Napa Valley has been named one of Time Magazine's World's Greatest Places, in its annual list of 100 unique destinations.
Time announced the list July 20. It includes locations from the idyllic Portuguese town of Arouca, now home to the world’s largest pedestrian suspension bridge, to the continent of Antarctica, which this December will experience a rare total solar eclipse.
Napa Valley was named for "restoring wine country" after record-setting wildfires. "This fertile part of Northern California is demonstrating its resilience, as well as its trademark hospitality," wrote Matt Villano. “Though scars remain, the region is on the road to recovery. Wine-tasting rooms are reopening, and two new high-end resorts will debut in 2021."
Specifically named was the new Four Seasons resort soon to open in Calistoga, "the only resort in California built amid a working winery."
Also mentioned was the 700-acre Stanly Ranch in Carneros, "where most cottages have outdoor showers and some have outdoor fireplaces."
Also in Calistoga, Time named the new restaurant at Calistoga Motor Lodge, Fleetwood, offering wood-fired pizza.
The new tasting room in a restored 19th-century mansion at Faust winery in St. Helena was also mentioned.
To compile the list, Time solicited nominations of places from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
See the full list of The World's 100 Greatest Places at time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2021