The Whole Lot at Napa’s Vista Collina

The Whole Lot of Napa's Vista Collina, Marin Magazine


Planning a big party, whether it’s a milestone birthday or family reunion, is understandably stressful. It’s one thing getting everyone to show up, and the other issue is how to accommodate the entire crew. Fortunately, the new Vista Collina can handle all of those concerns. The property is a mini community, offering visitors an abundance of amenities like Fivetown Grocery, a market featuring freshly baked pastries, salads and sandwiches, wine and cocktails as well as an event calendar packed with wine dinners, concerts, a seasonal Artisan Market, and an expansive community lawn that you can kick back on. But of course it wouldn’t truly be wine country without tasting, and there’s no shuttles required to get in on them here. Around the lawn are nine tasting rooms — eight boutique wineries including Cornerstone Cellars, Jayson by Pahlmeyer and The Wine Foundry, plus Napa Smith Brewery for the craft brew ilk. As for lodging, there is not shortage of it. A vast space, Vista Collina boasts 145 rooms, including 39 suites with gourmet kitchens and large adjoining balconies perfect for hosting unforgettable alfresco fetes.


This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition with the headline: “The Whole Lot”.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.