A quaint, upscale, town nestled about ½ way through Napa Valley - Yountville has evolved from a rugged town to a must visit destination. It’s recently burst onto the scene becoming a standout star amidst the many Napa Valley towns. On top of it’s celebrated culinary status (6 Michelin star restaurants) it’s got award-winning wineries and amazing natural beauty.
Made famous by Chef Thomas Keller and Chef Michael Chiarello, all of the restaurants and tasting rooms are within walking distance. This makes it perfect for a weekend of wining and dining. Your pants may fit a bit tighter after your getaway, but your tastebuds will thank you.
Without making any stops the driving distance from San Francisco to Yountville is 56 miles, which should take a little over an hour. You could easily do this in a day, and spend the whole time eating your way through Yountville. We suggest you make a full weekend out of it, and take a more scenic (and delicious) route.
If you start your drive to Yountville in the afternoon or evening you should stop at , about 20 minutes outside San Francisco. It’s a busy Italian eatery that draws in the crowds for its expansive pizza menu. It is a standout restaurant with over 3,000 5 star reviews on Yelp! If you are starting your journey in the morning, stop for breakfast at in Carneros. Order the filling brunch dish of eggs benedict with a bacon bloody mary.
Stop at the in Napa for a smorgasbord of eateries under one roof. You can get olive oil, chocolate, cheese, coffee, cupcakes, and ice cream from Bay area restaurants. If you’re still hungry make one more stop off Highway 29 in Union, just before you get to Yountville. serves up an amazing sandwich - the Banh Mi Dutch Crunch. Get it to go to eat in your hotel room later!