Ultra-Private Napa Valley Experiences
August 27, 2020
Napa Valley is pulling out all the stops to welcome health-conscious travelers. For those that aren’t quite ready to dive back into wining and dining in public spaces, hotels are offering private in-suite experiences that bring Napa Valley to the comfort of your (meticulously clean and sanitized) private suite. Looking for totally private dining experiences outside your hotel? We’ve got that too! Below, find our top picks:
Calistoga Ranch and Chateau Montelena are collaborating to offer exclusive on-property experiences that enable guests to taste the winery’s vintages at The Lakehouse private dining room. Choose from three different wine tasting experiences, including the opportunity to be personally hosted by Chateau Montelena’s winemaker Matt Crafton or CEO Bo Barrett. To round out the experience, a private dinner prepared by Calistoga Ranch’s Resort Chef Chris Ludwicki is prepared and paired with the guests’ two favorite wines from their tasting. All experiences include cheese and charcuterie and special access to all Chateau Montelena wines, and all purchased bottles will be signed by the winemaker.
Calistoga Ranch resort guests can also enjoy personalized and private dining with the Chef Collection, which connects couples and families with a local Napa Valley chef of their choosing who will create a bespoke menu to be enjoyed from the comfort of their two-bedroom lodge.
Carneros Resort and Spa has teamed up with Cuvaison Estate Wines on a truly unique in-room dining and wining experience. This rare opportunity allows guests to taste their way through the award-winning wines during an in-suite wine tasting experience presented by Cuvaison winemaker Steve Rogstad. Offered in the comfort of the resort’s luxurious private homes, guests can choose from a customized in-depth wine tasting or an immersive food and wine pairing featuring Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli’s wine country seasonal bites sourced from the resort’s onsite culinary garden.
Calistoga's Amici Cellars and Cottage Grove Inn have come together to offer the very best of Napa Valley to guests staying at Cottage Grove Inn without having to leave the porch of their private cottage. For guests looking to soak up the Napa Valley wine tasting experience, but prefer staying in, Amici Cellars will bring their luxury wine tasting to Cottage Grove Inn for an intimate tasting experience.
In partnership with Vista Collina Resort, Hestan Cue, the famed cookware brand, offers guests an in-suite cooking class with virtual instruction from the resort’s own Executive Chef, Vincent Lesage. During the experience, guests can relax in their room and select from seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients that are then delivered straight to the suite by the hotel’s culinary team. All suites come with a fully-equipped kitchen featuring Hestan Cue’s smart cooking system and premium dinnerware and kitchenware. This exciting technology is perfect for couples looking for a romantic date night or parents looking to please the whole family without dining out.
The Setting Inn offers a private tasting of The Setting Wines portfolio, famously known for producing the most expensive 750mL bottle of wine ever sold at auction for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation for $350,000, paired with a local cheese and charcuterie plate. This takes place in view of the Mayacamas Mountains surrounded by vineyards and with access to lawn games such as cornhole and large-sized Yahtzee. Guests can also enjoy the tasting in their private two-bedroom cottage.
The Private Garden at PRESS provides an outdoor refuge for your family or small group. Nestled in an enclave surrounded by lush greenery, guests are able to enjoy a world-class meal while surrounded by Mother Nature. A three or four-course family-style menu allows guests to enjoy everything the Chef has prepared for the evening. Alternatively, Chef’s Tasting menu gives Chef Tessier the reigns to prepare a multi-course menu with hyper-seasonal ingredients. Guests can also dine à la carte and enjoy their favorite meal from the main dining menu. The Sommelier team is happy to assist in pre-selecting wines to pair with your meal from their extensive Napa Valley wine list with vintages dating back to the 1950s.