April 21, 2020 – Although we may still be sheltering at home this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, Visit Napa Valley has compiled some fun ways to celebrate with a “taste of Napa Valley,” including a selection of Napa Valley Zoom backgrounds so you can pretend you are lounging by the pool at one of Napa Valley’s luxurious resorts; picnicking in the vineyards; or floating in a hot air balloon. Other ways to make the day memorable include virtual wine tastings and cooking classes; “do it yourself” Napa Valley inspired experiences; as well as value-added gift cards to purchase now and enjoy later -- once we are able to roll out the welcome mat and share our Napa Valley spirit in person.
Virtual Wine Tastings & Cooking Classes
Far Niente Family of Wineries offers a personally curated, private virtual wine tasting to provide guests with the opportunity to ask pressing wine related questions while learning more about the wines and winery. Guests may enjoy wine from their cellar or purchase from the winery prior to their preferred date and time of tasting.
PR contact: Rachel Ermatinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 9, 2020, Krupp Brothers Winery and Estate features a virtual wine tasting with assistant winemaker Desiree O'Donovan and proprietor Dr. Jan Krupp, featuring a tasting pack of The Damsel Rosé, Krupp Brothers Sauvignon Blanc (only 40 cases produced), and Krupp Brothers Chardonnay.
PR contact: Sarah Krupp, email@example.com
Pizzeria Tra Vigne has created a “Mother's Day Al Fresco” meal in a box which includes slow-roasted Tuscan Porchetta and rosemary-Meyer lemon roasted Cornish Game Hen; organic Spring lettuces with shaved radishes, baby carrots, fennel and citrus vinaigrette; Olive Boulot from Panorama Baking in San Francisco; toasted Farro with wild mushrooms, Pecorino and roasted garlic; California asparagus with toasted sunflower seed pesto; and Meyer Lemon meringue tartlets for dessert. The box, which feeds two, is $49.99. A bottle of Prosecco may be added for $20. For those who prefer to cook at home on Mother’s Day, guests may learn to “Make Lasagna Like a Pro,” paired with Merryvale wines, during their May 8, 2020 Facebook Live cooking class with Chef Nash Cognetti. The complete lasagna making kit is $29.99.
PR contact: Cynthia Ariosta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Round Pond Estate offers a "Mother's Day Brunch" themed virtual cooking class on May 8, 2020. The experience includes a suggested brunch menu, wine pairings and suggested ways to use their Estate olive oils in the preparation.
PR contact: Erin Robertson, email@example.com
Every Thursday beginning April 30 through June 4, 2020, at 3 and 5:30 p.m., St. Supéry offers virtual tastings focused on recipes using sustainable seafood paired with St. Supery wines, led by Estate Chef Tod Kawachi. Each 45-minute tasting will feature guest chefs; seafood purveyors; aquaculture specialists; and other engaging personalities. Guests may choose to purchase a kit that includes the six featured wines; source the wine from a nearby retail outlet; or open bottles from their personal cellar. The winery also offers cases of mixed wines, based on the wine’s your mother enjoys most, including complimentary shipping with the code WINEDOWN.
PR contact: Lara Abbott, firstname.lastname@example.org
“DIY” Bath Salts and Festive Cocktail or Mocktail
Carneros Resort and Spa shares the recipe for a DIY “Valley Glow Bath Soak” to create a “Napa Valley Glow” at home. Using ingredients found at home, this recipe is known to help reduce anxiety, alleviate stress, and improve a state of calm and peace. Simply combine a half cup of Epsom Salts;
half cup of Dead Sea Salts; two teaspoons Baking soda; and eight -10 drops Lemon Balm essential oil or Essential Oil of choice and pour into a warm bath. The magnesium that is absorbed through the skin soothes sore muscles and joint pain; calms nerves; and promotes restful sleep, while the baking soda adds a nice fizz to the bath. Essential Oils promote physical and psychological wellness.
PR contact: Anne Elcon, email@example.com
Downtown Napa’s Gran Electrica’s signature “Margarita Eléctrica” is one of the restaurant’s most popular curbside take out items. Now, just in time for Mother’s Day, they are sharing the recipe. First combine 1.5 ounces of blanco Tequila (made with 100 percent agave); 3/4-ounce premium triple sec (Cointreau or Merlet); 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice; and 1/4-ounce agave syrup in a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake tin for 15-20 seconds to chill and dilute the cocktail, then strain over salt-rimmed, ice-filled rocks glass. For garnish, add a fresh lime wheel.
PR contact: Blaire Scheibal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam’s Social Club at Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga shares the recipe for its Black Briar mocktail using items found in your pantry or nearby grocery. Simply muddle blackberries and add two ounces each of Blackberry Izze soda and fresh-squeezed lemon. Shake and pour into a sugar-rimmed glass filled with ice. For garnish, add a blackberry and lime wedge.
“Buy Now and Celebrate Later” Value Added Gift Cards
Andaz Napa offers a one-night stay including breakfast for two with the purchase of a $250 gift card, which includes a guestroom upgrade from standard accommodations to a junior suite (valued at $500).
PR contact: Dana Barfield, email@example.com
Art & Clarity offers photographic adventures capturing the nature of Napa Valley. The three-hour journey for two is now $350 (a $150 discount) where you will develop your photography skills with a professional photographer and experience Napa Valley off the beaten path.
PR contact: Lowell Downey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa offers a $50 credit with the purchase of a $200 gift card, now through May 2020. The credit may be used through March 31, 2021.
PR contact: Dan Burgess, email@example.com
Every online CIA at Copia gift card purchase through June 30, 2020 will include a second gift card worth 20 percent of the initial purchase value (for example, a $100 purchased gift card will include a second card valued at $20; a $200 purchased gift card will include a $40 gift card). Gift cards may be used for a future dining experience; boot camp; one-day cooking, baking or wine enthusiast class; or retail purchase and be purchased in any denomination starting from $20 and up. Complimentary gift cards are valid through June 30, 2021.
PR contact: Emma Leggat, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Yountville offers a $75 credit for every purchased gift card of $500 gift card, and a $200 credit for every $1000 gift card purchased through the end of April 2020, which may be used towards in-room dining; the pool bar; Y Bar; Spa Acqua; or the Heritage Oak restaurant.
PR contact: Chase Chasteen, email@example.com
Indian Springs in Calistoga is adding an additional 20 percent value to any online gift card of $100 or more purchased before May 31, 2020.
PR contact: Chris Costas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Milliken Creek Inn & Spa in Napa offers a $50 spa credit and a bottle of wine from Napa Valley upon check in with the purchase of a gift card of $200 or more.
PR contact: Sharon Rooney, email@example.com
North Block Hotel in Yountville is offering a $100 bonus credit for every $500 gift card purchase which may be used towards extended overnight stays; spa; retail; or dining.
PR contact: Ty Accornero, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort in Calistoga will apply a $50 spa credit for every gift card of $200 purchased between now and Aug. 1, 2020
PR contact: Elyse Quast, email@example.com
Website : romanspahotsprings.com
With every gift card purchase of $500, Silverado Resort will include a $200 resort credit which may be used in the spa or restaurant; a complimentary room upgrade; and a bottle of wine upon arrival for stays June 2020 through March 2021. Subject to availability.
PR contact: David Gil, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gift certificates for a 50-minute service at Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort and Vista Collina will be upgraded to an 80-minute treatment.
PR contact: Suzie Rugh, email@example.com
About Visit Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley is the official destination management organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as an attractive travel destination and enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live and work.
The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.
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