities in the Napa Valley. Always call ahead to find about any recent changes in a winery's picnic policy. For example many wineries give their wine club members priority.

Picnic wineries

Alpa Omega
Amizetta Vineyards
August Briggs
Bell Wine Cellars
Bennett Lane
Buehler Vineyards
Casa Nuestra Winery
Clos Pegase
Clos du Val
Cuvasion Estate Wines
Flora Springs Winery
Folie a Deux
Frank Family Vineyards
Judd's Hill
Louis Martini
Pine Ridge Vineyards
Reynolds Family Winery
Robert Sinskey
Rutherford Hill*
St. Clement
Summers Estate Wines
Tudal Family Winery

V. Sattui Winery **
Wm. Harrison

Other Spots

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
The historic park is three miles north of St. Helena (3369 N St.) on Highway 29.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29, 707-942-4575


* Charges a $35 fee for a table but $20 can be applied to a wine purchase.
** Must buy your food and drink at the winery, no ice chests or coolers.

Top Delis in the Napa Valley

Dean & DeLuca
607 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena

Bouchon Bakery
6525 Washington Street

Oakville Grocery
7856 St. Helena Highway (H29)

Soda Canyon Store
4006 Silverado Trail
Napa, (707)-252-5445

Sunshine Foods
1115 Main St.
St Helena, (707)-996-3411

V. Sattui Winery
 1111 White Lane
 St. Helena, (707) 963-7774

Model Bakery - Owbow Market
644 First Street
Napa, CA (707) 8192


Here are some ideas for which wineries to visit in the Napa Valley.


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