Honeymoon Itinerary: Napa and Sonoma

When you're walking through redwoods, dining at Michelin-starred gems, and drinking some of the most celebrated vintages in the country, you'll wonder why it took a little thing like your honeymoon to get you to Wine Country. Get set for six days in Napa and Sonoma!

Day 1: Napa
MORNING You're in the midst of some of the most gorgeous countryside on the planet: Embrace it in style at the Calistoga Ranch (at left), a chic, woodsy retreat off the Silverado Trail that forgoes typical hotel rooms for 48 shingled cabins, all with outdoor fireplaces and showers. It's like a summer camp for grown-ups—with much better sheets. Rooms from $645.

AFTERNOON Taste your first velvety cabernet sauvignon at Cade, a sleek, ultra-modern winery perched atop Howell Mountain. It's also the latest 204 project from fat cat PlumpJack Winery founders Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty, so the people-watching is almost as delicious as the wine.

EVENING For dinner, head to Yountville, a tiny southern-valley town that claims to have the most Michelin stars per capita. The latest culinary superstar is Redd Wood, an upscale pizzeria from Napa star chef Richard Reddington—order the sublime asparagus, prosciutto, and taleggio pie. And save room for peaches-and-cream panna cotta with lemon-verbena granite. (Also, if you like the idea of staying in town, try the LEED Platinum–certified Bardessono Hotel, which has 62 elegant rooms dressed up with reclaimed woods and stone. Rooms from $399.)

Photo: Aya Brackett