Anette’s Chocolate Tasting & Ice Cream in Downtown Napa

Never one to pass up the opportunity for some chocolate, I jumped at the chance to experience Anette’s Chocolate tasting in downtown Napa. If you have at least four people, you can call and make an appointment to do a 45-minute tasting which I found helped me to understand a ton more about chocolate and […]

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ in Napa

Downtown Napa is full of great eateries, but for me, it doesn’t get better than Bounty Hunter on 1st St. This small neon-lit bar and restaurant seats less than 50 and has a kitchen smaller than most bathrooms. That doesn’t stop them from pumping out the best beer can chicken I have ever had though. […]

Model Bakery in St Helena

If you know anyone who frequents the Napa Valley area, then there is a good chance you have heard of the Model Bakery in St Helena and their fantastic English Muffins. Of course, when you think English Muffin you probably never associate them with a culinary delight, as the ones that are in the grocery […]

Bistro Jeanty: Upscale French Cuisine in Yountville

In a town full of fantastic eateries, Bistro Jeanty wins the award for most locals telling me to eat there. Time and time again when I asked people where to eat, this small French restaurant kept coming up. I tried it on my first night in town and I was impressed by the food, staff, and […]

Hurley’s Restaurant: A Californian-Mediterranean Eatery in Yountville

Update 2018: This restaurant has closed. While Yountville is full of great options for food, Hurley’s is my go-to spot for California cuisine. Located right across the street from the popular V Marketplace, Hurley’s has been making great food since 2002. The menu itself is incredibly unique with highlights being any of the wild game […]

Biking to Wineries in Yountville with Napa Valley Bike Tours

If you are looking for a unique way to get active while in the Napa Valley, while still trying some fantastic wines, I would recommend considering a bike tour. Whether self-guided or with a group, biking through Yountville and exploring the region and its many trails makes for a great half or full day adventure. […]

Domaine Chandon: Sparkling Wine & A Stunning Winery in Yountville

In the Napa Valley, sparkling wines are becoming more popular but nowhere near the popularity of their still wine brethren. Domain Chandon is changing this though with a beautiful winery, a huge following of people anxious to purchase their wines and a unique wine making process that creates an easy to drink yet elegant sparkling […]

Bell Wine Cellars: One of Yountville’s Best Wineries

One of the things I love most about Napa is when you find those wineries where they really seem to care about the beauty of wine and the uniqueness of how people experience it. I felt like Phifer Pavitt was one of those, and I am happy to add Bell Wine Cellars to that list […]

Bouchon Bakery in Yountville: Napa Valley’s Famous Bakery

There is a good chance you have heard of or been to this famous bakery in Yountville, which is the brainchild of Chef Thomas Keller. While is used to just be in Yountville, they have even expanded to locations in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and New York now. It is one of those spots that […]

Bouchon Bistro: Thomas Keller’s Amazing Yountville Restaurant

No trip to Yountville is complete without visiting at least one of famed Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurants. There are three in the city, plus a bakery, and they range from extremely difficult to relatively easy to get into. French Laundry is the difficult one as it has been voted the best restaurant in the world […]