VISITORS GUIDE 2021
PHOTO: BOB MCCLENAHAN
Welcome PHOTO: BOB MCCLENAHAN
Welcome to Yountville! There is truly no place like our
charming small-town. Enjoy the natural beauty, amazing
food and wine in the heart of the Napa Valley. This
Visitor Guide is the perfect resource to help plan your
trip. When strolling through town, don’t hesitate to ask
our friendly locals – what’s your favorite thing to do in
Yountville? Most importantly, have a wonderful time
exploring Wine Country. Cheers!
- John F. Dunbar
Mayor, Town of Yountville
PHOTO: BOB MCCLENAHAN
Yountville, the heart of the Napa Valley, is the ultimate
luxury destination. With its world-class restaurants,
accommodations, and many of Napa Valley’s most
celebrated wines, Yountville blends a breathtaking natural
setting and small-town ambiance with sophisticated Wine
Yountville was established by George Yount in the 1800s.
Yount received the first land grant from the Mexican
government in 1836 and named his property Rancho
Caymus. In the early 1850s, after California became part
of the United States, Yount laid out a six-block area with a
public square and created a village he named Yountville.
George Yount also planted the first grapevines in Napa
Valley, although he never produced wine commercially.
Today, the small-town of Yountville is known for its
walkability, unique experiences, gorgeous scenery,
divine wines, world class restaurants, sophisticated
accommodations, and friendly locals. There’s simply no
place better for those who love to explore the best in
culinary, wine, arts and hospitality than Yountville.
Come and explore Yountville, the Heart of the Napa Valley!
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Yountville is the culinary capital of Napa Valley. Home
to The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s 3-star Michelin
restaurant; visitors’ journey from around the world for
one-of-a-kind dining experiences in Yountville. Swing
by local’s favorite Kelly’s Filling Station & Wine Shop
for a delicious hot dog or dine among live olive trees
at RH Yountville. Don’t miss the fresh English muffins
at Mini Model Bakery, named one of Oprah’s Favorite
Things in 2016, 2017 AND 2020.
Drawing on fresh, artisanal ingredients, and using
traditional cooking methods, La Calenda features dishes
from Chef Kaelin’s native Oaxaca; while casting a glance
across a range of Mexican regional cuisines.
COQUETA NAPA VALLEY
Enjoy the patio at Michael Chiarello’s Coqueta Napa Valley
and enjoy a variety of tapas with a wine country twist. Make
sure and order one of their famous Gin & Tonics!
LUCY RESTAURANT & BAR
Lucy Restaurant & Bar offers seasonal dishes fresh
from their garden and healthy selections from
around Napa Valley.
Yountville showcases unparalleled wine-tasting
experiences. Whether you are looking to taste the
wines that made Napa Valley famous or want to
discover the newest trend in wine making, Yountville
has a Tasting Room for you! One of Yountville’s
best features is its walkability. Simply park your car
and stroll to over a dozen Tasting Rooms. Swing by
Silver Trident Winery, outfitted by Ralph Lauren
Home for a relaxed wine tasting experience.
Then wander to Chandon, the first French-owned
sparkling winery in California, for a glass of bubbles
and one of the best views in town.
SILVER TRIDENT WINERY
JCB TASTING SALON
The JCB Tasting Salon experience is a one-of-a-kind wine
tasting room and retail store curated by Jean-Charles
Boisset. Exclusive Napa Valley wines, luxury and style, it’s
a stop not to be missed!
CLIFF LEDE VINEYARDS
Cliff Lede offers a complete Napa Valley lifestyle experience
with a classic rock edge, where the best in wine, music, art,
architecture and nature intersect. Located on the Yountville
Cross Road, just outside the town limits.
Handwritten Wines is the ultimate place to enjoy a side-by-
side comparative tasting of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Learn what “Terroir” truly means and what role it plays in
creating amazing wines.
In Yountville it’s all about passeggiata – an appreciation for
the art of the stroll and all the discovery that comes with
it. Because here, you are surrounded by multiple Michelin
star Restaurants, the finest in accommodations and
incredible natural surroundings, all found within walking
distance. We have your list of must do experiences to
make the most of your visit – for one day, a weekend or a
weeklong vacation. Let’s go!
A convenient 67 miles from San Francisco International
Airport, Yountville is the perfect one-day Wine Country
getaway. The best way to explore Yountville is by foot, park
your car and stroll through town. When you arrive, swing by
the Yountville Welcome Center and pick up the Yountville
Art Walk Map, or you can download the Art Walk map and
Audio Tour straight to your phone. Yountville features 30
rotating pieces of art throughout town. Don’t miss the most
famous Art Walk piece, the Sidewalk Judge, a perfect selfie
opportunity. Continue up the street to Hope & Grace Tasting
Room for a tasting flight of their single varietal wines. For
dinner, head to Bistro Jeanty, classic French country cuisine.
Chef Philippe Jeanty’s tomato soup is not to be missed!
Relax, you have arrived in Yountville! Begin your weekend
adventure with a tasting flight at Girard Tasting Room, their
2017 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and refreshing, the perfect start
to wine tasting. Hungry yet? Head to Ad Hoc for their daily
four course menu. It is sure to fill you up!
Start the day in the best possible way . . . with a Bouchon
Bakery pastry and coffee. Biking through Yountville is a
great way to explore beyond the town limits. Pick up your
bike at Napa Valley Bike Tours & Rentals, then ride down
Yountville Cross Road to Goosecross Cellars for spectacular
vineyard views (call ahead for an appointment). Ride back to
Yountville to R+D Kitchen Restaurant, famous for their dip
duo and margaritas.
Spend your final day in Yountville strolling through town,
soaking up the beautiful views. Need something to
remember us by? Pick up your Yountville logo’d hat at Ranch
Market Too! – a local’s favorite. While in Ranch Market,
grab a sandwich or slice of pizza at Velo Deli & Pizzeria
and enjoy lunch in one of Yountville’s scenic parks. On your
way to the park, stop by Wine Country Connection, meet
Master Sommelier Kevin Vogt and pick up a bottle of wine
for your picnic.
One week in Yountville, so little time, so much to do!
Outdoor adventures, long walks at dusk, leisurely
brunches, this is your chance to live like the locals do.
LUCY RESTAURANT & BAR
Start your weeklong Yountville stay with a wine and bacon
tasting at Priest Ranch. Four wines are paired with four types
of bacon, a delight for the senses. For lunch, head to Bottega,
and enjoy a true Italian feast. Located across the street is
Hestan Tasting Room, featuring Ruffoni Italian cookware, enjoy
their Library tasting while exploring the modern space.
All aboard! When visiting Yountville, you can’t miss the Napa
Valley Wine Train, one of the most unique ways to see Napa
Valley. Featuring, numerous tour options, gourmet lunches,
family run estate tours and more, there is something for
everyone. Reservations are required. When back in town, head
to RH Wine Vault for a glass of wine outside in the stunning
garden. Room for dinner? Stroll to Lucy Restaurant and Bar
for a true Farm to Table dining experience.
Begin your day with breakfast at Southside Café in NoYo
(short for North Yountville). Indulge in biscuits & gravy or go
for the healthier option, but still delicious, avocado toast. After
breakfast head into the Nomad Library at Stewart Cellars for
a seated tasting of their delicious Nomad Cabernet. Need
some exercise? Walk along the Napa Valley Vine Trail and
take in vineyard views and fresh air. After your stroll, stop in at
Heron House and taste wines from a variety of Napa Valley’s
top wine producers. For dinner, make a reservation at Bouchon
Bistro, delicious French cuisine with classics such as the Croque
Madame and Steak Frites.
Yountville is the perfect place for some retail therapy. The Shops
at The Marketplace is located in the middle of town and offers
a variety of shops. Inside The Shops at The Marketplace, visit V
Wine Cellar for a glass of wine and explore their thoughtfully
curated wine collection. Take a stroll across the street to The
Conservatory NYC, this new boutique offers trendy home
goods, accessories and clothing. Don’t miss Finesse, The
Store, Thomas Keller’s retail store where you can purchase his
cookbooks and specialty items. Still not done shopping? Stroll
over to Montecristi Panama Hats and browse their impressive
collection of designer headwear.
Your last day! Start your day with breakfast and a Bloody Mary
at locals favorite Lakeside Grill. After breakfast play nine holes
at Vintner’s Golf Course and enjoy beautiful views of the
Mayacamas Mountains. Visit Jessup Cellars for a memorable
tasting experience with the friendliest staff in Yountville. Before
you head out of town, enjoy one last tasting at Hill Family Estate,
for a one of a kind “blind” tasting experience; can you guess
which wines have been poured into the black Riedel glasses?
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN
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Yountville is home to some of the most award-
winning hotels in the United States. Most
properties offer packages that include spa services,
select tastings at nearby wineries, breakfast,
evening wine receptions, and more. From charming
bed & breakfast inns to award-winning hotels, you
will find the respite and pampering you deserve
while staying in Yountville.
Yountville’s hotel and spa experience set in nature, featuring
a rooftop pool, eclectic gardens and Lucy fine dining
restaurant and bar. Bardessono is a LEED® Platinum certified
property and prides itself on its commitment to not only
luxury but to sustainability.
The all new Hotel Villagio boasts a sophisticated and
passionate vibe, while emoting casual glamour. Enjoy the
effortless style and allure that Hotel Villagio has created for
travelers looking to escape to Napa Valley’s newest luxury
Rooted in Yountville history, guests experience a luxury
boutique hotel inspired by a quintessential wine country
home and anchored by a Heritage Valley Oak tree. With
charming service and genuine comfort, Hotel Yountville
creates the perfect escape for the adventurous traveler and
wine country lovers.
NAPA VALLEY LODGE
With a coveted Yountville location Napa Valley Lodge is an
idyllic wine country retreat with complimentary amenities
and thoughtful service. Adjacent to renowned vineyards,
the Lodge is just steps away from the wine country’s finest
restaurants and wine tasting rooms.
NORTH BLOCK HOTEL
A modern boutique hotel in Yountville situated at the north
end of town. North Block is a luxurious place to call home
during your stay in Yountville.
Vintage House brings rustic elegance and modern
sophistication to new heights of contemporary chic. The
details are alluring, the seduction is rich and the hospitality
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Yountville is a place to stroll manicured streets, savor local
wines, ride bikes through surrounding vineyards, drift
skyward in a hot air balloon with Napa Valley Aloft or
Napa Valley Balloons, peruse local galleries, enjoy a round
of golf, or be pampered at a local spa. Whatever your
interest or mood, Yountville provides an experience that will
leave you coming back, time and again.
NAPA VALLEY BIKE TOURS
Enjoy Yountville and Napa Valley car free! Napa Valley Bike
Tours & Rentals specializes in guided bike tours to wineries,
self-guided wine-tasting bike tours and bike rentals. Enjoy the
natural beauty of Napa Valley all while getting in your exercise
for the day.
VINTNER’S GOLF CLUB
Vintner’s Golf Course is the only up valley public golf course.
This nine-hole golf course is designed for all skill levels, from
professional to novice. Looking for a wedding venue? Vintner’s
offers one of the most affordable locations in Napa Valley to
tie the knot.
Self-taught chocolatier, Chris Kollar, has created a chocolate
paradise in the heart of Yountville. Featured as one of
Oprah’s Favorite Things, the colored truffles look like edible
works of art too beautiful to eat…almost. A must stop for
anyone with a sweet tooth, Kollar Chocolates is sure to
create a taste of happiness.
THE SPA AT THE ESTATE
Relax. You are in Yountville. Yountville spas are the
perfect place for you to truly pamper yourself. Indulge in
an all-day treatment at The Spa at Hotel Yountville or
enjoy an in-room experience from B Spa at Bardessono.
If you are looking for an intimate spa experience look
no further than the Francis & Alexander Spa at North
Block Hotel. No matter where you choose to relax, you
are sure to feel truly at peace!
THE SPA AT THE ESTATE YOUNTVILLE
Soothing fountains, cascading waterfalls and serene pools
envelop guests in an atmosphere of quietude and creature
comfort from the moment of arrival. Offering seven treatment
rooms and five luxurious private spa suite, Swiss experience
showers, saunas and outdoor soaking baths, enjoy a spa
treatment of a lifetime.
VILLAGIO.COM/ SPA-AND-FITNESS 707.948.5050
B SPA AT BARDESSONO
Journey through B Spa at Bardessono and enjoy seasonal
treatments that purify, exfoliate, warm you and wrap you
in bliss. Your experience may include a massage and wrap
with herbs sourced from locally grown lavender and uplifting
FRANCIS & ALEXANDER SPA
AT NORTH BLOCK HOTEL
Relaxation is an integral part of revitalization. At North Block
Hotel wellness is paramount and they love nothing better
than to see you recharged and reinvigorated. Creating an
immersive, all-sensory experience is at the core of what they
do at the Francis & Alexander Spa at North Block Hotel.
Launched in partnership with industry visionaries Peggy
Francis and Loma Alexander, the Spa offers a comprehensive
range of services designed to allow guests to truly luxuriate
in a peaceful, picturesque setting.
Yountville has long been revered as an arts destination.
The Napa Valley Museum – Yountville is a place for
visitors to explore the connections between the Valley’s
environment, culture, history, and creative expression. If you
are interested in local artists, you can explore the Gallery
at the Community Center. Once you have checked out
the Gallery make sure you explore the Yountville Art Walk.
You can download a map and audio tour at ANY of the art
pieces around town. Yountville is also fortunate to have The
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, a
world-class performing arts theater in town.
YOUNTVILLE ART WALK
NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM – YOUNTVILLE
The Napa Valley Museum – Yountville, presents a three-part
cultural experience of art, nature, and history through exhibitions,
educational programs, and creative activities. The Main Gallery
hosts West Coast and World Premieres and other major
exhibitions. The Spotlight Gallery showcases leading regional and
emerging artists and features noteworthy aspects of local culture.
The History Gallery displays selections that exemplify our region’s
history from among the Museum’s permanent collection.
GALLERY AT THE
The Town of Yountville’s boutique gallery exhibits notable
Napa Valley and Bay Area artists. Open Monday – Friday from
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. the Gallery at the Community Center is a
great opportunity for visitors to connect with locals.
THE YOUNTVILLE ART WALK
The Yountville Art Walk was founded in 2009 and features
over 30 rotating art pieces from artists all over the world.
Stroll through town and enjoy the FREE audio guide. Each
sculpture has an identification plaque with a QR code. When
you scan the code up pops “Yountville Art Walk” with a
general description and list of various sculpture stops. Scroll
down to the sculpture you are at and simply hit “Listen”. It is
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