Considering a trip to Napa Valley? We love Napa Valley. It was the first place we visited in California. Now that we live in San Francisco, we are only an hour away and have a lot of friends in the wine industry, so we go often. We’ve received a lot of questions for wine country recommendations, so we wanted to share our tips including some of the best wineries and restaurants in Napa Valley to help you have the best experience possible during your visit to Napa Valley.
There's the City of Napa and Napa Valley. The City is at the southern end of the valley with lots of shops and restaurants. Napa Valley includes multiple towns, including St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville, and Calistoga. It takes about 40 minutes, depending on traffic to get from one end of the valley to the other. Make sure to plan accordingly, since a winery in St. Helena or Calistoga will take significantly longer to get to from the City than one in Oakville or Yountville.