Best of Napa Valley Life Awards 2021 – Entertainment & More
Published On: February 19, 2021

BEST Bar/Cocktails

Goose and Gander

707-967-8779 • goosegander.com

1245 Spring St., St. Helena

Goose & Gander maintains its status as one of St. Helena’s hidden-gem hangouts. Its seasonal menu complements a great selection of wines, beer, and retro-fresh cocktails. Guests and locals partake  in the Whiskey Bar or outdoor bar garden, which offers pop up specials and live music in the summer on weekends.

Coles Chop House • 2nd (tie)

707-224-MEAT • 1123 Main St., Napa


Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch • 2nd (tie)

707-963-4555 738 • Main St., St. Helena


Sky & Vine at Archer Hotel • 3rd

707-819-2490 • 1260 1st St., Napa



BEST Outdoor Dining


Auberge du Soleil

707-963-1211 • aubergresorts.com

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford

Enjoy both fine dining and casual French  bistro fare while taking in the spectacular panoramic views for miles around from the expansive terrace. Start with an appetizer to share, such as fresh oysters on the half shell or smoked salmon tartine, or delight your palate with classic entrées such as dayboat scallops or Prime New York Steak. Handcrafted cock- tails and a formidable wine list are available to quench a thirst or pair with either menu.

Bistro Don Giovanni • 2nd

707-224-3300 • 4110 Howard Lane, Napa


Farmstead at Longmeadow Ranch • 3rd

707-963-4555 • 738 Main St., St. Helena



BEST Dog-Friendly Hang Out

PR + D Kitchen -Patio

707-945-0920 •  6795 Washington St., Yountville


R + D Kitchen in Yountville is one of Hillstone Restaurant Groups’ flagship lo- cations. Known for its flavorful California fare, it’s specialties include fresh sandwiches and sushi. An expansive patio is a great place to hang out and enjoy a limited version of the menu or enjoy libations from their bar menu. Adirondack chairs and fire pits are popular for relaxing with friends with two legs or four.

Peju Winery 2nd

707-963-3600 • peju.com

8466 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford

Gotts Roadside • 3rd

707-224-6900 • gotts.com

644 1st St., Napa


BEST Golf CourseSilverado Resort

707-257-0200 •  1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa


Challenge yourself on a championship course, surrounded by Napa Valley’s golden hills. Redesigned by PGA Hall- of-Famer and Owner Johnny Miller – Silverado Resort’s two PGA courses offer some of the nation’s best golf. Access is limited to members and resort guests, promising an exclusive day on the links. Grab your clubs and enjoy an all-time classic golf experience.

Napa Valley Country Club • 2nd

707-252-1111 • napavalleycc.com

3385 Hagen Rd., Napa

Eagle Vines Golf Club • 3rd

707-257-4470 • 580 S. Kelly Rd., American Canyon



BEST Jewelry Store

Napa Valley Jewelers

707-224-0997 • 1300 1st St., Suite 365, Napa


For over 25 years, Napa Valley Jewelers has been providing the Napa Valley area with a personalized shopping experience offering a wide array of jewelry, unique pieces crafted from precious metals and gems, as well as stunning creations of art made from glass. Napa Valley Jewelers exceeds expectations by delivering exceptional customer service and offering their clients a variety of options that will suit anyone’s budget.

Creations Fine Jewelers • 2nd

707-252-8131 • 3341 Solano Ave.


Padis Jewelry • 3rd

707-963-2288 • padisgems.com

1269 Main St., St. Helena


BEST Wine Country Event

BottleRock Napa Valley

Napa Valley Expo, Napa • bottlerocknapavalley.com

Entering its 9th season, BottleRock paused in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each year, 120,000 concert goers flood downtown Napa to partake in the four-day festival that features some of the world’s greatest bands and showcases Napa Valley’s best food and local wines. Produced by JaM Cellars, the  event proudly wears the crown for sharing the best of music, wine, food, and beer with Napa. Whether concert-goers are rocking to one of their many Grammy- award- winning, live music performances or indulging in their culinary stage, BottleRock is by far one of the most unique, entertaining experiences in the entire Bay area. BottleRock 2021 is currently scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

Safeway Open 2nd


Napa Valley Porchfest • 3rd (tie)


Auction Napa Valley • 3rd (tie)



BEST Hotel/ Resortsilverado resortSilverado Resort

1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa


At Silverado Resort, there is something for everyone. The award-winning property  (which also took #1 for Best Place to Play Golf) is a travelers delight. Along with guest rooms and private villas, the property offers tennis, a beautiful spa, and a  sumptuous  menu from Chef Rodrigo Cuadra, who is well known for his weekly wine and food specials—conveniently located right off of Silverado Trail.

Auberge du Soleil • 2nd

800-348-5406 180 • Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford


Archer Hotel Napa • 3rd

855-437-9100 • 1230 1st St., Napa



BEST Shopping for Womenshop boho

BoHo Lifestyle

707-337-5870 • 1012 First St., Napa


Boho Lifestyle is not only a store; it’s a feeling. The popular boutique on Napa’s busy First Street carries hip, affordable local clothing, shoes, hats, and lots of gorgeous jewelry and accessories that are diverse, affordable, and always on- trend. Their friendly fashionistas are happy to assist with style ideas for any occasion.

Helen Lyall Clothes for Women • 2nd

707-252-7400 • 650 Main St., Napa


Makers Market at First Street • 3rd

707-637-4637 • 1300 1st St., Napa



BEST Shopping for Menwilliamson

Williamson & Co.

707-224-5284 • 1144 Main St., Napa


Located in Napa for over 40  years,  Williamson  & Company specializes in updated traditional looks for men. With a unique mix of casual and  dress,  a man  can  shop for all occasions in a relaxed, boutique-style setting. For quality clothing to dress the man who likes to look good, Williamson & Co. delivers.

Scott Lyall Clothes for Men • 2nd

707-255-5858 • 614 Main St., Napa


Marios Napa Valley • 3rd

707-963-1603 • 1223 Main St., Napa



BEST Day Spa/Salon

Meadowood Spa

877-963-3646 • Meadowood.com

900 Meadowood Ln, St. Helena

The Meadowood Spa is all  about  relaxing,  wellness, and serenity. It’s been recognized by Forbes with the Industry’s highest award of Five-Stars three years in a row- the only one that has earned this prestigious award in Napa Valley. Due to the Glass Fire and the pandemic over the course of 2020, portions of the Meadowood complex may be under reconstruction or renovation.  Check ahead for updates and availability.

Spa Solage • 2nd

707-226-0800 • 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga


Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch • 3rd (tie)

(under renovation)

866-484-8829 • 580 Lommel Rd., Calistoga


Spa Terra at Meritage Resort • 3rd (tie)

707-251-3000 875 • Bordeaux Way, Napa



BEST Cultural Venue

The CIA at Copia Museum

707-967-2500 • 500 1st St., Napa


Presented by the Culinary Institute of America, The CIA at Copia is a gathering place to “Feed Your Joy.” Located in the heart of Napa’s Oxbow District, the cultural foodie can take in entertainment, educational, and food-centric events. Whether it be creating a menu in a hands-on cooking class, attending an educational seminar, viewing historical culinary artifacts in the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum, or  participating in one of their many food and wine events,   The CIA at Copia has all the bases covered. Picturesque, unique, and full of tasty ideas, The CIA at Copia makes any event a truly memorable one.

The Hess Collection • 2nd

707-255-1144 • 4411 Redwood Rd., Napa


di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art • 3rd

707-226-5991 • 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa



BEST Wine Tour

Beau Wine Tours

707-938-8001 • beauwinetours.com

21707 Eighth St., E Suite A, Sonoma

With a team of wine-savvy chauffeur tour guides, Beau Wine Tours is consistently rated as one of the region’s premier luxury tour operators. It helps that proprietor Thomas Buck has been an avid collector of California cult wines for more than 20 years, as well as a vintner himself. Beau Wine Tour’s fleet includes a full bus, luxury sedans, SUVs, sprinter vans, and coaches. It boasts an in-house concierge staff to curate unique itineraries for individuals or groups throughout Napa and Sonoma wine country. No single tour is ever the same.

The Wine Train • 2nd

707-253-2111 • winetrain.com

1275 McKinstry St., Napa

Your Driver in Napa • 3rd (tie)



Platypus Tours • 3rd (tie)

707-253-2723 • platypustours.com

101 S. Coombs St., Napa


BEST Boutique Lodgingharvest inn

Harvest Inn

707-963-9463 • 1 Main St., St. Helena


Set on eight acres of vineyards, this upscale resort is  1.1  miles from downtown St. Helena and 8.4 miles from Yountville’s restaurants and shops. Country-chic rooms, suites, and cottages, some with fireplaces, private decks, and whirlpool tubs, offer views of vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains. Additional amenities include spa treatments, access to a golf club, a cigar program, and an award-winning restaurant on site.

Napa River Inn 2nd

707-251-8500 • napariverinn.com

500 Main St., Napa

Vintage House • 3rd

707-927-2188 • vintagehouse.com

6541 Washington St., Yountville

Poetry Inn • 3rd

707-944-0650 • poetryinn.com

6380 Silverado Trail, Napa