10 Things To Do in St. Helena (When Not At Whitehall Lane Winery)


1) Grab a burger (or Katie’s Favorite: Ahi Taco with Sweet Potato Fries) at Gott’s Roadside Diner.

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2) Sunday Brunch at Market Restaurant. Try the Belgium Waffle Fried Chicken Sliders or the Eggs Florentine. Yum!

3) Relax at Health Spa Napa Valley. Enjoy a massage or facial, then relax by the pool.

4) Happy Hour on Friday at Farmstead. Locals and tourists gather for live music on the patio.

5) Shopping on Main Street. Check out Allison in Wine Country for women’s clothing, Sportago for outdoor gear and Pennyweight for specialty gifts.


6) Friday Morning stop by the St. Helena Farmers Market during May through October.

7) Visit the Old Mill at Bale Grist Mill Historic State Park. There are guided tours or you can stop in and check it out on your own.

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#BaleGristMill #StateHistoricalPark #EdwardTurnerBale #MariaIgnaciaSoberanes According to the miller, Dr. Edward Turner Bale was a scoundrel, polygamist and quack who fled to Monterey California from England to get away from debt collectors. He abandoned his family in England, married Donna Maria Ignacia Soberanes, daughter of a Mexican officer, and through her family acquired the land from Rutherford to St Helena. He built the Bale Grist Mill, went bankrupt and abandoned his second family. His wife increased the size and capacity of the mill and recovered from her husband’s mismanagement. #CharlesKrug married her daughter and used her land to establish their winery. In short, #NapaValley wine country was established by an industrious Mexican female immigrant abandoned by her white Anglo Saxon deadbeat husband.

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8) Indulge at Woodhouse Chocolate. Artisan chocolates—need we say more?

9) Visit the CIA and enjoy dinner at their Gatehouse Restaurant.

10) Take a hike at Lake Hennessey.

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