Yountville is an incorporated town in Napa County, California, United States.
It is in the North 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. A noted destination for gourmet diners, Yountville "boasts more Michelin stars per capita than any place on Earth."
Located in the heart of the Napa Valley wine growing region, Yountville is the home of the French Laundry, a gourmet restaurant owned by chef Thomas Keller,
with a three star rating from the Michelin Guide. 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 achieved 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.