Where to eat in Napa Valley


General info about the wine country: napavintners.com

A few “must see” wineries:

Ch. Montelena: montelena.com

Beringer: beringer.com

Chappellet: chappellet.com

Biale: Visit my friends Bob Biale and Dave Pramuk and sample the best zinfandel wines in California.


The French Laundry is considered by many to be the best fine dining restaurant in America. Chef Thomas Keller is a legend. You will at least want to try his less formal but also wonderful restaurants Bouchon Bistro and Ad Hoc. thomaskeller.com

Oxbow Public Market 610 & 644 1st Street: A really cool place featuring a number of restaurants under the same roof. Excellente! oxbowpublicmarket.com

Bistro Don Giovanni: bistrodongiovanni.com Great Italian food and a great “California-Italian” wine list.

Bistro Jeanty: Classic French Food

Rutherford Grill: hillstone.com

ABC (Alexis Baking Company): abcnapa.com

Breakfast and more

Soscol Café: at 632 Soscol Ave in Napa
Classic American diner

Grace´s Table: gracestable.net
Pancakes, eggs and all the usual suspects

Other favorites are Travigna and Brix.