There is no shortage of shops in Napa Valley, but these are five destinations you don't want to miss.
Located in a former winery built in 1870, V Marketplace now houses galleries, boutiques and shops where local merchants sell candles, toys, wine, gelato, coffee, home goods and chocolate. Walk over and spend some time strolling the cobblestone halls of this two-story, brick shopping center before or after your reservations at one of Yountville’s famous restaurants.
When you're there, be sure to visit celebrity chef Michael Chiarello’s flagship NapaStyle store, selling kitchen gadgets, gourmet condiments and everything else you need to entertain in Napa fashion.
Down the street is chef Thomas Keller’s first shop, Finesse, which offers high-end kitchen tools like All-Clad cookware sets and wooden spoons along with gluten-free mixes, gardening essentials and even apparel.
Up the road in the town of Napa, you’ll find boutiques downtown and Oxbow Public Market on the riverfront, a one-stop shopping destination with an array of food products to stock your pantry—chocolate, salumi, honey, spirits, olive oil, spices and jams. The Napa version of San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace, it also carries high-end epicurean gizmos, art, baskets, books, pillows, garden tools and more.
If all of the fine dining you do during your time in Napa inspires you to spend more time in the kitchen, the professionals shop at Spice Islands Marketplace at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The store is a playland for any amateur chef and carries an extensive cookbook selection.