Welcome to Yountville
Exclusive Napa Valley enclave offering luxury and culinary decadence
Yountville’s founder, George Calvert Yount, planted the first grapevines, sourced from Central Europe and the Mediterranean, back in 1838 when the town was nothing but a stagecoach stop. Those little grapevines eventually grew into the revered oenophile haven that is modern day Yountville.
With a nod to its rural roots, Yountville’s architecture tends to be light and airy with a rustic feel, and neighborhood buildings have been featured in leading design guides and magazines. A luxurious, culinary community, Yountville treats its residents to high style and the ability to taste the globe without ever leaving home.
What to Love
- Michelin-rated restaurants
- World-class wineries
- Especially curated boutiques
- Affluent lifestyle with small town charm
People & Lifestyle
Yountville offers residents a scenic backdrop and a deliciously luxurious life. Full of artisanal, farm-to-table restaurants and irresistible charm, this Napa neighborhood cultivates the perfect blend of sophisticated style and small town comfort. Life here is a study in leisure and delight and, although its central location makes for an easy trip to nearby Napa destinations, you’ll find everything you need within walking distance in this relaxing resort town.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dinner in Yountville isn’t just about the food. Here, you’ll find extensive wine lists and specialty pairings. Known for world-class dining and star chefs, this foodie town is home to culinary star Thomas Keller and his collection of award-winning restaurants. The michelin-starred French Laundry features tasting menus composed of seasonal ingredients from the restaurant’s culinary garden.
French bistro Bouchon offers a seasonal menu and raw bar, as well as wine selections from top wineries made exclusively for the restaurant. Favorite dishes include roasted chicken and trout amandine. Dine on the patio to take in the scenic views of Yountville. If Italian food is your craving, the bold flavors of Bottega are sure to impress. The rustic fare menu at this historic winery estate is a favorite among locals. The wine list is extensive and offers many rare varieties.
Once you’ve had your fill of the savory, make sure to head to Bouchon Bakery. Originally designed to create specialty bread exclusively made for Chef Keller’s restaurants, this sweet spot has become the Napa destination for artisan baked goods and classic pastries. The cozy location, inspired by classic French boulangeries, is famous for its pistachio macarons and also offers house-made sandwiches and quiche.
Things to Do
With all the special events going on in Yountville, your dance card will certainly be full. Whether sipping the world’s best bubbly is your preference or sampling a gastronomic feast brings a smile to your face, Yountville is the place to celebrate the best life has to offer. The epic Yountville Live, one of the country’s most highly anticipated annual celebrations, brings together the best in music, cuisine, and wine. The centerpiece of the festival is Taste of Yountville, which presents cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and live performances by Grammy-nominated artists.
Combine celebration and generosity by attending the V Foundation Wine Celebration. The V Foundation charity has raised over 130 million dollars for cancer research and is one of the highest-rated charities in the country. The foundation’s ever-expanding schedule includes glittering parties, concerts, and exclusive dinners, all held with this worthy cause in mind.
Complementing an already stellar culinary experience, Yountville also hosts the annual Napa Valley Restaurant Week. Try the latest hot spots or legendary favorites as this epicurean paradise puts its best chefs and Michelin-rated restaurants on display with prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner options. Treat yourself and indulge in the luxury of The Estate Yountville. This lavish hotel offers top-notch spa experiences, dining, private events, and, of course, world-class wine tasting. Explore stunning views and the best of wine country at this lush, 22-acre estate.
Yountville is home to the excellent Yountville Elementary School. This public school caters to kindergarten through fifth grade and operates like a small private school.