In addition to a vast collection of wineries, Napa Valley is home to a list of boutique hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and even breweries. See what's new in Napa and what else is on the horizon in the coming months:
- The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia, the work of Julia Child and Robert and Margaret Mandavi, re-opened last fall after an eight year closure.
- The food and wine center now offers daily cooking classes, tastings from local wineries and will soon be home to the first culinary arts museum with the 2,000-piece personal cookware collection of Williams-Sonoma's founder, Chuck Williams, on display.
- The opening of Kenzo introduced the town to its first Michelin three-star chef.
- The Archer Hotel will open later this year and will be the anchor of the new First Street Napa Center, with more than 40 boutiques and restaurants.
- Napa also highlights a growing nightlife scene: Blue Note; downtown Napa's first jazz club, and JaM Cellars, a tasting room that moonlights as a recording studio.
Street Art in the Valley
- The newly formed Rail Arts District, inspired by Miami's colorful Wynwood district, is bringing art and culture to the industrial section of Napa.
- This year, Napa will unveil its first outdoor murals
- The organization will commission local artists to create a series of works, including mosaics using pieces of rubble from the 2014 earthquake, vertical gardens and graffiti.
- The first mural was completed in February 2017 with 30 more planned over the next five-seven years.
The New Beer Trail
- The Napa Beer scene boasts five breweries spanning a 29-mile strip
- Fieldwork Brewing Company recently opened its doors at Oxbow Public Market and serves a rotating selection of craft beers produced at their Berkley, California location
- Tannery Bend Beerworks - the smallest brewery in Napa with an eight-seat tasting room is set to open this month.
- The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States by volume, Stone Brewing Co., will open in 2017.