Carneros Inn Launches the Ultimate Napa Valley Experience
The Carneros Inn, located in the heart of Northern California’s Napa Valley wine region, recently announced its Ultimate Napa Valley Experience. The package entails a one-night stay in one of the hotel’s Harvest Cottage accommodations and insider access to one of three local wineries—PlumpJack, Cade, or the newly opened Odette Estate—as well as a special tasting menu at the hotel’s Farm restaurant. (Gavin Newsom’s PlumpJack Group owns the three wineries and manages the Carneros Inn.)
For this package, guests select a tour and tasting for two at one of the featured wineries. Those who choose PlumpJack will partake in a private tasting at the winery’s secluded hilltop location; tour the historic facility, which dates back to the 1800s, in the company of the winemaker Aaron Miller; and sample not-yet-released vintages straight from barrel. The Cade option, which takes place atop Napa’s Howell Mountain, begins with a tour led by the winemaker Danielle Cyrot and includes a sampling of Cade’s portfolio of wines with accompanying food pairings. At Odette Estate, guests will be treated to a tasting of current releases; preview the soon-to-open, state-of-the-art winery; take a walking tour of the grounds; and relax in the winery’s private lounge for a delectable food-and-wine pairing. In the evening, the wines from the estate visited will be served during a romantic six-course tasting menu at Farm prepared by the acclaimed chef de cuisine Andrew Budnyj.
Rates for the Ultimate Napa Valley Experience start at $1,285 plus gratuities, based on double occupancy, and additional nights are available. (707.299.4900, www.thecarnerosinn.com)