Jim & Sherrie’s Guidebook

Sherrie
Jim & Sherrie’s Guidebook

Favorite places to EAT!

Our GO-To spot! Gotta start w/ grilled artichoke and skillet cornbread. BEST EVER (melt in your mouth) FRENCH DIP w/ fries! Tasty ribs and rotisserie chicken too. Save room for the Key Lime Pie!
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Rutherford Grill
1180 Rutherford Rd
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Our GO-To spot! Gotta start w/ grilled artichoke and skillet cornbread. BEST EVER (melt in your mouth) FRENCH DIP w/ fries! Tasty ribs and rotisserie chicken too. Save room for the Key Lime Pie!
Love this popular Italian bistro. Outdoor dining during co-vid is amazing, tables out to the vineyard. I love their beet salad and salmon. Jim loves their octopus starter and pasta. Ask for their seasoned olive oil for dipping or you won't get it. Finish your meal with their butterscotch pudding.
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Bistro Don Giovanni
4110 Howard Lane
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Love this popular Italian bistro. Outdoor dining during co-vid is amazing, tables out to the vineyard. I love their beet salad and salmon. Jim loves their octopus starter and pasta. Ask for their seasoned olive oil for dipping or you won't get it. Finish your meal with their butterscotch pudding.
Popular upscale steak house with great seating in and outdoors. Delicious sides! A special occasion for sure!
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Cole's Chop House
1122 Main Street
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Popular upscale steak house with great seating in and outdoors. Delicious sides! A special occasion for sure!
Long-time local favorite bakery and diner. Known for their donuts, pastries and cakes. Try their unique maple bars! It's our go-to breakfast stop.
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Butter Cream Bakery & Diner
2297 Jefferson Street
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Long-time local favorite bakery and diner. Known for their donuts, pastries and cakes. Try their unique maple bars! It's our go-to breakfast stop.
Farmstead is in our top-2 favorites! Farm-to-table is truly what you'll find. I love their beet salad, the mini-ham bites and buttermilk biscuit's. Also, the pulled pork sandwich and when in season the crab roll is amazing. For dessert try their Scharfenberger chocolate pie. Beautiful gardens!
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Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
738 Main Street
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Farmstead is in our top-2 favorites! Farm-to-table is truly what you'll find. I love their beet salad, the mini-ham bites and buttermilk biscuit's. Also, the pulled pork sandwich and when in season the crab roll is amazing. For dessert try their Scharfenberger chocolate pie. Beautiful gardens!
Great Oaxaca-Mexican food and cocktails! Love the fish tacos and chips with fresh guacamole. Great vibe, but loud!
La Calenda
6518 Washington St
Great Oaxaca-Mexican food and cocktails! Love the fish tacos and chips with fresh guacamole. Great vibe, but loud!
Close by - neighborhood favorite! Great burgers, fish &chips, salads, and pizza. Gotta get the fried pickles if they're available!
Hop Creek Pub
3253 Browns Valley Rd
Close by - neighborhood favorite! Great burgers, fish &chips, salads, and pizza. Gotta get the fried pickles if they're available!
(Open seasonally) LOVE to picnic here! Get your on-line order in for your box-lunch with the best fried chicken w/sides. Rent a bike, ride to Yountville, eat, then stop for a wine-tasting at Laird or Trefethen on your return to Napa.
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(Open seasonally) LOVE to picnic here! Get your on-line order in for your box-lunch with the best fried chicken w/sides. Rent a bike, ride to Yountville, eat, then stop for a wine-tasting at Laird or Trefethen on your return to Napa.
Locals breakfast cafe in St. Helena. Tasty eggs benedict, corned-beef hash, and raspberry streusel muffins.
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Gillwoods Cafe
1313 Main Street
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Locals breakfast cafe in St. Helena. Tasty eggs benedict, corned-beef hash, and raspberry streusel muffins.
GOTTS - NAPA AND ST. HELENA Elevated burgers & fries, sandwiches, salads, and our favorite black & white malt. A popular and busy spot.
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Gott's Roadside
644 1st Street
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GOTTS - NAPA AND ST. HELENA Elevated burgers & fries, sandwiches, salads, and our favorite black & white malt. A popular and busy spot.
Great inexpensive, very casual, picnic table style barbeque! Sherrie loves the cole slaw and baked beans for sides.
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Buster's Original Southern BBQ
1207 Foothill Boulevard
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Great inexpensive, very casual, picnic table style barbeque! Sherrie loves the cole slaw and baked beans for sides.
A foodie's place for breakfast. Try their fresh baked donuts. Healthy options too. Also, open for Lunch and Dinner. South Napa on the Carneros Inn property.
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Boon Fly Café
4048 Sonoma Highway
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A foodie's place for breakfast. Try their fresh baked donuts. Healthy options too. Also, open for Lunch and Dinner. South Napa on the Carneros Inn property.
Popular for tourists and locals. Enjoy a variety of food and wine choices and boutique items. Hog Island Oysters Co. is a popular spot.
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Oxbow Public Market
610 1st Street
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Popular for tourists and locals. Enjoy a variety of food and wine choices and boutique items. Hog Island Oysters Co. is a popular spot.
Great French bistro in a quant cafe with outdoor seating. Stroll through Yountville for boutiques and tasting rooms.
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Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington Street
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Great French bistro in a quant cafe with outdoor seating. Stroll through Yountville for boutiques and tasting rooms.
This neighborhood Italian Bistro is one of our go-to's. Good food with cozy cafe style dining.
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Il Posto Trattoria
4211 Solano Avenue
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This neighborhood Italian Bistro is one of our go-to's. Good food with cozy cafe style dining.
Dip Duo, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Sushi, Thai Noodle Steak Salad (relax outside by the fire w/apps & drink) Save room for the Hot Fudge Sunday (best sauce)
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R+D Kitchen Yountville
6795 Washington Street
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Dip Duo, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Sushi, Thai Noodle Steak Salad (relax outside by the fire w/apps & drink) Save room for the Hot Fudge Sunday (best sauce)
A local's neighborhood favorite. Love the pear gorgonzola salad, porkchop, salmon, flatbread, & other entree's. Great dinner and lunch or brunch spot too! More readily available for a last minute reservation.
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Fume
4050 Byway East
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A local's neighborhood favorite. Love the pear gorgonzola salad, porkchop, salmon, flatbread, & other entree's. Great dinner and lunch or brunch spot too! More readily available for a last minute reservation.
Small intimate Italian Restaurant - Great food - Downtown Napa
Pasta Prego
1502 Main St
Small intimate Italian Restaurant - Great food - Downtown Napa
Fun happening spot for small bites in downtown Napa - First come only
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Zuzu
829 Main Street
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Fun happening spot for small bites in downtown Napa - First come only
Opened by Famed Chef Christopher Kostow (from the Restaurant at Meadowood - 3 Michelin star) Unique fun spot!
Charter Oak Winery
831 Charter Oak Avenue
Opened by Famed Chef Christopher Kostow (from the Restaurant at Meadowood - 3 Michelin star) Unique fun spot!

Best Pinots and Chardonnays

Carneros Region (S. Napa)Many Wineries contract with Hyde and sons for grapes that end up in high end wines. The Hyde family opened their own winery to star their beautifully crafted wine. Luscious! Beautiful winery!
Hyde Estate Winery
1044 Los Carneros Avenue
Carneros Region (S. Napa)Many Wineries contract with Hyde and sons for grapes that end up in high end wines. The Hyde family opened their own winery to star their beautifully crafted wine. Luscious! Beautiful winery!
Carneros Region (S .Napa) Enjoy their great Pinots while having a picnic amidst the vineyards!
Bouchaine Vineyards
1075 Buchli Station Rd
Carneros Region (S .Napa) Enjoy their great Pinots while having a picnic amidst the vineyards!
Our all time favorite for Pinots and Chards! Be sure to reserve a spot for your tasting in their small rustic and cozy cottage. Located in St.Helena.
Failla Wines
3530 Silverado Trail N
Our all time favorite for Pinots and Chards! Be sure to reserve a spot for your tasting in their small rustic and cozy cottage. Located in St.Helena.
Saintsbury LLC
1500 Los Carneros Ave
Fabulous wine varietals with several really good Sonoma County Pinots.
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Joseph Phelps Vineyards
200 Taplin Road
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Fabulous wine varietals with several really good Sonoma County Pinots.
Carneros Pinots andChardonnays. Ask Sherrie re: 2for 1)
Cuvaison Estate
Carneros Pinots andChardonnays. Ask Sherrie re: 2for 1)

Best choices for bubbles!

Fabulous View!!! Enjoy a flight of bubbles along with a charcuterie plate while taking in an amazing view!
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Domaine Carneros
1240 Duhig Road
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Fabulous View!!! Enjoy a flight of bubbles along with a charcuterie plate while taking in an amazing view!
The Davies family offers their renowned Schramsberg Sparkling Wines (served in the White House) and their Davies still-wine at their easily accessible tasting room in St. Helena. A little pricey, but well worth it! (small cheese plates accompany certain tastings.
Davies Vineyards
1210 Grayson Avenue
The Davies family offers their renowned Schramsberg Sparkling Wines (served in the White House) and their Davies still-wine at their easily accessible tasting room in St. Helena. A little pricey, but well worth it! (small cheese plates accompany certain tastings.
A busy place, but nice patio with reasonably priced tastings and good wine.
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Mumm Napa
8445 Silverado Trail
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A busy place, but nice patio with reasonably priced tastings and good wine.
If you have time, visit and tour the Schramsberg Winery. Learn about the classic way of making sparkling wine. (You may taste their wine at Davies in St. Helena, but the tour at the winery is well worth the drive and time)
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Schramsberg Vineyards
1400 Schramsberg Road
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If you have time, visit and tour the Schramsberg Winery. Learn about the classic way of making sparkling wine. (You may taste their wine at Davies in St. Helena, but the tour at the winery is well worth the drive and time)

Our Wine Clubs - Napa/St.Helena

As members we suggest the reserve tasting in the Villa with an amazing charcutterrie plate. Flights for all palates- white, red, and mixed
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Trefethen Family Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue West
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As members we suggest the reserve tasting in the Villa with an amazing charcutterrie plate. Flights for all palates- white, red, and mixed
Take in an amazing view while seated on the veranda,, enjoying a number of varietals, paired with cheese and nuts. Great photo op.
Silverado Vineyards
6121 Silverado Trail
Take in an amazing view while seated on the veranda,, enjoying a number of varietals, paired with cheese and nuts. Great photo op.
Our number one favorite! A bit pricey, but well worth it. Reservations are needed well in advance. Fabulous wines from Napa and Sonoma Co. Great educational, casual and delightful tasting of Chardonnay, Pinots, and Cabs, Fabulous view too.
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Joseph Phelps Vineyards
200 Taplin Road
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Our number one favorite! A bit pricey, but well worth it. Reservations are needed well in advance. Fabulous wines from Napa and Sonoma Co. Great educational, casual and delightful tasting of Chardonnay, Pinots, and Cabs, Fabulous view too.

Napa - Yountville - Oakville Wine Favorites!

AMAZING Zinfandels! If you love zinfandels, you gotta go here! Multi-generational family owned small winery nearby.
Robert Biale Vineyards
4038 Big Ranch Rd
AMAZING Zinfandels! If you love zinfandels, you gotta go here! Multi-generational family owned small winery nearby.
Nearby winery offering a casual patio tasting with a white/red/mixed tasting. Order a charcutterrie plate. Bring a picnic and enjoy a bottle. Vineyard view. Ask about waived tasting fee with purchase.
Laird Family Estate
5055 Solano Ave
Nearby winery offering a casual patio tasting with a white/red/mixed tasting. Order a charcutterrie plate. Bring a picnic and enjoy a bottle. Vineyard view. Ask about waived tasting fee with purchase.
A place I enjoyed working. Known throughout the country for their Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend, but mainly known for their full-bodied Cabernets. When life gets past Covid, come take a tour to see their wine-caves.
Pine Ridge Vineyards
5901 Silverado Trail
A place I enjoyed working. Known throughout the country for their Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend, but mainly known for their full-bodied Cabernets. When life gets past Covid, come take a tour to see their wine-caves.
A fun spot near Yountville. Great wine and gardens. Nice selection of white and red wine.
Cliff Lede Vineyards
1473 Yountville Cross Road
A fun spot near Yountville. Great wine and gardens. Nice selection of white and red wine.
A visit at Far Niente is an experience you won't forget. Tastings are in a historic home surrounded by beautiful gardens. They offer an elegant selection of wines, known for their Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons. Don't miss seeing the antique car collection.
Far Niente Winery
1350 Acacia Dr
A visit at Far Niente is an experience you won't forget. Tastings are in a historic home surrounded by beautiful gardens. They offer an elegant selection of wines, known for their Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons. Don't miss seeing the antique car collection.
The Nickel family also owns Far Niente. Single Vineyard red varietals and Chardonnay will be served in an intimate and casual experience. Pricey, but worth it!
Nickel & Nickel
8164 Saint Helena Highway
The Nickel family also owns Far Niente. Single Vineyard red varietals and Chardonnay will be served in an intimate and casual experience. Pricey, but worth it!
I love their cabs and other varietals at this small multi-generational winery. (2for1 tasting avail/contact me) Pricing low-Mod.
Ghost Block Estate Wines
7830-40 Saint Helena Highway
I love their cabs and other varietals at this small multi-generational winery. (2for1 tasting avail/contact me) Pricing low-Mod.
Love, love their cabs!
Reynolds Family Winery
3266 Silverado Trail
Love, love their cabs!
Coombsville - So. Napa I have to include this winery as we share the same last name, though not related. A delightful tasting in the cave with a good chance of the owner (an character) John Caldwell stopping by to share his wild stories illegally smuggling his wine clones.
Caldwell Vineyard & Winery
270 Kreuzer Ln
Coombsville - So. Napa I have to include this winery as we share the same last name, though not related. A delightful tasting in the cave with a good chance of the owner (an character) John Caldwell stopping by to share his wild stories illegally smuggling his wine clones.
Great casual relaxed experience in the redwood grove. Good wine with optional tasty bites, served with a persononable flair.
Sequoia Grove Winery
8338 St Helena Hwy
Great casual relaxed experience in the redwood grove. Good wine with optional tasty bites, served with a persononable flair.

Wine Favorites - St. Helena

Fairly new winery (wine maker from Chappellet Vineyards) with fantastic views from every seat. Nice selection of varietals including nice Zinfandels. Cheese and wine tasting.
Titus Vineyards
2971 Silverado Trail N
Fairly new winery (wine maker from Chappellet Vineyards) with fantastic views from every seat. Nice selection of varietals including nice Zinfandels. Cheese and wine tasting.
A BIT remote, but its a beautiful drive and a great experience discovering their luscious wines. Multi-family owned winery.
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Chappellet Winery
1581 Sage Canyon Rd
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A BIT remote, but its a beautiful drive and a great experience discovering their luscious wines. Multi-family owned winery.
The family owned Sutter Home Winery is the cash-cow funding Trinchero's Napa Valley Winery where they showcase their finest wines in their beautiful tasting room.
Trinchero Napa Valley Winery
3070 Saint Helena Highway
The family owned Sutter Home Winery is the cash-cow funding Trinchero's Napa Valley Winery where they showcase their finest wines in their beautiful tasting room.
Duckhorn is well-known for their high-acclaimed Merlot. They offer a seated tasting of varietals on the veranda of their beautiful farmhouse situated in the midst of vineyards.
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Duckhorn Vineyards
1000 Lodi Lane
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Duckhorn is well-known for their high-acclaimed Merlot. They offer a seated tasting of varietals on the veranda of their beautiful farmhouse situated in the midst of vineyards.
Choice of seating and tastings, on the wrap around porch, inside, or in the garden picnic area. Sits in the middle of the vineyards. Casual cheese and wine pairing. Low to Mod $.
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Frog's Leap Winery
8815 Conn Creek Road
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Choice of seating and tastings, on the wrap around porch, inside, or in the garden picnic area. Sits in the middle of the vineyards. Casual cheese and wine pairing. Low to Mod $.

Wine Favorites Calistoga

Frank Family Vineyards is a well-known winery, really good wine and a picnic area.
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Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane
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Frank Family Vineyards is a well-known winery, really good wine and a picnic area.