Welcome to Yountville
Live life large against a backdrop of small-town charm
Perfectly located in the midst of Napa Valley lies Yountville, a peaceful, quaint, community in the heart of Northern California. Although a small town, life here is lived large. Luxury farmhouse-style manors are situated on oversized lots overlooking the hills of Northern California, giving lucky locals the opportunity to wine, dine, and explore, just steps away from their own front doors. Yountville is a well-noted destination for gourmet dining, with two Michelin-starred restaurants located in town. With more than one Michelin-starred restaurant per 1,000 residents, Yountville claims the title of having the most Michelin-starred restaurants per capita of anywhere in North America.
Yountville is named after early pioneer George Calvert Yount, the founder of the first vineyard in Napa Valley. With world-class cuisine, numerous tasting rooms, art, and high-end shopping, Yountville has found the perfect balance of high-end culture and small-town charm. The friendly atmosphere has made this small town the perfect destination to visit and to call home for the long run.
What to Love
- A quiet, quaint place to feel perfectly at home
- Home to many high-end shops and homes
- Gourmet dining and Michelin-starred restaurants
- The Shops at V Marketplace is a great destination to find the latest trends for decorating your home and hanging in your closet
Yountville residents enjoy peace and quiet, without sacrificing modern-day luxuries. Leisurely weekends are spent on the golf course or shopping, while more lively afternoons are spent at one of the dozens of world-famous vineyards and tasting rooms. A favorite spot is the Vintner's Golf Course
, one of the best courses in Northern California. Special occasions can be celebrated not far from home at one of the highly-rated local restaurants, many of which claim lengthy award lists. If the occasional weekend out of town is in order, the coast is just fifty miles away, making last-minute getaways simple.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
In the face of its small-town setting, Yountville is one of the premier Northern California destinations for fine dining. Boasting the most Michelin-starred restaurants per capita of anywhere in North America, expectations are high and often exceeded in the heart of wine country.
One of Yountville’s Michelin-starred restaurants is found at Bistro Jeanty. This cozy eatery has brought classic French cuisine to the Napa Valley for over 20 years. Fresh, quality ingredients undergo meticulous preparations for the most scrutinous of critics. Some of their French classics include steak frites, creamy tomato soup, and escargot.
Another award winner is The French Laundry. A famous creation of world-renowned chef Thomas Keller, The French Laundry features a menu changing daily since its opening in 1994. Since 2007, the establishment has consistently been awarded three Michelin stars, a feat attained by very few chefs in the world. Some features on the ever-changing menu consist of oysters, Dover sole, duck, and several delectable chocolate desserts.
High-end shopping is also abundant in Yountville. Top destinations can be found at Restoration Hardware, the V Marketplace, and Gallery 1870. Gallery 1870 offers a unique array of original art and popular reproductions. The many wines produced just miles away are also available to take home to fill your cellar.
Things To Do
Yountville is a place for celebrating life, and celebrations take place year-round here. Yountville is the brightest town in the Napa Valley during the holiday season and shows off its spirit during Holidays in Yountville. Taking place over the course of six weeks at the end of the year, holiday lights are illuminated for both locals and visitors to enjoy, while cheerful music and inviting aromas fill the air. Taking place earlier in the year, Music in the Vineyards is a month-long celebration of the musical arts featuring a line-up of string quartet orchestras and piano accompaniments.