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Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley

World-class wines amid rolling hills

Napa Valley tailor-made holidays


California's most illustrious wine country, Napa Valley, is an unsurpassed display of some of the world's most exquisite food and wine. Eight months of sun bathe acres of green hills and vineyards that sporadically give way to charming storybook towns, where spa hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants abound.

Glorious food & wine

To come to Napa purely for food and wine is never extravagant, but celebrated – even the most seasoned oenophile will be satisfied here, with a choice of 250 wineries scattered across hillsides and valleys. From family-owned 19th century vineyards to world-famous wine cellars and Michelin-starred restaurants, Napa's small size means visitors can spend the morning hiking or hot air ballooning and afternoons wine tasting, following ultra-scenic drives. Michelin stars are commonplace in Napa, from delightful Yountville's three-Michelin-starred French Laundry to tiny Oakville, home of the famous Robert Mondavi winery. Swanky St Helena offers fine dining and luxury wineries, such as the spectacular vineyard-framed Auberge de Soleil Michelin-starred restaurant, and rustic Calistoga boasts a hospitable, laidback culture among its forests and hills.

An outdoor playground

Napa's mild climate – around 8 months of warm sunshine – and California's health-conscious ethos means wine and food indulgence is juxtaposed with exploring what's on the doorstep. Wine tasting is preceded with hikes among canyons and rivers, biking through vineyard trails and kayaking on Napa River and further west lies the Petrified Forest, home to huge redwoods that were turned to stone by a volcanic eruption more than million years ago, now the largest petrified trees on earth. Finish days with luxury spa treatments and poolside lounging, the norm in many Napa hotels.


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Top itineraries in Napa Valley

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

Highlights of the American West

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,790 pp incl. flights

Driving between San Francisco and Las Vegas, this curated road trip takes in the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley and the ever-spectacular Grand Canyon.

Yosemite National Park, Califiornia

Highlights of Northern California

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,575 pp incl. flights

Northern California is a region of immense nature, world-leading wines and culture-packed cities, showcased in such icons as San Francisco, Sonoma and Yosemite National Park. Take in its headline acts on this fly-drive holiday.

Top places to stay in Napa Valley

The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa

The Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa Valley

Traditional resort

The Meritage Resort & Spa is the perfect base for exploring the Napa Valley, America’s most celebrated wine region. Among its many features are sprawling suites, a luxurious pool, acres of vineyards, an underground spa and an award winning restaurant.

Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley, USA

Bardessono, Napa Valley

Contemporary hotel

“Deep green with luxury” is this contemporary hotel and spa’s ethos. Bardessono has won numerous awards not only for its quality of accommodation and service but also for its green credentials – it holds LEED Platinum certification, the highest standard for environmental design.

Hotel Yountville

Hotel Yountville

Contemporary hotel

A luxury boutique hotel deep in the illustrious Napa Valley, Hotel Yountville combines farmhouse chic with ultra-contemporary touches, set among stacked Napa river rocks and timber beams in the charmingly walkable town of Yountville. Expect an immaculate spa, sprawling suites and fine dining.

River Terrace Inn

River Terrace Inn, Napa

Contemporary hotel

Ideally situated in Napa’s downtown where casual wine bars and Michelin-star restaurants abound, River Terrace Inn is a wonderful destination for your Napa holiday base, featuring luxurious rooms, fireside outdoor dining and complimentary wine tasting.

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Napa Valley articles

  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

    Trip report: Northern California

    Reporting from the road, former Wexas marketing executive Claire Benktander drove from San Francisco to the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. Read her review for an insight into this spectacular road trip.

  • American road

    Exploring California by car

    Wexas USA specialist George Clissold picks out the ultimate introductory self-drive trip to California, taking in city greats, prestigious wine regions and UNESCO-listed natural wonders.

  • Joushua Tree National Park, Greater Palm Springs, California

    California Dreaming

    Wexas USA specialist Patrick Griffin brings us off the beaten track of California to give his expert recommendations on the Golden State's wines and desert enclaves.

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