Napa Valley & San Francisco May 12, 2017 - May 17, 2017

Places To Stay

A tranquil luxury lodging in Napa Valley. Escape to the vine-braided landscape of Napa Valley and the vibrant charm of Downtown Napa. The River Terrace Inn offers affordable luxury and home-style service to wine lovers, vacationers, families and groups.

River View 2 Queen Room

Napa Dream Bedding with pillow-top mattresses and goose-down bedding, 37" LCD flat-screen TV, 10-foot ceilings, ceiling fans, free bottled water, complimentary turndown service, safes accommodate laptops, Sound Soother, phones with voicemail and Wine Storage Unit - Upon Request. Bathrooms offer dual showerheads, granite countertops, Bath and Body Works designer bath products

Average nightly rate based on 4 nights: $300.00 including tax

Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA

The Meritage Resort and Spa is the perfect blend of wine tasting, dining, spa, beautiful event spaces, romance, and indulgence. Unwind among the sun-drenched vineyards of our award-winning resort, offering world-class luxury in the heart of Napa Valley.

Situated at the southern tip of Napa Valley, just a few minutes from the celebrated Carneros wine growing region that connects Napa Valley and Sonoma Counties.

Tuscan-inspired décor, exceptionally designed featuring custom furnishings and colors that evoke the earth, sun, and sky of Napa.

Superior 2 Queen Room

A true Napa Valley experience with vineyard, courtyard, or pool views to start or finish your day. Steps away from your room are the adult pool and our Estate Cave with underground spa and wine tasting.

Average nightly rate based on 4 nights: $368.50 including tax

Marriott Napa Valley

Prime central location to the world famous Napa Valley Wineries. We're located minutes from Robert Mondavi and Castello Di Amorosa wineries. Guests can also relax with a signature treatment at The Preserve Spa located on property.

Surround yourself with comfort and beauty while staying at our redesigned hotel in Napa Valley, CA. Stay as connected as needed with wireless high-speed Internet access in our Napa guest rooms. Receive a peaceful night’s sleep atop our Napa hotel’s pillow-top mattresses and luxurious linens. Enjoy our redesigned hotel rooms in Napa Valley, with new bathrooms, furniture, and technology. Feel right at home with provided in-room coffee service, hair dryers and irons and ironing boards.

2 Queen Bed Deluxe Room

Average nightly rate based on 4 nights: $334.60 including tax

Hampton Inn & Suites, Napa, CA - $275.00 per night

Free hot breakfast, free WIFI access and gym/fitness center

Springhill Suites, Napa CA - $296.00 per night

Free Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfast every morning. Additional hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, and free parking.

Vineyards

Del Dotta Vineyard, St Helena, CA*

Although the Del Dotto story begins on our Rutherford Estate, it has expanded to include seven other specially selected sites.

Currently, it consists of 437 acres with 121 acres planted with varietals including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese. It took 18 years to find the ideal sites to cultivate each individually selected grape clone and to maximize the terroir flavors in the wine. Each vineyard is organically farmed, with no sprays or chemical fertilizers in use, and all weeding performed by hand. The plants are meticulously tended by professional vineyard workers in order to maintain the quality of crop that has built the Del Dotto reputation.

Cave & barrel tastings $95/Person, Reservations Required

Kuleto Estate Winery, St. Helena, CA*

Located in the Hennessey Basin on the eastern rim of the Napa Valley, the 761 acres of predominantly undeveloped wilderness property that makes up Kuleto Estate offers a remarkable number of unique growing environments and microclimates. This coupled with three distinctive soil types and an expansive range of plantable elevations makes Kuleto Estate not merely suitable for, but exceptionally appropriate to an astonishing number of varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah.

Cabernet Sauvignon. Taste through five unique bottlings, each with their own personality and crafted with their individual blend and terroir influences. Discover which is yours! $85/Person

Tasting with Foley Family Wines' Master Sommelier. Relax in our Royal Suite as you taste through wines hand selected by our Sommelier Robert Smith. He may take you through a single barrel tasting, vertical tasting, library tasting, or thieve from barrels in the cellar. Robert will delve into particulars of what went into making the wine; including the vineyard selection, the vinification and aging process. $100/Person

Round Pond Estates, Rutherford, CA*

Suggests an olive oil tasting

Tastings vary from $25/Person to $75/Person depending on which package you choose

Cakebread Cellars Winery

The Ambassador Winery Trip is more than simply a tour of two of the Napa Valley's most famous wineries, it is a tour of almost the whole Napa Valley. Board the train as soon as it arrives at the station, where you will be served a freshly prepared lunch from our on board kitchen. Marvel at the beautiful western side of the Napa Valley through the expansive picture windows of our dining car, then move to one of our restored 1915 Pullman lounge cars for dessert, coffee and cocktails. Then transfer to a luxury motorcoach and visit both Charles Krug Winery and Raymond Vineyards in the afternoon. A leisurely half hour ride south on the rest of the scenic Silverado Trail takes guests back to the Wine Train Station.

In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you will share a table with another party on our winery tours. All of our winery tours require moderate stair climbing and standing for extended periods. We encourage guests who may have difficulty performing these two activities to consider our regular Lunch Packages.

Ambassador Winery Trip Itinerary

  • 10:30 AM Check In
  • 10:50 AM Board the Train You will begin in our Petite Gourmet Car with a welcome taste of wine. Meal service will begin as soon as you arrive. Expect to begin eating at around 11:30 AM.
  • 11:30 AM Train departs
  • 1:10 PM Transfer to motorcoach In St. Helena, you will transfer from the Train to a motorcoach to take you to Charles Krug Winery.
  • 1:15 PM Arrive at Charles Krug Winery One hour tour and tasting at Charles Krug Winery.
  • 2:20 PM Depart Charles Krug Winery
  • 2:30 PM Arrive Raymond Vineyards One hour tour and tasting at Raymond Vineyards.
  • 3:40 PM Depart Raymond Vineyards
  • 4:10 PM Arrive Wine Train Station

INCLUDES

  • Multiple Course Gourmet Lunch
  • Welcome Taste of Wine
  • 1.5 Hour Journey Aboard Our Vintage Train
  • Exclusive Tours and Tastings at Charles Krug Winery and Raymond Vineyards

Step back in time 100 years when you board the Train, and travel back another 500 years when you reach the Castle. Rising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa, which translates to the “castle of love” in Italian. Castello di Amorosa is an authentically-styled, 13th century Tuscan castle winery replete with high walls and five defensive towers and more than 30 acres of estate vineyards. It was built during a 15-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, California.

Castle Winery Tour Itinerary

  • 10:30 AM Check In
  • 10:50 AM Board the Train You will begin in our Petit Gourmet Car, and your meal service will begin as soon as you arrive. Expect to begin eating by around 11:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM Train Departs
  • 1:00 PM Transfer at St. Helena Board Motorcoach for Castello di Amorosa
  • 1:30 PM Arrive at Castello di Amorosa A representative from Castello di Amorosa will meet you and begin your winery tour and tasting
  • 3:30 PM Board Motorcoach for Napa Wine Train Station
  • 4:00 PM Arrive at Napa Wine Train Station

INCLUDES

  • Multiple Course Gourmet Lunch
  • Welcome Taste of Wine
  • 1.5 Hour Journey Aboard Our Vintage Train
  • Exclusive Tour and Tasting at Castello di Amorosa

Restaurants

Lunch Locations: Napa, St Helena* & San Francisco

Lunch & dinner, Casual Reservations excepted

Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley $$$ Reservations Necessary

Auberge du Soleil Restaurant began in 1981 nestled on 33 acres overlooking the lush vines of the Napa Valley. The cuisine has evolved with a wine country theme where innovative menus inspired by the bounty of the vine are paired with food in ways that delight and inspire longtime devotees. The Bistro & Bar is ideal for sipping wine at sunset on the terrace, a casual meal al fresco, or a nightcap by the fireplace. The Restaurant presents luxury at its finest while overlooking some of Napa's most renowned vineyards. Offering more that 40 of the Valley’s finest wines by the glass and boasting a cellar of nearly 17,000 wines, our guests can enjoy a full sensory experience of the California wine country.

Summer Dinner reservations available online 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-9:00 PM. All online reservations between Apr 1-Nov 30 are confirmed outside on the terrace, weather permitting

Redd, Yountville, CA

REDD, which opened its doors in November 2005, is the first venture from acclaimed Northern California chef Richard Reddington, who offers an updated interpretation of wine country cuisine in a decidedly relaxed environment. REDD reflects the passions of a serious chef who, after 15 years in some of the best kitchens in the United States and Europe, has found the perfect balance of serious food and unpretentious ambiance. "With Redd, I've created the type of restaurant that I like to spend time at--an inviting place that serves creative food and thoughtfully chosen wines in a relaxed, but elegant, contemporary space." Drawing from his classic French and Mediterranean sensibilities, chef Reddington has created a cuisine that combines flavors and textures that match well with local wines. REDD’S menu showcases regionally inspired seasonal selections with ethnic influences. A daily 5 course chef’s tasting menu is also available in addition to the regular menu.

Yountville, CA

Centrally located in the idyllic town of Yountville in the heart of Napa Valley, Redd Wood is a stylish and casual wine country outpost featuring an approachable menu of wood-fired pizzas and house-made charcuterie and pastas. The menu is complemented by a thoughtfully-curated wine list, which focuses largely on unique local wines; a larger, more encompassing reserve list is available upon request. Richard Reddington, the famed Chef of Redd, is at the helm of this new wine country pizzeria, located at the north end of Yountville.

Press, St Helena, CA

PRESS is the perfect wine country dining experience. PRESS features prime dry-aged beef, whole roasted chicken, grass fed Sonoma lamb, and fresh fish prepared on a custom wood burning grill and rotisserie. The modern farmhouse style blends with the neighboring vineyards to create a truly modern steakhouse. An award winning largely Napa Valley wine list completes the PRESS experience.

Highly acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) is behind this beautiful Yountville restaurant. Enjoy excellent French bistro cuisine in a dining room offering wonderful Parisian ambiance.

We invite you to visit Bouchon Bakery, an authentic, country-style boulangerie located next door Bouchon Bistro. The Bakery serves traditional French breads and pastries and is open from 7am - 7pm daily.

Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a small tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.

San Francisco

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