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Brooke Lewy, Napa Valley Local Expert

About Brooke

Brooke Lewy

Brooke moved to California for the food. After spending the last two years getting her masters in international affairs, she realized that there’s nothing she loves better than bringing people together around food, and there’s no place more delicious than Napa Valley.

Prior to grad school, Brooke spent a year in Brazil studying Portuguese, urban agriculture, and remote beaches. She was a travel editor at Cookie magazine, has worked for a few nonprofits, and lived in Hanoi for a year, editing at Vietnam's English-language newspaper. Her writing assignments have led her to some unexpected places including hidden snake restaurants and Mike Tyson’s pigeon coop in Jersey City.

Special Interests

Brooke knows a lot about:

  • Running
  • Kale
  • Orienting yourself after a subway ride in NYC

Brooke's Special Recommendations for Napa Valley

Brooke says, “Don’t leave Napa Valley without a few bottles of Neyers Winery Chardonnay"

10Best Lists by Brooke Lewy

Napa's Flats Is Chic Boutique

Flats is a destination for Napa Valley's well-heeled. It's the best place to pick up a new pair of ballet flats in a wondrous array of colors and materials. The store has expanded their offerings to include...


Take a Dip After Dark

People have flocked to the mineral pools in Calistoga for generations for their restorative properties. It's a great place to steep in healing waters and feel revived and rejuvenated. It turns out there's no...