Yountville – Classy Wine Town in the Napa Valley
Why We Like to Stay in Yountville
There are many good reasons to make Yountville your destination town in the Napa Valley. There are several luxury and comfortable accommodations and all of these are within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and even a fitness center if you so desire. You can rent bikes and visit several nearby wineries without getting in your car.
As far as wineries, there are some very close ones that you can get to on the backroads and avoid the traffic. In town, there are a couple of tasting rooms, Hope and Grace Winery and Jessup Cellars and two terrific wine shops, V Wine Cellar and Groezinger Wine Merchants. Within easy riding distance are Domain Chandon, Elyse Winery, and Havens Wine Cellars on the West side of the freeway. North on Washington Street in Yountville are Bell Wine Cellars and the little-known boutique winery, Hopper Creek.
Best winery for a picnic is Robert Sinskey on the Silverado Trail, just south of the Yountville Cross Road. The Bouchon Bakery has sandwiches prepared with their delicious breads that you carry out for a picnic lunch.
Yountville Activities | Things to Do in Yountville
A few other fun things to do: Walk up and take at a look at the French Laundry’s vegetable garden. It is directly across the street from the French Laundry restaurant. Check out the boutique shops in the V Marketplace at Vintage 1870. For exercise, walk or bike ride on Yount Mill Road. It is a quiet road, where you can get some wonderful views of the vineyards and the Vaca Mountains to the east.
Rent a bicycle at Napa Valley Bike Tours at 6488 Washington Street and travel to the backroads to taste wine at a picnic spot.
Visit the Napa Valley Museum, located on the grounds of the Yountville Veterans Home. The museum is small but has an interesting exhibit on the history of the wine country as well as works by local artists. As long as you are on the grounds of the Veterans Home take a ride by car or bike to the cemetery grounds. It is very peaceful and lovely at the top of the cemetery.