One perfect day in Yountville, CA

Visit this this quaint, upscale town during Napa Valley's off-season for great deals on lodging, wine tasting, and small-town R&R.

Sara Schneider

Warm up and wind down
Chilly winter evenings call for crackling fires, and you won't find a better one than the sofa-lined slow-burner at Bottega Napa Valley. Opt for a Campari cocktail, then watch chefs drop by for an after-hours beer. $$; in V Marketplace, 6525 Washington St.; 707/945-1050.

Art or wine? Both, please
Couched in a restored century-old stone manor, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley shows off a collection of fine art, high-design furnishings, and wines with no tasting room to call their own, including proprietor Michael Polenske's Blackbird label. Make an appointment for a guided tasting (from $10), and, upstairs, don't miss the oil-on-paper costumes designed by Greg Lauren, nephew of clothier Ralph Lauren. 6711 Washington St.;

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