Situated in between Napa Valley’s Rutherford and Calistoga, St. Helena is a small-town, California gem that deserves more attention than a day trip. Follow these 16 St. Helena Instagram accounts and get enough inspo to fill up a full week’s vacation in one of Wine Country’s most idyllic destinations.
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When people talk about “hidden gems,” they’re describing a magical place like Sinegal Estate. Their images will entice you to explore beyond the big name wineries on your next St. Helena visit, plus, they have goats!
High up in the hills of St. Helena, Meadowood Napa Valley is the crown jewel of #resortlife in Wine Country, and possibly all of California and beyond. Lavish parties, luxury abodes, revitalizing spa treatments, and three Michelin Star dining — does it get any better than that?
There’s no place quite like Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena (or all of California Wine Country, TBH). Proprietor Jean Charles Boisset is all about living life to the fullest, and Raymond’s opulent style — oozing gold, crystal, and red velvet — embodies the luxe, French lifestyle, so that you can experience it for yourself right in St. Helena. They also post a lot of adorable pics of Frenchies and longtime pals John Legend and Chrissy Teigen (Raymond produces John’s wine brand).
Great wine and food, unreal views, and all-around fun times are common themes at Trinchero Family Estates. The winery recently gave its digs a seriously-chic makeover, making it a must-visit on your next trip to St. Helena.
PRESS Restaurant had us at a photo of their infamous bacon sampler, but really, every single one of their posts (re: lots and lots of meat) will make your stomach growl and their back patio is primed for the perfect summer evening.
Sattui Winery looks like the life of the Wine Country party, at least judging by their Instagram. Perhaps they’re making up for lost time; the 1885 winery was shut down during Prohibition and sat dormant until it was resurrected in 1976 by the original founder’s great-grandson. With endless wine, an in-house deli, and picnic grounds for days, we dare you not to have fun here.
Art and wine collide at HALL Wines, which doubles as a contemporary art museum. They’re best known for the 35-foot tall Bunny Foo Foo that’s hopping out of their St. Helena estate vineyard. You’ll want to follow along to see how HALL dresses the rabbit up throughout the year for the holidays and even Star Wars Day on May 4th.
Sutter Home Family Vineyards is one of California’s most iconic wine brands shows you how to “just add wine” to every possible occasion, and they even supply the recipes. Save the Good Luck cocktail for next St. Patrick’s Day.
Planning a trip to Napa Valley, but don’t know what to wear? Local lifestyle blogger Hannah Harden — who seemingly has more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw — will give you major packing inspo, so you can effortlessly achieve that Wine Country Casual look and walk St. Helena’s Main Street like a catwalk.
Clif Family Winery is all about achieving that elusive life balance, offering wine, farm-fresh food, and adventure. The cycling-friendly Velo Vino tasting room even has bike rental packages: fuel up in the morning with an espresso and Clif bar (of course) and return from your ride to a hard-earned wine lunch.
Three Michelin Star chef Christopher Kostow of Meadowood (who you may also want to follow at @ckostow) recently opened a new restaurant in St. Helena called The Charter Oak. Here, Kostow focuses on simple, approachable, and family-style dining that looks so good, you’ll want to lick your phone screen.
Long Meadow Ranch is #BrunchGoals — just wait until you see the Bloody Mary (there’s both bacon and jerky in it) and beignets from their Farmstead restaurant — but you’ll soon notice it’s also this beautiful, expansive space where you can simply grab a coffee, taste wine and olive oil, grab a meal, take a morning yoga class, attend a wedding, and live your best Napa Valley life.
Las Alcobas Napa Valley, Beringer Vineyards’ new next door neighbor and St. Helena’s hot, new resort, will lure you in with vineyard views, a killer swimming pool, luxury spa, private patios with fire pits, fine dining from Top Chef Masters’ winner, Chris Cosentino, and ultra-modern, high-tech rooms.
A one-stop-shop, Brasswood Estate is a winery, bottle shop, restaurant, bakery, and wedding and events venue all in one. This means you can practically spend the whole day there: grab a coffee in the morning, choose one of their many wine tasting experiences, settle in for lunch (the made-to-order mozzarella is a must), finish the day with a boozy milkshake at Happy Hour, and pick up a bottle for later before you go.
We’ve covered the best resorts, but if you’re craving something a little more cozy and intimate, look no further than the enchanting Harvest Inn. With on-site dining, two pools, a Spa Sanctuary, and vineyard views, St. Helena’s premier Wine Country inn is so inviting that you may not find any reason to leave the grounds during your trip.