What Type of Wine Country Traveler Are You?

Are you feeling the wanderlust settle in? If 2020 was the year of home sweet home, 2021 is all about leaving on a jet plane! Travel awaits you, but we want to know, what type of St. Helena traveler will you be?

Trinchero Napa Valley

If you have grape expectations….

For the Napa Valley wine wanderer, tuck into the Wine Country Inn & Cottages and wake up to a wine country breakfast and endless balcony views all amongst the vineyards. Nearby, Beringer Vineyards and Trinchero Napa Valley will allow you to explore the world class wines of Napa Valley and what makes this dirt..well… rock! This is the perfect getaway to discover why Cabernet is king around here.


If you love to take a trip within a trip…

Raise a glass above the clouds, one thousand feet to be exact, at Amizetta Winery where you’ll drink in the panoramic views of Lake Hennessey and the San Pablo Bay. Time travel at El Bonita Motel where their retro aesthetic blends the past with the present in all the best ways. Hike amongst the redwoods at Bothe State Park, cycle along the vineyards with help from St. Helena Cyclery and satisfy your hunger at Press Restaurant with a culinary journey of the best (and some of the most creative) Napa Valley cuisine.

Las Alcobas

If you are a lover of all things luxurious…

Immerse yourself in true luxury at Las Alcobas, a boutique resort that has mastered the art of luxury and wine country living. Let the wine experts at AXR Napa Valley guide you through their library Cabernets from prestigious vineyards at their hideaway amongst the towering Sequoias and Redwoods. Few do seasonality and quality quite like The Charter Oak, book a table and prepare for a casually luxurious evening St. Helena is known for.


If you’re a stylish shopper…

Napa Valley’s Main Street is the epicenter of chic wine country shopping. From delightful delectables to arresting art, captivating clothing and sweet little somethings, our downtown shops are stocked with hard-to leave goods. Visit Pennyweight, Pearl Wonderful Clothing, and Reeds to begin your browsing and you’ll soon find yourself stopping into store after store. Located in the heart of St. Helena, the Wydown Hotel is easily accessible with an arm full of shopping bags. Their boutique hotel features spacious rooms with fine furnishings, modern amenities and a sleek urban vibe. Keep all your dealings downtown in the evening too and taste the exotic flavors of Nepalese and Indian cuisines at Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen.


If you have a Pawsport…

It doesn’t get more pet friendly than St. Helena, we’re the ultimutt stop for any dog lover.  Check into Harvest Inn’s charming setting that comes complete with treats and toys from our home town pet shop, Fideaux. Leash up and grab a picnic table (complete with water dish below) at Gott’s Roadside. Scarf down American roadside classics with something for everyone, including a soft-serve cone your furry friend can enjoy. Spot won’t want you to miss Raymond Vineyards where this “Frenchie Winery” (in more ways than one) offers personal dog suites for your pup while you enjoy their surrealist settings and spectacular wines.

If you want to live like a local…

It’s a family affair at the Inn at Salvestrin, with a multi-generationally rich history that has beautifully restored this resplendent Victorian home with all  the modern luxuries. Dine with the locals at Market Restaurant, serving seasonal California classics including fresh vegetables from chef’s homegrown organic garden. St. Helenans choose Sportago for their unique and popular selection of outdoor clothing, including the famous “harvest boot”. Make sure to visit Crane Park, where you can picnic, play a game of tennis, or shop local at the Farmer’s Market held on Fridays.

When your Out Of Office directs you to Napa Valley…

Work remotely? Southbridge Napa Valley’s bright and sophisticated suites are cozy and offer large windows that create natural light perfect to keep focused on your daily tasks.Take a lunch break and head over to Pizzeria Tra Vigne specializing in wood-fired pizzas, pasta and their famous Mozzarella al-minuto. In true Napa Valley-style, Brasswood Estate creates a welcoming space where you are able to work in a laid-back setting with a real life vineyard (Zoom) backdrop.


If you want to keep it all in the family…

Whether you are traveling with toddlers or teenagers, wine country is a family friendly playground if you go to the right places. HALL Wines’ state-of-the-art location features plenty of outdoor space, sprawling lawns and interactive art to keep the non wine drinkers entertained.  At Erosion Wine Co. children receive complimentary Charlotte Temples (a twist on the Shirley Temple) along with coloring books, toys, and slime. Keep the menu kid-friendly at Cook St. Helena  with a selection featuring fresh ingredients, traditional flavors and house-made pasta in a warm, casual atmosphere. 


It’s easy being green…

Sustainable and organic wineries are plentiful in St. Helena. Stroll the eco-friendly grounds at Crocker & Starr and learn about sustainable practices while enjoying their wine flights curated for your tastes. At Spottswoode Winery walk amongst the certified organic vineyards and tour the pre-prohibition stone property. Explore the gardens at Farmstead Long Meadow Ranch and enjoy a farm-to-table meal under the picturesque blue spruce tree. It doesn’t get much closer to farm to food truck than at Clif Family Bruschetteria where they’re serving organic bruschette, farm fresh salads and seasonal sides.

Whichever traveler you are, you’re welcomed in St. Helena. We can’t wait to see you this year to show you the best of our wine country!