Virgin America flies nonstop from Washington Dulles to San Francisco, with early February rates starting at $279 round trip. The city of Napa is about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.
4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa
Takes design cues from rural barns and rancher cottages, but packs in plenty of modern luxuries. Cottages all have fireplaces, outdoor showers and private gardens. Rates start at $370 per night, with midweek specials.
6526 Yount St., Yountville
LEED-certified resort offering organic linens, carbon-fiber bikes and an on-site garden supplying the restaurant. Rates start at $399.
Westin Verasa Napa
1314 McKinstry St., Napa
A more affordable option in downtown Napa. Rates from $176 per night.
6476 Washington St., Yountville
Famed chef Thomas Keller’s casual restaurant serves a family-style four-course menu for $52.
Rotisserie and Wine
720 Main St., Napa
Celebrity chef Tyler Florence blends his Southern roots (pimento cheese flatbreads and deviled eggs) with wine country ingredients. Entrees from $22.
933 Main St., St. Helena
Excellent burgers, garlic butter fries and creamy milkshakes, this roadside burger stand makes a good pit stop during a day of wine tasting. Features a sprawling lawn with picnic tables. Hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers from $5.99.
Spring Mountain Vineyards
2805 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena
Tasting appointments available on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from $25 per person.
Pride Mountain Vineyards
4026 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena
Tasting appointments available from 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., from $10.
Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga
Owned by longtime Disney executive Rich Frank. Tasting room open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tastings from $20.
(formerly Rubicon Estate)
1991 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford
Chateau open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tastings from $25.
Other winter pursuits include Napa’s first ice-skating rink, open through Jan. 16 ($12 for skate rentals and skating; www.napaonice.com), and Napa Valley Restaurant Month, with more than 35 restaurants offering specials during January.