Yountville

Yountville is an incorporated town in Napa County, in California's Wine Country. It is in the North Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Almost one-third of the town's population lives on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California.

The town's name is derived from the name of early pioneer George Calvert Yount. Yount was considered responsible for establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley.

Yountville is a noted destination for gourmet diners, and has two Michelin-starred restaurants, The French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro.

Elevation: 98′

Restaurants: Among the restaurants in Yountville is The French Laundry, owned by Chef Thomas Keller, with a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide, and a two-time winner of the title "best restaurant in the world" by "The Worlds 50 Best" restaurant rating organization. Keller also owns another restaurant in Yountville, Ad Hoc. Michelin one-star restaurants in Yountville for 2015 also include Bouchon, another Thomas Keller Restaurant. Two other Yountville restaurants have Michelin's "Bib Gourmand" rating: Philippe Jeanty's Bistro Jeanty and Redd Wood.

Gourmet dining in Yountville dates to 1977, when Philippe Jeanty opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon, owned by French champagne house Moët & Chandon.

With more than one Michelin star per 1,000 residents, Yountville claims the most Michelin stars per capita of anywhere in North America.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great for retirees
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
Updated May 19, 2022 8:21:am
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