If you love the outdoors and want to enjoy a picnic while wine tasting, St. Helena offers a beautiful selection of outdoor experiences for an unforgettable getaway trip!
Check in to Southbridge Napa Valley, a boutique hotel that is situated within close walking distance of local boutiques, world-renowned restaurants, and wineries.
After a quick rest, enjoy a delicious dinner at Goose & Gander. This charming restaurant is in Walter Martini’s historic 1920 bungalow. Ask to be seated outside, trees and shrubs border a lush garden patio making your dining experience private and serene.
Head back to your hotel and enjoy a bottle of wine on your private Juliette balcony.
Start your morning with a continental breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast is included, complimentary, during your stay. After, walk to Downtown St. Helena’s Sunshine Market. This market offers a variety of food to create the perfect picnic basket. Order a sandwich from the deli, create your own cheese and charcuterie board, or choose lite bites from the grab n go windows.
Drive down the Silverado Trail to your first winery experience at Rutherford Hill. First, take a tour of the winery and explore the caves, rated one of the best wine caves in the Valley! A winery with a view is right here. After your tour, relax and start your picnic. Purchase a bottle of wine, and enjoy outside while you overlook the valley floor views.
Next enjoy a beautiful afternoon tasting under the shaded tress at historic Pestoni Winery. Stroll the gardens and play a game of bocce.
Head back to the hotel where you will have full access to relax poolside at Health Spa Napa Valley, this is a great way to unwind after a day of wine tasting.
After a quick walk, explore comfort food at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. The menu reflects locally sourced seasonal ingredients from the garden and BBQ favorites. Order the St. Louis ribs, that are smoked for 24 hours and fall right off the bone! Don’t forget to stroll the gardens and snap a selfie at the BBQ retro sign! Sit outside and sip a glass of vino under the beautiful St. Helena skies.
The next morning, enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast at the hotel before checking out.
Before heading home don’t forget to enjoy one last winery visit at a Peju Winery. Enjoy a tasting of current release wines while you learn the in-depth history of the winery. Explore the koi pond and art sprinkled throughout this winery. After your tasting, relax and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with wine overlooking the beautiful vineyards. You may just want to stay in St. Helena a few more days!