Located on the quaint Main Street of Saint Helena in the heart of the Napa, the charming 19th century building which houses Woodhouse Chocolate resembles the chocolatiers that can be found in Paris and Brussels. The interior is sumptuous with tapestries, a crystal chandelier and rich wood paneling painted the color of butter and cream. Woodhouse is an intimate jewel box filled with chocolate gems.
Behind the store, their productive kitchen creates all their handmade confections. Here you will find time-honored European sweets like Champagne Truffle, Gianduja and Mocha Cream as well as more exotic treats like Passion Fruit, Dark Raspberry and Heart of Darkness, a dark chocolate ganache blended with crunchy cocoa nibs then dipped in dark chocolate.
This is where all the fun and hard work come together to create Woodhouse chocolates. Amongst pieces of fine art on the walls and music in the air, you will find Belgian chocolate making equipment, stone tabletops and enough chocolate to make Willy Wonka happy.
Aromas of warm chocolate, caramel and toasting nuts fill the kitchen while spinning wheels of three varieties of melted chocolates transport the delectable fluid from vat to spout, delivering tempered chocolate ready to be transformed into Woodhouse creations all day long. It is a convivial space where every peal of laughter makes its way into each box of chocolates.
The Andersons are committed to maintaining a small family operation to guarantee the freshness and quality of every piece of chocolate. Whichever of the wide variety you choose, you'll find three things in common: the finest natural ingredients, perfectly balanced flavors and, above all, freshness.