Welcome to Yountville
A wine destination steeped in culture, fine-dining, and small-town charm.
Just a few miles north of Napa Valley sits Yountville, a quaint village that’s home to Michelin-rated restaurants, charming shops, and fabulous vineyards. Yountville is made up of less than 3,000 people and boasts an idyllic, country lifestyle.
Yountville was the site of Napa Valley’s first planted grapevines. The town's name is derived from the name of early pioneer George Calvert Yount, who was credited with establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley.
An ideal home for wine lovers, Yountville’s climate has its own American Viticultural Area (AVA) and offers unparalleled wineries and producers. Residents have a great sense of pride in the community and are closely knit and hospitable. It’s a wonderful place to set down roots!
What to Love
- Tranquil country living at its finest.
- World-class dining, including the famous French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro.
- A walkable town with quaint and unique shops.
People & Lifestyle
Residents say that it’s easy to keep a happy attitude in Yountville. They have all the perks of world-class wineries and fine dining, while still being able to stroll the one-mile strip of Washington Street filled with cute locally-owned shops in a peaceful atmosphere.
Yountville is a fabulous place to retire, and many residents maintain an active lifestyle by hiking, biking, or walking. Because it’s such a small town, residents know each other well and are extremely hospitable to one another. Many people say this town “brings out the best” in them and is reminiscent of classic, small-towns across America.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Ask anyone in Yountville about the restaurants, and the two Michelin-rated spots are sure to come up. The French Laundry by Chef Robert Keller features a daily-changed French menu and is set in a two-story stone cottage built in 1900 with gorgeously manicured gardens, making this the premier hotspot for a special occasion. Another Michelin-rated Robert Keller restaurant in Yountville is Bouchon, and while the seasonal menu and raw bar selections change throughout the year, staples like roast chicken, leg of lamb, and trout amandine remain as consistent, year-round favorites. Lucy Restaurant is another local favorite that features a “field-to-fork” menu, and R+D Kitchen is a popular spot for American cuisine around an outdoor fire pit area.
Restoration Hardware is a first-of-its-kind food, wine, art, and design experience located in the heart of town and featuring an upscale interior decorating gallery. The Shops at The Marketplace showcase the quaint, village-style charm of Yountville.
Things to Do
Like many Napa Valley towns, wineries and vineyards top the list of things to do in Yountville. Domaine Chandon is the premiere spot for sparkling wine tastings in the area and features gorgeous gardens and landscape designs. Cliff Lede Vineyards is a wonderful spot with live music and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to sip and enjoy.
Tourists go crazy for hot air ballooning, and Yountville features the top base for this one-of-a-kind adventure at Aloft Hot Air Balloon Rides. Hotel Villagio at The Estate and Bardessono Hotel is the top-rated place to stay in the area for any out-of-town guests or residents looking for a staycation.
Yountville is managed by the Napa Valley Unified School District, which serves American Canyon, Napa, and Yountville. There are a couple of nearby schools, but some residents travel a bit for private school options.
Yountville Elementary School
Vintage High School
New Technology High School
Redwood Middle School
Blue Oak School (Private, K-8)
The Oxbow School (Private, 11-12)
Foothills Adventist Elementary School (Private, K-8)