As the sun sets over the rolling vineyards of the Napa Valley, it’s hard not to fall in love. From grape to bottle, you’ll receive an inside look into the winemaking process at celebrated vineyards and wineries. Sip sensuous flights and indulge your palate while discovering the secrets of the most influential properties in California’s Napa Valley. Complete your getaway with an early morning hot air balloon ride and soar high over the valley, landing for a champagne brunch. Enjoy exploring the wineries that interest you the most with the luxury of your private car and driver. The suggestions of Best Bottle’s knowledgeable experts are always at your disposal. Spend your nights in the luxurious Silverado Resort & Spa.
4 days/3 Nights $3945 pp (airfare not included)
Private Car and Driver with Local Guide.
Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight, Wine and Cheese Tour, and More!
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Best Bottle Napa Valley Experience Itinerary
DAY 1: NAPA VALLEY
Meet your private car and driver for a transfer from your Bay Area point of entry to the Napa valley. Enjoy the flexibility of having a private vehicle and driver available to you for 4 hours today.
Two recommended winery visits today are the Chandon Winery and Quintessa Winery. Please note, tastings and entrance costs are not included, and are paid locally.
Chandon Winery: Tastings at Chandon offer insight into the world of sparkling wines and the grapes used to make them. A ‘vintage tour & tasting’ includes a guided tour of the winery, highlighting Chandon’s exclusive vintage sparkling wines, followed by a seated tasting of three sparking wines from the Vintage Appellation Series. Chandon Rosé, Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé and étoile Rosé. (Tour/tasting approx. $40 pp).
Quintessa Winery: In broad terms, Quintessa is a red meritage wine. Each year, it is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. The vineyard’s diversity provides the winery with wide stylistic options for the wine. Pests are managed through the use of organic materials, cover crops and other innovative practices, and only when required. From it’s very inception, the vineyard has been maintained with a strict criteria of care for the soil and the environment. It is a very special feeling to know that at Quintessa, there was never any other kind of grape growing. Tasting: approx. $75 pp. Private tasting (pre-book required): approx. $125 pp.
Accommodation: Silverado Resort and Spa
DAY 2: NAPA VALLEY
Enjoy the flexibility of having a private car and driver available to you for 8 hours today.
Today’s recommended winery visits are Pope Valley, Raymond Vineyards, Chappellet’s Winery, and Ma(i)sonry Winery. Please note, tastings and entrance costs are not included, and are paid locally.
Pope Valley Winery: Winding through picturesque fields, undulating vineyards and oak studded hills, one gets the feeling of being transported back in time. At Pope Valley Winery, the original farmhouse still graces the property, as does a complete blacksmith’s workshop. The winery’s holdings include over 80 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Petite Verdot. General Tasting & Tour: approx. $10 pp.
Raymond Vineyards: Having 3 estate vineyards and long term growing contracts with 15 Napa Valley growers, Raymond Vineyards is able to take advantage of the micro-climates and sub-appellations within the Napa Valley. Visit the St Helena Vineyard, a 10 acre Cabernet Sauvignon estate, part of the Raymond Vineyards. The vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic, and 100% of its power comes from renewable solar energy. Estate Collection Tasting: approx. $25 pp Crystal Experience: approx. $30 pp (5 wines)
Chappellet’s Winery: Chappellet wines embody the terroir and the intensity of fruit that make Pritchard Hill famous. Recognized for their signature mix of grandeur, power and purity, these coveted bottlings are the result of a winemaking process that begins in the vineyard. With constant work to enhance the quality and character of Pritchard Hill’s fruit, Chappellet earned acclaim for making California’s finest hillside Cabernet Sauvignons. The Chappellet portfolio also includes exceptional Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and the highly regarded Mountain Cuvée blend. (Tastings: from $35-$75 pp)
Ma(i)sonry Winery: Ma(i)sonry offers a unique lifestyle experience in wine country. Originally built in 1904 as a private residence, the manor is one of three stone buildings in Yountville, and one of only two listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The setting is reminiscent of a home or a private club, framing a highly edited collection of furnishings and artwork. The furnishings, ranging from 16th century to mid-twentieth century, are paired with contemporary works crafted by today’s top designers. The collections of art on display include Napa Valley favorites, the best in the Bay Area as well as some of the most respected names worldwide, all of which will be available for purchase. Wine and Cheese Experience, $100 pp.
Accommodation: Silverado Resort and Spa
DAY 3: NAPA VALLEY
Enjoy the flexibility of having a private vehicle and driver available to you for 8 hours today.
Enchantment, romance, and excitement fill every colorful moment of this graceful adventure. Arrive at your pre-dawn check-in spot and enjoy a continental breakfast. After a brief pilot orientation you head to the launch site. Join the bustle of activity, the hum of inflator fans, lively colored balloons and the roar of the burners. Well trained and skilled staff ensure a safe and comfortable launch. You are in safe hands with your FAA certified pilot and aircraft, a professional staff and an impeccable safety record. Enjoy your one hour hot air balloon flight and get a bird’s eye view of the legendary Napa Valley! When earthbound, celebrate your flight with Napa Valley’s finest sparkling wines as you enjoy a champagne brunch!
Our pair of recommended winery visits today are Silver Oak Cellars and Pine Ridge Winery. Please note, tastings and entrance costs are not included, and are paid locally.
Silver Oak Cellars: A courtyard and fountain, anchored by an iconic water tower, provide the entrance to the timber-framed wine tasting room. Here visitors will find a large stone fireplace, the Glass House Library with vintages dating to the 1970s, a Chai with oak barrels, and a History Gallery with memorabilia from the original winery building. Silver Oak Napa Valley winery tasting tours (from $25-$60 pp).
Pine Ridge Winery: Named by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the “75 Best Wineries to Visit in California,” Pine Ridge Vineyards offers an array of wine tasting experiences for every palate. Founder Gary Andrus, inspired by the illustrious wines of Bordeaux, believed in the Napa Valley’s potential to produce wines of similar stature. He planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot – all of which thrived and produced wines of great distinction. In the following years, Pine Ridge continued to acquire exceptional vineyard sites across the region. Today, the Estate’s 200 acres span over five renowned Napa Valley appellations – Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and Howell Mountain. Make a visit the newly-renovated tasting room, located on the famous Silverado Trail (tastings from $40 pp, food & wine experience from $95 pp).
Accommodation: Silverado Resort and Spa
DAY 4: NAPA VALLEY
Meet your professional driver for an airport transfer with private vehicle to San Francisco and Oakland airports.