Napa Valley


Favorite Artisanal Shops in Napa Valley

On visits to Napa, we make a beeline to our favorite stores to stock up on locally made products that cannot be found elsewhere. Here are our favorites.

Sensational Napa Wineries — and Six Wines to Try Now

Unable to go to the Napa Valley now, I have been tasting wines that remind me of it. Our Wine Concierge points out six wines to try until we can visit again.

We're Longing to Return to the Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of our favorite areas of the United States, with its idyllic landscape and benign climate. This update looks at hotels we long to return to.

Notable Napa Restaurants

On our most recent trip to the Napa Valley, we enjoyed refined Japanese and Mexican food, appropriately paired with wines from the area.

Most Memorable Wine Tastings: Editors' Choice 2020

It's always a pleasure to taste wine when we travel. These five regions may be classics, but that doesn't mean that they didn't hold surprises.

Favorite Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.

Bucket-List Bike Tours

These 8 bike tours are the trips that lifelong cyclists dream about taking, from luxury tour companies with sterling reputations.

Napa Valley's Spirited Cocktail Scene

Napa Valley may be known for wine tastings, but the area is developing more and more bars with creative mixology. Here are 11 places to get a great cocktail.

New Hideaways in Napa and Sonoma Valleys

Our writer traveled to California where she discovered a ryokan in Glen Ellen, a restored mansion in Calistoga and lavish resorts close to St. Helena and Napa.

Winemaker for a Day

Amid glitzy chandeliers and blingy surroundings, our writer finds herself being a Winemaker for a Day at Raymond Vineyards.

Our Favorite Napa and Sonoma Restaurants

In Napa and Sonoma valleys, "farm-to-table" cuisine is the norm. Diners get the pleasure of enjoying meals that take full advantage of the region's bounties.

Traveling With Children in California Wine Country

There are a number of activities that can be added to a wine country itinerary to make the journey as memorable for children as for their parents.

Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

After years of seeing the vintage Napa Valley Wine Train, comprised of 100-year-old Pullman rail cars, our writer decides to take it from Napa to St. Helena.

Tasting the Terroir at Four Boutique Napa Wineries

Guided by friendly staff, we visited four boutique wineries in Napa, discovering the subtleties of each vintage and unlocking the mysteries of their terroirs.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Napa and Sonoma

Our writer found excellent hideaways in three areas of Northern California wine country: downtown Calistoga, Glen Ellen and Napa.

The Estate Aims to Reimagine Napa

The Estate is a 22-acre enclave, located right in the center of Yountville, California, that aims to “redesign the Wine Country experience.”

Best Restaurants in California Wine Country

Here are 8 restaurants we recommend in Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Mendocino County. As wineries have proliferated, so too have wonderful places to eat.

Travel Guide to San Francisco and the California Wine Country

One classic city and countryside pairing in the United States is in northern California, where two of the world’s most famous wine regions lie just an hour from one of America’s most picturesque cities.

New Napa Wineries Open for Private Tastings

Andrew Harper's wine concierge, Hal Oates, shares three new winery experiences offering private access for collectors.

6 Escapes for Wine Lovers

For oenophiles, there is nothing better than a weekend dedicated to wine. These six food and wine hotels offer something for everyone.

California Wine: Hal Oates’ Top Picks

Hal and the Porthos team sample more than 5,000 wines annually. The following are Hal’s favorite California wine picks from his tastings in 2015.

In Good Taste: Lucy

Lucy delivers exquisite New American–style dishes from a menu that’s divided into three distinct sections: garden, ocean and range.

In Good Taste: The Restaurant at Meadowood

The three Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood is serving up inspired modern American cuisine composed of locally sourced food from the Napa Valley.

Top Five Napa Cabernets to Collect

Enjoy this list of current favorite boutique-production Napa Cabernets costing less than $200 from the Andrew Harper Wine Concierge, Porthos.

Just Back From | Napa Valley, California

Our Research Editor shares details and tips from a relaxing vacation at the Poetry Inn in the Stags Leap District of California's Napa Valley.

Just Back From | San Francisco, Sausalito & Napa

Sasha, one of our Travel Consultants, shares travel tips and experiences from a six-night vacation to San Francisco, Sausalito and Napa Valley this past fall.

All's Well With Harper Properties in Napa

It is with sincere relief that we report that all of our recommended properties in Napa County are safe and sound after the early morning earthquake on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

Instagram Gallery: Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California

Congratulations to 2013 Hideaway Report Reader Survey favorite Auberge du Soleil in Napa, California.

My Napa Valley Favorites

I never tire of this blissful resort terraced into a hillside overlooking the Rutherford vineyards. The 55 villa-style lodgings feature terra-cotta floors, fireplaces, oversize baths and picturesque verandas.

The BottleRock Napa Valley Festival

The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley Festival will be held May 9 - 12, 2013 in downtown Napa.

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