First things first. You have to decide where you would want to stay if this wasn’t just a virtual day. Yountville is full of premier world class accommodations that are excited to welcome you back when the time is right. Daydreaming from my couch I am excited to stay at Bardessono with my four legged friend. Click here to see why!
Start with a Balloon Ride
One of the best ways to begin the perfect day in Yountville and that is to soar above the valley in a hot air balloon. Let Napa Valley Aloft transport you above the clouds by clicking here.
Stroll the Art Walk
After your ride above the valley, enjoy a leisurely stroll through Yountville’s Art Walk. The Art Walk was established in 2009 and features up to 35 rotating outdoor sculptures. Most of these sculptures are for sale, so if you see one you like, reach out to the Yountville Arts Commission! Click here to take a quick tour of Yountville’s Art Walk.
In Addition to managing the Yountville Art Walk, the Yountville Arts Commission also hosts Art, Sip and Stroll every year and this year’s event is going virtual! From Saturday, April 25 through Sunday, May 31 you can view artwork from over 50 artists, listen to live music and enjoy virtual tastings with Napa Valley wineries. Click here to experience the virtual Art, Sip and Stroll.
Secret Garden Tour
Did you know that in addition to making delicious wine Hill Family Estate also has a secret garden that grows produce for The French Laundry?! Every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. during Shelter at Home, Hill Family Estate is taking you on a tour of their secret garden! Click here to discover this unique Yountville experience!
Now that you have enjoyed a balloon ride, the Art Walk and a garden tour, I bet you are hungry. Protea Restaurant in Yountville is open for takeout and delivery in Napa Valley and now is also offering prepare at home meals. Click here to learn how to make Chef’s Asado marinade and support our local restaurants!
What goes better than delicious food than some equally delicious wine? During Stay at Home, many of Yountville’s tasting rooms and wineries are offering virtual tasting experiences.
Bell Wine Cellars is offering virtual tastings every Friday at 3:00 p.m. Click here to view one of their tastings.
The Boisset Collection (JCB Tasting Salon, Raymond Vineyards) are offering daily happy hours at 5:00 p.m. with owner Jean-Charles Boisset. If you are looking for something fun to do you do not want to miss these happy hours! Click here and enjoy.
Looking for more opportunities to enjoy your favorite wines at home? Check out our full list of open businesses to see who else is offering virtual tastings.
Napa Valley Museum Yountville
Did you know that Yountville is home to the Napa Valley Museum? The Napa Valley Museum Yountville’s current exhibit is Lucy Liu: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others. Click here to see some of the amazing works in this exhibit and be transported by art.
If you are interested in helping out the Napa Valley Museum Yountville during these difficult times you can click here to donate directly to the museum.
Last Stop: Live Music
To finish off your virtual day in Yountville let’s check out some live music from Jessup Cellars: Art House Sessions. Every summer Jessup Cellars puts on four months of intimate acoustic concerts in their tasting gallery. Enjoy this insider’s look and enjoy Blaine Mitchell by clicking here.
Still Need More?
If by now you are still craving more, check out Shafer Vineyards’ viral video of sheep grazing among their vines! They come to naturally mow the abundant cover crop that grows in the vine rows, which is an important part of Shafer’s approach to sustainable farming. There’s something about their presence that is calming, cheering, and peaceful…perfect for these challenging times! Check them out here, and make sure the sound is on.