Napa Valley is just a short jaunt up north for San Franciscans seeking an authentic Wine Country experience that blends the rustic traditions of agriculture with world-class drinking and dining. This is your guide to the best food, wineries, hotels and services the region has to offer.
Why obsessively authentic Italian? Because Ca'Momi is Italian and believes, when it comes to Italian food, a lot has been lost in translation. Ca'Momi thinks authentic Italian cuisine is good enough to stand on its own true flavors, so they only follow traditional recipes, prepared with the best organic, local and Italian ingredients. 610 First St., Napa. (707) 257-4992
La Condesa's vibrant decor welcomes you to the liveliest place in Napa. Creative cuisine and cocktails are inspired by Mexican-style street food that's made with fresh, local ingredients and spices with Napa Valley flair. Enjoy live music and the massive tequila section while you dine, mingle and dance the night away. 1320 Main St., St. Helena. (707) 967-8111
Chef/Owner Ken Frank's passion for excellence at his signature restaurant, La Toque, has earned him a prestigious Michelin Star. La Toque’s Sommeliers literally bring the world to your table, choosing the finest wines from every major wine-growing region to pair with the Chef's dishes. 1314 McKinstry St., Napa. (707) 257-5157
The Napa Valley Wine Train is Napa's most distinctive restaurant. Enjoy gourmet dining, wine tasting, exclusive winery tours, and special wine events all aboard beautifully restored antique railcars. Take a trip into the luxurious American past and enjoy an authentic, memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel. 1275 McKinstry St., Napa. (800) 427-4124