Napa, California - Jim Flynn's BestWeekends

Napa, California

Napa, California Overview

So much has been written about Napa that it seems larger than life. In fact, the valley is only 30 miles from the town of Napa in the south, up through the towns of Yountville, Rutherford, Oakville and St. Helena to the northern most town of Calistoga. It’s width ranges from 1 mile to 5 miles and there are only two primary roads, Rt. 29 and the Silverado Trail running north to south.

Napa is the largest wine producer in the U.S. and is home to over 400 wineries producing some of the most acclaimed wines in the world. Commercial wine production dates back to the 19th century but premium wine production actually began in the 1960’s.

The infamous “Judgment of Paris” in 1976 put Napa on the worldwide wine map when Chateau Montelena and Stag’s Leap beat their French counterparts in a blind tasting of wine experts. The event solidified Napa’s place among the finest wines in the world.

Despite its reputation, Napa has retained much of its agrarian origins and remains a small community of people who love the weather, good food and good wine. The scenery is stunning, the weather consistent (70º average temperatures) and the feeling is one of laid back contentment.


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Where To Stay

Andaz Napa

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OVERVIEW The Andaz Napa is located in the heart of downtown Napa, accessible on foot to everything in town and by car for the surrounding areas. Part of the Hyatt chain, this upscale brand offers luxury accommodations at affordable prices. THE ROOMS The 141 rooms are elegantly decorated with contemporary furnishings, plush beds with crisp...…

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Hotel Yountville, Yountville

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OVERVIEW Hotel Yountville is in the center of the town which is in the center of the valley, making it an ideal base for your visit to Napa. In Yountville itself, you can walk to tasting rooms, Michelin starred restaurants, an amazing bakery and wonderful boutiques. The hotel is an elegant compound of 80 rooms surrounded...…

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Maison Fleurie, Yountville

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OVERVIEW This may well be THE value accommodation in the Napa Valley. Located in the heart of the valley in Yountville, this charming B&B sits on a half acre of beautifully sculpted gardens and is made up of three stone and brick buildings. Maison Fleurie was built in 1873 as the Magnolia Hotel, constructed of stone from...…

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Where To Eat

Angele

Most restaurant owners toiled for others, honing their skills and working on the plan to open their own restaurant. This was true for Angele partners Bettina and Claude Rouas. Bettina started her career as a manager at The French Laundry restaurant and refined her skills as general manager of  Bistro Jeanty and Bistro Don Giovanni.…

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Auberge du Soleil

The Auberge setting may be the best in the Valley, high atop a hill overlooking neighboring vineyards. It is the perfect place to watch the setting sun each day. I'm not sure which meal I enjoy more here. The food, wine and panoramic vistas lend themselves to long leisurely meals. The dining room has a kind of…

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Bistro Don Giovanni

Bistro Don Giovanni typifies what a Napa Valley restaurant should be; a warm and comfortable place to enjoy good food and wine. Owner Giovanni Scala is the consummate host and his personal touch has made this landmark a favorite of local winemakers, winery owners and anyone who enjoys food and wine. When it is cool outside,…

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May 2020: Little Nell

This months featured property is… charming and sweet. THE ROOMS In 2017, Champalimaud Design refreshed all 86 rooms and suites and all guest floor corridors. The approach was to reinvigorate the spaces to be fresh, light and welcoming, utilizing palettes of blue, tan and grey to complement the relaxed nature of Aspen. Key features include… read more.

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