While Napa Valley is surely known for its wineries, the culinary scene is just as top-notch, so it’s surely going to be a trip filled with some of your best dining moments, no matter who you’re traveling with.
People ask what to wear to a winery. Especially when they are going to Napa Valley. Napa Valley is all about the easy-breezy, but you still want to look chic. You know? Think: breezy flowing dresses with sneakers, jeans with eyelet tops, silk midi skirts with classic cotton tees. After all, you’re going to spend most of your days tasting a myriad of wines, right? Go forth and pack for the occasion. Here are the best winery outfits for you and your whole family!
1. Winery Outfits: The Perfect White Dress
Faithfull the Brand
Zeta Cutout Linen Midi Dress
Champion Feat. Organic
2. Winery Outfits: A Little Crop
Agua by Agua Bendita
Palmarosa Magdalena-Print Cotton Crop Top
Le Original Straight-Leg Jeans
1. Winery Outfits: Golf-Inspired
1. Winery Outfits: Scalloped Days
If you’re planning to spend your days hopping from winery to winery, make sure to hire a car and driver so you don’t have to worry about appointing a DD in the group.
Top 8 Must Have for Winery Outfits
Kiara Tie-Front Cropped Broderie Anglaise Cotton and Linen Blend Top
Poupette St Barth
Reine Floral Midi Dress
Cotu Classic White
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Sun Drops SPF50, 30ml
Watermill Bag Small
14K Yellow Gold Blue Topaz and Green Tourmaline In & Out Hoop Earrings
Citizens of Humanity
Emerson High-Rise Slim-Leg Organic Jeans
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
Cook St. Helena
1310 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
The Charter Oak
1050 Charter Oak Avenue, St.Helena, CA
Things to do in Napa Valley
Because your night before was likely a wine-filled event, load up on carbs for breakfast before, well, starting it all over again. The Model Bakery has the best English muffins in town—and likely beyond—and they use them as the base for every breakfast sandwich on the menu.
Hire a car and driver, or choose a designated driver from the group and set out on a day of wine tastings and vineyard visits. After all, that’s why you came all the way to Napa, right? One of our favorites is Bryant Family Vineyard.
Head to Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch for dinner. With a farm-to-table menu, it’s a restaurant and winery all rolled into one, so you don’t have to worry about choosing. It’s casual, but has a menu that will knock your socks off. Not to mention all of their wines!
Start off at the Connolly Ranch. Your children can experience the animals on the farm like a petting zoo, but the ranch takes care to educate all who visit about the working farm and the importance of understanding where your food comes from.
Take a walk through the Oxbow Public Market, where you’ll find a variety of local retailers, grocers, and restaurants. If you’re heading out for a drive around the countryside, make a pit-stop at Kelly’s Filling Station. An old fashion garage at its core, you’ll find local snacks and drinks (including wine, of course!) that you would never believe. The soft serve is a must.
Bring even your children to this more casual Thomas Keller dining experience at Ad Hoc + Addendum, where you can enjoy the famous chef’s fare without heading over to The French Laundry. The menu changes daily and each meal is a four-course family-style meal with wine parings for the adults.
Start your day a little late with brunch at Zuzu, a popular Spanish tapas bar in town. The day is about to begin with a long wine tour (or maybe a few!) that will likely bleed into the evening hours, so there’s no need to go crazy and head out early. Enjoy yourself…sleep in!
If you don’t want to go the traditional vineyard route, go for casual rolling wine tastings at a few select wineries that strike your fancy as you’re driving around. Make sure to stop at Auberge du Soleil, however, which is not going to be one of the best lunches you will have all weekend, but offers the most stunning sweeping views of Napa as a whole.
After a day of wine tours, keep it going in a more casual (and closer-to-home) manner by heading to Cadet Wine & Beer Bar. While the menu is more drink-focused, they have added a small amount of food items over the past few years as well.
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