Local Wally's BEST Napa Picnic Spots | Napa Tourist Guide
Local Wally's guide to Napa's BEST picnic spots and wineries, coupons, discounts, 2 for 1 wine tasting.
Napa's Best Winery Picnic Guide
How to Plan a Picnic at a Napa Winery
There is nothing more romantic, more quintessential Napa, than the thought of tossing down a blanket in the vineyards and having a picnic. But the reality is going to hit you like a Two Buck Chuck headache when you get shooed away before that champagne cork even hits the ground. That's because most Napa wineries don't have permits to legally allow picnics.
But don't give up. There are still some wineries in Napa that do allow picnics and the best ones are here in this guide, some as popular and as crowded as Woodstock and others tucked away and off the beaten path. Most make you buy a bottle so pay attention to their prices so you don't end up opening a $100 bottle to go with your Cheez-its.
Remember to grab that spare blanket and a bag of ice from the hotel! Looking for Two for One Wineries?
Best Places to Get Picnic Foods in Napa
7-2018 UPDATE: I am in the process of updating this page. Napa wineries that allow picnics are becoming more scarce these days with most of them requiring purchase and a number of them no longer allowing outside food. If you are here on this page and coming shortly please email me as I have some connections to wineries who will allow picnics for my readers and I am happy to share this with you personally until I can get this page updated! Thanks Wally
TIP: Contact the winery before you lay down your picnic blanket as rules and regulations change without notice. If you find a winery on my list that no longer allows picnics please let me know and I'll update it.
How to Get a Winery to Bring You Lunch
Sure, picnics are awesome but so is maximizing your wine time in Napa. The problem with picnics is that they often turn into naps on the blankie which turns into wine time you'll never get back. Avoid this rookie mistake by going to wineries who bring in lunch. Use your Priority Wine Pass and get special lunch deals at Auburn James (sandwiches from Dean & Deluca), Durant & Booth (new addition to Oakville Grocery), and V Sattui (full deli and two for one tastings with pass). No Wine Pass? Are you crazy? Get yours here for $39.99 per couple to get these lunch deals!