Obviously, snag a seat at sunset for a breathtaking vista.Insider tip: Opt for a glass of the proprietary sparkling wine, the Auberge du Soleil Private Reserve Non-Vintage Brut. Terra 1345 Railroad Ave St Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-8931 Trip Advisor: 4.5 stars, 180 reviews Reservations: Required Terra is owned by partners Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani, who have over 60 years of combined experience in the highest echelons of the culinary and pastry worlds.
Pairings aside, feel free to collaborate on an ideal bottle–there’s no better way to get to know someone than by their taste in wine (or so they say), and there isn’t a dud on the wine list.
Insider tip: Arrive early for a belt at the innovative Bank Bar, home to one of Napa Valley’s best-kept secrets as far as cocktail programs are concerned.
Ciccio 6770 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 945-1000 Trip Advisor: 4.5 stars, 142 reviews Reservations: No reservations taken, but plan for a wait Ciccio opened with a bang in fall of 2012, and since then, this market-turned-restaurant has earned its place on Napa Valley’s must-try lists.
Needless to say, timing is of the essence in this no-reservations-accepted Italian eatery, but the best things in life, as they say, are worth waiting for.
All the while, the outdoor terrace feels miles away from the bustle of the street, evoking the romantic charm and rum-dashed mystique of old Cuba.
Order a cocktail from the bar and start your evening on a fine note.
Imagine a week spent with some of America's most well-known vintners, sharing their finest wines in one of the world's most beautiful places.
Add the chance to enjoy some of California's artful cuisine and the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and collections of Napa Valley's extraordinary wines.
For a first date, something lively might be in order. Whatever the romantic occasion, Napa Valley hosts a variety of restaurants known for their cozy aesthetics, stellar food, and of course, world-class wines.