V Marketplace the Original Icon of Specialty Retail in California’s Wine Country
V Marketplace is Napa Valley’s most beautiful and inviting specialty retail complex located in the world renowned epicurean hamlet of Yountville, surrounded by lush picnic gardens, beautiful water features and meandering cobblestone.
One of the first wineries in the Napa Valley, Groezinger Winery was built in 1870 and continued operating as a winery until 1955. The three lovely old brick buildings located on what is now known as Vintage Estate were destined to be sold and torn down for the price of their bricks. A small group of visionaries purchased the 23 acre property and lovingly restored it as a home to specialty and craft retailers in 1968.
Forty-eight years later the tradition of retail excellence continues. Visitors will find a collection of unique specialty shops that include clothing for men, women and children of all ages, an inviting home and garden shop and gift shops that offer a range of items from the simple souvenir to locally made soaps and lotions to romantic bedding.
There are three distinctive art galleries that offer fine art, photography, sculptures, glass art, jewelry and more. Visitors will find one of the most complete wine cellars of the Napa Valley offering an inviting wine environment that will please novices and aficionados alike with a choice of a wine bar, a cozy lounge or sunny patio where guests can savor and experience the world of wine with expert advice from a knowledgeable staff. V Marketplace is home to Napa Valley’s original hot air balloon company which launches daily, weather permitting from the property.
Centered in the foodie mecca of Napa Valley, one will find while at V Marketplace various wine country eateries ranging from casual and easy going burgers and sandwiches, mouthwatering and extravagant hand-made chocolates and Emmy-award winning Chef Michael Chiarello’s fabulous, delicious and much touted rustic farm-to-table Italian cuisine restaurant Bottega.
V Marketplace also plays host to special events and entertainment scheduled year round.
V Marketplace is located just 1 hour northeast of San Francisco at 6525 Washington Street in Yountville – Napa Valley. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For more information call (707) 944-2451 or go to www.vmarketplace.com