An All Bubbles Guide to Napa

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  • Napa Valley

  • Food & Wine

  • City Travel

  • Boutique Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Local Food

  • Foodie

An outside view of the building and the gardens near a water fountain outside Fairmount Sonoma
Curator’s statement

Napa Valley is one of the most versatile destinations you can visit. Need a destination for a girls trip? Calistoga is surrounded by some of the world’s most famous wineries and is also home to many hot springs and mineral pools. Looking for a romantic weekend getaway? Napa has plenty of private tastings and vineyard tours, hot air balloon rides at sunrise and Michelin star restaurants. There’s truly something for everyone, including what types of wine you like. We all know the saying, in Napa, “Cab is King.” But if you’re in the mood for sparkling wine, Napa is still the place to go.

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Where to stay In Napa Valley

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Southbridge Napa Valley

Elevating Napa's charm with boutique elegance.

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Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

Napa Valley retreat with luxurious suites as well as plenty of wine, wellness options and epicurean treats.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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Bardessono Hotel and Spa

Locally-engrained stylish Napa hotel that celebrates the local community of artisans, chefs and winemakers through its conscious hospitality approach.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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Places to eat & drink In Napa Valley

Eating al fresco in Napa Valley.

Schramsberg Vineyards: Schramsberg is one of the oldest wineries in Napa, dating back to the 1860s. Creating all their wine in the Méthode Traditionelle, Schramsberg wines will not disappoint (the J. Schram Rosé is one of my favorite wines of all time). But don’t just take my word for it, Schramsberg sparkling wines have been served at every White House state dinner since the 1970s. While there are tasting options available without, if you can, the cave tour should not be missed.

Domaine CHANDON: Another groundbreaker, CHANDON was the first winery established by a French wine producer in the United States. In this case, it was Moët Hennessy. Their tastings aren’t going to break the bank, which you can’t always guarantee in Napa, especially when it’s good wine. Be on the lookout for vintages that are only available in their retail store.

Domaine Carneros: Probably the most instagrammable location on the list, Domaine Carneros’ château looks like you’ve been transported straight to France. Established in 1987 by the Taittinger family, Domaine Carneros has become an iconic stop in Napa Valley. Be sure to sit on their terrace overlooking the formal gardens and vineyards while you sip on your flight.

Mumm: Mumm Napa Valley has roots back to the early 1800s with G.H. Mumm in France but has been a staple in Napa since the 1970s. The outdoor patio is beautiful (especially in the spring), but the oak terrace features panoramic vineyard views which really set the tone for your tasting.

Be Bubbly: Most vineyards in Napa close at 5 pm. After dinner, if you’re looking to keep the day going, Be Bubbly is the place to be. The first Champagne bar in downtown Napa, you’ll be able to sip on a glass, flight, or split a bottle from the lounge’s extensive wine list.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Ann Tan's guide, Ultimate Guide to Napa Valley.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Napa Valley.