As the end of Summer approaches, dedicated oenophiles may want to make their way to California’s Wine Country to experience the peak of wine-crushing season.
After the wine tours, tasting the best wines, and soaking in all the new fall colors, guests will want to escape to one of these 5 Wine Country hotels for a peaceful night’s rest.
Carneros Inn, Napa Valley
Spacious private suites showcase indoor fireplaces, soaking tubs, and outdoor showers. Spa, gym, and pool are some of the amenities this fantastic resort has to offer.
Guests can dine at any of their three restaurants, each of which feature seasonal menus and local farm-to-table ingredients. Just in time for fall, the PlumpJack “Wine Crush” package includes a two-night stay in a two-bedroom suite, private chef-led cooking classes, private barrel-tasting sessions, tasting tours, and a wine gift box. Rates start at $3,800, based on double occupancy.
Meadowood, St. Helena
This stunning Wine Country hotel sits on approximately 250 acres, and is surrounded by hillsides, mountains and foliage. Meadowood is known for its gorgeous natural setting and classic architecture. Amenities at the resort include three restaurants (one of which has been awarded three Michelin stars), gyms, car service to surrounding towns, access to personal fitness trainers, hiking trails, and more.
In time for fall, guests can take advantage of the resort’s Napa Valley Harvest Travel package. The package starts at $1,000 per night, based on double occupancy, and allows guests to choose a daily wine tour from four nearby wineries: Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, Hall St. Helena, B Cellars, and Phifer Pavitt Wines. Onsite sommeliers plan wine tours, make vintner introductions, and offer afternoon wine receptions.
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Calistoga Ranch sits among a rock-laced stream in a private canyon in Napa Valley.
A private lake, and 157 acres of serene wilderness are part of the escape during your stay at this stunning retreat. The resort has an award-winning spa, hiking trails, pools, and an on-site vineyard.
The hotel’s Indulge Your Senses fall package, which starts at $1,820 per night, lets guests take in the fall foliage in a relaxed and intimate setting. It features a two-night stay (or longer) in a private guest lodge equipped with a fireplace, a king-size bed, a soaking tub, and spacious outdoor terraces. Guests can take advantage of other package options that include dinner for two at the Lakehouse restaurant, hour-long spa treatments for two, and a four-hour tour of three exclusive wineries.
Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Yountville
Located in downtown Yountville, Bardessono Hotel & Spa is equipped with 62 guest rooms, a highly rated restaurant, and a rooftop pool. During wine-crush season, the hotel offers a Taste Life Here package that provides guests with an overview of the Napa Valley harvest. Available through the end of December, the customizable package starts at $,1450 per night and includes six hours of car service, a full day of wine tasting, and a picnic for two.
While Bardessono can arrange winery tours at any of the surrounding cellars, the easily accessible Gargiulo Vineyards offers one of the finest experiences in the area. After arriving at the secluded vineyard, guests will be given a private tour of the vineyards and cellar and will sample a selection of wines sure to please anyone! Other high-end wineries in the area include Sabina Vineyards, Fairchild Wines, and Anomaly.
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Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma County
The resort has partnered with 12 local wineries to offer guests easy access to top-notch facilities. To celebrate the season, the Farmhouse Inn has put together a special package which includes three nights starting at $1,400.
Concierge service, farm-to-table breakfast, and a selection of spa products are amenities included with your stay.
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Harvest season is a beautiful time in Wine Country, and these hotels will truly encompass what Sonoma and Napa are all about. Escape the fog, and come drink, eat, and unwind from city life.
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