With the recent renaissance of the downtown Napa area there has been some great addition to the scene for those who just can’t get enough great Napa Valley wine. If you still have a hankering for some great wine after a day spent visiting great Napa Valley wineries here are some of your choices in downtown Napa
The Bounty Hunter
975 1st St., Napa, CA 94559
In addition to The Bounty Hunter being a “Smokin’ BBQ” it also offers over 400, often hard to find, wines for the discerning wine lover. The name originates from owners Mark Popes passion for hunting down rare and hard to find wines and this passion has turned The Bounty Hunter into one of the “must visit” restaurants for anyone visiting the Napa Valley.
You are simply spoiled for choice on the wine front here and one of the best ways to enjoy their selections is to do one of their great “wine flights” where you’ll get smaller pours of 3 wines BBQ!
Carpe Diem Wine Bar
1001 2nd St., at Brown St. Napa, CA 94559
Now firmly established with both locals and tourists alike Carpe Diem offers a wide ranging and ever changing selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Located a stones throw from Main Street and it’s burgeoning “restaurant row” the intimacy of Carpe Diem Is part of its charm.
They also offer a full restaurant menu that features great seasonal dishes courtesy of Chef / Owner Scott Kendall that will keep you glued to your seat!
1300 1st St #312
Napa, CA 94559
Pioneered by partners Ryan Stetins and Master Sommelier Matt Stamp, this restaurant and wine bar offers meals and sips that earned it a spot on the list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in Wine Enthusiast. The food menu includes snacks and full spreads, from burgers to risottos to wine country comfort staples like duck fat fries. Named for the hour of “Compline” used by wine-pioneering monks to signal the end of the day, this wine bar is the perfect place to wind down or take a course on wine tasting.
Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant
610 1st St., Suite 23, Napa, CA 9559
The Oxbow Market is on the “must-do” list for every visitor to the Napa Valley who loves both food and wine. Built in 2008 in the Oxbow District it’s is quite simply a foodies paradise. One of it’s little gens is the Cheese & Wine Merchant where you can treat yourself to a wide array of wines from Napa Valley and beyond while enjoying one of their amazing cheese platters!
Cadet Wine & Beer Bar
930 Franklin St., Napa, CA 94559
Cadet is new to the downtown Napa scene having opened in early July 2014 and you’ll find it tucked down an alley behind Anette’s Chocolates off First Street. Owners Colleen Fleming and Aubrey Bailey have done a great job converting the space that they are in and have ended up creating a very convivial and modern ambience.
Colleen and Kelly come with a great resume (Kelly Fleming Wines & The French Laundry respectively) and they have crafted a great wine list with selections to suit everyone’s palate!
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