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The Napa Guide

Considered the land of plenty, Napa also happens to be a great getaway destination for love birds from all walks of life

Napa Valley is world famous as the biggest wine region in the United States.  There is just something so delicious and seductive about touring its many vineyards and wineries with your significant other. There are plenty of ways to see everything, from your basic walk about to hot air balloon wine tastings and Wine train tours, this northern California area is simply breathtaking.

Where to Stay

Auberge du Soleil
Set among endless vistas and vineyards, Auberge du Soleil is the standard of luxury in the Napa Valley for the past 30 years. Cottages are set up like private villages with their own terrace and patio, each one ripe with immersive possibilities. View on Google.

Gaige House & Ryokan
Nestled in the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Elen, the Gaige is truly a zen spot featuring 23 well appointed guest rooms. After a day of chasing Napa’s best juice, this is the perfect destination to wind down and relax with your beloved. View on Google.

Calistoga Motor Lodge
Inspired by the great American road trip, this relaxed and playful boutique hotel is a unique gem in the Napa Valley. After a soak in one of 3 geothermal mineral pools, retire to the beautiful retro-inspired camper rooms where dreams are sure to be nostalgic and sweet. View on Google.

Where to Eat

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Chef Thomas Keller’s casual dining venue in Yountville is a comfort food haven and a true slice of Napa Valley heaven. The daily changing four course menu is sure to satisfy with drool worthy dishes like perfectly fried chicken and scrumptious pot roast. This convivial joint with family style service is a perfect date night spot in Napa Valley. View on Google.

Mustards Grill
This quaint Napa Valley institution is worthy of the many accolades of the locals and chefs alike. A neighborhood haunt with delicious American food and a wine list that would cause even the most discerning wine drinker to blush. View on Google.

If all the beautiful wine tastings in Napa have left you with a hankering for some hearty Italian food, look no further than Michael Chiarello’s Bottega. This beautifully appointed restaurant has farm fresh Italian down to a “T.” Do not miss the polpetti (Calabrian Meatballs)… they are ethereal. View on Google.

Where to Shop

ACME Fine Wines
Goldie’s top picks for wines, not just in Napa, but anywhere in the continental US. ACME is a boutique shop that can arm you with not only the perfect bottle to your specific taste, but they are THE experts at schooling you on the under the radar gems that will blow your mind. The staff is knowledgeable, approachable and a wealth of information. View on Google.

Woodhouse Chocolates
Don’t be surprised if you mistake this chocolate shop for a very fine jewelry store, the delectable chocolates are truly jewels on the tongue. Don’t miss the pralines, the best this side of Paris and Goldie’s most favorite. View on Google.

Oxbow Farmers Market
This 24 hour gourmet farmers market is truly a foodie’s dream. Purveyors of everything from veggies to wine shop to the perfect oysters, this Napa food mecca is the ultimate one-stop shop for food supply. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

Balloons Above the Valley
What better way to catch the last drops of the west coast rays than from the sky? Catch this beautiful view from the air while you tour many of Napa’s infamous vineyards. This sunset viewing is definitely not for the faint of heart. Floating above the earth at an astonishing 1500 feet, the romantic and “pleasure height view,” as the pilots of these massive balloons call it, you and your love can snuggle close, taste the finest wine in Napa, and enjoy a one of a kind view of the west coast sunset. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

Rutherford Hill Winery
Created in 1972, Rutherford Hill Winery has plenty of attractions besides its stellar winery. Its beautiful hill tops and designated picnic areas and private picnic style wine tastings in their secluded Olive Grove are exceptional. Or for the more adventurous couple, Tour Rutherford Hill Winery’s mile-long wine caves. The tour comes to an end in the Olive Grove or Cave Dining Room where guests can enjoy a Farm-To-Table lunch prepared with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The menu is presented family-style with Rutherford Hill wines, and this experience is enhanced by fine linens, fresh floral arrangements and customized menus. While this tour sits 15-45 people, it is non the less a romantic spot with its rustic ambiance and intimate setting. View on Google.

Date Night Idea

Charles Krug Winery
Enjoy the nonchalant and romantic atmosphere of the Charles Krug Winery, Napa’s oldest wine estate. In 1861, Charles Krug, built this spectacular estate where it has remained in the wine industry for over a century. Here you can reserve a place for a private tasting, roam the grounds, and even go glamping if you would like to extend your date night. This is a place where you and your love can sip on a delectable red or white wine straight from the winery and roam the palatial grounds and become part of the Charles Krug Legacy. View on Google.

Places to Get Lost in

The Petrified Forest
Take a breathtaking tour of this fairytale-esque woodland and learn the history of the area at The Petrified Forest. Here you will witness spectacular views of petrified 3.4 million year old redwood trees whos ancient and magnanimous presence inspires awe in all who come by to see them. With its many trails and unpaved walkways, this natural environment will be sure to enchant you. View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

Chef’s Table at Long Meadow Ranch
This hidden gem is truly a unique experience to be had. Enjoy a sumptuous five course meal in farm-to-table style, where 80 percent of the foods served are homegrown and raised on property. Everything, including the grass-fed beef, honey, estate olive oil, fruits and vegetables are grown right there on the property which ensures peak freshness. The mouthwatering menu items change according to the season and are perfectly paired with Napa’s very own Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and a late-harvest Chardonnay. The rustic farmhouse backdrop and intimate setting is sure to spark passion and romance for you and your love. View on Google.

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