A Napa vacation isn’t just for wine fanatics, writer Benjamin Wallace discovers, as he and his moderation-minded wife experience everything else the valley has to offer.
Where to Stay
Eco-friendly Yountville hotel with a top-notch restaurant and artisanal bar.
Where to Eat
Newly expanded thin-crust-pizza specialist.
Regional Italian from chef Michael Chiarello.
Great cupcakes at Kara’s; top charcuterie at Fatted Calf.
What to Do
Plein air painting school with classes at vineyards.
Nearly 100-year-old Art Nouveau movie theater and concert venue.
Guided biking, kayaking and hiking trips.
Rutherford winery that makes a delicious, biodynamic, Bordeaux-style blend and has iconic vineyard views.