What’s New In The City of Napa

The City of Napa is bursting at the seams with new offerings just in time to escape the aftermath of the holidays. With new tasting rooms, breweries, eateries and even a members only culinary club, visitors won’t be able to pass up a stay in Downtown Napa this season. Below are some of the most exciting recently established businesses:

Napa’s newest tasting room, CRU @ The Annex opened this fall. The focus of tastings are on CRU wines from Vineyard 29 as well as select Vineyard 29 wines. This tasting room is open to the public by walk-in and appointment, and is located next to the Oxbow Public Market overlooking the Oxbow Commons. The interior of the tasting room adds a unique flair to the tasting experience. Created by Erin Martin Design, the interesting design includes a backlit map of the Napa Valley, a digital video wall playing video art, a lock fence for visitors to leave notes and paper calendar note pads to leave thoughts pinned to the bathroom wall. Outside a patio offers additional seating overlooking a pedestrian and bike pathway that winds its way past the Oxbow Public Market along near the Napa River.

Fieldwork Brewing Company’s new taproom in Oxbow Public Market’s main market hall, offers a unique tasting experience of a rotating selection of craft beers produced at its Berkeley, California brewery. Fieldwork Brewing Company is known for the range and quality of its beers, and visitors to its Oxbow Taproom can expect an ever-changing tap list of fresh releases to enjoy by sampler flight, beer by the glass, and fresh beer filled “to go” in growlers and Crowler cans. The Oxbow Taproom will generally have ten or more beers on tap at all times and is open now.

The Restaurant at CIA is a destination for market-based, Mediterranean-inspired, California cuisine that pairs perfectly with Napa Valley wines and craft cocktails. Inspired by those at Versailles, and reminiscent of the south of France or Northern Italy, the gardens at CIA at Copia are a source of seasonal produce for the restaurant. Front-of-house and back-of-house roles are blended to create a new approach to service. An array of sharable dishes is offered tableside to guests during dinner, displayed on carts and trays by the cooks who created them. Wines by the glass will similarly be offered on a cart that travels throughout the restaurant, and guests are invited to taste as many as six wines before selecting one (or more) to enjoy. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Kitchen Collective is Napa’s newest foodie paradise. A prestigious urban cooking club, and distinctive social club focused on celebrating the epicurean experience by allowing members to share a fully-stocked state of the art kitchen with personal coaching from professional chefs. Kitchen Collective is the only culinary club of its kind in the nation. Cooking enthusiasts can partner with the club’s professional chef to work with tools and ingredients otherwise unavailable to expand their culinary horizons while their guests and other members can enjoy the other social aspects of the club in its multiple dining rooms, lounges, and lush central courtyard. A Full membership, which allows members to utilize the club’s fully-stocked kitchen and professional chef. A Social Membership, allowing members to use the club’s facilities outside the kitchen. All members will have access to exclusive member events including cooking classes and competitions, as well as visiting chef and vintner events. *UPDATE: Kitchen Collective is unfortunately no longer open.**

Stone Brewing, one of craft beer’s most recognizable brands, will open a new brewery and restaurant in Downtown Napa’s historic Borreo building next spring. The brewery will offer the full line of Stone’s core beers, typically known for their robust hoppiness and strong alcohol, but will also offer unique beers available only in Napa. The Napa facility is one of two of the first Stone breweries outside of San Diego County. The Napa brewery will produce beers primarily for service in the Borreo building, but it is possible it may produce kegs for a few local accounts, including the Napa-only specialty beers the brewery will make. Parking will be limited so Stone is expecting that guests walk to the facility capitalizing on Downtown Napa’s wonderful walkability and weather.

Book your stay today to try the newest additions to our ever popular city hotspots by exploring our lodging page. See you soon!