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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at one of the Napa Valley’s Chocolate Shops

October 21st, 2018 Eat
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at one of the Napa Valley’s Chocolate Shops

It’s no secret that chocolate is the confectionary match to wine. So in wine country, finding decadent treats and intricately designed creations from leading chocolate boutiques is fairly easy. From handcrafted truffles to almond turtles and heavenly dark chocolate, the Napa Valley’s chocolates are all made with the highest level of care and expertise. Treat yourself to a sweet at one of these chocolate shops.

Anette's Chocolates

Visit this boutique shop in the Oxbow Public Market for a wide assortment of gourmet chocolates. Master Chocolatiers Brent and Anette’s 27-year history has been spent creating award-winning confections, truffles, and chocolate sauces. Get the full Napa Valley experience by trying their range of wine chocolates, which includes Summer Cabernet, Winter Cabernet, Port, Brandy Gold Rush, Raspberry Merlot Pate de Fruit, Cabernet Tart Cherry, and more. 1321 1st St, Napa

La Forêt

This chocolate lover’s heaven is under the direction of Wendy Sherwood, the former pastry chef at the world-renowned French Laundry restaurant in Yountville. Visit her small retail shop in Napa for an ever-changing selection of small batch chocolates and confections. You may spot the chocolatiers hard at work behind the counter in the open kitchen. Try the birthday cake chocolate bar and Caribbean spice cake truffle. 3261 Browns Valley Rd, Napa

Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Located along downtown Napa’s riverfront in the historic Napa Mill building, Vintage Sweet Shoppe is the only shop on this list with a wine and chocolate tasting bar. Featured on The Today Show, The Travel Channel, Bay Area Backroads, and The Food Network, this handmade chocolate shop is not to be missed. Sample their artisanal chocolates paired with the region’s finest wines. Make sure to check out their chocolate dipped wine bottles! 530 Main St B, Napa

Le Belge Chocolatier

While Le Belge may not have a retail shop, you’ll find their Napa-manufactured chocolates all over the United States. These sweet treats are created in the French chocolate-making tradition by award-winning Master Chocolatier Chef Sebastian Beline of Paris. Keep a lookout for their Milk Chocolate with Green Tea, Dark Champagne and Strawberry, and Milk Chocolate Chamomile. Placing an order online is also an option.

Kollar Chocolates

Visit Kollar Chocolates at V Marketplace in Yountville for lavish chocolates. These edible jewels are so impeccably crafted, that Chocolatier Chris Kollar was named one of the top ten Chocolatiers of North America by Dessert Professional Magazine. Try the Sunflower Seed Butter Milk Chocolate or the Vanilla with 23 year-old aged rum and white chocolate ganache. 6525 Washington St, Yountville

See's Candies

Sure, See’s Candies can be found throughout the world, but we all know it started in California. See’s has become a California tradition. Visit this old-school chocolate shop, north of downtown Napa for chocolate and candies. 1301 Trancas St, Napa

Finesse, The Store

Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller teamed up with legendary Italian olive oil producer Armando Manni to develop K+M Chocolate. These chocolate bars come with a hefty price tag, but their complexity makes it worth it. Each batch of cocoa beans is custom processed to preserve natural antioxidants and flavor. The addition of the heart-healthy, organic extra-virgin olive oil not only gives the chocolate its signature texture, but also boosts its antioxidants. Grab a bar at Keller’s Finesse, The Store gift shop in Yountville. 6540 Washington St, Yountville

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