Napa Off the Grid
“First-time travelers to Napa Valley often appreciate the apparent simplicity of its infrastructure. Large, well-signed wineries each visit as easy as pulling into a driveway.
“But for seasoned visitors, as well as those seeking more authentic experiences closer to Napa’s rural roots, there are plenty of ways to get off the main drag.
“These experiences are worth savoring for their intimacy, proximity to one-of-a-kind vineyards and rare wine finds.
“Hyde de Villaine is unassumingly tucked off a main road in downtown Napa. This partnership between Burgundy legend Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and long-respected Carneros grape-grower Larry Hyde produces gorgeously rendered Chardonnay, Syrah and Belle Cousine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Tastings by appointment.”