What’s New in the City of Napa Spring 2023 


What’s New in the City of Napa Spring 2023 

New Arts and Entertainment, Shopping, Wine Tasting Rooms, Food and Drink 

NAPA, Calif., March 15, 2023 Downtown Napa, also dubbed “The Wine Tasting Room Capital of the World,” invites visitors to discover what’s new in the most walkable wine country destination. This spring, visit Downtown Napa and discover new arts and entertainment, shopping, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and more. Here’s what’s new in the City of Napa this spring:   


New Arts & Entertainment: 

  • The Ackerman Heritage House will have Social Afternoon Tea Ceremonies throughout the year that invites guests to enjoy tiers of delectable tea sandwiches, dainty tarts, savory bites and more. Tickets are $70 plus tax and service charge per person. Only parties of six or less are allowed. 
  • Janet Fletcher, author of Cheese and Wine, Cheese and Beer and the Planet Cheese blog, is continuing her monthly tasting series through November. Classes are held at Winston’s Café and Bakery on Tuesday evenings, beginning with a reception and followed by a sit-down cheese tasting. 
  • Levendi Wine Tasting Room will host live music on Fridays throughout April. There will be performances by Mark Herold, Lindsay Gang, Chance McCauley and JourneyDay. There is no cover fee. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.  
  • Uptown Theatre Napa announced upcoming shoes for John Oates, Keb’ Mo’ and Paula Poundstone. Joe Oates will play Sunday, Apr. 16, Keb’ Mo’ Thursday, Apr. 27 and Paula Poundstone Saturday, May 13.  
  • JaM Cellars will host a Spring JaMily Dinner Party on Apr. 28 and a Spring JaMBash on Apr. 29. The JaMily Dinner Party is an intimate 10-person dinner party that features wines from the vault and a delicious multi-course family-style dinner. The Spring JaMBash will occur take place the following day with live music, gourmet festival bites, giveaways and more. 
  • Acumen’s Dueling Pianos event will be back at the Acumen Wine Gallery in Downtown Napa Apr. 28 and 29, Sept. 15 and 16 and Oct. 27 and 28. The event will feature two full-size baby grand pianos and two dueling pianists, Michael Mastromatteo and Susie Kingbury. Tickets are $55 for general admission. Bottle service will be available for purchase during the show.  
  • BottleRock Napa Valley will take place May 26 to 28. This three-day music event will feature headliners including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran Duran, Lil Nas X and The Smashing Pumpkins. For the full event lineup, along with where to purchase tickets, visit bottlerocknapavalley.com.  

New Lodging:  

  • The Meritage Resort and Spa is undergoing an extensive redesign of its 322 guest rooms. The remodel, spearheaded by HBA San Francisco, includes a modernization of the resort’s 157 Meritage guest rooms and 165 Bordeaux guest rooms. Other upgrades to the property include the recently remodeled 12,929 sq. ft. Meritage Ballroom and 7,358 sq. ft. Carneros Ballroom, The Village Bistro and more to come. This redesign is estimated to complete in March 2024.  

New Business & Shopping: 

  • Zeppelin Comics Store is set to open a store in the alley behind Anette’s Chocolates by Cadet Wine & Beer Bar on First Street. It also has a store in Benicia and sells comics, graphic novels, games, gifts and more online.  
  • The Napa Farmers Market returns on Tuesdays on Apr. 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It features Napa’s freshest selection of local farmers and small businesses every Saturday year-round and Tuesday Apr. through Dec.  
  • Johnny Was, a California-based apparel brand, recently signed a 10-year lease with First Street Napa. The store, set to open early summer, will occupy 1,775 sq. ft. at 1210 First St. next to the Archer Hotel Napa. It will feature boho-chic, vintage-inspired women’s apparel, accessories and home goods.  
  • Stretch Lab recently opened in Downtown Napa.  It is a one-on-one assisted stretching facility with a highly trained team that will help customize stretching routines based on an individual’s needs and goals. Locals can enjoy a free 15-minute demo stretch. One percent of all profits go toward feeding the homeless.  

New Wine Tasting Rooms:  

  • Wine Girl Napa Valley will host its grand opening party on Saturday, Apr. 1. After a soft launch in the winter, Wine Girl is ready to welcome in the public with a fun grand opening event that will include a DJ, delicious bites, drink specials and more. For more information, visit winegirlbar.com.  
  • JaM Cellars Wine and Music Studio underwent a renovation that opened to the public on Feb. 4. This renovation allows for the front of the studio to be opened and allow for more sunshine and JaMSession tunes to flow onto the patio for guests to enjoy.  
  • No Love Lost Wine Co. is a tasting room with a mission to make wine approachable and attainable for all. The tasting room is located at 960 Clinton St. and aims to value honor and tradition while embracing innovation by challenging convention.  
  • Bazán Cellars moved to a brand-new location in Downtown Napa. Visitors can now enjoy the prestigious wines of Bazán Cellars on the First Street side of the building at 1000 Main St. Ste. 150.  

New Food & Drink:  

  • Gonzalo Barrado and his partner, Antonella Tesio, opened Entrecôt on Dec. 31 to celebrate the New Year. Located on the Riverfront, it features bistro style shareable appetizers and popular dishes from diverse regions of France.  
  • Ricky Gonzalez, who has worked at some of the best Napa Valley restaurants for 20 years, opened Los Agaves on the Downtown Napa Riverfront. Its menu features delicious Mexican cuisine such as quesabirrias, enchiladas, tacos and more. 
  • TJ Dim Sum is a brand-new food truck that can can be found at Feast It Forward. Its menu features a combination of Chinese, Vietnam, Filipino, Korean and Thai food.  
  • The Meritage Resort and Spa opened The Village Bistro at the Grand Reserve, a French-inspired concept with family style dining. Its menu features an extensive wine list that is heavily focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and a beer list that is focused on small batch European breweries.  
  • Giovanni Scala and Aaron Diaz of Bistro Don Giovanni, along with their wives Minta and Rosa, opened Scala Osteria in the former Ca’ Momi space. It features traditional Southern Italian cuisine with a seafood-centered focus. It is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. with an alt night menu from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Chispa Tequila Bar, from the owners of Cadet Wine and Beer Bar, is set to open this year. Its menu will feature delicious food, such as seafood towers, short rib quesabirria and caviar along with a selection of tequila and mezcal. 
  • On Feb. 22, The Grove at Copia launched a Happy Hour that is available from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Happy Hour features specials like $8 specialty cocktails, $15 select wine bottles, $5 draft pints, $12 pitchers and a menu of small bites. On Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., The Grove also offers a 3D dining experience, “Nya and Ned Save the World.”  For more information, visit ciaatcopia.com 

For more information about Downtown Napa, including lodging, dining, wine tastings, shopping and things to do, visit donapa.com.   



Created in 2010, the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) is the official destination marketing organization for Downtown Napa/City of Napa. With a mission to increase overnight visitation and improve the local economy, the Napa TID promotes nearly 50+ hotels and bed and breakfast properties, premier dining, wine tasting, shopping and local entertainment. The Napa TID utilizes its website (DoNapa.com), participates in the creation of local events and develops targeted marketing programs that drive overnight stays during the off-season and mid-week occupancy throughout the year. 

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