Center of Yountville
Yountville is an incorporated town in Napa County, California, United States. It is in theNorth Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 2,933 at the 2010 census. Almost one third of the town's population lives on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California.
The town's name is derived from the name of early pioneer George Calvert Yount. Yount was considered responsible for establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley.
Yountville is a noted destination for gourmet diners, and has four Michelin starred restaurants.
Among the restaurants in Yountville is the The French Laundry, owned by Chef Thomas Keller, with a three star rating from the Michelin Guide, and a two-time winner of the title "best restaurant in the world" by "The Worlds 50 Best" restaurant rating organization. Keller also owns another restaurant in Yountville, Ad Hoc. Michelin one-star restaurants in Yountville for 2011 are Bouchon, Richard Reddington's Redd and Étoile at Domaine Chandon. Two other Yountville restaurants have Michelin's "Bib Gourmand" rating, Philippe Jeanty's Bistro Jeanty and Bottega.
Gourmet dining in Yountville dates to 1977, when Philippe Jeanty opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon, owned by French champagne house Moët & Chandon.
Despite claims to the contrary, as of 2012, Yountville does not have the most Michelin Stars per capita.