Come discover what's new in the Napa Valley, including new and upcoming restaurants, wineries, hotels, shops and experiences, found only in the Napa Valley.
The FARM at The Carneros Inn has recently added an elevated outdoor dining space that includes individual seating for more privacy, new furniture and soft goods. New small bites have also been added to the bar menu.
PR Contact: Michelle McLeod Duncan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ca’ Momi will expand in fall 2015 with a new Osteria located at 1141 First Street in downtown Napa. The new Osteria will present an intimate dining experience that will preserve Ca’ Momi’s current menu and mission, and will feature a full bar of Ca’ Momi wines, house-made spirits and beer, and will showcase their certified Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN)—served with no chili flakes nor parmesan in sight. Ca’ Momi will repurpose their original Enoteca concept at the Oxbow Public Market, providing authentic Italian pizzas and pastries in a convenient take-away format.
PR Contact: Ashley Teplin, email@example.com, Holly Nuss, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Steak by Charlie Palmer will open at the new Archer Hotel in downtown Napa in late 2016. Charlie Palmer Steak has been praised for creating steak restaurants that break the typical mold of the men’s club, creating a haven for both carnivores and wine enthusiasts. The chef’s namesake steakhouse restaurants are also in New York City, Washington DC, Las Vegas, and Reno. Palmer and team will also oversee the culinary direction of the rooftop bar, poolside and in-room dining, as well as private events and executive retreats for the Archer Hotel.
Website: www.charliepalmer.com (coming soon)
PR Contact: Christa Weaving, email@example.com
Kenzo Tsujimoto has announced the opening of his new authentic Japanese restaurant and Kenzo Estate Tasting Room in downtown Napa this winter. Already a seasoned restaurateur with four Kenzo Estate restaurants and tasting rooms in his native Japan, Kenzo Tsujimoto has long dreamt of entering the unparalleled Napa Valley culinary scene. The restaurant and tasting room will be located on the corner of Pearl Street, in the former location of The Pearl Restaurant and will feature fresh fish delivered from world renowned Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo paired with the sublime wines of Kenzo Estate.
PR Contact: Marie Maurin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miminashi, Napa Valley’s first and only Izakaya (Japanese pub) in downtown Napa, is set to open in November 2015 by chef and owner Curtis Di Fede. The menu will feature dishes such as Karage (fried chicken), binchotan grilled porter house with uni shiso butter and will also offer beer, wine and cocktails. The design of the restaurant is a close collaboration with owner Curtis Di Fede, Michael McDermott and Juan Carlos Fernandez and will be focused around an open binchotan grill.
PR Contact: Curtis Di Fede, email@example.com
NINEBARK in downtown Napa is scheduled to open August 1, 2015. Launched by AvroKO and Chef Matthew Lightner, who received two Michelin stars when he oversaw the kitchen at Atera in New York City. the new restaurant will transform the 813 Main St. building to feature California-focused, market-forward cuisine utilizing innovative preparation techniques including smoking with local hardwood and shrubs, charcoal grilling and marinating in herbal, fruit and floral broths.
Website: www.ninebark-napa.com (coming soon)
PR Contact: Lisa Mendelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Napa Palisades Saloon opened its new bar and restaurant on July 9, 2015 on Main Street in downtown Napa. The saloon features seasonal local craft beers, house-made brews and farm-fresh fare.
PR Contact: Chuck Meyer, email@example.com
Hudson Greens & Goods will open in early August 2015 at their new location in Oxbow Public Market, specializing in locally sourced, organic fruits and vegetables, with an expanded selection of dry goods and household items. Hudson Greens & Goods will continue to offer its popular juice bar and an increased selection of cut flowers from the Monkey Flower Group within the new location, and will now offer Hudson Vineyards wines for retail.
PR Contact: Jayme Rubke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wineries and Wine Experiences:
Sinegal Estate Winery is scheduled to open its new tasting room and terrace, wine caves, and VIP lounge in late 2015. The new luxury tasting facility is designed by Signum Architecture of St. Helena, whose previous work includes HALL Winery, CADE and BRAND Napa Valley. The 30-acre property’s dynamic layout creates a quintessential yet idyllic Napa Valley experience. The land includes a 19th-century Victorian home, two-acre lake, olive orchards, hillside vistas, immaculate gardens to wander, and a classic poolside cabana. Tours and tastings will be available by appointment only. First online wine release is September 30, 2015.
PR Contact: Tiffany Groh Cummins, Cross Marketing PR, Tiffany@crossmarketingpr.com
Etude is now offering “The Study of Pinot Noir” on Friday through Sunday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for $50 per person and $40 wine club members. After 30 years of crafting Pinot Noir in the Carneros region, Etude is eager to explore Pinot’s possibilities beyond its backyard. Visitors will learn how terroir influences the aromas and flavors of this popular varietal and try five Pinot Noir wines from five distinct growing areas, all made by Etude winemaker Jon Priest, in a semi-private, seated setting. For reservations, which are required, call 707-257-5300.
PR Contact: Michelle.Flores@tweglobal.com or Julia.Eklund@tweglobal.com
Napa Valley Wine Academy now offers a Napa Valley Wine 101, “Know Before You Go!” course that will provide visitors with the tools to navigate Napa Valley’s tasting rooms. In this interactive two-hour class, visitors will gain wine knowledge by tasting Napa Valley wines while going over the basics of how wine is made. The cost of the course is $100 per person and includes wine tasting, a cheese plate and suggestions for both wine tasting and restaurants based on guest preferences. Individual or group reservations are required.
PR Contact: Catherin Bugue, email@example.com
Odette Estate, PlumpJack Group’s newest winery located in Napa’s famed Stags Leap District at 5998 Silverado Trail, recently opened its new contemporary Estate Lounge. The state-of-the-art, 3,500-square-foot facility provides an elegant and welcoming setting for visitors to enjoy the winery’s expanded offerings. Design features include black velvet sofas, a custom 10-seat dining table, an open patio with tables, cushioned benches and an inviting fire pit. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing the vineyards can be fully opened to further enhance the vineyard experience. The winery is open for tastings by appointment seven days a week, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PR Contact: Morgan Moore, Heidi Pettit and Kira Cooper, PlumpJackWinesPR@glodownead.com
Materra - Cunat Family Vineyards moved their St. Helena wine tasting room in April 2015 to their new winery in the Oak Knoll District on Big Ranch Road and Oak Knoll Avenue. Daily tastings, tours and reserve tastings are available by appointment.
PR Contact: Neena Cunat Heitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carneros Inn has created a new spa menu inspired by their surroundings. The new treatments are designed after the farms, gardens and vineyards of Napa Valley. Each service contains ingredients with the healing elements from one or more of these categories.
PR Contact: Michelle McLeod Duncan, email@example.com
Napa Vineyard House is a fully restored and modernized 1901 farmhouse which reopened on May 15, 2015 as the Napa Valley’s newest boutique inn. The inn features five spacious guest rooms that are each equipped with Restoration Hardware furniture and linens, L’Occitane bath products, and vineyard views. For a more private experience, the cottage features two bedrooms each with a king sized bed, private patio, gas fireplace and soaking tub.
PR Contact: Jaimie Turkington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Auberge Resorts Collection will break ground in late 2015 on VieVage Napa Valley, a new destination resort in the Carneros district, which is slated to open in 2017 as the second resort from Auberge’s new VieVage Hotels and Resorts lifestyle brand. The resort will be set on 95 acres of the 712-acre Stanly Ranch and will feature a casual restaurant and bar, bakery, winery and outdoor gathering spaces with fire pits, barbeques, bocce court, and outdoor concerts. The120 stand-alone cottages will accommodate families and groups, and be set amid private communal vineyards, gardens, and bicycle and walking paths.
PR Contact: Niki Jensen, email@example.com
Archer Napa is coming to downtown Napa in late 2016. The Archer, planned as a four-diamond boutique luxury hotel, will be on First Street near Napa’s main shopping district.
PR Contact: Carla Caccavale Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org
Napa Center will transform the Napa Valley experience by creating a walk able, high-energy gathering place to shop and dine. The center is slated to open in fall 2016. Led by Zapolski Real Estate and Trademark Property Company, construction is underway on a $100 million, 380,000-square-foot redevelopment adding more than 40 shops and restaurants and a 183-room boutique Archer Hotel to surging downtown Napa. Additional enhancements will include new hardscape and landscaping, seating areas, water features, a locally curated public art program and improved connectivity within the area.
PR Contact: Nicole Mori, email@example.com
Villagio Inn & Spa now offers the Seasonal Herbal Kur spa treatment, a refreshing 100-minute treatment performed in Spa Villagio's outdoor Kur "Cave," that utilizes natural resources such as thermal mineral water, purifying salts, mud, essential oils and herbs. The seasonal Herbal Kur features Indonesian ginger, Moroccan coriander and Thai plai essential oils that promote circulation to warm the body and soothe muscles. The treatment is $300 per person.
PR Contact: Susan Bejeckian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wineries and Wine Experiences:
B Cellars offers three new experiences for guests. Sojourn was created especially for tastings before or after lunch, or for guests who have an early dinner planned. Chef Brian Green pairs flagship wines with three perfectly-portioned cheeses for $35 per person. Beyond the Glass involves an educational history behind the wines paired with artisan cheeses and charcuterie for $75 per person. Founders’ Retreat is perfect for the serious wine enthusiast or collector, providing access to large format and library wines. Guests will be accompanied by B Cellars’ co-founders, Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys, for a private tasting and tour with a $1,500 minimum purchase per person required and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
PR Contact: BCellarsPR@glodownead.com
Wineries and Wine Experiences:
Sequoia Grove’s new Cabernet Culinary Challenge is a unique, hands-on way to learn the rules of wine pairing. Perfect for larger groups and as a team-building activity, the two-hour experience lays the groundwork for pairing wine to food, and then challenges participants to apply what they have learned through a team-based competition. Teams of three to four have 30 minutes to create the “best” pairing for a selected Cabernet Sauvignon using an array of crostini ingredients such as blue cheese, olives, jams and roasted peppers. Minimum group size is eight guests and the cost is $100 per person, with lunch included.
PR Contact: Bethany Deines, email@example.com
Auberge du Soleil continues its design evolution with the summer unveiling of eight new guest rooms and suites designed by acclaimed San Francisco designer Suzanne Tucker. The new rooms continue the contemporary-chic transformation of Auberge du Soleil and introduce dramatic features that maximize the hotel’s panoramic hilltop views to create an atmosphere of unparalleled romance. New suites offer 1,300 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, including fireplaces in bedrooms and living spaces and spa-like bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling steel windows graphically frame the Auberge’s iconic Napa Valley views. Some of the new guest rooms offer sculptural stand-alone tubs in private outdoor bath gardens. Nightly rates begin at $850.
PR Contact: Stacy Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch’s new café features outdoor seating under a Blue Spruce tree and offers a range of breakfast and lunch items, including Stumptown Coffee, Oats on the Go with almond butter, dried cherries and cranberries, brown sugar, raisins, flax seed and cocoa nibs; housemade pastries; Panini’s; and the Farmstead Kale Salad.
PR Contact: Farley Green, email@example.com
Harvest Table, by Chef Charlie Palmer, recently debuted new menus, including a prix fixe lunch with a choice of two courses for $20 or three courses for $30; a Napa Neighbors Menu (Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday) features three courses for $36 with a $15 optional wine pairing; and a complimentary cocktail offer during Saturday and Sunday brunch.
PR Contact: Ashley Hamik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wineries and Wine Experiences:
Joseph Phelps Vineyards winery building reopened in May 2015 after an extensive renovation to create new guest experiences that incorporate the winery’s history and expansive vineyard views of the estate. The winery now offers a variety of settings and customized intimate guest experiences, featuring distinctive private and semi-private tasting rooms, an expanded terrace, a new state-of-the-art kitchen and a Tesla electric car charging station. Terrace Tastings are $75 per person and Exceptional Wine Experiences are $100-$150 per person and are by prior appointment only.
PR Contact: Ashley Teplin, email@example.com or Holly Nuss, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meadowood Napa Valley will open their new 14,000-square-foot, all suite spa in fall 2015. The new spa will have eight treatment suites, each offering forest views and a private environment for relaxation. Each spa suite will feature a private bathroom, steam shower and daybed. Michael Conte, former Director of Spa at Montage Laguna Beach is the Director of Spa & Wellness to lead the opening team.
PR Contact: Jennifer Chiesa, email@example.com
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will open Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley in the summer of 2016 as a sister property to Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection, Mexico City. Las Alcobas, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, will feature 68 guest rooms and suites with terraces and outdoor fireplaces, a signature restaurant, a 3,500 square foot spa, an outdoor pool, meeting facilities and all of the brand’s signature amenities and services.
Website: in progress
PR Contact: Meredith Lovera, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Arden Wines, the stylish new tasting room and winery, opened this past May in Calistoga. They are open to the public with or without an appointment, Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PR Contact: Amanda Lusk-Harlan, email@example.com
Spa Solage reopened in early May 2015 upon the completion of a $1.2 million renovation. The new Spa Solage features a 2,500 square-foot expansion to the reception building, including a new indoor and outdoor relaxation lounge, expanded men’s and women’s locker rooms with outdoor showers, an enhanced menu of services and fitness programs, and a redesign of the overall interior décor featuring luxurious design elements. A new spa herb garden showcases vegetation from Calistoga’s unique location, including rosemary, French lavender, California white sage, and mint, all of which are incorporated into many of the spa’s offerings.
PR Contact: Hawkins International PR, firstname.lastname@example.org