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10Best Spots for a Shopping Spree in Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

Great purchases aren’t limited to wine in Napa and Sonoma County. Though not necessarily known as a shopping destination, wine country just might surprise even the most seasoned shoppers. There are a small number of traditional indoor shopping spots like Coddingtown Mall and Santa Rosa Plaza, but some of wine country’s best spending sprees happen in boutique shops while wandering in city centers like downtown Napa, and in smaller, outdoor shopping centers like Sonoma County’s Montgomery Village. Sonoma Plaza and Healdsburg Plaza come with the perk of a scenic locale complete with a park to sit for awhile, in between purchases.

Bargain hunters will want to save time in their itineraries for stops at Petaluma Premium Village Outlets and Napa Premium Outlets. In most instances, parking is complimentary and plentiful, making getting in and out quickly a breeze. Good shopping is also typically accompanied by good food, so no worries about going hungry.  

Santa Rosa Plaza
Photo courtesy of Brian Welsh


Like Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa Plaza is another wine country example of your typical indoor shopping mall. Located off of Highway 101 in the Sonoma County city of Santa Rosa, the mall features more than 120 stores. Well-known anchor stores...  Read More

First Street Napa
Photo courtesy of First Street Napa


Wine Country's newest shopping venue, First Street Napa, will be home to 45 retail shops and restaurants when completed. The first shops and restaurants opened in Fall 2017 and will continue to open through 2018. Tenants currently up and running...  Read More

Napa Premium Outlets


Napa Premium Outlets is less than a 15-minute drive from downtown Napa, off of Highway 29. The outdoor mall is home to 50 brand name stores including Ann Taylor Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Gap Factory Store, GUESS...  Read More

Petaluma Village Premium Outlets


Petaluma Premium Village Outlets is an outdoor shopping mall located in Sonoma County off of highway 101, about 45 minutes north of San Francisco. Bargain shoppers have 60 stores to choose from including easily recognized names like Banana...  Read More



If it's the traditional, indoor mall shopping experience you're craving, Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa is the place to find it. Locally run, it's still owned by the family that originally developed the mall more than 50 years ago in 1962....  Read More



Sonoma Plaza has something for just about every mood. From restaurants to charming shops, wine tasting rooms and art galleries, it's easy to lose a day here just wandering about. Global Heart sells fair trade, hand crafted gifts from around the...  Read More

Healdsburg Plaza
Photo courtesy of Dana Rebmann


For a fairly small spot, Healdsburg offers a big selection of options for shoppers to choose from. Complete with a gazebo, grass, trees and plenty of benches to sit and relax, Healdsburg Plaza is the heart of downtown, and surrounded by a number...  Read More

Napa Downtown


Chock full of shops, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms, you can park your car and forget about it in downtown Napa. From shops chock full of gourmet wine and food, to antique, and clothing stores, even if you don't need anything, window...  Read More



Located in downtown Napa, Oxbow Public Market is popular with both locals and visitors alike. The 40,000 square foot marketplace boasts 22 merchants, each independently owned and operated. Along with a couple butcher shops, there's a fish...  Read More

Montgomery Village


This outdoor shopping center stretches a number of blocks and offers a great range of products and services. Stores you won't find anywhere else are plentiful and include the likes of: Bird's Nest Antiques, The Classic Duck gift shop, and Sonoma...  Read More


Meet Dana Rebmann

Dana Rebmann moved from San Francisco to Wine Country in search of sunshine. Amazing wine and food was a delightful bonus.

A former television producer for NBC News, Dana is a regular...  More About Dana