While I was in Napa recently for the SKS Experience, I was lucky enough to visited Yountville, a small town in the center of wine country. It’s a beautiful little (1.5 square miles!) town with lots of character!
The town was originally named Sebastopol in 1855, but in 1867 it was re-named after George C. Yount who was said to be the first to establish a vineyard in Napa Valley. George C. Yount was born in North Carolina where multiple Yount families resided (and where my mother is from) but he grew up in Missouri and eventually found his way to California. Although small in size, it’s home to seven (count them!) Michelin- starred restaurants with top-notch wine selections (of course!). And the vineyard views are everywhere and as picturesque as a painting.
So what is there to do in Yountville? This charming town bursts with world-class restaurants (including the super family The French Laundry restaurant). And once you park your car upon arrival, there is almost no reason to touch your car keys again until it’s time to leave. So stroll around and check out some of the wine tasting rooms. Other fun adventures include hot air balloon rides, the regional art at the Napa Valley Museum, and discover all 35 outdoor sculptures on the Yountville Art Walk.
If you ever find yourself in Napa Valley, we definitely recommend a trip to Yountville!
The Margery Wedderburn Interiors Team