"Musts" in Yountville

image1-1 A capture from one of my favorite stops in wine country - in Yountville, more precisely. Ma(i)sonry is an art, design and wine gallery that satisfies an array of curiosities in a historic setting. The chic garden landscape plays host to a variety of sculptures begging for your lustful attention, while Ma(i)sonry's wine list includes beautiful offerings from several local vintner partners. Below is a sketch of my perfect day in Yountville:

1). Enjoy a few flights at Ma(i)sonry amidst their lush garden. This is a setting you want to soak up for as long as you can. (Ask for Mikael upon arrival).

2). Stroll down the street to meander through Thomas Keller's infamous French Laundry Gardens.

3). Assume your position at the bar of Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro for iced coffee and dessert. (The lemon tart is a must).

4.) If the line is not too, too long, gather a box of goodies at pistachio-painted building that is Bouchon Bakery to share with your friends.

5). Fasting will likely be a necessity following the gluttony that occurs. xx