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August 3, 2020 | Travel | Knights Bridge Winery

Napa to Calistoga: Wine Tasting Staycation Day Trip

Napa to Calistoga: Wine Tasting Staycation Day Trip

Although Calistoga is only 25 miles away from downtown Napa, we frequently hear from our neighbors that they wish they took the time to explore their own backyard more often. Well, here’s your opportunity! We’ve done the planning for you so use this itinerary as a template to curate your own Calistoga staycation. Cheers!

9:00 am
Fuel your day with a cup of fresh roast from Ritual Coffee Roasters in the Oxbow Public Market
[610 1st Street, Napa]. Ritual has some of best coffee in the area and stopping at Oxbow will allow you the option to explore their breakfast treats.

9:45 am
Planning on taking a hike or picnic? Stock up at Gary’s Market Napa Valley [607 Street Helena Highway, St. Helena]. Select a boxed lunch and drinks to enjoy on your picnic lunch. Gary’s also offers a terrific selection of difficult to find Napa Valley wines and wine tasting flights.

10:30 am
Like bubbles? We do too and think they’re absolutely perfect anytime of the day. Make a reservation at Davies Vineyards [1210 Grayson Avenue, St. Helena] to enjoy their signature Schramsberg sparkling. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a J. Davies selection of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and other unique, bold reds.

12:00 pm
Continue north toward Calistoga for your picnic and some fresh air at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park [3801 St Helena Hwy, Calistoga], located between St. Helena and Calistoga. Bothe is ideal for walking, hiking, and enjoying the farthest inland coast redwoods of any California state park.

2:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at Knights Bridge Winery | Huge Bear Wines, located downtown in the historic Calistoga national bank building [1373 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga]. We craft elegant, small-lot single varietal wines and distinctive blends with fruit from our Knights Valley estate vineyard. Take advantage of the lovely weather with a tasting outdoors in our shaded bistro seating area. For a taste of our wines in advance of your trip, we’re pleased to extend $1 flat-rate temperature-controlled ground shipping on your first order. Visit for details.

4:30 pm
Make your next stop for shopping at Picayune Cellars [1329 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga]. Picayune means “a little bit” and apart from the eclectic collection of small production wines, you’ll also find “a little bit” of everything in their selection of hand-crafted gifts in their mercantile.

5:30 pm
Complete your day with dinner at Lovina [1107 Cedar Street, Calistoga]. Earlier in the day when visiting Knights Bridge Winery | Huge Bear Wines, request a complimentary corkage card from a wine ambassador so you can enjoy a bottle of KB by Knights Bridge Red Blend with your Bolognese.

We are delighted to assist with additional recommendations for your trip. Please reach our team at 707.341.3391,, or through the chat feature via our website.


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