Downtown Napa is The Ultimate Destination for Wine Lovers and Foodies

Downtown Napa is a vibrant city filled with endless possibilities for adventure and relaxation. From charming shops and gourmet dining to luxurious accommodations and exciting events, this iconic destination has it all.

Travel with Me: Exploring the Destinations from My Recent Trip.

Robert Mondavi Arch & Tower

Welcome to the world of Robert Mondavi Winery, where exquisite wines and tasty cuisine come together to create an unforgettable experience. With a rich history dating back to the 1960s in California’s renowned Napa Valley, Robert Mondavi Winery has become synonymous with exceptional quality and taste. 

Now, guests are invited to Arch and Tower, Mondavi’s inviting open-air lounge overlooking downtown Napa. This elegant space is devoted to daily wine, culinary delights, and exclusive events. Immerse yourself in expert-led wine and food pairing sessions, educational seminars, and interactive activities celebrating Mondavi wines and the Napa Valley. 

Robert Mondavi Arch & Tower interior
Robert Mondavi Arch & Tower

Music, Cocktails and More at Folklore

Step into their charming 1910 building just minutes from top attractions like the Uptown Theatre, Napa Opera House and BottleRock Festival. Browse through a diverse collection of vinyl records, books, and unique merchandise while enjoying their food and beverage menu.

Folklore is where great music, drinks, and food come together, curated by people who live and breathe these worlds.

Folklore bar in napa.

The ArBaretum Bar & Kitchen

Experience the best of Napa Valley’s cocktail scene at The ArBaretum, a craft cocktail bar & kitchen in Downtown Napa.

Guests have described cocktails as a piece of delicious artwork. Pair a signature cocktail with one of their snacks, like perfectly cooked truffle fries.

The ArBaretum Bar & Kitchen interior.
The ArBaretum Bar & Kitchen.

During my visit I enjoyed their San Remo cocktail featuring Distillers Blend Gin, cointreau, blueberry, lime, demerara syrup and sparkling elderflower. I paired this beautiful drink with their yummy beignets. The San Remo is perfect to sip on a sunny spring day and even comes with a little decorative butterfly on top.

The ArBaretum is run by the team at Napa Valley Distillery.

San Remo Cocktail and beignets.

ALBA Restaurant

Indulge in their menu of seasonal small plates perfect for sharing, paired with wine and craft cocktails. Enjoy the serene Napa River breezes while dining at ALBA’s casually elegant lounge and bar.

The modern interior boasts floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of lush surroundings, with outdoor fire pits adding to the inviting atmosphere on the riverbanks.

ALBA Restaurant.

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection

As the sun sets over the rolling hills of Napa Valley, painting the sky in brilliant hues of orange and pink, it’s the perfect time to unwind from the day’s adventures. One of the best places to stay on your Napa sojourn is Stanly Ranch, a breathtaking property surrounded by ranch land.

Stanly Ranch.

Here, you can take in the stunning views throughout the property or while relaxing on their outdoor patio, complete with a lounge seating area, fire pit, and outdoor shower. 

From guestrooms to suites, Stanly Ranch offer a comfortable retreat with warm and inviting natural finishes. I highly recommend their Rambler One Bedroom King Suite where you can experience the essence of agrarian life.

Rambler One Bedroom King Suite.

The suite’s dual fireplace enhances the cozy and comfortable atmosphere with the warm glow of flickering flames that can be enjoyed while relaxing in the sectional sofa or resting on the king-size bed. The separate living room is elegantly furnished with a dining table for four and a well-stocked wet bar. With spacious and zen-like vibes, the en-suite bathroom is truly a luxurious retreat, featuring a freestanding soaking tub and an indoor-outdoor shower that envelops you in nature. The living room doors open up to a private terrace, where you can unwind on comfortable lounge chairs.

Rambler One Bedroom King Suite en-suite bathroom.


Experience sustainable farm-to-table dining at Stanly Ranch, where their culinary program combines fresh, seasonal ingredients from their working ranch for a holistic and immersive experience. Dining here celebrates the connection between the land, farmers, and food makers in every delectable dish.

Stanly Ranch Restaurant.

Upcoming Culinary Events

Explore the Flavors of Napa Valley at Stanly Ranch’s 2nd Annual Grange Harvest Dinner Series.

  • Sunday, March 24th | MUSTARD featuring Matthiasson Wines – discover the extraordinary contributions of mustard and other cover crops like rye, buckwheat, and winter peas.
  • Sunday, May 5th | LEAFY GREENS featuring Hudson Winery – indulge in an extraordinary ode to the crisp freshness and nutritional richness of handpicked leafy greens with vibrant textures and nuanced flavors
  • Sunday, June 9th | ROOT VEGETABLES featuring Donum Estate – enjoy the earthy delights of root vegetables and their essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals, from roasted heirloom carrots to velvety mashed potatoes
  • Sunday, July 21st | TOMATOES featuring Frogs Leap Winery – celebrate the vibrant world of tomatoes, recognized for their health benefits, with dishes featuring tomatoes in every conceivable form, expertly crafted to showcase the fruit’s diverse and delectable potential
  • Sunday, November 17th | WINTER SQUASH featuring Mascot Wines – toast to winter squash, the hearty and nutritious vegetable, renowned for its immune-boosting properties, inflammation reduction and its ability to enhance the diversity of the gut microbiome

Downtown Napa has something for everyone. It’s a place where relaxation and fun go hand in hand, where new memories are made over a glass of world-class wine. If a visit is in your future this year, be sure to simplify your DoNapa getaway with curated itineraries at