I was in Napa and Sonooma Counties August 10-14, 2004, after a family visit in Oakland. My father and brother flew to Florida on the 10th, and I went with them to Oakland airport to pick up a rental car. I drove first to Yountville and had an elegant lunch of rabbit at Mustards Grill, which Lauren had recommended to me. I spent a hot afternoon shopping and driving around Napa. I found the store in St. Helena that carries Steve's and Lauren's handpainted Italian china and returned a few days later to buy them a housewarming present. .
Flowers at the largest market in Yountville on a hot and sunny August afternoon
Continue my trip at
Domaine Chandon is a sentimental favorite
in Yountville just west of CA 29
The winery provides informative tours and has an attractive and popular tasting room. Sparkling wine may be tasted in various combinations or purchased by the glass.
the Napa Valley
The winery was designed by Michael Graves and is located between CA 29 and Silverado Trail in Calistoga. Paid tasting of elegant wines.
Clos du Val
- Bordeaux tradition brought to Napa -
Silverado Trail just south of Yountville
Mumm Napa Valley
on Silverado Trail
produces sparkling wine, offers an informative tour, and has a paid tasting room where you are served at a table