Once you’ve unpacked and settled in, be prepared to park the car and leave it behind. The Town of Yountville promises to satisfy all senses in one charming location. Within an easy-four-square mile radius can be found antique shops, hot-air ballooning companies, ten plus art galleries featuring sculpture, ceramics, fine art and photography, the Napa Valley Museum, bike riding rental facilities, golfing, a world-class performing arts venue – the Lincoln Theater, and of course, wine tasting rooms. Twenty-four wineries, offer tastes of the region’s top varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtaminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc.
There’s no question wine is king in the Napa Valley, but Yountville is internationally renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs. From French, Italian, Pacific Rim, Bistro and California Cuisine to satisfying comfort food, a variety of fine dining and ambiance is here.
Seasonally Yountville is host to numerous special events that include Taste of Yountville, the famous Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Festival del Sole, and on-going scheduled concert performances at the Lincoln Theater. Visit www.yountville.com to view the calendar of events.
If history is your passion, Yountville is filled with facts and lore. George Yount planted the region’s first grape vines in 1838. Be sure to pick up a Walking Historical Tour & Pathway Map with nearly 30 stops including five National Register of Historic Places.
Of course, within a short drive are other tastes, bites and sights not to be missed: the CIA at Greystone, the Napa Valley Opera House, the towns of St. Helena, Calistoga, and Napa.
The choice is yours – there are so many options – so settle in for a few days and enjoy it all.