Please Note: Because of COVID, many wineries have transformed their picnic area into an outdoor tasting area. Check with these wineries to find out about picnic possibilities. One strategy is to book a tasting and then ask if you can stay and picnic following the tasting.
Winery picnic policies are always in flux. Do not rely on the accuracy of the list of picnic wineries. Check their website or give them a call.
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. 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. Use this list as a guide. Napa wineries are continually changing their picnic rules and policies. Do not plan on finding a picnic spot without first calling the winery. Please – if you use a Napa Valley winery’s picnic area, do not bring wine from another winery. Be sure to leave your space clean and spotless. Please let us know if you discover other wineries in the Napa Valley that allow picnicking on a drop-in basis.
Napa picnic wineries
- Alpa Omega – Wine Club Members Only
- Bennett Lane – Take tour or taste, purchase a bottle
- Buehler Vineyards – Book a tour and arrange to picnic afterward
- Casa Nuestra Winery – Taste and purchase a bottle
- Charles Krug – Picnic area first come first serve. During the week, pack your lunch, weekends the deli is open
- Dutch Henry Winery – Take a tasting or tour to use picnic tables
- Flora Springs Winery Picnic at the tasting room on Highway 29 or book a tour at the estate winery and picnic
- Frank Family Vineyards – Buy wine and picnic
- Napa Cellars – Taste and purchase wine and picnic
- Nichelini Winery – Buy wine, picnic, and play Bocce
- Pine Ridge Vineyards – For wine club members but on slow weekdays, anyone can use as long as you purchase wine.
- Pope Valley Winery – Taste and picnic
- Rutherford Hill – $75 fee for a table, includes stemware
- Rombauer Vineyards – reserve a tasting spot and then picnic, first come basis.
- Summers Estate Wines – Tables are for wine club members but during the week it is possible to use the picnic area
- V. Sattui Winery – No outside food, buy at the deli and picnic. A very popular spot!
- Wm. Harrison – Taste and picnic
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 – Veterans Park, Yountville Park