We started our wine country escape by driving from our hotel in Sacramento, The Citizen Hotel, and arriving first in Napa. While Napa wasn’t my favorite of the wine country locations, it was a good starting point. We walked around the “downtown” area of the city and had lunch there. There is a cute little riverfront area with shops and restaurants and while it doesn’t scream “wine country” I thought it was worth seeing. Once you leave Napa and drive North, that’s when the real wine country begins with vineyards lining both sides of the highway. We then made the 10 minute drive North to Yountville, by far my favorite of the towns we visited. Yountville is gorgeous and you can tell right away, it’s one of the higher-end Napa Valley locations. The streets are lined with little vineyards and buildings are covered with growing vines. Yountville was magical and totally what I was expecting and hoping of California Wine Country. We stopped and had some treats at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville and wandered around the gorgeous grounds of the Bordesano Hotel. This town would be my choice to stay probably in the future if we go back and want to stay right in the heart of wine country.