When you are in Napa Valley you will find that there are numerous picturesque and memorable places to visit.
And, near the top of that list is the historic Napa Valley town of Calistoga, CA, known for hot springs, mud baths, and dozens of wineries and wine tasting rooms.
In addition to the famed hot springs and baths, wineries, and vineyards, Calistoga also offers a wide variety of shops and eateries, all of which make it a “must-see” destination for anyone making their way through the beautiful Napa Valley.
Putting Napa Valley’s Finest Grocery on Your Itinerary
There is much to see and do while visiting Calistoga and it is quite easy to fill a day or two simply enjoying all that this quaint town has to offer. In addition to the nearby Petrified Forest, the Old Faithful Geyser of California, and the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, downtown Calistoga boasts a charming variety of stores, restaurants, wine tasting, museums, and even hot air balloon rides.
And, when visiting Calistoga, it is highly recommended that you come by Cal Mart.
While making it a point to stop and visit a local grocery may seem a bit unusual for most, Cal Mart offers several good reasons to be on your destination list.
Five Reasons to Stop at Cal Mart While in Calistoga CA
We all have our favorite grocery stores or markets at home, usually, and it is no surprise that Cal Mart is a local favorite in Calistoga and has been for over five decades. But that alone might not make it a “must visit” destination for many tourists and others visiting Calistoga.
However, there are a number of outstanding reasons for taking time in your Napa Valley wanderings to stop in and experience Cal Mart, and here are five of them.
1. Fine Wines
When in Napa Valley one should seek out fine wines and Cal Mart offers one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon selections in the Valley including, Silver Peak, Pine Ridge, and Freemark Abbey. Along with these and other award-winning choices, we have a large selection of Sparkling Wines such as Schramsberg, Mumm, and Ruinart Rose Champagne.
Cal Mart is also home to many offerings from the wine-growing region counterparts from
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- and other countries as well.
2. Gourmet Cheeses
Of course, what better complement to a bottle of fine wine than a gourmet cheese?
At Cal Mart, we offer different and unique cheeses from around the world, and from local Napa Valley cheesemakers. In other words, a great reason to stop in for both fresh, local cheeses such as those from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. and Pennyroyal Farm, along with superb local wines for an authentic wine country experience!
And our knowledgeable staff is happy to share the origin, country, style, and tasting notes for each gourmet cheese, along with a good wine selection to pair with your choice of cheese.
3. Craft Beers
Perhaps your tastes lean more towards brewing than vinification. Good news! At Cal Mart, we offer an equally abundant selection of craft beers from the nation’s best craft breweries.
Our craft beer choices include many seasonal brews, as well as several styles of micro-brews that originate from throughout the West Coast. And we are fortunate to be able to stock some great local choices out of Napa and Sonoma Counties, including some of the hardest to get rare brews.
When you stop in look for varieties from such names as Stone Brewing, Barrel Brothers, Old Possum Brewing, and Hen House Brewing.
4. Specialty Foods
While wine, beer, and cheese can make for a memorable treat while visiting Calistoga, something a bit more substantial in the gastronomic realm can be great, as well.
Cal Mart offers a wide variety of specialty foods including dairy-free and vegan items, as well as organic and all-natural specialty products. We provide select specialty foods from a variety of countries including Germany, Italy, France, and England.
At Cal Mart, we also boast a large selection of local specialty food products from producers throughout both Napa and Sonoma Counties. From baked goods featuring offerings from Model Bakery, Costeaux French Bakery, and others, to sauces, dressings, jams, and more from neighboring farms and providers.
5. Gift Baskets and Flowers
After a visit to Calistoga and Cal Mart, one cannot leave empty-handed. And what better way to bring a bit of Napa Valley with than a custom gift basket and a bouquet of fresh flowers?
Our gift baskets can be created with a quality selection of wine, cheese, fruit, crackers, and sliced meats. Or, instead of wine, a basket can be made with champagne, craft beers, a non-alcoholic cider, or even sparkling water. Along with specialty foods and beverages, a popular option is to add nuts, chocolates, and even a candle!
The combinations for gift baskets and flowers are almost endless and represent just one more great reason for stopping into our unique store while visiting Calistoga CA.
Cal Mart: A Great Place to Visit While Touring Calistoga
For over half a century, Cal Mart has been a family-owned and independent grocery store. In those more than 50 years we have provided a unique and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers who we’ve been happy to serve.
Known as “Napa Valley’s Finest Grocery” it is our love for what we do and our commitment to service that helps make Cal Mart a memorable shopping experience.
Located in the center of downtown Calistoga, which is conveniently situated between Napa Valley’s famed Silverado Trail and State Route 128, Cal Mart is a favorite stop for both locals and wine country travelers.
Cal Mart is proud to offer a great delicatessen, a gourmet cheese department, a tantalizing selection of specialty foods items that are unique and hard to find, a wide variety of craft beers and quality wines.
Looking for that special something to give to a friend or loved one? We offer beautiful gift baskets, and we have a vibrant collection of flowers and plants for any occasion. And much, much more! We invite you to make it a point to stop by and take time to explore all that we have to offer.
And while you’re here, please feel free to talk with our knowledgeable staff and then treat yourself to one of our refreshing smoothies made with organic ingredients.
Cal Mart in beautiful downtown Calistoga, CA: where you can always find something that is unexpected, unusual, and uncommon!