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Yountville

A picturesque town best explored on foot

In the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville is a luxurious getaway with small-town charm. If you're on a quest for Michelin stars, Yountville shines bright — but you'll need to reserve well in advance if The French Laundry is on your bucket list. (Tip: Across the street from the famed restaurant, no reservations are required to wander the culinary gardens.)

In between sublime meals, explore Yountville's artsy side. See a show at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, get a lay of the land on the Yountville Art Walk (there are 29 pieces on display), and meander through art galleries in town.

 
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Once you get to Yountville...

Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the patio at Bistro Jeanty before a scheduled tasting at Handwritten Wines or Jessup Cellars. Ready to shop? Grab a treat from Bouchon Bakery then stroll Washington Street, the town's main thoroughfare, lined with well-curated boutiques and galleries. Don't miss the new RH Yountville complex: Sip a glass of bubbly on the outdoor, trellis-covered living rooms, dine under the glass-roof restaurant, and find plenty of room inspiration in the boutique design gallery.

 

A little Yountville history

The town was founded by George C. Yount, the first Euro-American permanent settler in Napa Valley. Yount was also the first person to plant grapes in Napa Valley in 1839. The area grew slowly, with just a few homes, and began to develop a reputation as a gourmet destination in the 1970s. Today, this picture-perfect, 1.5-square mile town is the ideal place to practice passeggiata — the art of the stroll.

 

Yountville Annual Events

FEB — Yountville International Short Film Festival
MAR — Yountville Live
APR — Art, Sip & Stroll
NOV–DEC — Holidays in Yountville

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Explore Yountville

Explore more than 10 wineries located just outside the town of Yountville

 
 
 
 

Explore more than 15 wine tasting rooms & wine shops located in the town of Yountville

 
 
 
 

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Explore more than 15 restaurants in Yountville

 
 
 
 

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