Although it may be tempting to spend your entire visit tasting wine, you can avoid the resultant sluggishness and weight gain by seeking out some sporting activities.
- Hot Air Ballooning: The vineyards are a pleasant sight from the ground, but it’s nothing compared to seeing them from the air. From inside of a hot air balloon, the rows of grapevines form impressive, colorful patterns. It is rare that such a small town offers so many opportunities to experience ballooning; both Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. and the original Yountville company, Napa Valley Aloft, are reliable choices.
- Bicycling: The town of Yountville itself is about a mile long, meaning that unless you venture out into the vineyards, you’re in for a short ride indeed. Fortunately, there are several bike companies that can guide you through the grapes. Napa Valley Bike Tours, based in Yountville, offers a popular tour known as “Ride, Wine, and Dine.” It’s aimed towards casual bikers who want to creatively tour the vineyards - and work up an appetite for a gourmet meal at the end.
- Golfing: Yountville’s nine-hole course is located at Vintner’s Golf Club on Solano Avenue. The fresh Napa air makes for an especially relaxing golf experience, especially because the green overlooks the valley and the vineyards.
- Segway Tour - See the vineyards from a new perspective. Segway Napa offers a Yountville Tour that includes Domaine Chandon, the Veterans Home and a boutique winery. The best part of the tour -it's family friendly - teens can ride along - they just won't be able to have the wine. A truly unique experience. SegwayNapa