Spend A Day in Yountville
Yountville, located in the heart of Napa Valley, is a beautiful, well-maintained community, perfect for strolling the fascinating streets and enjoying the shops and galleries. Visitors can savor the excellent foods at highly regarded restaurants, enjoy wine and cheese pairings at tasting rooms in Yountville, and enjoy a selection of family-friendly public events presented by the welcoming community and businesses.
Outdoor enthusiasts may hike and picnic in trails and parks, bicycle through nearby vineyards or along the Napa Valley Vine Trail, sign up for one of the iconic hot air balloon rides or book some time to relax and rejuvenate at one of the area spas.
Need more ideas for a single-day excursion to Yountville? Here is a can’t-miss itinerary for couples and friends to enjoy.
Breakfast at Bouchon Bakery
Begin your day with breakfast at Bouchon Bakery, where you can enjoy a selection of one-of-a-kind artisanal breads and classic desserts inspired by Chef Keller. Customers select from a wide choice of superb, freshly baked breads, muffins, coffee cakes, croissants, cookies, and tarts.
Created in the style of an authentic French boulangerie, Bouchon Bakery was initially intended to be a baked goods supplier for the many high-end restaurants in the area. Eventually, the Bakery’s reputation grew, and Keller opened the Bouchon Bistro next door to provide a broader selection of tasty foods and coffees.
Morning Stroll through Yountville
After Bouchon Bakery, it is time to head out and enjoy the beautiful weather and the fantastic activities Yountville offers.
You may stroll the pristine streets, exploring the local shops and galleries. Besides being recognized as a world-class wine and food destination, Yountville offers a variety of unique shopping experiences, including women’s boutiques, a fantastic hat shop, retail home and culinary stores, high-end gift shops, and world-famous Kollar Chocolates.
Consider also the Yountville Art Walk and Audio Tour, where you can view a rotating collection of over thirty-five outdoor sculptures by local and international artists.
Don’t miss the Napa Valley Museum Yountville, where you may explore the world-class art exhibits currently on display.
Lunch at Bottega
While Yountville offers several excellent, even Michelin-starred dining options, lunch at Bottega is a must. Chef and culinary icon Michael Chiarello presents a delightful Italian style in a stunning Napa Valley setting while infusing his passion for seasonal, global, and sustainable living into his inspirational dishes.
Over four decades, Chef Michael has earned numerous accolades while displaying his talents at numerous highly acclaimed restaurants. He has hosted cooking programs on PBS, Food Network, and the Cooking Channel.
Taste the Wines
As a world-class wine destination, expect to find Tasting Rooms in Yountville, where guests may sample excellent wine and cheese pairings from three top local wineries.
Here are three of the most notable Yountville-based wineries:
For a unique art-wine experience, visit the Jessup Cellars’ Tasting Gallery at 6740 Washington Street. This boutique winery features “The Art of the Blend,” offering a stunning portfolio of excellent red wine blends and exceptional varietals, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.
Besides offering their award-winning wines in delicious tasting formats, the Jessup Tasting Gallery complements the experience with a professionally curated art display of works by talented local and regional artists.
Jessup Cellars wine tasting experiences include their Classic Tasting with five artisan wines with cheese pairings, a unique Chocolate Lovers Experience with five wine and chocolate pairings (from Annette’s Chocolates), and a Light Flight of four wines for walk-in guests.
Jessup Cellars’ sister Yountville winery, Handwritten Wines, also offers unique wine and cheese pairings at their tasting rooms in Yountville at 6494 Washington St. The winery celebrates ancient traditions, honoring all things handmade.
Handwritten Wines focuses on small lot wines made from fruit sourced from high elevation and hillside vineyards in limited production Cabernet Sauvignons and other varietals that evoke a sense and flavor that define their origin.
The Handwritten Wines tasting rooms in Yountville offer their Classic Tasting Experience with four wines poured in a comparative format. Their unique Bread & Butter Experience includes wine and cheese pairings and artisan bread and butter combinations.
Reserve your place for a unique tasting experience as you enjoy Domaine Chandon’s exceptional sparkling wines created from an artistic blend of traditional winemaking methods and local creativity. Tastings are conducted Thursday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM by reservation only.
Dinner at Bistro Jeanty
Top off your successful, fun-filled day in beautiful Yountville with a relaxing dinner at Bistro Jeanty, a neighborhood restaurant serving classic home-style French cuisine. This comfortable cafe has served customers for over two decades since Philippe Jeanty established his culinary philosophy of fresh quality ingredients, meticulously prepared dishes, and gracious service in a comfortable, informal atmosphere.
Make Reservations for Jessup Cellars Yountville Tasting Gallery
Visit the Jessup Cellars website to learn more about this world-class winery and make reservations at their Yountville tasting rooms. Experience the delightful blending of their award-winning artisan wines and cheese pairings and examine the unique and tasteful art display in the Gallery.