One of the most wonderful things about Napa Valley is it’s gorgeous scenery. After a bike ride or a tour of a winery, what could be better than a relaxing, refreshing picnic while gazing out over the beautiful valley? Even better, pick out the wine you’ll enjoy al fresco under the open sky.
Only a handful of wineries have a permit for picnicking and the following are the top choices for those with picnic facilities in the Napa Valley. (Note, some wineries give their club members priority and a few charge a fee.)
- Buehler Vineyards
- Casa Nuestra Winery
- Cuvasion Estate Wines
- Frank Family Vineyards
- Pine Ridge Vineyards
- St. Clement
- Tudal Family Winery
And others – call ahead to check with the wineries on your path through the Napa Valley and ask about their picnic policies.
Stay with us at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites – call 707-226-1871 to make reservations – and we’ll help you pick your new favorite deli to put together your picnic.
The art of the picnic is one that’s been lost in this country. Some say it’s because of urban sprawl or the fact that cars are now so much faster, but really it’s time for all of us to slow down, drink in the scenery, and breathe deeply.
The following are top delicatessens in Napa Valley who are skilled at putting together a picnic which you can enjoy at one of the wineries above on your visit:
- The well-known Dean & Deluca at 607 South St. Helena Highway – seasonal delights, excellent cheeses, and delightful desserts
- The local favorite, Bouchon Bakery at 6525 Washington Street – hearty hand-made sandwiches, pastries, and treats – even pet treats!
- The famous Oakville Grocery at 7856 St. Helena Highway – for a real step back into time, Chef Jason Rose will make a fresh feast using the best products from local farmers, artisans, and purveyors in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
Downtown Napa is a cool old town with a trendy vibe. There are lots of great restaurants with chefs born of the farm-to-table movement and skilled at pairing the local wines and brews with the delicious food.
Call the friendly staff at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites or make your reservation online today. We’ll help you design your best picnic ever.