3 Recently Revamped Wine Country Spaces to Check Out Now


With summer here, it’s time to get out and explore. Head to Wine Country and dig into these new and improved spots.

Oakville Grocery Revival
Napa Valley’s original hot-spot for gourmet provisions just got a makeover from the foundation up, ensuring that this historic (ca. 1881!) general store continues to sate the epicure’s soul for another century.

The Oakville Grocery space is now bigger, brighter and easier to navigate. The historically-sensitive renovation by Avila Design features bright wainscoted walls, warm oak floors, vintage refrigerator doors and a newly uncovered well.

The outdoor space has been cleared for more picnic tables and a new farmstand showcasing the day’s harvest of fruits and vegetables from the 13-acre Rudd Farm and Orchards. Better yet, the entire menu has also been revamped to offer super fresh prepared and custom food-to-go, breads, cheeses, wine, charcuterie and baked goods, sourced from Rudd Farm and other local suppliers. Artisanally made products such as jams, olive oils, mustards and vinegars have been curated to feature the best of wine country. Open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7856 St. Helena Highway, Oakville.

A B&B Restoration in Downtown Napa
The Inn on Randolph, which dates back to the 1860s, was completely redone by new owners Karen and Dan Lynch with a new foundation, renovated kitchen and guest baths, and fresh decor by designer friend Leslie Kalish. The Victorian inn, just two blocks from Downtown Napa, is located on quiet, redwood-lined Randolph Street, home to magnificent 19th century mansions from Napa Valley’s past.

The inn, with five indoor guest rooms and five outdoor cottages, maintains its charming Victorian façade while the interiors reflect a “neutral, fresh and soothing” design. 411 Randolph Street, Napa.

A Healdsburg Boutique Sparkles with Style
Former fashion boutique Arboretum was revamped and re-opened last month as the Looking Glass, an elegant and chic ladies lounge for mindfully-purchased apparel, accessories and gifts.

Completing the transformation, partners Kate Morison and Andrea Barrett are putting final touches on a posh sparkling wine lounge in which to pamper their guests.  Beverages will include non-alcoholic sparkling green teas, too.  332 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg.

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