Chimney Rock Winery

This is one winery I’d gladly come back to again and again. And, with all the wineries in Napa, I think that says something. The main building is a beautiful Mission-style (or was it Dutch? Not sure, never made it through architecture school) building that’s refreshing and unique for the area. There’s a long, U-shaped… Continue reading Chimney Rock Winery

Judd’s Hill Winery

We stopped here because of all the good Yelp reviews. We did have our 3 yr old with us but that didn’t stop us from having a good time. I normally wouldn’t recommend people taking their kids to wineries, but our kid is really well behaved and didn’t disappoint as he kept himself occupied during… Continue reading Judd’s Hill Winery


Located in the Oxbow Public Market. C Casa serves up gourmet tacos among other things. We got two skirt steak tacos ($5.75 each) with grilled onions, blue cheese, avocado, jalapeños, garlic aioli, cilantro and salsa picante. Loved the tanginess of the blue cheese with the sweetness of the onions and avocado and the savoriness of… Continue reading C CASA

Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

This little shop is located in the Oxbow Public Market — an upscale food court, of sorts. I love the concept. Arepas aren’t exactly popular with the general public… at least not where I’m from. My son got a grilled cheese maize’wich — just like a regular grilled cheese but with sweet corn bread instead… Continue reading Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

Dim Sum Charlie’s

Looking for an inexpensive dining option in Napa, we came across Dim Sum Charlie’s as we were walking towards the Oxbow  Public Market. I love the look of the truck — a silver, old-fashioned airstream trailer — and like the covered picnic tables that serve as the dining area. It’s probably the most comfortable dining… Continue reading Dim Sum Charlie’s