El Bonita Motel of St. Helena has a history deeply rooted in the Napa Valley wine country culture. Here we’re taking a moment to appreciate the preservation of our own early-twentieth century Americana and Art Deco design. For a motel Napa Valley presents a lot of high-end hotels and alternatives. We’re aware. But we want to maintain El Bonita as the retro motor court it’s supposed to be. Continue reading “The Historic Art Deco Motor Court Motel of St. Helena, Napa, CA”
The City of St. Helena is not only home to most of the wineries of the Napa Valley — we are also home to some of the best shopping and sight-seeing in the region. Things to do in St Helena are practically unlimited. Continue reading “12 Things to Do in St. Helena & the Napa Valley”
Napa Valley offers plenty in the way of fine dining and gourmet New American cuisine. But what about when you’re dined out, wined out, and all you want is a fast, casual bite? Continue reading “Our Favorite Quick Bites in Saint Helena”
An “AVA” is an American Viticultural Area. The U.S. government defines these regions by their vineyards and geography. The Napa Valley AVA was officially established in 1981, though it has been a major and productive part of the wine industry since the 1850s. This was the first AVA designated in the state of California.
In spite of the name, Archetype does away with the textbook dim lighting and starchiness of much Napa Valley dining. By elevating the staples of heritage and Americana culinary experiences, they’re rewriting the territory of wine-country food.
What’s this? Your winery doesn’t produce muscato? Tempranillo? Pinot blanc? Petit verdot?! We have the scoop on wine varietals of Napa, so you’ll never have to leave with that bitter aftertaste of disappointment.
The Napa Valley Film Festival is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! From November 8th to the 12th, participate in the annual NVFF and catch any of more than 100 unique films.
Originally scheduled for mid-October this year, the St. Helena Harvest Festival will now take place on November 4th. There’s still time to plan your visit!
At El Bonita we recovered pretty quickly ourselves, and the news tells us that the Napa wine industry and other local businesses will bounce back soon too.
Here is what we know now.
Napa Valley is wine country, and we here have a beautiful, storied history. We love Saint Helena — and we love our neighbors in Napa, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa. We wanted to give you a Napa fire update from our side of the recent terrible events. Continue reading “Napa Fire Update: We Are Okay in Saint Helena & Napa Will Stay Strong!”