The Perfect Getaway in Wine Country

Glam, Glitz and 5 star experiences all over Wine Country!

From Michelin Star restaurants to top mark hotels to adorable, high quality boutique wineries, you will have a weekend to remember, traveling between Napa and Sonoma! Your perfect getaway to the Wine country must include some or all of the following:

Wine Tasting:

Mumm Napa – how can you go to Napa and not celebrate with bubbly?! Choose from three seated tasting experiences—each featuring personal table service. Enjoy the beautiful Outdoor Patio, enclosed Tasting Salon or the Oak Terrace.

Silver Oak specializes in Cabernets and is one of the best wineries in Napa county. If you’re tired of regular wine tastings and looking for a more elevated option check out the wine and food pairing experience.

Tank Garage Winery is not your average Napa winery. Get ready for rock and roll, F-bombs and killer blends.

Twomey Winery  located in Healdsburg and Calistoga, perfect for a casual drop in (especially if you’re a Silver Oak’s fan).

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Twomey Winery, Healdsburg

Turnbull Wine Cellars – boutique winery allows you to have an intimate experience and learn about wine from the staff, often even the winemaker or owner.

Handwritten Wines is an adorable new tasting room in downtown Yountville. Try their Chardonnay and single vineyard, single varietal Cabs!

More wine tasting:

Flowers is a beautiful by – appointment – only winery in Healdsburg. Very much worth the drive.

Domain Carneros another must see winery for bubbles located in the Carneros region between Napa and Sonoma.

THE ART OF SPARKLING WINE PAIRING: BUBBLES & BITES  is an hour champagne and food pairing led by one of the Domain Carneros’ sommeliers. This pairing is influenced by Asian flavors which is a rare combination and something I did not expect to see. However, once presented, it made perfect sense and went amazingly with the champagne.

V. Sattui is a lovely winery perfect for a casual picnic to easy into Napa Valley life. Located next to the amazing Dean and Deluca where you can grab a delicious lunch.

Smith Devereux Winery in downtown Napa is a must! Delicious wine, quality product, affordable prices and you might get to see a concert too! This one if honestly one of my favorite boutique winery. If you meet Ian, say hello.

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Vacationer, Smith Devereux Wines

Brunch:

Archetype Napa is the best brunch in Napa in my book. The donut holes are to die for!

Archetype, St. Helena
Archetype, St. Helena

Bouchon Bakery * in Yountville Thomas Keller’s baby. Famous for pastries and espresso, Bouchon is the perfect start to your day.

Grace’s Table is a global cousin fair focused on French, Italian and American flavors.

Bravas Tapas in Healdsburg is a modern Spanish tapas places with amazing paella and sangrias.

SolBar at Solage is a brunch spot at the beautiful resort in Calistoga. Try to book a spa treatment too!

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Bravas, Healdsburg
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Brunch at SolBar,  Calistoga

Dinner:

Bottega – this spot in Yountville ranks high amongst Napa Valley restaurants. Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello bring his skills to work in his Californian – Italian restaurant. The wine list is amazing as well as farm to table dinner experience.

Ad Hoc + Addendum * is another masterpiece by Thomas Keller. Ad Hoc offers a daily menu for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch.

Farmhouse Inn is an upscale farm-to-fork eatery featuring a daily changing American prix fixe menu & a large wine list located in beautiful Forestville in the Russian River Valley. You can choose from 1, 3 or 5 course menu with optional wine pairing.

Kenzo is a Japanese Michelin star rated restaurant in Napa.

RH Yountville is new chic restaurant became Napa favorite very quickly. Pair your dinner with “Wine Cellar” Experience as well as over the top decor, chandeliers, and tree grove. Go in early for a drink to enjoy the view!

*Currently not accepting reservations

Experiences:

HELICO SONOMA offers a variety of tours based on your interests and budget. Starting at about $145 per person, you can fly over the Alexander Valley vineyards. For $290 per person, you can explore the breathtaking Redwood Coast or you can have a private tour with wine tastings for $425+ per person. Perfect for a unique date day, proposal, wedding party or a corporate event, Helico Sonoma won’t disappoint. Check out their Insta or website to book.

ALOFT HOT AIR BALLOON is another unique and romantic way to spend a day in wine country. Wake up early in the morning, jump on the balloon and enjoy beautiful Napa vineyards from the bird view. You won’t believe how smooth the hot air balloon ride is. It’s a unique way to see Napa Valley and impress your date.

ATV EXCURSION & WINE PAIRING LUNCH is a great way to explore a vineyard from a different perspective. How often do you get to ride through a winery anyway? It might not be a wild ATV adventure but still a good time. Ride through the steep slopes of Mt. Veeder, all while taking in some of Napa Valley’s best views from over 800 Feet of elevation.

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