Yountville is a mile-wide town in the center of the Napa Valley, but even though it’s small, it is very easy to get to. If you’re coming from outside of the state, you should fly into Oakland, Sacramento or San Francisco (all have international airports) and then rent a car. The drive to Napa Valley is under two hours from all three cities. The best driving directions can be found online at the Goosecross Cellars Winery web page. You should also check out this interactive map of Napa Valley.

You may want to consider altering your driving route to include Highway 29. This picturesque highway goes through some of the most scenic areas of the valley, and directly connects all of its towns. From Yountville north to St. Helena, the “highway” is actually more like a two lane road, complete with turnouts so you can pull over and admire the view. Highway 29 is more heavily trafficked in the other direction, but driving it is still a worthwhile experience.

There are other options for getting to Yountville if you’re coming from within California. The Napa Valley Wine Train runs up and down the valley on tracks formerly used by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Wine Train offers tourists a chance to see the valley from inside a train car, but it’s also a useful way to get to Yountville from the starting point of Napa.