We’re exploring California wine country region-by-region, every day, all summer long. This week it is the Napa Valley. Stay tuned for a new view of this area each day this week.
Home to hot springs, a geyser and a 4,343 foot hike to the top of Mount St.Helena there is no shortage of natural beauty in Calistoga. But, there are plenty of places to relax and pamper oneself. Rejuvenate in the famous mud baths and dine at Michelin-rated restaurants. Visit one of the appellations many wineries and see why Calistoga is known for Cabernet, old-vine Zinfandel and Charbono.
Calistoga Road Map
5 Calistoga Destinations
Named for the Treasure Island author who spent time locally, this is a serious place for hiking. It’s worth the effort to enjoy views from the summit of 4,343-foot Mount Saint Helena.
On the grounds of the sprawling Solage spa and resort, this comfortable, Michelin-rated restaurant/bar is the best way to relax poolside or fireside without an overnight stay.
Quiet T-Vine does things differently, offering Charbono, Grenache, Carignane and Zinfandel from hallowed vineyards spread across the Napa Valley and beyond. Do the Sense of Place tasting highlighting six single-vineyard reds.
Set at an historic 19th-century estate, Schramsberg ranks among California’s finest producers of Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine. Vintner Hugh Davies honors the trail paved by his parents, Jack and Jamie, who aimed for the stars when they restored this property in 1965.
Gourmet comfort food comes with an Italian accent with dishes like papardelle with short-rib sugo and herb-crusted lamb chops. It also offers complimentary corkage, which is a good excuse to stop by the Bottle Shop first.