How to Do Napa and Sonoma in 2 Days

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The Faust Haus, St. Helena, Napa Valley

The Napa and Sonoma Valleys encompass some of the best things that California has to offer: beautiful farmland, endless rows of grapevines, an elevated food scene, and a bon vivant attitude.

My mom brought me to Napa for the first time when I was two months old. Ever since, we’ve tried to visit three or four times a year. We’re the type of family who contemplates what’s for dinner before we’re done with lunch. Here are some of my favorite spots—restaurants, wineries, shops, and farm stands.