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Celebrating Easter Sunday in Napa Valley

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

It’s that time of year again. The time when eggs are hard-boiled, dipped in dye, and stored until they’re ready to be hidden for an Easter Egg Hunt. Plastic, colored, eggs are filled with sweet surprises and images of bunnies and chicks in bright pastel colors dominate storefronts. For those interested in celebrating Easter Sunday with Napa Valley food and wine, Napa Wine Tours has a few ideas for you.

colorful easter eggs

Napa Valley Wineries Open Easter Sunday
With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley, Napa Wine Tours has discovered a list of approximately 50 wineries that will be open on Easter Sunday.

Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa

This landmark, Napa Valley winery will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for tours and tastings. Call ahead to make your reservation to enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure in the castle while tasting their Italian-style wines.

Chimney Rock Winery

Chimney Rock Winery

Chimney Rock Winery

Outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon wines await at Chimney Rock’s beautiful estate. Other wines to sample include Cabernet Franc, Fume Blanc, Rose of Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Gris. The talents of Winemaker and General Manager Elizabeth Vianna and her team results in wines that truly reflect the Stags Leap District where Chimney Rock’s grapes are grown. Visit from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Del Dotto Vineyards

Del Dotto Vineyards

Del Dotto Vineyards

Both of Del Dotto’s locations in St. Helena and Napa will be open on Easter Sunday also from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reserve your spots for an adventure that includes tasting Del Dotto wines straight from the barrel and enjoying sips paired with charcuterie and chocolate.

Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros

Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday, Domaine Carneros offers public and private tours and tastings. Enjoy table service and choose bites to pair with Domaine Carneros sparkling wines and Pinot Noir from their extensive menu.

William Hill Estate Winery

William Hill Estate Winery

William Hill Estate Winery

This winery features amazing wines and panoramic views of their surrounding vineyards. Open by appointment from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., William Hill is one of Napa Valley’s must-see wineries.

Napa Valley Restaurants Offering Special Easter Sunday Menus
Wine Country cuisine in Napa Valley has become just as renowned as Napa Valley wine. Here are a few critically acclaimed Napa Valley restaurants presenting specially created menus in celebration of Easter.

Etoile at Domaine Chandon

Etoile at Domaine Chandon

Etoile at Domaine Chandon

The five course tasting menu at Etoile offers the flexibility for an la carte menu, adding Domaine Chandon wine pairings to four of the courses, and a children’s menu. Suggested wine pairings include Chandon Blanc de Noirs, Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros 2010, Etoile Brut, and Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Carneros 2010.

FARM at Carneros Inn

FARM at Carneros Inn

FARM at Carneros Inn

The Easter celebration at FARM includes a Family Style Easter Brunch, Easter Egg Hunts, and appearances from the Easter Bunny for brunch guests. The menu includes rack of lamb, Eggs Benedict, and much more.

The Pear Southern Bistro

The Pear Southern Bistro

The Pear Southern Bistro

The three course brunch menu at The Pear makes for some difficult, yet delicious, decisions. For the first course, guests choose between a Spring Pea Soup, a salad with organic greens topped with berries and warm French Brie, and house-made duck rillettes. The five entree choices include something sweet such as Bananas Foster Waffle, something traditional like Spring Eggs Benedict, something different including a Crawfish Roll, and more. For dessert, choose between carrot cake, strawberry rhubarb crisp with vanilla ice cream, and flourless chocolate truffle cake.

No matter where you go, or what you do, contact Napa Wine Tours for a safe and relaxing adventure in Napa Valley for this special holiday.

Napa Valley Restaurants Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Napa Valley is inspired by the Holiday Season. Storefronts, wineries, and city streets, sparkle with a variety of lights and showcase local creativity using red and green holiday decorations. Whether visiting the Napa Valley or whether you live locally, the holidays offer a reminder to thankfully enjoy the bounty of Napa. What better way than to treat yourself and your loved ones to a delicious meal at one of Napa’s incredible restaurants.

Napa Valley Restaurants Open Christmas Eve Only
Angele Restaurant & Bar
This French Country restaurant recently celebrated its 11th anniversary. Impeccable service, outstanding cuisine, and innovative cocktails make Angele a local favorite and must-see for visitors. Visit on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Angele Restaurant & Bar

Angele Restaurant & Bar

Bistro Don Giovanni
For 20 years dinners looking for traditional and creative Italian dishes continue to rely upon Bistro Don Giovanni. Featuring Italian wines, welcoming hospitality, and an attentive staff, dinners leave with a full stomach and a warm heart. Open regular hours on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Inside Bistro Don Giovanni

Inside Bistro Don Giovanni

Bottega Restaurant
Chef Michael Chiarello and his Bottega Restaurant in Napa Valley both remain recipients of numerous awards and critical acclaim. A visit to Bottega is truly a special treat to celebrate the holidays. The menu showcases local ingredients used to reflect dishes from regions throughout Italy. Open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve.

Bouchon Bistro
Chef Thomas Keller’s talented team succeeds in providing guests with a French bistro experience. Seasonal dishes are skillfully complemented by local wines. Opening at 11:00 am. and closing early at 10:15 p.m on Christmas Eve.

Bouchon Bistro

Bouchon Bistro

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen
One of Chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s three Napa Valley restaurants, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen combines charming ambiance with a diverse menu. This is a place to relax, slow down, and savor each bite of whichever winning dish you choose. Open during their regular business hours on Christmas Eve.

Napa Valley Restaurants Open Christmas Day
The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil
Taking the place of the usual, spectacular, award-winning menu and wine list will be a Christmas Day Dinner Menu served from 12:00 p.m. to 8;30 p.m. Make sure to make reservations now and check the website for the upcoming details regarding the special menu.

Brix Restaurant
Serving contemporary French inspired California cuisine, Brix uses its own gardens and orchards whenever possible to create an unforgettable farm-to-table experience. Open 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Christmas Day.

A Beautiful Sampling from Brix Restaurant

A Beautiful Sampling from Brix Restaurant

FARM at Carneros Inn
Along with their A La Carte menu, FARM will be serving a special three course Christmas Dinner menu from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Highlights from Chef de Cuisine Andrew Budnyj and Pastry Chef Kaley Laird’s menu include Nantucket Bay Scallops, a Surf & Turf with short ribs and Maine lobster, and stressuel. Each course offers an optional, perfect, wine pairing.

FARM at Carneros Inn

FARM at Carneros Inn

Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono
Dinners will find a special Christmas Day three course menu served at Lucy Restaurant from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Executive Chef Victor Scargle has created many mouth-watering options to choose from including a Dungeness crab salad, Niman Ranch prime rib served with Yorkshire pudding, and chocolate, chestnut pot de creme with honeycomb and Chantilly cream.

Silverado Resort & Spa
Choose the Christmas Buffet served in the Grand Ballroom from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Christmas in the Grill, a three course holiday menu served in The Grill from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Inside The Grill at Silverado Resort & Spa

Inside The Grill at Silverado Resort & Spa

Napa Valley is the place to be to enjoy a special dinner with some of your favorite people and to embrace the Holiday Spirit. Contact Napa Wine Tours for your private, dinner transportation.

Mother’s Day 2013 in Napa Valley

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Looking for something unique for Mother’s Day this year? Napa Wine Tours has more than a few ideas for events in Napa Valley that will make Mother’s Day 2013 a special year.

A Vineyard at Castello di Amorosa

Napa Valley Wineries
Domaine Carneros
Mother’s Day Tea at Domaine Carneros is offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Both times are sold out but there is a waiting list. This popular celebration includes Domaine Chandon sparkling wines, tea service, sweets, tea sandwiches and scones.

Chappellet Winery
Chappellet Winery joins with Silverado Country Club for an unforgettable winemaker dinner on Thursday, May 9th as part of the Silverado’s Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration. Chappellet’s Winemaker, Phillip Corallo-Titus has partnered with Silverado’s Chef Jeffrey Jake to create an exquisite menu.

Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa hosts a Winemaker’s Luncheon on Friday, May 10th. Winemaker, Brooks Painter, and Associate Winemaker, Peter Velleno, will lead a tour of the vineyards surrounding the castle followed by a relaxing and delicious lunch at Castello di Amorosa’s Il Passito Patio.

Napa Valley Restaurants
Etoile Restaurant

Etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon

The Mother’s Day Tasting Menu at Etoile located at Domaine Chandon brilliantly pairs Domaine Chandon exclusive and reserve wines with a deliciously creative menu. Exclusive wines include Chandon Yountville Vintage Brut, 2007. Reserve wines on the menu are Chandon Reserve Blanc de Blancs and Chandon Reserve Pinot Noir Rose. The menu also includes still wines – Domaine Chandon, Chardonnay 2010 and Domaine Chandon, Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2010.

FARM at Carneros Inn
The family style Mother’s Day Brunch at FARM offers diners an array of outstanding choices such as Maine lobster bisque, Prime New York, Eggs Benedict, Ahi tuna, and a mini dessert trio consisting of lemon angel food cake with lemon curd and raspberries, blueberry macaroon napoleon with creme fraiche and almond, and dark chocolate coffee ganache with lady fingers and mascarpone cream.

La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa
Once a year, for Mother’s Day, La Toque opens for brunch from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This multi course experience begins with your choice of a cocktail, coffee, tea, or juice with a basket of warm cinnamon churros. The menu includes unforgettable cuisine including a lobster omelette featuring tender leeks, potato, fontina cheese, and a lobster hollandaise sauce.

Inside Lucy’s Restaurant & Bar

Lucy’s Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono
Lucy’s uses sustainable, organic, and biodynamic ingredients whenever possible. A few of the Starters for Mother’s Day Brunch are steel cut oats, beet salad, and oysters on the half shell. Main dishes include Croque Madame, duck confit hash, a turkey omelette made with organic eggs, and biscuits and gravy. Glancing over these select options from the list of Main dishes, it’s clear that the diversity of the menu at Lucy’s makes it possible for everyone to order something they will definitely enjoy.

Contact Napa Wine Tours for more ideas and to reserve a beautiful chauffeured car as an added surprise for Mother’s Day in Napa Valley.

Valentine’s Day 2013 in Napa Valley

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Will you be one of the many searching for a Valentine’s Day card with the perfect message? The Greeting Card Association reports that approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year! Or will you be searching for something different?

Romantic Hotel Offers in Napa Valley

A peek at some of the accommodations at Westin Verasa & Carneros Inn

Carneros Inn, FARM restaurant, Boon Fly Cafe
The Carneros Inn offers a Celebrate Romance package for a romantic weekend in Napa Valley. This special package includes two nights in the room type of your choice (one of their cottages or a suite), a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine delivered to your room upon arrival, breakfast for two delivered to your room, and dinner for two at either of their restaurants or, if you prefer, dinner delivered to your room.

Westin Verasa, La Toque restaurant, Bank Cafe
Whisk your Valentine to Napa to experience the best of two great wine locations – Napa and France. The Westin Verasa’s Taste of France Dining Package includes a Napa Valley Wine Map upon arrival and a $50 certificate for dinner at your choice of La Toque or Bank Cafe.

Napa River Inn & Harvest Inn have many different room types for you to choose from

Harvest Inn
There is much to love about the Celebrate Love Package at Harvest Inn. This two night stay begins with a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a dozen roses, and a 6-inch “Sweet Celebration” cake. Enjoy two spa treatments either in your room or the Garden Sanctuary. Relax in two luxurious signature Harvest Inn bathrobes that are yours to keep. You’ll be treated to a romantic rose petal turndown service and enjoy breakfast delivered to your room.

Napa River Inn
The Romance Package Getaway to The Napa Valley at Napa River Inn truly delivers romance. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries upon arrival. Then enjoy the comfort and privacy of breakfast in bed provided by Sweetie Pies Bakery.

Romantic Wineries in Napa Valley

The entrance to Robert Sinskey Vineyards & the view from the patio at Domaine Carneros

Robert Sinskey Vineyards
Visit Robert Sinskey Vineyards and enjoy a tasting of their wines perfectly paired with small bites. No reservations necessary for you and your valentine.

Domaine Carneros
Taste the impeccable sparkling wines of Domaine Carneros while enjoying table service instead of standing at a tasting bar. Caviar and artisan cheese plates perfectly paired with your choice of sparkling wines are also available. Again, no reservations required for a party of two.

Inside the caves at Del Dotto Vineyards & the Barrel Room at Trefethen Family Vineyards

Del Dotto Vineyards, Historic Winery & Caves
Call ahead to make your reservations for a Cave Experience and Barrel Tasting at Del Dotto’s oldest location in Napa. The glow of the fire from the candles lighting the cave creates a relaxing, romantic ambiance as you taste wines straight from the barrel. Refresh your palate with artisan cheese and salami before the final tasting of port paired with chocolate truffles.

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards offers a special Twilight at Trefethen tasting on Friday evenings and suggests you contact them directly for any other evenings you might be interested in. Begin the evening with a reception including artisan cheeses and charcuterie. Tour the historic building and and enjoy a barrel tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening continues with a seated tasting in the barrel room of some of Trefethen’s most exquisite wines.

Romantic Restaurants

Angele in downtown Napa & Etoile at Domaine Chandon

Etoile at Domaine Chandon
Combine the enchantment of a romantic winery and restaurant by visiting Etoile at Domaine Chandon. Visit the Domaine Chandon tasting room for a flight of their sparkling wines then stroll to Etoile for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dinner.

Located on the Napa riverfront in the heart of downtown Napa, the ambiance at Angele is elegant and relaxed. Angele is the perfect setting for special dinner for two in looking for a French country restaurant.

Michelin Star Restaurants
Visit our blog from last week for a list of restaurants in Napa Valley that received Michelin Stars for 2013.

No matter what treat you decide on for you and your Valentine, contact Napa Wine Tours. An elegant, private chauffeured car is a nice way to add extra romance to a special evening.

Napa Valley Restaurant Month, January 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

This year marks the third annual Napa Valley Restaurant Month. Over 40 Napa Valley restaurants, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are offering tantalizing deals to locals and travelers looking to experience something special in Napa Valley. Napa Valley cuisine is just as highly regarded as Napa Valley wines. Napa Valley restaurants earned 12 Michelin Stars in 2013. Here are just a few of the amazing offers that caught our attention. For the full list of participating Napa Valley hotels and restaurants, click here, or make reservations using Open Table.

Celebrate Napa Valley Restaurant Month with Harvest Inn’s Special Package

Harvest Inn
Harvest Inn has created a special experience for Napa Valley Restaurant Month. Throughout the month of January, guests can enjoy this luxurious, two night package which includes beautiful accommodations, a $100 gift certificate to Tra Vigne restaurant, a welcome bottle of Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon and a box of handmade Woodhouse chocolates, two complimentary wine tastings, and much more. Learn more about this Tastes and Sips package.

Chef Masaharu Morimoto & Morimoto Napa

Morimoto Napa
Chef Masaharu Morimoto, of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, offers a delicious deal for visitors during this special month. This two-course lunch special is offered daily. The first course offers a choice of tofu miso soup or salad. The second course offers your choice of one of several dishes including Beef Teriyaki, Morimoto Pad Thai, Angry Chicken, and more. Since 2010 Napa Valley has been thrilled with the creations presented by this award-winning, critically acclaimed, outstanding chef.

FARM at Carneros Inn

FARM at the Carneros Inn
FARM celebrates Napa Valley Restaurant Month every Thursday in January with a three-course prix fix dinner. Their Wine Director will be present to assist with suggestions for the best Napa Valley wines to enjoy with dinner. FARM is committed to using local, organic ingredients to create unforgettable Napa Valley cuisine.

Dine Al Fresco or Indoors at Celadon

Delight in special menus every Wednesday this month at the award-winning Celadon. The two-course lunch menu and three-course dinner menu includes wines selected to best compliment each experience.

Chef Cindy Pawlcyn of Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen
Award-winning chef and author, Chef Cindy Pawlcyn, invites diners for lunch or dinner any day in January to celebrate Napa Valley Restaurant Month. The fresh, seasonal menu changes daily and consists of two-courses for lunch and three-courses for dinner.

Bistro Don Giovanni

Bistro Don Giovanni
Experience unforgettable hospitality and Italian cuisine at Bistro Don Giovanni. Sunday through Thursday, Bistro Don Giovanni presents a January Lunch & Dinner Special. The menus feature Bruschetta del Giorno, Garganelli Bolognese, and Top Shelf Butterscotch Pudding all made with local ingredients and homemade pasta.

Whether planning a day trip to Napa Valley or an entire weekend, contact Napa Wine Tours for your private chauffeured transportation to make your visit unforgettable.

Valentine’s Day 2012 in Napa Valley

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Last year, Napa Wine Tours brought you ideas for romantic wineries and restaurants to visit for Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley. This year we’re continuing the tradition of sharing romantic winery ideas and introducing ideas for romantic lodging accommodations.

Beringer Vineyards Historic Rhine House

Our list of romantic wineries begins with Beringer Vineyards. Beringer Vineyards presents two ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, 2012. On Saturday, February 11th, Beringer invites guests to the winery’s Founders’ Room in the Rhine House for a decadent port and truffle pairing. On Tuesday, February 14th, Beringer presents their 9th Annual Valentine Dinner where each course will be perfectly paired with a Beringer wine. Click here for more information on both of these events.

Cakebread Cellars

There is a wait list for the event at the second winery on our list – Cakebread Cellars. Cakebread hosts a Cooking from the Heart Valentine’s Day Cooking Class on February 11th for a special adventure with your special someone. Play in Cakebread’s kitchen then enjoy your creations paired with outstanding Cakebread Cellars wines. The extensive menu starts with Hog Island Oysters and ends with Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies. Click here to view the entire menu.

Domaine Carneros, photo by Leslie S.

If you are one of many fans of Domaine Carneros, this year’s Share the Love Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance is one of many occasions to enjoy Domaine Carneros’ sparkling wines. Also on February 11th, this festive event includes a three-course dinner paired with Domaine Carneros wines. Guests will enjoy the sounds of a romantic jazz trio and will be inspired to invite their partners onto the dance floor between courses and after a sumptuous dessert. Click here to make reservations.

Castello di Amorosa

An event for wine club members takes place at Castello di Amorosa. Their Royal Hearts Gala takes place on February 11th. The Gala begins with a reception and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a four-course dinner, and “the music of roaming operatic presentations.” Click here for more information on this exquisite Valentine’s Day event.

Napa River Inn

Now we turn our attention to romantic Napa Valley lodging. Napa is a romantic place throughout the year. Napa River Inn offers a Romance Package Getaway to The Napa Valley available every month of the year. This intimate experience begins with sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries waiting in your room and continues until the next morning with breakfast in bed from Sweetie Pie Bakery. Located in the Historic Napa Mill, Napa River Inn is conveniently located near some of Napa Valley’s romantic and outstanding restaurants such as Angele, and Celedon. Click here for more information.

FARM at Carneros Inn

The Carneros Inn also offers a Celebrate Romance package throughout the year. This is a two night package that includes sparkling wine delivered upon arrival and breakfast in bed for two. The extra bonus in this package comes from the restaurants located on The Carneros Inn property – FARM, and Boonfly Café. This package includes dinner for two at either restaurant or you can choose to dine in by ordering room service. More details can be found by clicking here.

BANK Cafe & Wine Bar at Westin Verasa Napa

If you have a preference for truffles, the Westin Verasa Napa has a treat perfect for you. Their Embrace Romance package features a Napa Valley sparkling wine and handmade truffles for two. Breakfast for two is included at the Westin’s BANK Café & Wine Bar or you can choose to dine in your room. Chef Ken Frank’s La Toque restaurant is located at the Westin Verasa. Although not included in the package, a surprise visit to La Toque adds a delicious and elegant touch your Valentine’s Day celebration. Click here for more information, including additional amenities such as late departures and in-room massages, on this package offered year-round.

Garden View King Room at Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil has created a Heart and Soul Package just for Valentine’s Day. Guests can choose a one night stay checking in on February 14th or a two night stay checking in on either February 13th or 14th. This luxurious package includes a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, and a champagne greeting in the Auberge du Soleil Restaurant followed by a six-course tasting menu. Upon returning to your Garden View King Room you will be greeted by romantic ambience – the fireplace will be lit, romantic music will be playing, and the room will be glowing gently with candlelight. Breakfast for two is also included. Click here for full details.

Whether surprising a special someone or planning something special together, Napa Valley is the place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Contact Napa Wine Tours to enhance your celebration by including a private chauffeured sedan or limousine.

Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2011 in Napa Valley

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Visitors to Napa celebrating the New Year have many different options to choose from. Napa Wine Tours presents a small sample of the festive activities for New Year’s Eve 2011.

Revelers looking for a special dinner can find a New Year’s Eve menu from the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil or FARM at Carneros Inn.

The menu at the Restaurant at Auberge offers a wine tasting option to be enjoyed with each course. The wine list includes special wines from Germany, France, Sonoma Coast, Calistoga, Portugal, and Napa’s own Schramsberg Vineyards and Quintessa Winery. A Smoked Salmon Tartelette with Lemon Crème Fraiche and Osetra Caviar is perfectly paired with an impeccable 2001 Schramsberg Reserve Sparkling. Tempura Liberty Farms Duck served with a Mandarin Glace, Totsoi, Sesame, and Black Truffle Coulis is deliciously paired with 2005 Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. Click here to view the full menu.

Inside The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

FARM at Carneros Inn offers two seatings allowing flexibility for guests to enjoy dinner before heading to another New Year’s Eve celebration or spending the evening celebrating at FARM. The first seating (reservations are available for 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.) is a two hour seating featuring a six course menu that ends with a sumptuous Chocolate Passion Sphere with Caramelia Chocolate Cremeux, Fresh Passion Fruit, Espresso Meringue, and Kahlua Ice Cream. The second seating (reservations available for 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.) includes entertainment and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The additional courses are Butter Poached American Lobster and a Domaine Chandon Sparkling Rose with Ruby Grapefruit Infusion, Effervescent Sugar, and Lychee Sorbet. The evening features the talented ensemble of jazz singer Dizzy Burnett and guitarist Grover Coe – perfect for a romantic slow dance or a fast-paced celebratory burst on the dance floor! For the full menu, click here.

Dizzy Burnett & Grover Coe

For travelers looking for an all inclusive package for New Year’s Eve weekend, Silverado Resort and Harvest Inn offer accommodations plus special enticing perks.

Silverado Resort’s New Year’s Eve package offers accommodations for December 31st in a one-bedroom fireplace suite; a Champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner for two at the Silverado’s restaurant, The Grill; and admission to the New Year’s Eve party at the Silverado Resort. For more information, click here.

Inside a One Bedroom Fireplace Suite at Silverado Resort

Harvest Inn’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Package is the ultimate two-night celebration to usher in the New Year. Guests will enter their King Vineyard View room and share a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries. In the evening, guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception. This Extravaganza package includes transportation to and from Domaine Chandon’s Old Hollywood New Year’s Eve Gala. Each morning guests will enjoy a wine country breakfast served with Champagne on New Year’s Day. Click here for full details.

For a one of a kind experience, Domaine Chandon’s Old Hollywood Gala must be mentioned again. Old Hollywood attire is suggested. Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet while a photographer takes a formal portrait. The evening begins in Domaine Chandon’s Etoile restaurant with a five-course menu and wine pairing featuring Domaine Chandon sparkling and still wines. The evening continues with music performed by a live band and dancing. At midnight, guests will raise their Domaine Chandon sparkling wine in a toast to the New Year. To find out more, click here.

The Entrance to Domaine Chandon Winery

Anytime is a great time to visit Napa Valley. Celebrate your New Year safely by contacting Napa Wine Tours for your private chauffeured transportation to any special New Year’s Eve event.

Celebrating Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner in Napa Valley

Monday, October 17th, 2011

For those either vacationing in Napa Valley during this Thanksgiving holiday or for locals looking for new ideas, we have compiled a list of five Napa Valley restaurants to visit for a delicious Thanksgiving meal.


The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil is known for superb accommodations and for the cuisine served in their restaurant. This year’s Thanksgiving menu includes sumptuous ingredients to create a multicourse celebration. Executive Chef Robert Curry and Executive Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux have created an unforgettable dining experience. Click here to view the full menu that features Tomales Bay Miyagi Oysters on the Half Shell, Sonoma’s Willie Bird Turkey, Cabernet Braised Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Ravioli, Fairy Tale Pumpkin Custard, and Ginger Molasses Cake.


Brix, photo by Cuc Crystal N.

With a beautiful view from the outdoor patio seating and an elegant and relaxed dining room atmosphere, Brix is a place where the cuisine is as wonderful as the ambiance. The menu begins with an incredible selection of Starters including Roasted Chestnut Soup, Wild Mushroom & Fromage Blanc Vole Au Vent Puff Pastry with Madeira-Truffle Cream, and more. For Main courses, Brix presents Roasted Heritage Turkey Breast with Turkey Leg Confit, Prime Rib, Pan Roasted Sturgeon Filet, and Fall Vegetable Pot Pie. With the exception of the Chef’s Selection of Artisanal Cheeses paired with Spiced Nuts, Apple Butter, and Fig Bread; desserts are perfectly paired with ice cream or sherbet. Enjoy the full menu by clicking here.


Celadon, photo by Cassie J.

The theme at critically acclaimed Celadon is “Global Comfort Food.” Their Thanksgiving menu promises to delight the appetite with special twists on traditional favorites. The four-course menu begins with Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup with Vanilla Bean Oil. Next, guests will enjoy Sweet Gem Lettuce with Roasted Beets, Pumpkin Seeds, Buttermilk Dressing, and Blue Cheese Crumbles. An Oven-Roasted Heritage Foods, Good Shepherd Ranch, Free-Range Turkey Breast, will be  served with Savory Stuffing with Mushrooms, Apples and Pecans, Sauteed Green Beans with Shallots, and Fresh Cranberry Chutney. Dessert is a difficult choice between Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly Cream and Apple Cider Syrup or Pecan Pie with Chantilly Cream and Caramel Sauce. The menu also offers tasty sides.


FARM at The Carneros Inn


FARM at The Carneros Inn is dedicated to using local, fresh ingredients. The star of their “Family Style” Thanksgiving menu is a locally grown, Free Range Organic Petaluma Turkey, Rosemary and Marshall Farms Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, and Confit of Turkey Leg. The abundance of sides includes Maple Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Gratin, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Applewood Bacon, and Brioche Popovers. To explore all the incredible options, including dessert, click here.


The Restaurant at Meadowood

The Restaurant at Meadowood has earned a Michelin three-star rating and four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Chef Christopher Kostow and his team use expert skill and grace to create culinary magic. The seven-course tasting menu will be served at two seatings throughout Thanksgiving Day. The first seating will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the second seating will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. No matter your preference, an exquisite Thanksgiving Day menu awaits.


Remember to make your reservations soon for your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Embrace the joy of the season by contacting Napa Wine Tours for your private, chauffeured transportation.