Whether you visit us for one day or one week, both Napa Counties and Amador Counties are pretty magical places to visit.
Here are a few ideas for how to spend your time when you’re not visiting Rombauer, of course.
Napa County has incredible hiking trails up and down the valley, so pick your desired distance and go from there. We especially love hikes that take you up the mountains, looking down on the vineyards in the valley floor below.
One of the headquarters for the California Gold Rush, Amador County has a fascinating history around every bend. Three of our favorites are the Kennedy Gold Mine, Black Chasm Cavern, and the Knight Foundry Historic Water Powered Foundry and Machine Shop, all a brief and beautiful drive from our tasting room in Plymouth.
While “wine country” and “family-friendly” are not two words that frequently go together, there are activities for all ages when visiting Rombauer.
Amador Flower Farm, down the road from us in the Sierra Foothills, comprises of fourteen acres of gardens, including growing grounds, a potted plant area, and four acres of landscaped demonstration gardens. We love visiting in autumn for pumpkins and fall flowers.
Napa County’s Bale Grist Mill is a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846 with a 36 ft water wheel. Open seven days a week for self-exploration, it offers demonstrations on weekends to take you back to the early days of Napa settlers.
Napa Valley may be famous for wine, but shopping comes a close second. Explore the quaint towns of St. Helena, Calistoga, and Yountville, where art galleries, clothing boutiques, and unique little storefronts offer anything you may need and many things you will want.
Go back in time in Sutter Creek and Amador City. These tiny towns will bring you back to the 1840s when life was a little slower, but the heart and soul of the Foothills haven’t changed.
Considering a trip to Tahoe? Swing through the Foothills on your way to or from South Lake for a fun and easy addition to a terrific trip.
Visiting San Francisco? Give yourself two hours when visiting Rombauer if you drive over the Golden Gate. You’ll have a little extra time to stop and snap some photos with the rolling hills of Carneros, home to our iconic Chardonnay vineyards.
FOOD AND MORE
You can’t turn around in Napa Valley without finding a great dining option, from food trucks and specialty markets to Michelin stars and tasting menus. We recommend reservations (unless you go the food truck route) to guarantee you get into the dining destination of your dreams.
Dining decisions are a bit easier in Amador, so if you don’t opt to pack a picnic, we suggest the Kitchen at Helwig for a quick lunch or Taste Restaurant for an incredible dinner. Both are within a 15-minute drive of the winery, and you may see a Rombauer team member at either, enjoying the wonderful food and ambiance of Amador.
Regardless of what else you do when visiting us, we hope your number one stop is at either tasting room. We encourage reservations (especially on weekends!) and our team is always around with helpful tips and tricks for visiting either location. Make a Reservation Today
See you soon!