San Francisco | Napa Valley

Each year at the end of summer, the Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest. After months of careful nurturing and observation, winemakers all over the valley finally give the word, “it’s time.”

Acacia House by Chris Cosentino debuted in Napa Valley in May 2017. Offering an inventive approach to relaxed Napa Valley fare, Acacia House honors its Wine Country location with unique regional wines complemented by select European accents. Set within the historical Acacia House dating back to 1907, the restaurant reflects the rustic, convivial atmosphere of the former inn with updated elements from celebrated design team Yabu Pushelberg.

If there’s anything better than a glass of good wine, it’s a glass of good wine with its perfect food partner. From cheese to chocolate – even popcorn and cupcakes – here are some of our favorite food and wine-pairing experiences around the Napa Valley. Most of these experiences are available by reservation only, so plan ahead.

San Francisco and the Napa Valley are renowned for their food and wine culture, but its pleasures don’t stop there. Tucked within its streets, hotels, and wineries are pockets of inspiration where you can stumble upon moments of beauty and works of astonishing art. Find your way to the following spots and prepare to be delighted with these innovative works.

Originally a 1940s roadside motel, the current incarnation of the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa (CML) in the Napa Valley is inspired by “the Great American Road Trip of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.” Its new décor has a retro-chic vibe with mid-century modern furnishings. 

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery is committed to producing the highest quality estate wines, without compromise. Through their commitment to sustainable winery and farming operations, they are protecting the land and environment for future generations.

So you’re not a wine lover (hey, it happens). Believe it or not, there’s plenty to do in San Francisco and the Napa Valley besides comparing Pinots and Merlots. Here are a few of our favorite things:

From mid-fall to spring, visitors come to the Napa Valley to enjoy Cabernet Season. It is also when the valley’s chefs offer heartier menus and meals, which pair perfectly with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. From Calistoga to the Carneros region in Napa, chefs and restaurateurs from several of the valley’s towns have offered their thoughts on how the valley’s prized red wines complement seasonal menus. 

Looking for kiddo-friendly culture? We got it. Outdoor space to play? Plenty of it. Educational experiences so fun that the kids won't even realize they're learning? We basically invented it. Kids in wine country? Absolutely! Here you will find 10 family-friendly activities we recommend for your next San Francisco & Napa Valley family vacation.

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