A day in Napa Valley 

As some of you may have seen from my snaps or IG, earlier this month a few of my Style Collective sisters came to California for a business/girls trip!!  Anna won a contest that our blogging community put on and it was an absolute blast! Our first major stop was Napa Valley.  Annie founder and CEO of Style Collective had our entire day planned out to the T! It always helps when you know someone that has done wine country well! Annie’s neighbor gave her all the ins and outs of what to do while in Napa! We took her word for it and were not disappointed.  Although I live about 1.5 hours from Napa, I have only visited 2-3 wineries in the area.  None being the ones listed below! I was very excited for the new experiences!

Our first stop was BV.  Their Cabernet Sauvignon was our absolute fave. As we visited different wineries throughout the day we kept saying “BV is our fave.”  It isn’t a huge venue but it is sweet and quaint and the grounds are beautiful!!

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Our next stop was Robert Mondavi.  This was our favorite stop because the tour was unbelievable.  This is a must if you are going to wine country.  You are given the history of the winery as well as the step by step wine making process.  The wine tasting at the end was so much fun as well! The tour was 2 hours!!
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Our final stop was Chandon Winery.  Chandon specializes in champagne.  Even though I am not a big champagne drinker if I wanted a nice bottle of champagne I would go here.  WOW, amazing champagne, I loved the grounds and the tour guide was my favorite!!

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Where to go for lunch?!!? Either R+D Kitchen.  Delicious food and some of the best service around! Or, Oxbow Market.  I go to Oxbow every time I go to Napa.  There is so much variety of food.  You can grab an amazing coffee or juice as well as fresh fruits, veggies and the yummiest desserts.  They also have an incredible restaurant on site!!  So where do you like to go in Napa Valley!? Have you ever been!? As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog!! Have an amazing day and week ahead!!  Much love,


Ruthie xo

  • Comments ( 32 )

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    Jessica Hughes

    What an awesome and fun day! I have always wanted to go to Napa.

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    Ashley – The Traveling Gals

    That looks so fun! I have always wanted to go to Napa Valley. Great pictures!

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    Andrea Bai

    I am drooling over here! I only live about an hour from Napa and it’s still on my bucket list.

    Glam Hungry Mom

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    So so fun!! You ladies looked so gorgeous and your photos are amazing!

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    Nicole Leffew

    I wish I could say I’ve been to Napa Valley! This looks so amazing and so much fun! I love wine! Xo

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    Everything looks perfect, I’m jealous. I want to go, haha. I may never come home though.

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    I’ve always wanted to visit Napa Valley. Love your experience. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a fun time you all had. Love all the pics – simply amazing! I hope to visit Napa one day. Xoxo

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    chloe | boxwood avenue

    I write another lifestyle blog called asavvylifestyle.com that shares Sonoma, but we recently traveled over to Napa to do some R&D 😉 and we stopped by Oxbow – I always stop there too! C Casa is my favorite!

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    I’ve always wanted to visit Napa Valley! I’m a huge wine lover & this looks absolutely amazing!!

    xO – Steph


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    I visited Napa for the first time this year and loved every minute we spent there. Gather some friends and make the trip.

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    This looks amazing! Napa is a dream trip for sure. My husband isn’t a wine drinker, so I think I have to do what you did-girls trip!


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    sarah lindner

    I have always wanted to go to napa! It looks like you had a blast!

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    Tailored and true

    It sounds like this trip was absolutely incredible!! I love the recommendations – I’ll be in Napa this fall and will definitely refer back here 🙂


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    this sounds like the trip of my dreams!! such a great thing to do! love all the pictures

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    sarah twain

    Those look like some great photos- I would love to go to Napa Valley, it’s next on my list x

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    I’m so glad you all had an amazing time!! I loved watching your snaps and love seeing my boss babes together! Xo, Roselyn

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    OMG stop. So so so gorgeous! Also, how timely for my trip to SF and Napa this weekend!!!

    Thanks for sharing, my dear 🙂

    Gunjan | http://www.songbirdechoes.com

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    Beautiful photos, looks like you all had a great time! Napa is one of my very favorite places- the best food {and of course, wine} around!

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    You had me at Napa? I love that part of the country. We went there on our honeymoon and fell in love with it. Thanks for bringing back great memories:)

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    Rachel Gault

    Napa is so beautiful! Looks like you had a great time!

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    Elaine McKellips

    What a wonderful day trip! We are going to San Francisco soon and will definitely need to come back to do Napa for a separate trip. Your photos are beautiful!
    xx, E

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    Great pictures. Looks like you had a great time

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    Marlynn Jayme Schotland

    What a great time you had in Napa!! I usually go to Sonoma, but Napa is definitely beautiful and the Mondavi winery is quite the large operation. So glad you had a nice time!

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    I LOVE napa valley! I didn’t go to any of these wineries, but I loved R+D Kitchen. So yummy! What a fun trip.

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    Jessica W

    GORGEOUS pictures! Love Napa. Looks like you guys had an amazing time!
    xo Jessica

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    It all looks and sounds divine!!!! Love that y’all had such an amazing time together ❤️


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    Lauren of An Explorer’s Heart

    This looks so gorgeous – looks like you had an amazing day!


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    Looks like such a fun trip! I am dying to go to Napa. Hopefully soon.

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    I loved reliving our day together through this post! And you are so sweet for the nice things you said about me. 🙂 Sending you so much love this holiday weekend!! XO

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