Yountville Blog

Follow local blogger, Jessica Penman, as she explores everything that makes Yountville and the Napa Valley unique. Read below for tips on where to wine taste, day trips to the Napa Valley, luxury hotel stays, exceptional winery experiences and upcoming events.

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July Events in Yountville and the Napa Valley 2019

Looking for something to do for the Fourth of July. Check out our Fourth of July blog by clicking here to learn about everything going on in the Napa Valley. Festival Napa ValleyJuly 12 - July 21, 2019Festival Napa Valley is pleased to invite...

1881 Napa

1881 Napa is Napa Valley’s newest tasting room and first and only Napa Wine History Museum. Located in Oakville, next to the Oakville Grocery, in a beautifully restored Victorian house, 1881 Napa seamlessly blends history, education, beauty and amazing...

June Events in Yountville and Napa Valley

Encore Evenings at Cliff Lede: “Reflections: The Art of Bernie Taupin” Cliff Lede VineyardsJune 1,7,14,15,21,22,28,294:30 - 6:30 p.m.In the tradition of offering compelling artwork from some of the most iconic figures in rock 'n roll, Cliff Lede Vineyards...

Meet Jim Leiken: Yountville’s Newest Chef

“You either love it or you hate”, that’s Jim Leiken’s take away about working in the culinary arts. Jim is the new Executive Chef at Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono. Jim is incredibly personable and it's clear that he has a passion for cooking and...

Wine Train Gourmet Express Lunch

Planning a trip to Yountville and the Napa Valley can be overwhelming with so much to do and see! As someone that has spent a good deal of time exploring the Napa Valley I have one strong suggestion for visitors: Go on the Napa Valley Wine Train! The Napa...

A Day in Wine Country

One of my favorite things about Wine Country is how different and unique each winery experience is! On a pleasant sunny Saturday some of my friends and I decided to explore from the southern part of the valley north to St. Helena. ...

The Best Cocktails in Yountville

Yountville is known for its strollable streets, unparalleled cuisine, and fantastic wine, but did you also know that it has an impressive cocktail scene? Many of the Yountville restaurants have a splendid bar scene and excellent craft cocktails. Scroll...

Yountville Live

The fifth annual Yountville Live, the ultimate, luxury getaway event is set to take place in Yountville, California from March 14 - 17, 2019. Guests will enjoy exquisite cuisines from world-class restaurants and Award-winning rock star chefs, exclusive...

Sterling Vineyards Sparkling Experience

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to find a new and exciting experiences in the Napa Valley; I am also always looking for the next great bottle of sparkling wine (or bubbles). This particular Saturday found us driving up to Calistoga to...

Yountville International Short Film Festival

Yountville is known worldwide for its wine and food and now it is adding another feather to its Hat...film! The Yountville International Short Film Festival (YISFF) returns for the second year, February 7 - 10, 2019. This is the ultimate in food, wine and...

January Events in Yountville

The holidays might be over but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Take a look at all of the fun events happening in Yountville and The Napa Valley during the month of January. Yountville Restaurant Week Discover the “Culinary Capital” of...

The Santa Train

It’s Christmas Time in the Napa Valley! The Holiday season is a great time to visit Yountville and the Napa Valley, especially as a family. The valley is bursting with fun family activities to celebrate the season, such as tree lightings, carriage rides,...

Handwritten Cottage Experience

The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been a day for wine tasting in my family. We pack into a couple cars and explore new and well loved wineries throughout Wine Country. This year the group was smaller, just my boyfriend and cousin, so I decided...

Yountville Insider Tips

Experience Yountville like a local! I am always looking for insider tips when I am traveling. Locals have the inside scope on the best places to eat, the hot new spots to check out and the cool “secret” places that haven’t been widely discovered yet. Since...

Yountville Business Holiday Hours

Start planning your holiday stay in Yountville! Below are businesses that are open on the holidays. * denotes modified hours Open Thanksgiving Ad Hoc Bistro Jeanty Girard Winery* Lucy Restaurant Ranch Market Too! Redd Wood Vintners Golf Course...

October Events in Yountville and the Napa Valley

October is the perfect time to visit Yountville and the Napa Valley. Harvest is in full swing, the leaves are changing and harvest parties are around every corner! Scroll down to learn about some of the fun events happening during the month of October....

Picnic Fun at Provenance Vineyards

If you are looking to plan a relaxing day in the Napa Valley, Provenance Vineyards is a must stop. Provenance Vineyards is one of the few wineries in Napa Valley where you can bring your own food and picnic. This centrally located winery is the perfect...

September Events in Yountville and the Napa Valley

Harvest Season is upon us in the Napa Valley! Take a look at some of the fun events happening around the valley the Month of September. Cinema at Copia: “King Georges” Friday, September 7, 2018 7:30 p.m. CIA at Copia Join the CIA at Copia for a...

Shopping: Yountville’s Best Kept Secret

Yountville has long been known for its food and wine scene but its best kept secret is finally out: Shopping! Yountville is home to many fine retail establishments specializing in everything from clothing to fine art. You will find shopping in three...

August Events

Summer is in full swing and harvest is on its way in Yountville and the Napa Valley! Take a look at some of the exciting events that are happening around the valley during the month of August. Conversations at Copia: Women! Trailblazers &...

July Events in Yountville and the Napa Valley

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters Lincoln Theater Friday, July 6, 2018 7:00 p.m. He has an academy award and makes a film about once a year, but Billy Bob Thornton never planned to be a movie star. Long before he rose to fame in 1996’s “Sling Blade,”...

The Perfect Stroll

Summer is in full swing in Yountville and the Napa Valley. Days are longer and the weather is heating up.  It is the perfect time to perfect your passeggiata while exploring Yountville. Passeggiata is the Italian tradition of strolling through town and...

The Perfect Picnic

The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming in the Napa Valley. As we move into our perfect spring and summer weather, locals and visitors alike feel the need to spend more time outside. Luckily, Yountville has lots of opportunities to enjoy the...

Wine Train Legacy Tour

The Napa Valley Wine Train has been a staple of the Napa Valley landscape for three decades. Primarily made up of Pullman Standard Company first class coaches that were used on the Pacific Railway dating back to 1915. The Wine Train runs on the railroad...

April Events in Yountville and the Napa Valley

Andre-The Voice of Wine Andre-The Voice of Wine Lincoln Theater Saturday, April 7, 2018 3:00 p.m. http://lincolntheater.com/vbo/?page=more&eid=25868 Movie Screening followed by Q&A with Director, Mark Tchelistcheff André Tchelistcheff, the “Dean of...

Meadowood Napa Valley

Located just ten miles north of Yountville, Meadowood Napa Valley, one of the top resorts in the world, is the perfect escape for guests looking to explore the best of luxury travel.  Meadowood Napa Valley is a stunning 250-acre estate that includes...

Arts in April

Everyone knows that Yountville and Napa Valley are known for their wine, food and hospitality but few know that the Napa Valley is also home to world class art. Art can be found throughout the year around the valley but every year during the month of April...

Cabernet Season at Provenance Vineyards

There is never a bad time to visit the Napa Valley, but visiting in the winter is one of our best kept secrets. During Cabernet Season, that's what locals calls call winter in the Napa Valley; temperatures hover between 50-70 degrees and sun is usually...

Tips To Have The Best Day Wine Tasting

Wine tasting can seem overwhelming if you have never been before. Here are some tips on how to be best prepared to have your best day wine tasting.  Eat Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that is no different on a...

JCB Salon Privé

One of my favorite places to go in Yountville is the JCB Tasting Salon, located at the corner of Washington Street and Mulberry in the JCB Village.  There is nothing better than sitting on the lush leopard print couches and sipping bubbles after a long...

November Events in the Napa Valley

November is the perfect time to come and enjoy fall in Yountville and the Napa Valley. Napa transforms from the hustle and bustle of Harvest to the perfect place to relax and spend time with the ones most important to you. November is also home to the Napa...

October Events in the Napa Valley

Filling our dance card this fall won’t be hard. When you’re in the heart of Napa Valley, you’re guaranteed to be in the thick of it when it comes an event calendar full of fantastic wine country experiences. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to...

Dog Friendly Dining Patios in Yountville

Yountville loves four legged tourists almost as much as it loves two legged ones. Don't hesitate plan to bring Fido on your trip to Yountville. In addition to nearby outdoor activities for the whole family there are many pet-friendly amenities including...