Napa Valley South to North Adventure

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Winery Tours, Gourmet Lunch, Chauffeur and Westin Verasa 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2 (3402-2)

This Experience Includes:

  • 3-night stay in a 1-bedroom suite at the Westin Verasa Hotel in downtown Napa
  • Private VIP tour and tasting for 2 at Antica Napa Valley
  • Private VIP tour and tasting for 2 at von Strasser Winery, Calistoga
  • Lunch for 2 at your choice of Cindy Pawlcyn's Napa Valley restaurants
  • 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

This journey through Napa Valley takes you through one of the most complex wine growing regions in the world. Spanning 26 miles, the valley experiences a range of weather and soil conditions that influence and embellish the wines produced in Napa Valley. The southern region enjoys cooling breezes and morning fog, inspiring cool-weather loving varietals such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Moving north toward Calistoga, the climate heats up and the richer soils favor Cabernet, Merlot, some old vine Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy the day and the many appellations along the way on this "Napa Valley South to North" adventure.

Westin Verasa Napa Hotel
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a 1-bedroom suite (one king with sofabed and kitchenette) with views of the Napa River or historic downtown. Located on the riverbank in the heart of downtown, this Napa Valley hotel is within walking distance to more than 15 Napa Valley wine tasting rooms, 30 Napa restaurants, and surrounded by plenty of boutique and specialty shopping. Enjoy the heated saltwater pool, whirlpool, the WestinWORKOUT® Gym, access to the resort’s private bocce ball courts and nightly wine-tasting reception in the lobby.

Blackout dates: Friday and Saturday nights in September and October; Memorial and Labor Day weekends, special events NASCAR races, Napa Jazz Getaway and Live in the Vineyard.

Antica Napa Valley – Antinori Family Wine Estate
Begin your private tour and tasting for two at Piero’s Fountain, named in honor of patriarch Piero Antinori, where you will be greeted with a glass of Antica’s delicious Fossino Rosato (Rose’). Enjoy the view of more than 600 majestic acres of vineyards and olive trees and explore the Antica Caves where the estate wines are aged. Continue to the Antica “cucina” tasting room and enjoy a seated tasting of Antica’s estate wines paired with locally inspired culinary delights.  Although Antica is known for their single vineyard estate grown Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, you will also taste their collection of limited production estate wines - Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir - which deliciously convey the family’s Tuscan heritage now continued in Napa Valley. 

von Strasser Winery (Calistoga)
Enjoy a private tour and tasting for two at von Strasser Winery in Napa Valley's Diamond Mountain region. With his vineyard and winery in the Valley's warmer and most northern region, Rudy von Strasser focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals with a few surprises. Rudy -- a UC Davis graduate -- was the first American winemaking intern at the renowned Chateau Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux. On his return to Napa he worked at several wineries before founding his vineyard and winery in 1990. The von Strasser Winery produces wines full of mountain Cabernet intensity with the finesse of the finest Bordeaux. Your private tour of this breathtaking mountain property includes a visit to the cave and winery to sample an array of award-winning von Strasser wines paired with artisan chocolates.

Cindy Pawlcyn's Napa Valley Restaurants
Enjoy a $100 certificate for lunch for two at one of Cindy Pawlcyn's Napa Valley restaurants. Cindy has pioneered fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable wine-country cuisine since opening Napa Valleys legendary Mustard's Grill in 1983. She is the founder/owner of three of Napa Valley's most beloved restaurants.

Mustard's is well-known for its famed wood-burning grill and its two-acre organic garden which supplies much of the produce used to create its American Farm-to-Table cuisine. Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen combines a classy supper club with the flair of a speakeasy to create the perfect upscale eatery and neighborhood hang-out. Nicknamed CP's, Cindy Pawlcyn's Wood Grill & Wine Bar showcases her inimitable talent for fresh, tantalizing American Wine Country comfort food with made-from-scratch dishes including Niman Ranch Burger with Cindy's Secret Sauce and Dads House-made Potato Chips with dill dip.

Cindy has earned rave reviews from the most exacting critics, countless national awards, and a devoted following. She is the author of four cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Mustard's Grill Napa Valley Cookbook.

Beau Wine Tours
You will receive six consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service, subject to availability; inclusive of all service fees, PUC insurance, fuel and driver’s base gratuity. Located in the heart of Wine Country, Beau is the premier wine tour service in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Beau’s drivers are experts on the wine country area and can make winery recommendations based on your particular taste and interest.

NOTE: Napa is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.

Airfare
This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA, subject to availability.

Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.

Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability and hotel may be substituted for comparable or better property.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.

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