Favorite of the Season
This season, we’re excited about Culinary Institute Of America’s New Festival To Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.
“The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is inaugurating a timely new festival in the Napa Valley to coincide with and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Scheduled for five days starting on April 22, the first-ever “Food is Life” will feature a food and sustainability collection of activities includes classes, tastings, music, art and film.” – Forbes Magazine
Wine a Little
When in Napa, it’s easy to do as the locals do: drink and be merry. If you’re looking for an off the beaten path type of wine tasting, check out the Napa Valley Wine Train. It’s like the Polar Express of wine country. For something a little closer (as in walking distance) try some of our favorites. Part art gallery, part wine tasting room RH Yountville is a distinct experience where you can peruse works of art with wine glass in hand. Jessup Cellars is a cozy tasting room full of curated art.
Dine in Yountville
Being in the heart of Napa Valley, visitors can expect the finest pours and most delectable eats. Some of our favorites that need no introduction include Michelin-star restaurant The French Laundry, local favorite Bouchon and of course, North Block’s very own Redd Wood, an inspired pizzeria concept from renowned chef Richard Reddington. For those looking for a more casual atmosphere yet still equally mouth-watering bite, check out Ad Hoc or R+D Kitchen next door.
The best pairing with any glass of wine, is a great view to go with it. Check out some breathtaking hikes in the area at the Archer Taylor Preserve. A crowd favorite is the Devil’s Well Waterfall Hike, where visitors can catch a luscious cascading waterfall at the end of a 7 mile hike (about 4.5 hours). Or grab one of our complimentary GenZe electric bikes for the day and ride through Yountville, being sure to stop by The French Laundry’s garden.
See Napa from another unique view – above in a hot air balloon! With the most tranquil views and a truly thrilling mode of transportation, hot air balloons provide for a flight you’ll never forget. Scan the sky with Napa Valley Balloons (plus, North Block guests enjoy pick up/drop off and a mimosa breakfast following the trip!)