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Top Choice Californian in Yountville

French Laundry

The pinnacle of California dining, Thomas Keller’s French Laundry is epic, a high-wattage culinary experience on par with the world’s best. Book one month ahead at 10am sharp, or log onto OpenTable.com precisely at …
Top Choice Market in Napa

Oxbow Public Market

Graze this gourmet market and plug into the Northern California food scene. Standouts: Hog Island Oyster Co; comfort cooking at celeb-chef Todd Humphries’ Kitchen Door; Venezuelan arepa (corn-cake sandwiches) at Pic…
Top Choice Californian in Sonoma

Cafe La Haye

One of Sonoma’s top tables for earthy New American cooking, La Haye only uses produce sourced from within 60 miles. Its dining room gets packed cheek-by-jowl and service can border on perfunctory, but the clean simp…
Top Choice Market in Napa

Oxbow Public Market

Showcasing all things culinary – produce stalls, kitchen shops, and everywhere something to taste – Oxbow is foodie central, with emphasis on seasonal eating and sustainability. Some vendors and restaurants open ear…
Top Choice Market in Sebastopol

Barlow

The Barlow occupies a former apple processing plant, repurposed into a 12-acre village of food producers, artists, winemakers, coffee roasters, spirits distillers and indie restaurateurs, who showcase West County's …
Top Choice Winery in Napa Valley

Robert Sinskey

Chef-owned Robert Sinskey's dramatic hilltop tasting room, constructed of stone, redwood and teak, resembles a small cathedral – fitting, given the sacred status here bestowed upon food and wine. Sinskey specializes…
Top Choice Winery in Napa Valley

Frog's Leap

Meandering paths wind through magical gardens and fruit-bearing orchards surrounding an 1884 barn and farmstead with cats and chickens. The vibe is casual and down-to-earth, with a major emphasis on fun. Sauvignon B…
Top Choice American in Sonoma

Fremont Diner

Lines snake out the door peak times at this farm-to-table roadside diner. We prefer the indoor tables, but will happily accept a picnic table in the big outdoor tent to feast on ricotta pancakes with real maple syru…
Top Choice Winery in Sonoma Valley

Bartholomew Park Winery

A great bike-to winery, Bartholomew Park occupies a 400-acre nature preserve, with oak-shaded picnicking and valley-view hiking. The vineyards were originally cultivated in 1857 and now yield certified-organic, citr…
Top Choice Gallery in Napa

di Rosa Art + Nature Preserve

West of downtown, scrap-metal sheep graze Carneros vineyards at 217-acre di Rosa Art + Nature Preserve, a stunning collection of Northern California art, displayed indoors in galleries and outdoors in sculpture gard…