Wine Country Glitz & Glamour
Shopping sprees, wineries, and fine restaurants — find it all in Yountville and St. Helena
Whether you’re looking for some rest and relaxation on a getaway or an upscale district to call home, Yountville and St. Helena are both excellent choices. Extending your city life on a smaller scale has never been easier. Both of these communities offer an abundance of delightful attractions and opportunities to live in the lap of luxury. From dining in world-renowned restaurants and tasting regional wines to high-end shopping sprees, find it all in these spectacular California towns.
Yountville is located in the heart of Wine Country, so it’s only logical that it is home to 15 walkable tasting rooms and seven nearby wineries. With so many wineries to choose from, your only problem will be deciding which one to visit first. For a unique wine tasting, head to Silver Trident Winery to experience a world where great wines and world-class home decor collide. If you’re a cabernet sauvignon fan, you must stop by Handwritten Wines to sample their offerings created from the best hillside and mountain vineyards across diverse terroirs.
St. Helena offers an array of wine tasting options across powerhouse wineries and small, boutique producers. If you’re always chasing the spice of life, stop by Paraduxx Napa Valley to sip their inspired blends. If exclusivity and supporting small businesses are important to you, go to Fantesca Estate & Winery to try their small-production wines crafted by world-class winemaker Heidi Barrett. In addition to small-scale productions, you’ll get to experience a mountainside cave tour and sip wine on a private deck overlooking Napa Valley.
You cannot fully relish wine tastings on an empty stomach, and both communities have phenomenal restaurants to savor. When in Yountville, be sure to reserve a table at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry to indulge in a carefully curated menu touting exquisite, seasonal fares. Head to Bouchon to enjoy mussels for lunch and Steak Bouchon for dinner, completing the lux experience with some fine caviar and sumptuous wine.
Whether you’re meeting the ladies for Sunday brunch or drinking signature cocktails and eating aged beef chuck tartare at dinner, you’ll be enamored with St. Helena’s The Charter Oak. You can opt to dine in a heated yurt during colder months for a different and festive dining experience. Take farm-to-table dining to the next level by eating at Farmstead Restaurant. This restaurant boasts stunning American farmhouse cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients from Long Meadow Ranch’s farm, ranch, and vineyards.
Between delightful wine tastings and fabulous brunches, you’ll want to get some retail therapy in to round out your visit. St. Helena’s Main Street boasts an array of charming boutiques and unique shops where you can find one-of-a-kind pieces. Daisy Clothing Boutique carries trendy must-have tops, dresses, jackets, denim, and much more to freshen up your wardrobe. If you’re looking for a gift for that special someone or simply want to treat yourself to something special, head to Pennyweight for everything from home decor and stationery to fine jewelry and watches.
Whether you’re an art collector or an antique lover, you must browse AERENA’s collection of art, sculptures, internationally-sourced antiques, and distinguished pieces by world-renowned designers, including Eames, Bertoia, and Louis Vuitton. To peruse an array of upscale home, garden, and bath boutiques, fine art galleries, and eateries, stop by Yountville’s premier shopping center, V Marketplace.
Regardless of which community you choose to visit, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable time filled with endless luxurious amenities and pastimes. Who knows, you might fall in love and find yourself looking for a luxury home!