Best of Napa Valley Life
2020 Best of Napa Valley Awards – Readers Choice
Published On: February 25, 2020

You came, you saw, you voted…and the results are in.  With record-breaking numbers, Napa Valley Life is pleased to present our annual Best of Napa Valley Reader’s Choice Awards. This year we fine-tuned our voting categories to appeal to both our local and visitor readership and extended our reach for voting across the web, through our e-newsletter, and among our social media following.  We were amazed at the responses we received and pleased to see so many new contenders with hats in the ring. 

With such an abundance of extraordinary restaurants, wineries, resorts, and shopping choices, we offer our congratulations to not only the winners and top three, but also all the nominees.  To our readers, we can’t thank you enough for your active participation in selecting your favorites. Your input helps us recognize the very best that Napa Valley has to offer and lets us share the love. 

BEST Wine Country Event

1st • BottleRock Napa Valley

Napa Valley Expo, Napa

Now in its eighth-season, every May over 120,000 concert goers flood downtown Napa to partake in the best event in Napa, BottleRock Napa Valley.

Produced by JaM Cellars, the event proudly wears the crown for sharing the best of music, wine, food, and beer with Napa plus all of their guests. 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.

2nd • Napa Porchfest

3rd • Music in the Vineyards

 – TIE –

3rd Napa Valley Film Festival


BEST Cultural Venue

1st The CIA at Copia

500 1st St., Napa • 707-967-2500

A food lovers paradise, The CIA at Copia knows what it means to entertain and provide 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 attending one of their many food and wine events in their culinary gardens or their outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Napa River, 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.

2nd • The Hess Collection

4411 Redwood Rd., Napa 707-255-1144

3rd • di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa 707-226-5991


BEST Live Music Venue

1st • Blue Note Napa

1030 Main St., Napa • 707-880-2300

Blue Note Napa’s live music jazz club/gourmet restaurant blends a Greenwich Village jazz club experience with a Northern California wine country ambiance within the historic architecture of Napa Valley’s nineteenth-century Opera House. The venue hosts national big-name performers as well as local bands and has an impressive menu and wine list. On Tuesdays, locals get free admission for musical performances and enjoy food and drink specials

2nd • Uptown Theatre

1350 3rd St., Napa 707-259-0123

3rd • Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

7801 St.Helena Hwy. St. Helena  888-766-6328


sequoia grove

Photo courtesy of Sequoia Grove

BEST Winery Tasting Room

1st • Sequoia Grove

8338 St. Helena Hwy., Napa

Known for their elegant redwood tasting bar, family-owned Sequoia Grove Winery serves up some of the best wine tasting experiences in the Napa Valley area.

Tastings are hosted in a 110-year old former hay barn beneath a grove of sequoia trees, which makes Sequoia Grove a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere for an outing.

Enjoy a single-vineyard tasting of award- winning, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and current selection of blends and estate varietals, which taste even better paired with one of their seasonal cheese and charcuterie plates.

2nd • Frank Family Winery

1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga
707-942-0859 •

3rd • Schramsberg Vineyards

1400 Schramsberg Rd., Calistoga
707-942-4558 •


BEST Wine Bar

1st • Bounty Hunter

975 1st St., Napa • 707-226-3976

An outstanding wine bar located in the heart of Downtown Napa, Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smoking’ BBQ serves a line up of 400 highly-allocated wines, 40 wines by the glass and a killer BBQ which has earned acclaim as the best in the area. Enjoy a rare wine or partake in an artisan beer. Open late and on the weekends.

2nd • Oxbow Wine & Cheese Market 

610 1st St., Napa • 707-257-5200 merchant/

3rd • Cadet Wine & Beer Bar

930 Franklin St., Napa • 707-224-4400

– TIE –

3rd • Market St. Helena

1347 Main St., St. Helena
707-963-3799 •


BEST Boutique Winery

1st • Shadybrook Estate Winery

100 Rapp Lane, Napa • 707-255-5661

Whether traveling to Napa for its exquisite wines or its picturesque vistas, Shadybrook Estate Winery at Rapp Ranch offers a truly unique experience that hearkens back to the Valley’s original ranchers. Located in a charming corner of Coombsville, the historic property offers guests a unique selection of small-lot Estate wines graciously crafted to show- case the balance and power of the Coombsville terroir. By appointment visits include an estate tour and tast- ing, either paired with cheese and charcuterie or for visitors with an adventurer’s spirit, a guided horseback ride through the vineyard.

2nd Luna Vineyards  2nd

2921 Silverado Trail, Napa
707-255-5862 •

3rd Fontanella Family Winery

1721 Partrick Rd., Napa
707-252-1017 •


3rd St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery

816 Vallejo St., Napa • 707-255-5591


BEST Wine Tour

1st • Platypus Tours

101 S. Coombs St., Napa • 707-253-2723

Platypus Wine Tours specializes in intimate, unforgettable wine tours, known for their lighthearted, fun approach to tasting and learning about wine. Their custom itineraries encompass smaller, charming back roads vineyards and hidden gem wineries for both private tours and groups and are easily accessible to book and enjoy.

2nd • Verve Napa Valley

2063 Verve Ave., Napa
707-253-2269 •

3rd • Beau Wine Tours

21707 Eighth St., E, Suite A, Sonoma
707-938-8001 •


BEST Hidden Gem Winery

1st • Flora Springs

1978 West Zinfandel Lane St. Helena
707-963-5711 •

Flora Springs is an undeniable hidden gem of the Napa Valley area. Located in St. Helena, patrons can visit their relaxed tasting room, or make an appointment to visit the estate and Ghost Winery and experience the hillside caves. Renowned as one of Napa Valley’s most historic wineries, visitors will get quite a memorable experience plus, take in some of their top-rated wines.

2nd • Anderson Conn Valley Vineyards

680 Rossi Rd., St. Helena
707-963-8600 •

3rd • Vincent Arroyo Winery

2361 Greenwood Ave., Calistoga
707-942-6995 •


BEST Winemaker

1st Heidi Barrett

Berkeley native Heidi Barrett has been making wine in Napa Valley since the early 80s and has her famous signature on some of California’s most notable cult wines.  Dubbed ‘The first lady of wine’ by top critic Robert Parker, she broke the glass ceiling decades ago and has garnered 100 point scores across the ten brands she represents, including her own labels, La Sirena and Barrett & Barrett.

 2nd Jason Moore

3rd • Rudy Zuidema


3rd Sarah Fowler

707- 963-3600
8466 St Helena Hwy., Rutherford


BEST Wine Collective

1st • Vintners Collective

1245 Main St., Napa • 707-255-7150

As the first luxury cooperative of boutique Napa Valley winemakers, Vintner’s Collective offers exclusive wines handcrafted by small, boutique vintners, often exclusively, for some wineries that don’t have the facilities to offer tastings on site. The historic building, which was a saloon and brothel dating back to 1875, is conveniently located on Main Street and rotates an extraordinary assortment of over 15 hard-to-find, small producers that showcase the very best that Napa Valley has to offer.


1st • ACME Fine Wines

1080 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-963-0440

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, ACME Fine Wines is a neighborhood wine shop offering wines from local vintners. Mix in the yet-to-be-discovered with the well-known producers and the event is unlike any brick & mortar experience, whether you shop ‘The Wall’ or schedule a private tasting.

2nd • Brasswood Cellars

3111 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena 
707-968-5434 •

3rd • Wine Thief

708 1st St., Napa 707-666-2650


BEST Bar/Cocktails

1st • Goose and Gander

1245 Spring St., St. Helena
707-967-8779 •

Goose & Gander is one of St. Helena’s most popular hang-outs, best known for its seasonal menu and retro- fresh libations served in its cherished basement bar or outdoor garden. Guests and locals gather regularly to imbibe, partake in pop-up specials, Whiskey Wednesdays and live music on weekends.

2nd • Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

738 Main St., St. Helena

3rd • AVOW

813 Main St., Napa

3rd • Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford
800-348-5406 aubergedusoleil/dine/


BEST Upscale Restaurant

1st • The French Laundry

6640 Washington St., Yountville
707-944-2380 •

The award-winning French Laundry restaurant was purchased by Thomas Keller in 1994. The menu, which changes daily, commits itself to serving classic French cuisine with the finest quality ingredients, along with a similarly intense focus on impeccable guest service.

Having celebrated its silver anniversary in July 2019, The French Laundry has received numerous honors and accolades over the past twenty- five years, including the Michelin Guide’s most prestigious, highest rating of three stars.

2nd • Coles Chophouse

1123 Main St., Napa
707-224-MEAT •

3rd • Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford
800-348-5406 • aubergedusoleil/dine/


BEST Pizza

1st • Pizzeria Tra Vigne

1016 Main St., St. Helena
707-967-9999 •

There’s something for everyone at Pizzeria Tra Vigne, and guests of all ages delight in this local, vibrant and inviting restaurant. Two large-screen televisions, a secluded and beautiful patio, a lively bar area and a Bocce Court offer the perfect backdrop to gather for hand-tossed pizzas and pasta. For more than 25 years, Pizzeria Tra Vigne has been the “go-to” St. Helena restaurant where people can gather with family and friends.

2nd • Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca

1260 Main St., Napa
707-255-5552 •

3rd • Bistro Don Giovanni

707-224-3300 •


3rd • Foodshed Take Away

3385 Old California Way, Napa
707-255-3340 •


BEST Family Restaurant

1st • Gotts Roadside-Napa

644 1st St., Napa
707-224-6900 •

Gotts Roadside was founded in 1999 by brothers Joel and Duncan Gott. It’s downtown Napa location is always bustling with visitors and locals of all ages, and is best known for its modern approach to American roadside classics, inventive burgers, and fresh seafood. Especially popular for its outdoor patio and picnic tables, the self-serve operation offers a chill vibe to enjoy fresh, seasonal food, local beer or wine and great conversation.

2nd • Pizzeria Tra Vigne

1016 Main St., St. Helena 

3rd • Hop Creek Pub

3253 Browns Valley Rd., Napa


gotts roadside

Photo courtesy of Gotts Roadside

BEST Burger

1st • Gotts Roadside

644 1st St., Napa
707-224-6900 •

For anyone who craves delicious, high-quality fare in a welcoming, down-to-earth spot, Gott’s Roadside in Napa is a tried-and-true local favorite. Gotts is known for its juicy cheeseburgers, 100% beef Fearless Franks, beer-battered onion rings, and hand-spun shakes. And just for locals, every Tuesday, any Gotts burger (cheese- burger, hamburger, or Impossible burger) + fries + 16 oz. fountain drink is on special for $11.49.

2nd • Goose & Gander

1245 Spring St., St. Helena
707-967-8779 •

3rd • The Charter Oak Restaurant

1050 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena
707-302-6996 •


3rd • Squeeze Inn Hamburgers

3383 Solano Ave., Napa
707-257-6880 •


BEST Asian Food

1st • Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa
707-252-1600 •

Iron Chef Morimoto has made his signature restaurant on the Napa River one of the most popular in the Bay Area since its opening in 2010. The inventive menu offers high-end Japanese fare and artful cocktails presented in glamorous yet Zen surroundings. The incredible preparations of the finest ingredients impress the senses. For sake lovers, the Momosan Lounge is devoted to sake and Japanese whiskey.

2nd • Miminashi

821 Coombs St., Napa
707-254-9464 •

3rd • Eikos Modern Japanse Cuisine

1300 First St., Suite 385, Napa
707-501-4444 •


BEST Mexican Food

1st • Gran Eléctrica

1313 Main St., Napa
707-258-1313 •

Gran Electra offers an authentic and market-driven Mexican menu inspired by traditional Mexican street fare such as fresh hand-pressed tortillas crafted with heirloom corn, house-made crema and queso fresco, as well as spicy chorizo made on site. The beverage program includes artisan mescals and tequila and an extensive wine list. Both bars and the outdoor patio are always a fiesta.

2nd • La Luna Market & Taqueria

1153 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford

3rd • Don Perico Mexican Restaurant

3rd 1106 1st St., Napa


BEST Bakery

1st • Bouchon Bakery

6528 Washington St., Yountville
707-944-2253 •

In 2003 Chef Thomas Keller opened his first Bouchon Bakery in Yountville to serve his popular Bouchon Bistro and French Laundry restaurants with one-of- a-kind breads. It soon evolved to stand on its own in the style of a classic French boulangerie and features a formidable selection of artisanal breads, classic desserts, croissants and an array of sweet delights meticulously prepared by Pastry Chef Nicholas Bonamico.

2nd • Model Bakery

644 1st St., Napa
707-259-1128 •

3rd • Sweetie Pies Bakery

520 Main St., Napa
707-257-7280 •


BEST Place to Eat Seafood

1st • Hog Island Oyster Co.

610 1st St., Napa
707-251-8113 •

Hog Island Oyster Bar at Oxbow Market is up and shuck the fresh oyster selection of the setting. The Napa location proudly serves shellfish as well as savory seafood entrées, organic salads and small plates showcasing the amazing farmers, fishermen and artisan food producers of Napa Valley and northern California.

2nd • Morimoto Napa

610 Main St., Napa
707-252-1600 •

3rd • Eikos Modern Japanse Cuisine

1300 First St., Suite 385, Napa
707-501-4444 •


BEST Place for a Sandwich

1st • Genova Delicatessen

1550 Trancas St., Napa
707-253-8686 •

Pick your number and stand in line to wait for one of Genova Deli’s famous built-to-order sandwiches which are loaded up with a wide selection of choice meats, cheeses and accouterments. Fresh salads, pasta dishes and soups are made fresh on-site and wines, cheeses, chips, and other specialty Italian grocery items are available to accompany your purchase.

2nd •  Giugni W F & Son Grocery & Deli

2nd 1227 Main St., St. Helena

3rd • Oakville Grocery

7856 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville


BEST Italian Restaurant

1st • Bistro Don Giovanni

4110 Howard Lane, Napa
707-224-3300 •

Local treasure “Don G’s” is a Napa tradition best known for its fresh interpretations of traditional Italian dishes using sustainably-farmed, local fruits and vegetables, and all organic meats. The daily changing menu is popular among locals and tourists alike, as well as the lively bar that serves the full menu, an impressive wine list, and seasonally inspired cocktails.

2nd • Bottega Napa Valley

6525 Washington St., Yountville
707-945-1050 //

3rd • Oenotri

1425 1st. St., Napa
707-252-1022 •


BEST Place for Breakfast

1st • Boon Fly Cafe

4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa
707-299-4870 •

Fun, lively, and very busy on weekends, Boon Fly Café is a well-known spot to jump-start the day. Located at the Carneros Resort, Chef de Cuisine Nicole Heaney serves modern rustic cuisine in a contemporary roadhouse atmosphere. Daily brunch favorites include Boon Fly’s famous homemade donuts, Avocado Toast, a Paleo Scramble, and many classics, including Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Benedict.

2nd • Southside Cafe

2770 Old Sonoma Rd., Napa
707-492-3733 •

3rd • Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford
800-348-5406 • aubergedusoleil/dine/


BEST Vegetarian Menu Options

1st • Rutherford Grill

1180 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford
707-963-1792 •

The Rutherford Grill has been proudly serving the Napa Valley since its opening in 1994. Dubbed a neighborhood gem, it is revered for its seasonal menu, attentive staff, and local watering hole at lunchtime. While many people wait in line to order the popular barbeque ribs and burgers, the menu has an extensive selection for their non-meat eating guests. Crowd favorites include their Veggie Burger, Flying Tuna Platter, wood-grilled Artichoke, Butternut Squash Enchilada and their decadent Iron Skillet cornbread.

2nd • ZuZu

829 Main St., Napa

3rd Mango on Main

1142 Main St., Napa


3rd AVOW 

813 Main St., Napa


BEST Dog Friendly Hang Out

1st • R + D Kitchen -Patio

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

Newport Beached based R+D Kitchen serves its crisp, flavorful American fare and fresh sushi indoors and out. The expansive patio is popular on weekends where guests pop in for lunch or to grab a beer and watch the game from the outdoor bar. Adirondack chairs and fire-pits are big attractions for groups and, of course, the four-legged members of the family.

2nd • Gotts Roadside

644 1st St., Napa
707-224-6900 •

3rd • The Grove at CIA Copia

500 1st St., Napa
707-967-2500 •


BEST Boutique Lodging

1st • Carneros Resort & Spa

4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa
707-299-4900 •

Set on 27 acres of scenic countryside in Napa Valley, this chic, upscale resort offers both cottages and suites with fireplaces and private patios. Amenities include three restaurants, a spa, two pools with hot tubs, bocce ball courts, bicycles, an upscale general store and a boutique. Its central location offers guests easy access to both Sonoma and Napa Valley.

2nd • Napa River Inn

500 Main St., Napa
707-251-8500 •

3rd • Poetry Inn

6380 Silverado Trail, Napa
707-944-0650 •


silverado resort

Photo courtesy of Silverado Resort

BEST Hotel/Resort

1st • Silverado Resort

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

Swing, spa, savor, or stay-The award- winning Silverado Resort offers so many possibilities for golfers, tennis players, spa-goers, foodies or fashionistas. Conveniently located at the South end of Silverado Trail, its accommodations provide the perfect home base and respite for visitors and locals alike.

2nd • Meadowood Napa Valley

900 Meadowood Lane St. Helena
707-531-4788 •

3rd • Calistoga Ranch

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


3rd • Auberge du Soleil

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



1st • Thomas Keller

Renowned Napa Valley master chef and icon, Thomas Keller is chef and proprietor of five Michelin-starred restaurants, several of which are mainstays Yountville. The French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro are his best- known venues, but Ad Hoc and Addendum are crowd favorites as is his newest Mexican themed endeavor, La Calenda. Keller’s focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, many of which are harvested in a garden across the street from the French Laundry, and the highest standards for perfection are the secrets to his success.

2nd • Cindy Pawlcyn

3rd • Christopher Kostow


BEST Golf Course

1st • Silverado Resort

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

Challenge yourself on a champion- ship 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.

2nd • Napa Valley Country Club

3385 Hagen Rd., Napa
707-252-1111 •

3rd • Eagle Vines Golf Club

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


BEST Day Spa/Salon

1st • The Spa at Silverado

1605 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa
707-257-5555 •

The Spa at Silverado is relaxing made easy. Enter the rejuvenating realm of the Spa at Silverado’s soothing atmosphere and lose yourself in Napa Valley’s spectacular beauty. Massage, skincare, body scrubs and wraps are available for both men and women and for those who wish to completely indulge, full and half-day packages are available.

2nd • Solage Spa

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga
707-226-0800 •

3rd • Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch

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


3rd • Spa Terra at Meritage Resort

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa
707-251-3000 •


BEST Shopping for Men

1st • Williamson & Company

1144 Main St., Napa
707-224-5284 •

Williamson & Company has been a mainstay in Napa for over 40 years and specializes in upscale, tradi- tional, quality men’s clothing. With a unique mix of both casual and dress, a man who is always interested in looking good, or the women who buy for them, can shop for all occasions in a relaxed, non-department store setting.

2nd • Scott Lyall Clothes for Men

614 Main St., Napa
707-255-5858 •

3rd • Marios Napa Valley

1223 Main St., Napa
707-963-1603 •


BEST Shopping for Women

1st • BoHo Lifestyle

1012 First St., Napa
707-337-5870 •

Boho Lifestyle is not only a store; it’s a feeling. Owner Indra Forntey’s philosophy is to help women of all ages be who they want to be. The popular boutique carries clothing, jewelry and accessories, that are diverse, affordable and always on-trend.

2nd • Makers Market at First Street

1300 1st St., Napa
707-637-4637 •

3rd • Helen Lyall Clothes for Women

650 Main St., Napa
707-252-7400 •


BEST Jewelry Store

1st • Napa Valley Jewelers

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

Napa Valley Jewelers has been providing the Napa Valley area with a personalized shopping experience for 25 years. Offering a wide array of jewelry, they aim to exceed expectations of clients and can accommodate anyone’s budget. Offering unique jewelry made from precious metals and gems to wonderous pieces of art made from glass, Napa Valley Jewelers is well equipped and established to serve their clients in a variety of ways.

2nd • Creations Fine Jewelers

3341 Solano Ave., Napa
707-252-8131 •

3rd • Padis Jewelry

1269 Main St., St. Helena
707-963-2288 •


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Best of Napa Valley 2020 –
Editor’s Choice

Each year our readers nominate and vote on some of Napa Valley’s best people, places and things that offer exceptional experiences for both visitors and locals alike. It is always challenging to include all that Napa has to offer in such a finite list, so the Editor’s Picks includes categories that were not included in the Peoples’ Choice ballot and are worth an honorable mention.


BEST New Restaurants

Napa Valley’s culinary scene welcomed some exciting new restaurants in 2019, some under the mantle of local veteran master chefs, and a few newcomers to the area. Here are our top two picks:


813 Main St, Napa
707-203-8900 •

After much anticipation, the famed three-level space on 813 Main Street, originally known as Fagianis, re-opened in August as AVOW, a contemporary restaurant and bar under the ownership of winery veteran Joe Wagner. AVOW’s “rustic luxury” menu offers an eclectic array of food and a cocktail menu with fun takes on the classics, which are most often enjoyed on the rooftop patio.

Perry Langs

6539 Washington Street, Yountville 
707-945-4522 •

Veteran dry aged meat master and BBQ legend, Adam Perry Lang, launched the opening of his second eponymous restaurant with the September 2019 debut of Perry Lang’s as part of The Estate Yountville’s ongoing expansion. Offering diners an approachable chophouse experience in the heart of wine country, the new American restaurant features a menu of seasonally-driven and market-forward fare that complements Perry Lang’s one-of-a-kind dry-aged meat offerings.


BEST Party of the Year

Jean Charles Boisset’s 50th Birthday Bash

On September 7, Napa vintner, proprietor and entertainer extraordinaire, Jean Charles Boisset (JCB) took the Napa party scene to the next level as he celebrated his 50th birthday among thousands of his “closest friends.” Hosted at his Raymond Winery in St. Helena, the opulent 007 themed bash thrilled guests with over the top scenes recreated from the James Bond movie series. The evening began with a welcome toast from Jean Charles, who filled guests’ glasses with JCB bubbles while swinging from a 25’ high harness. It only got better from there.


BEST Reincarnation

Gary’s Napa Valley

607 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena
707-531-7660 •

When Dean and Deluca closed its doors early in the year, Gary Fisch jumped on the opportunity to lease the space. Gary’s Napa Valley is Fisch’s fifth location and extension of his fine wine business he built in the New York area. Gary’s carries over 600 labels of wines, both local and imported. Guests can sample up to 24 wines offered by the glass and choose from hundreds of spirits and beer products, imported cheeses, charcuterie, fresh-baked breads, a full deli as well as hand- crafted platters and gift baskets.


BEST Unique Experience

Le Petit Chef 3D Dining Experience – The CIA at Copia

500 1st St., Napa
707-967-2555 •

This whimsical “dinner and a show” dining experience at The CIA at Copia takes diners through a two-hour expedition with “Le Petit Chef” a thumb-sized 3D animated chef projected on their plates. The vibrant journey of the senses inspired by Marco Polo’s travels along the Silk Road includes a delicious spice trail-inspired six-course seasonal dinner with a wine pairing option which changes quarterly, prepared by the creative team of CIA chefs led by Chef Rodrigo Vazquez.


BEST Local Hang Outs

Local Farmers Markets

There is nowhere better to mix and mingle with the local community than at one of Napa Valley’s vibrant Farmers Markets. The bustling markets are always a welcome juxtaposition of local growers and vendors mingling with locals and tourists to share seasonal produce, fresh foods and merchandise in a casual setting. Our top three picks:

Saturdays and Tuesday mornings: 8:30am -1:00pm Year Round

St. Helena
Friday mornings: 7:30am-12:00pm
May – October

Saturday mornings: 9:00am-1:00pm Year Round


BEST Florist

Beau Fleurs Flower Company

1508 Silverado Trail, Napa 707-224-7993

For over 25 years, Beau Fleurs proprietors John and Kellie Prittie have been creating beautiful, upscale arrangements of California-grown and imported cut flowers. Their fresh, natural ‘fresh from the garden’ style, attention to detail and creativity behind every arrangement. The family-owned operation caters to individuals, groups and events and prides themselves on their focused attention to customer satisfaction and white glove customer service.