What happened in Napa was personally devastating because it’s a town that we adore so much! We’ve decided to visit Napa after earthquake to support local vendors and merchants.
The trip brought mixed feelings…many buildings were block off due to the damages, however, many others also opens up and welcomed visitors. People of Napa are strong and the community pulled together beautifully!
We brought our bike with us so we can cover more distance of Napa without worrying about parking.
We visited the General Napa Store, http://www.napageneralstore.com/
What a great discovery! They offer unique gifts from local Napa artists, personalized wine tasting from local small wineries and exquisite breakfast by the riverfront!
We grabbed a quick lunch at The Pear Southern Bistro http://rodneyworth.com/the-pear-southern-bistro/ and enjoyed “southern comfort food”.
More biking around the river front
For dinner, we spoiled ourselves at Chef Morimoto’s place http://morimotonapa.com/ it was a true dining experience pleasure without any adjectives that can describe the pleasure!
Of course, there were several other places that we supported such as:
· Oxbow Public Market http://oxbowpublicmarket.com/ (where the locals gather for great food and wine)
V. Sattui on Highway 29 just before St. Helena https://www.vsattui.com/ (Incredible deli. Try some cheeses before buying, choose a chutney or spread to go with it, grab a baguette and chocolates, and you have a great picnic. Gourmet sandwiches are also great choice).
Overall, it was an amazing experience. We got to talk to the locals about their experience with the earthquake. People of Napa are strong and it's truly a tight community!