Here, Jamey Whetstone's and Michael Chiarello's favorite spots to hang out in Napa—both on and off the job.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015

Michael Chiarello


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Next door to Bottega is Chiarello's newest NapaStyle outpost, which sells picnic goods, tableware andfurniture.

Bardessono Hotel

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"I like to eat here on the quiet patio," Chiarello says. "Everything's organic."

Napastyle Paninoteca & Wine Bar

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"We pour wines like Matthiasson's terrific white blend, made with Ribolla Gialla," Chiarello says.

Erin Martin Design

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Napa's most sought-after interior designer, Erin Martin, sells eclectic pieces at her showroom.

Sip Shoppe

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Created with designer Andy Spade, Swanson Vineyards' new tasting room offers pairings like chocolate truffles and 2006 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon. 1271 Manley Ln., Rutherford; 707-967-3500 or

Outpost Wines

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Says Chiarello, "I'm a big fan of Outpost, maybe because we share a winemaker: Thomas Brown." 2075 Summit Lake Dr.,Angwin; 707-965-1718 or

Caldwell Snyder Gallery

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The Napa branch of this San Francisco–based gallery specializes in works by emerging artists from Europe and Latin America. 1328 Main St., St. Helena; 707-200-5050 or

Gott's Roadside

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"I am addicted to the crispy ahi poke tacos," Chiarello says. 933 Main St., St. Helena; 707-963-3486 or

Jamey Whetstone

Ubuntu Annex

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Jamey Whetstone pours his Whetstone wines at this tasting bar. It's inside a yoga-gear shop next to Ubuntu restaurant. 1130 Main St., Napa; 707-251-5656 or


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For a break from wine tasting, this sophisticated restaurant serves great cocktailslike the Casanova

Bounty Hunter

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Whetstonelikes the beer-can chicken and the beer at this wine bar and barbecue joint. 975 First St.,Napa; 707-226-3976 or

Oxbow Market

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"The kids can have a cupcake or ice cream, and my wife and I can drink a beer alfresco,"Whetstone says.

Bouchon Bakery

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Says Whetstone, "A chocolate éclair and coffee at Thomas Keller's bakery is tough tobeat."

Norman Rose Tavern

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Whetstone's favorite burger here: the lamb patty with garlicky spinach and goat cheese. 1401 First St.,Napa; 707-258-1516 or

Fatted Calf

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Whetstone calls the chorizo and porchetta at this Oxbow charcuterie shop "crazy good."