Napa Valley

Co-owned by Bill Clinton’s former ambassador to Austria, Hall specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, crafted in big-fruit California style. Its dramatic tasting room has a stand-up bar with 180-degree views of vineyards and mountains through floor-to-ceiling glass, and the glorious art collection includes a giant chrome rabbit leaping over the vines. Bottles cost $24 to $170.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Napa Valley attractions

1. Farmers Market


Meets at Crane Park, half a mile south of downtown. The vendors come and go with the seasons, but expect plenty of fresh produce, fresh-cut flowers and…

2. Long Meadow Ranch

0.74 MILES

Long Meadow stands out for olive-oil tastings ($10), plus good estate-grown cabernet, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir, served inside an 1874…

3. Robert Louis Stevenson Museum


This museum contains the largest displayed collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's belongings in the world. In 1880 the author – then sick, penniless and…

4. Tres Sabores

2.04 MILES

At the valley’s westernmost edge, where sloping vineyards meet wooded hillsides, Tres Sabores is a portal to old Napa – no fancy tasting room, no snobbery…

5. Grgich Hills Estate

2.31 MILES

The esteemed owner of this longstanding winery put Napa on the map when his Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay earned a stunning victory in the…

6. Titus

2.79 MILES

Titus has a modern tasting facility with windows for days, surrounded by 40 acres of vineyards. It's best to book well ahead to sample the winery's good…

7. Elizabeth Spencer

2.97 MILES

Check in at this 1872 former post-office building and indulge in tastings tableside in the outdoor garden courtyard at this inviting small winery…

8. Mumm Napa

3.04 MILES

You probably have a bottle of Mumm's well-known sparking wine at home. Why not try it at the source? The valley views are spectacular and the respectable…