Domaine Chandon in Yountville, CA
This is one of the prettiest wineries in Napa, and also one of the only allowed to operate a restaurant. Enter the award-winning eatery Étoile, run by chef Perry Hoffman. Here, Hoffman finds inspiration for his seasonal American-French dishes from the winery’s extensive gardens, which happen to be within feet of the kitchen. You can see this influence in menu items like the wild king salmon with pole beans, Hoffman’s Liberty Farms duck with fennel, chanterelles and apricot, and the summer fruit ice pops you can get in the hotter months. Each dish comes with a suggested wine pairing, and oddly enough, this includes vinos from around the world, not just the winery’s famous sparkling wines. To experience Étoile, they recommend you make a reservation, especially since it’s only open for lunch 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, and dinner from 6-9 PM, Thursday through Monday, save for the month of January when the restaurant is closed.