So you only have a weekend in Napa Valley and you want to make the most of it! Well we’ve got you covered. We have rounded up our favorite wineries, views, and restaurants you will not want to miss when visiting Napa valley.
Napa Valley is known for its wine, so let’s start there! When choosing between which of the hundreds of wineries visit, there are a few things to consider: top rated wines, views, pairings, and tours. The first winery we would suggest to visit has all four to offer, but is known specifically for the views. Sterling vineyards, located in Calistoga, offers breathtaking panoramic views of Napa Valley. Take the aerial tram 300 feet above the town to discover delicious wines with the best view of the city. When you reach the top, you are met with a glass of wine to enjoy during your self-guided tour. Your tour will conclude on the Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace where you can enjoy a special flight of seasonal wines paired with a delicious artisanal cheese and Charcuterie plate.
The next winery you must visit is Castillo di Amorosa, an authentically styled 13th century Tuscan castle winery. Yes, you read that right, a castle! This winery experience is like no other. Join the 60-minute guided tour through the castle, which includes the torture chamber, armory, and grand barrel room (where you will experience a tasting straight from a wine barrel)! The tour will end up in a private tasting bar where you will enjoy a premium wine and chocolate pairing.
If your husband is anything likes ours, they may want to take a break from the wine and experience something a little different. We suggest taking a tour of the Napa Valley Distillery, the first distillery to open its doors in the city of Napa since Prohibition. This is such a unique experience, as you will learn all about the art of craft spirits production and tasting. Take an educational distillery tour, then taste through a flight of their award-winning locally made products in the Grand Tasting Salon.
When visiting Napa, remember to not drink too much so you can enjoy the delicious food they have to offer. Our favorite restaurant is Bottega, located in the quaint town of Yountville. Bottega of Napa Valley is known for bringing together the best of Italy and California. Dine outside on the expansive patio, complete with two stone fireplaces to warm you on the coolest Napa nights or inside where you’ll find a warm, rustic atmosphere for a meal and an experience to remember. The food is amazing and the service is even better.
Last, but not least, make sure you take the time to stop and see the famous Welcome to Napa Valley Sign. The Sign is located on St. Helena and Calistoga on Route 29 in Napa Valley. This site has become a popular tourist attraction in the last decade. Stop and snap a few pics in front of the sign, and don’t worry, there will be other tourists there who will take a pic for you!
Well, there you have it, the best places to visit for your weekend getaway to Napa valley. Where do you love to visit when in Napa? We would love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment below.
Thanks for following along with us! ~Simply Sisters~