Located between Rutherford and Napa, Yountville is a foodie paradise. This small town is renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, and has earned the unofficial title of “Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley.”In fact, Yountville has more Michelin stars per capita than any other place in North America. Whether you fancy French, Italian, Pacific Rim, California Bistro classics, or down-home comfort food, you’re sure to find it in Yountville.
The star of Yountville’s food scene is the iconic restaurant, The French Laundry, which boasts three Michelin stars. Even if you don’t dine there, you can always tour the restaurant’s organic garden, which is located right across the street and is free to visit. Many people have even met the restaurant’s world-renowned chef Thomas Keller while strolling the garden.
Of course, Yountville offers more than just food. The town has numerous spas, premium wineries, and shopping options. The famous V Marketplace offers upscale specialty shops, galleries and restaurants, a wine tasting cellar, and Napa Valley’s original hot air balloon company, all housed within and around the historic Groezinger Winery complex.
Yountville is also the home of The Napa Valley Museum. This small but thoughtfully designed museum will give you a glimpse into the people, history, and geology of the area. They are also family-friendly and often have events and crafts scheduled for kids. From art to food to ambiance, Yountville is guaranteed to deliver.