Why go now: The crush crowds are long gone, leaving Napa Valley's best food and wine ripe for the picking.
Splurge without the sting: Yountville is a big-ticket destination (hello, French Laundry!), but in February, hotels and restaurants roll out the deals to fill beds and tables.
Population: Less than 3,000.
Star city: Yountville restaurants account for six Michelin stars—and they're all within six blocks.
Sunday-brunch must: A bacon-infused Bloody Mary and the Hang-town Fry omelet with fried Tomales Bay oysters at Michelin-starred Redd ($$; 6480 Washington St.; 707/944-2222).
No need for wheels: A new slate of high-style tasting rooms packs a day's worth of wine sipping into an easy-to-walk four-block strip.
Man cannot live on cult Cab alone: Between tastes check out the Art Walk (townofyountville.com), a mishmash of more than 30 outdoor sculptures, which winds through downtown.