This private Calistoga vineyard retreat is an Auberge Resort located in a secluded canyon in the Napa Valley with 157 acres of mountainside hiking trails and its own private lake. Individual guest lodges provide an indoor/outdoor living experience, complete with outdoor bath gardens. A lakeside restaurant and 24-hour in-lodge dining accommodate any eating schedule. Spa treatments in The Bathhouse add to the experience of relaxation.
The Carneros Inn is an indulgent Napa Valley retreat for sophisticated couples and families. Stylistic farm-chic design channels the barns and farmhouses of agricultural Northern California. World-class luxuries include private cottages on 27 acres of private apple orchards and vineyards, a world-class spa and some of the best dining in world famous California wine country.
Hestan Vineyards is a picturesque, 127-acre ranch located on Napa Valley’s eastern slopes at the base of Okell Hill. The vineyard is named for owners Stanley and Helen Cheng, whose passion for fine wines and love for Napa Valley’s beauty and charm led them to purchase the property in 1996.
If you’re looking for that special getaway this winter, someplace where golf, dining and accommodations form an exquisite trio, try the Napa and Sonoma valleys of California. Just 45 minutes north of San Francisco, the rich and fertile soils which grow such fine wines also produce some delightful golf courses.
As far as travel destinations go, Napa and Sonoma counties, in Northern California, are two of the most trammeled spots on the Pacific coast. Most people come for the wine and great food. They tour around. They get recommendations from other people they meet along the way. And they stumble upon fantastic recommendations that make the trip memorable.
Nearly three decades ago, Auberge du Soleil, one of Northern California’s most revered dining establishments, opened the doors of its inn, a handful of maisons scattered across a 33-acre hillside olive grove in Napa Valley.
The Farmhouse Inn is located in Forestville, California (just 1 1/2 hours north of San Francisco) – the hub of the Russian River Valley, literally minutes from hundreds of wineries and world-class restaurants. Surrounded by the towns of Healdsburg and Santa Rosa, the Sonoma Coast and the Santa Rosa airport, the internationally-acclaimed Farmhouse Inn, Michelin starred Restaurant and Spa offers something for everyone.
Catching up with the latest and greatest in California’s Napa Valley. Like a fine wine, the Napa Valley itself gets better with age. I’m lucky enough to call California Wine Country home, and regularly keep tabs on new stuff on both sides of the Mayacamas Mountains. Here’s a rundown on some of the newest places to eat, taste, and relax in the Napa Valley.