Yountville

Visitors to Yountville know it as the home of Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, Buchon, and Buchon Bakery, but residents in this small, highly sought after community prize it for its quiet life style off the beaten track. Tucked away in the vineyard lanes of some of the best wineries of the world are cottage style homes and larger renovated mansions that date from the Victorian era. V Marketplace, originally a stable dating from the 1870’s serves as the de facto town center. While the huge timber beams, original wood floors, and brick walls remain, the building now houses upscale shopping and extraordinary dining, courtesy of Food Network star Michael Chiarello and his Bottega restaurant.