4 years Ago
Quaint towns, two lane highways, countless wineries and picturesque vineyards; the Napa Valley is a region full of beauty and taste. Whether you are a wine coinsurer looking to forgo crowded tasting rooms, or new to Napa and experiencing this magical region for the first time, our one of a kind experiences will make for a wine country weekend you will never forget.
The best way to experience the grandeur of the Napa Valley is from the sky, and our helicopter and wine tasting tour is the perfect blend of adventure and beauty. You and a guest will tour Napa Valley from above in a personal helicopter piloted by legendary cult winemaker Heidi Barrett. Once on the ground, Barrett will lead an extensive tasting from her exclusive private collection and you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch at a private mountaintop property. After lunch it is time for a sweeter side of the Napa Valley that the whole family can enjoy! Spend a few hours with private kitchen access at the acclaimed Woodhouse Chocolate in downtown St. Helena. Under the guidance of master chocolatiers John and Tracy Anderson you will create both memories and delicious custom desserts.
Take to the sky again in true Napa style; a private hot air balloon. Learn about the culture and history of this breathtakingly beautiful region from premier Wine Historian, Lecturer, and Cultural Ambassador for Robert Mondavi Winery, Nina Wemyss as you glide over countless vineyards. We promise you will land with a new understanding and appreciation for this special place. Later in the afternoon head to Darioush where you and your guests will lunch under the pistachio trees at the private residence garden of proprietors Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi. Enjoy family recipes, paired with Darioush limited release and library wines as Wemyss continues to unfurl the history of wine. An afternoon at Darioush will be a cultural and culinary experience you won’t soon forget.
Join tennis pro Brad Gilbert for an hour hitting session on the gorgeous Meadowood courts. It will be an afternoon of exercise and entertainment, as Gilbert is sure to regale you with stories from his incredible career while you rally back and forth before sitting down to lunch. After a day spent eating and exercising you and a guest will dive into an apprenticeship with culinary master Chef Christopher Kostow and his team at The Restaurant at Meadowood. Return later in the evening for a celebratory dinner at the Chef’s Counter.
If you’re a Napa veteran, this weekend will deliver a whole new perspective on the region’s activities and restaurants, and if it’s your first visit it will surely leave you clamoring for more.