napa valley picnic wineries

At the Rutherford Hill winery visitors must check in before using picnic area

Picture yourself sitting in the vineyards with a gourmet lunch and a glass of chilled white wine. A picnic lunch is one of the most enjoyable and peaceful when visiting the wine country. Each time we visit the Napa Valley, regardless of the weather, we always enjoy at least one picnic lunch among the vineyards. Finding a picnic winery in the Napa Valley is not exactly easy to do. Only a handful of wineries has a picnic area. We have a complete listing of the best Napa Valley picnic wineries. Back to the Napa Valley Wine Country Guide

Where to find Napa Valley picnic wineries

There are just a handful of wineries in the Napa Valley that have a permit for picnicking. Here are our top choices for wineries with picnic facilities in the Napa Valley. Always call ahead to find about any recent changes in a winery’s picnic policy. For example, many wineries give their wine club members priority. Please – if you use a Napa Valley winery’s picnic area, do not bring wine from another winery. That is a no-no. Leave your area clean and spotless.

Napa picnic wineries

Napa Valley picnic areas other than wineries

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
The historic park is three miles north of St. Helena (3369 N St.) on Highway 29.
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29, 707-942-4575

Oakville Grocery 
You can purchase a picnic or deli lunch at the historic Oakville Grocery on Highway 29 in Oakville. The store has a very lovely area set aside for picnicking.  You can use the Oakville Grocery area if you buy lunch goodies from the deli.

Yountville Parks
Beer and wine allowed at these two parks – picnic tables

Veterans Park

Yountville Park

* Charges a $35 fee for a table but $20 can be applied to a wine purchase.
** Must buy your food and drink at the winery, no ice chests or coolers. Very strict on enforcing “No outside food allowed.”

Top Delis in the Napa Valley

Below we list in our opinion the best places to purchase your Napa Valley picnic lunch.

Dean & DeLuca
607 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena

Bouchon Bakery
6525 Washington Street

Charles Krug Winery
2800 Main Street
St. Helena

Oakville Grocery
7856 St. Helena Highway (H29)

Soda Canyon Store
4006 Silverado Trail
Napa, (707)-252-5445

Sunshine Foods
1115 Main St.
St Helena, (707)-996-3411

V. Sattui Winery
1111 White Lane
St. Helena, (707) 963-7774

Model Bakery – Oxbow Market
644 First Street
Napa, CA (707) 8192

W. F. Guigni & Son Grocery
1227 Main Street
St. Helena, CA (707) 963-3421

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