If you follow me on Instagram, you know I just returned from my honeymoon and one of the stops was in Napa Valley! It was absolutely amazing there to say the least.
To start of, we flew direct into San Francisco and rented a car through the on site Enterprise at the airport. From there we drove to Napa. It’s about and hour and a half drive from the airport but we decided to go out of our way a little and stop over at the Golden Gate Bridge which I defiantly recommend if you haven’t been to San Francisco before.
Once we arrived in Napa at our hotel, Hotel Yountville they told us our room was immediately ready for us which was amazing so we would get to change and get out to the vineyards ASAP! I will touch on our hotel a little- it was so nice and very quaint and cute exactly how I picture a hotel in Napa to me. They had an amazing pool and the Spa staff was incredible we went for massages our first full day there and the staff was great. Our room had an extra large king bed, a huge bathroom and each room had a very large patio. At no time did I feel the hotel was over crowded even though I believe the hotel was almost fully booked during our stay. The hotel also had a car that would drive you to dinner each night which was very convenient. The hotel had a pool, fire pits and a bar which we would visit each day after we were done at the vineyards we toured. I will post some pictures below!
This was our huge king bed at the hotel!
The pool and Fire pit at the hotel- the bar was also right near here as well
Every room had a fire place in it! We ended up using it most nights after dinner when the temperatures would drop down to the mid 40’s
We went to 6 different Vineyards and each had something different to offer. My Favorites were Joseph Phelps and Stags’ Leap. They Tour at Joseph Phelps took place on the terrace and you got to look out over onto the beautiful Vineyards. Stags’ Leap was also very different because the tasting included an interactive 90 minutes tour with some pretty generous wine pours along the way LOL! It was very interesting to hear what happened to Napa during prohibition and the history of the estate in which has stood there for over 100 years. We also visited some othr Vineyards which included Cakebread Cellars, Caymus, Chandon, and Darioush. Check with your hotel before hand too because a lot of hotel have deals with the vineyards for a free tasting or some type of discount.
Some Dinner and Lunch places I would highly recommend are Farmstead at Longmeadow Ranch, PRESS Steakhouse and if you are looking to splurge on an AMAZING dinner one night I highly recommend the Restaurant at Auberge Du Soleil. the menu is price fixed and on the expensive side but its worth it! If anyone has any questions about Napa I would love to hear from you just leave a comment or email me!