Our Favorite Shopping in Napa Valley
By Meg Barkley
Cooler temperatures have arrived, the leaves are turning colors of bright red and yellow and Napa Valley Main Street stores are filling their shelves with special goods for the gifting season. When you book your next day in Wine Country, leave a little extra time in your schedule to meander the local shops and get ahead on your gifting “to-do” list.
Here is a round-up of Clif Family’s favorite local shops that we enjoy shopping and supporting.
Contimo Provisions is a great market to pop into and is frequented by Napa locals. If you like to cook, this is the spot for you. The shelves are lined with small batch food products. Stock up on pre-made items to flush out a holiday meal at home. If you are hungry, grab a snack too. Their breakfast biscuits are scrumptious.
Do you know someone that likes to collect rare cult wines or “under the radar” wine varietals? Then Back Room Wines should be on your list to visit. Located in Downtown Napa, this is the place locals and Clif Family employees do their wine shopping.
Located in the First Street Napa district, this shop has it all for your Wine Country gifting needs. Browse the shelves for stylish locally made products ranging from home goods to culinary accessories. And if you have not been to First Street Napa yet. It’s a must! Be sure to pop into The Bennington Napa Valley too.
Oh What Fun! We are decked out in holiday décor and our shelves are stocked with wine and food gift sets for the season. When you visit, bring a non-perishable food product to contribute to our Holiday Food Drive, benefitting Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV). And be sure to look around and see if you can find our Clif Family Holiday Elves having some fun of their own. If you can spot Holly and Buddy somewhere in our Tasting Room, you’ll receive a complimentary holiday treat from our team.
We LOVE Acres Home and Garden store located on Main Street in St. Helena. If you need a fashionable accessory to gift for kitchen, home, or garden lovers, look no more. A favorite spot of ours for unique holiday décor too.
Papa Lou’s, found on Main Street in Calistoga, has been in operation for over 40 years and is now under new ownership. Browse the store for small production wines, most are crafted by local winemakers that the owners personally know and are quick to share insider stories. Find small production artisan food products and wine accessories to build your own gift basket.
Get ready for fun when you visit this retro 1950’s resort property. We highly recommend taking a break during your shopping day for a mud bath at their spa or grab a bite at the casual and delicious House of Better Restaurant. For gifting needs, pop into both their lobby and spa for rejuvenating lotions, masks, and scrubs for your favorite spa-lovers.