Napa Valley

by The Perpetualist

Napa Valley has always been a favorite mini-getaway for us! Living in San Francisco, the drive to Napa via 101N is not only scenic but romantic. We decided to spend a full day in Napa once again and just sample the eats and shops that catches our eye. We started early morning to hit up Oxbow Public Market and discovered the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Poorhouse is a small home goods store with a unique collection of cute house gifts and furniture.

As we continue our day we stopped by Bouchon Bakery in Yountville. Although there was a line, we didn’t mind the wait because there was just so many yummy goodies to choose from. Cherilyn loved the “Epi Baguette” which we couldn’t wait to try with our Smoked Olive Oil.

It’s not a Napa trip unless you stop for some wine tasting. We usually hit up our favorites such as Prager Port Works and  V. Sattui.  The deli is always fresh and the tasting is always packed but so worth it especially for an afternoon lunch picnic.

Our day was packed with more shopping in St. Helena’s Main Street and visiting the Culinary Institute of America where we enjoyed dinner on their patio.

Here are our favorite finds from Napa we’d thought we’d share with you.

(L-R) Fruit from Oxbow Farmer’s Market, Sattui Cabernet, Prager Port (Jerianne’s a Port girl!), Smoked Olive Oil, Asiago Black Pepper Shortbread from Olivier Napa Valley , and pastries from Bouchon Bakery.