Party in the vines: Nicole's Birthday Celebration in wine country | Napa, CA Prepared for Nicole Lewis & Friends

Welcome to WINE COUNTRY!

With rolling hills, flora and fauna, and of course vast stretches of vineyards, America’s premier viticulture region has earned its reputation among the world’s best. There are over 600 wineries and counting in Napa and Sonoma Counties, but it’s quality, not quantity, that sets the region apart. Napa Valley is a food and wine connoisseur’s paradise -- Nowhere is it more possible to meet some of the most talented winemakers, chefs, sommeliers, and farmers in the world. Find your own perfect blend in California's Napa Valley on this weekend getaway and birthday celebration!

The Escape Plan

April 19–23, 2017

Hi, Nicole! We handcrafted this Napa Valley, CA trip for you and your friends to help you celebrate your 30th birthday. Please have a look and let me know what you think and/or if you have any questions for us.

Here is the day-to-day summary of your trip:
  • Day 1: Arrive @ SFO + Drive to Napa (rental car not included)
  • Day 2: Happy Birthday Nicole! + Full-Day Napa Wine-Tasting Tour!
  • Day 3: Morning @ Your Leisure + Gourmet Food Walking Tour of Napa
  • Day 4: Morning @ Your Leisure + Blend Your Own Wine! Experience
  • Day 5: Hot Air Balloon Ride w/ Champagne Breakfast + Return to SFO for Flight Home

Day 1 | APRIL 19, 2017

Welcome to Napa, CA!

Fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) by 12PM (noon) and pick up your rental car for the 2-hour scenic drive to Napa, CA, for your birthday bash and weekend getaway! Along the way, we recommend a stop in Sausalito for lunch (meal not included) and then to Muir Woods for an up-close-and-personal look at the staggeringly large Redwood Trees. Upon arrival in Napa, take time to settle in to your Airbnb before heading into town for an evening of world-class wines and delectable foods.

Location: Napa, CA | Overnight @ Your Airbnb | Meals Included: None

Day 2 | April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday, Nicole! + Full-Day Wine-Tasting Tour

This morning, your private driver will pick you up for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley. 30-miles long and with more than 45,000-acres of picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year round, Napa is internationally known as one of the world's greatest wine regions. Hundreds of wineries call Napa home, and you will explore 2-3 of the best of them with your private driver. This tour is able to be completely customized to fit your interests, and wineries will be confirmed in accordance with your varietal preferences. Return to your accommodations in the late afternoon, with time to relax and get ready before dinner.

This evening's birthday celebration will be a chef-guided, multi-course dinner paired with Long Meadow Ranch wines in the historic Logan Ives House in Napa Valley. The estate chef brings the best of the season from their farm to your plate, showcasing organic produce, grass-fed beef and lamb, and award-winning extra virgin olive oils to complement a selection of wines.

Location: Napa, CA | Overnight @ Airbnb | Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 | April 21, 2017

Morning @ Your Leisure + Gourmet Food Walking Tour of Napa

This morning, sleep in, enjoy a massage or a spa treatment, and have a late brunch. In the early afternoon, meet your private guide for a 3-hour Gourmet Walking Tour in downtown Napa. 7-stops will be included on your tour with plenty of food for lunch! You will begin at the new Oxbow Market, where a seasonal bounty of California specialty foods and produce awaits you. Your tour will cross the Napa River and visit 19th century historic buildings that weathered Prohibition to showcase the latest trends in California food and wine. You will leave the tour with a carefully curated list of Wine Country restaurant recommendations and recipes for your next meal. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy however you like!

Location: Napa, CA | Overnight @ Airbnb | Meals Included: Lunch / Food during tour

Day 4 | April 22, 2017

Morning to Explore + Blend Your Own Wine! Experience

Enjoy another lazy morning exploring the town of Napa or indulging in spa or massage treatments. Late this morning you will enjoy a fun and educational Bottle Blending Session! Your blending guide will lead you through a personal tasting, education, and blending session as you choose your perfect Bordeaux-style blend from four barrel samples (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc, all Napa Valley appellation). Once your favored cuveé has been decided upon, you will be led through hand-bottling, labeling, and the application of foil capsules to the bottlenecks. You then get to take your personally crafted wine with you the same day! For lunch, you will visit another nearby winery for a tasting and picnic lunch. Spend time enjoying the winery grounds before departing.

Location: Napa, CA | Overnight @ Airbnb | Meals Included: Lunch

Day 5 | April 23, 2017

Hot Air Balloon Ride w/ Champagne Breakfast + Departure

Before making your drive back to San Francisco, you will see Napa from a different point of view as you enjoy a spectacular morning soaring above it all in a hot air balloon. Enjoy an approximately one-hour flight followed by a scrumptious post-flight breakfast at Domaine Chandon Winery. Afterwards, begin your journey back to San Francisco via private transfer for your flights home.

Location: Napa, CA | Overnight @ Airbnb | Meals Included: Breakfast


$2,095 per person (for 6 people)

Note: This price is subject to change until the trip is booked.


  • Full-day (6-hours) wine-tasting tour w/ private driver (includes lunch and dinner)
  • 3-hour Gourmet Food Walking Tour of Napa (includes lunch)
  • 3-hour Blend Your Own Wine! Experience (includes lunch)
  • Private hot air balloon ride (includes champagne brunch)
  • Airfare to/from San Francisco
  • Transportation between San Francisco and Napa
  • Accommodations throughout the trip
  • Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Optional activities such as massage, spa, etc.
  • Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, medicines, etc.)



Michael Bennett | | +1 (713) 481-7222 ext. 7007


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