Situated in the northern half of the Valley, St. Helena possesses a village charm with a sprinkling of laid-back luxury. This iconic valley town is a main hub of the region, and efforts to preserve the land and many of its fine old buildings have helped St. Helena retain its rural charm.
The town is home to many culinary destinations including farm-to-table, fine dining, and casual resort dining. The Culinary Institute of America – Greystone is located in what once was the Christian Brothers Winery in northern St. Helena and is recognized for producing some of the country’s star chefs. The epi-center of gourmet restaurants and stylish inns, many of the valley’s oldest wineries are in or near St. Helena – Charles Krug, Louis Martini, Beringer, along with many newer wineries.