An integral part of Napa Valley history since 1881, Oakville Grocery remains a gathering place for friends to share the best in handcrafted, locally sourced food and wine and to experience what makes Napa and Sonoma Counties so special. As the longest continually operating grocery store in California, it was the general store that served the visionary pioneers who first planted grapes in the valley. We want to honor that rich past while looking forward to present the very best in casual handcrafted food - food that is representative of today’s thriving Napa and Sonoma County’s gourmet artisan food community.
Founded in 1881, Oakville Grocery is the oldest continually operating grocery store in California and has been a staple of Napa Valley for almost 140 years. We have always adored the Oakville Grocery for what it represents for Napa Valley, for Sonoma, for California and for America. I have fond memories of visiting from France with my parents and sister when I was 11 years old. It is a landmark and iconic destination at the crossroads of history in Napa that has been the community gathering place, mercantile, farm stand, and grocery for neighbors and visitors alike for well over a century. We are exceptionally honored to be entrusted to carry forward this timeless property with commitment to local farms and purveyors focused on sustainable, organic and Biodynamic farming.
Our historic store, from time to time, needs a bit of love and care. The harsh winter rains and hot summers have taken a toll on our iconic Coca-Cola sign, so we commissioned local artist Dusty Kramer to restore it. See the process he used to bring it back to life.