The Culinary Institute of America's Greystone Campus is a worthy stop on any trip through Napa Valley. Whether you simply want a peek at the grounds and exhibits or wish to spend more time here honing your cooking and wine savvy, this acclaimed school in St. Helena is a treat.
Wander Around: Take in the terraced flower, herb and vegetable gardens around the grand and gracious 1888 building. Here, enveloped by the scents of huge rosemary bushes, you'll likely spot young culinary students in their chef's whites plucking herbs for the day's lessons.
Once inside, you can view an exhibit on the Christian Brothers winery -- an earlier tenant of the building -- along with a display of over 1,000 corkscrews collected by Brother Timothy, a former winemaker. The intriguing devices, many of them centuries old, range from the oddball to the ingenious; all speak to the passion wine lovers have shown for coming up with clever ways to open a bottle.