Get wined and dined in the world’s most iconic region with a little help from this “1, 2, 3 Destination Guide” of Napa Valley by local gourmand Chelsea Davis (@cheycheyfromthebay).
The Alila (@alila.napavalley):
This luxury boutique hotel is situated alongside the sprawling Beringer Estate Winery and a short walk from St. Helena’s Main Street. Built around a 1907 white Georgian-style guest house, The Alila is an expertly designed 68-room restorative retreat. The property features an outdoor pool, transformative spa and acclaimed restaurant and bar, Acacia House, which offers elevated American fare.
La Toque Restaurant (@latoquerestaurant):
For an unforgettable night of dining, make a reservation at Michelin Star-awarded Chef Ken Frank’s La Toque Restaurant. Chef Frank’s modern French cuisine is made with seasonal, local ingredients and is expertly paired with the best wines in Napa Valley.
This stunning restaurant is situated on 16 acres of pristine grounds. With over two acres of lush culinary gardens and orchards providing Brix with the freshest ingredients, dining here is a true farm-to-table experience that focuses on the bounty of Northern California. (📷: @watchmesip)
Nestled in Carneros, Donum Estate is set on a 200-acre estate that houses 40+ larger-than-life world-class sculptures. Known for its impressive art collection as well as its pinot noir, guests are invited to enjoy wines while exploring the sculpture garden and estate.
Cade Estate sits atop Howell Mountain along with its sister property, 13th Vineyard by CADE, and specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweeping views, esteemed wines and an emphasis on environmental responsibility make this a state-of-the-art winery worthwhile.
The Napa River is a beautiful body of water along downtown Napa. Book a Napa River History Kayak Tour if you’re interested history or opt for a romantic ride with The Napa Valley Gondola on an authentic Venetian gondola while being serenaded.