How to Spend 24 Hours in Napa

Drink, Wine, Wine Country

With Napa roots that go deep, wine pros Rob & Lydia Mondavi shared their favorite Wine Country spots, ranging from their favorite bakeries and place to eat dinner, to their favorite place to unwind and their “not-so-secret secret” rooftop bar in downtown Napa. If you have 24 hours to spend in Napa, be sure to check out any (or all) of these 11 Wine Country gems.

Favorite Coffee Shop

Kelly’s Filling Station in Yountville has the most amazing team with delicate scones and mouth-watering coffee with a small and curated selection of magazines, along with a selection of hard-to-find Napa Valley wines.”

Favorite Bakery

“Sadly and gladly, the best bakery is actually a tie between The Model Bakery, which boasts the world’s best English muffins and amazing breads, and of course, Bouchon Bakery with perfectly flaky croissants and pastries that look like a work of art and taste like Aphrodite was in the kitchen herself.”

Favorite Place to Bike

“Rent bikes in Yountville and explore the back roads leading to treasured wineries and then back again into town for some of the most remarkable restaurants in the United States.”

Favorite Market

“Head to Oxbow Market to check out the variety of well-crafted food and drink options. Be sure to check out our favorite spot for charcuterie, The Fatted Calf.”

Favorite Winery

“Jim Regusci has been a life-long friend so our favorite place to bring guests is the Regusci Winery. Jim has taken his family’s property to new heights with style, comfort and a well-curated wine selection.”

Favorite Lunch Spot

“Our two lunch spots are Taqueria Rosita and Mustard’s Grill. Taqueria Rosita is a multi-generational Napa institution serving some of the most authentic Mexican cuisine ever. And no one has delivered better Napa Valley cuisine than Chef Cindy Pauwlcyn at Mustard’s Grill. Her flavors represent the freshest of ingredients, as well as a strong Napa Valley and California heritage. Truly one of our family favorites.”

Favorite Spa

Auberge du Soleil Spa is our favorite. With some of the best massage therapists in the world and one of the best views of Napa Valley from the infinity warm-water pool, you can also order wine and champagne and dine poolside.”

Favorite Happy Hour Spot

Redd Wood is a stylish Italian restaurant with a superb bar with well-crafted drinks and the perfect courtyard to unwind from the day. Stay for dinner and enjoy Richard Reddington’s hip Italian creations.”

Favorite Dinner Spot

“Giovanni Scala, the proprietor at Bistro Don Giovanni, pays close attention to every detail, it’s no wonder the restaurant has been bustling for 20 years with the best cuisine and the most loyal patrons of all Napa Valley’s restaurants. It might also be the winemakers’ favorite in Napa Valley.”

Favorite Place for Live Music

Uptown Theater is a cozy venue to see top-notch acts. Our favorite show to date was B.B. King. There is not a bad seat in the house.”

Favorite Place to Stay

The Andaz, nestled in downtown Napa, is the place to stay. Within walking distance to bars, nightlife, and Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurant, there’s no better place. Be sure to ask about the rooftop bar. Another local’s not-so-secret secret.”

Learn more about the Rob & Lydia Mondavi Collection for Williams Sonoma Home, inspired by their Napa roots, here.

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