Food and Wine in Napa Valley | The Xpeditions Way

Food and Wine in Napa Valley

Trip Overview

Across four days spent in sun-drenched Napa Valley, the heart of Californian wine country, this
trip packs in a dazzling array of exciting experiences – and, of course, some of the greatest
wines and landscapes. In between tastings of Napa Valley’s finest varietals, have the chance to forge bonds over many activities including cooking classes, an exotic car driving adventure, touring the vineyards and wineries in electric bikes or watching the sunrise from a hot air balloon. It’s a perfect incentive for your staff or a chance to strengthen those all-important client relationship in an utterly unique environment.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Sample delicious local wines in the tasting rooms of out hand-picked choice of remarkably beautiful wineries
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the stunning scenery of lush, vineyard-covered Napa Valley from the basket of a hot air balloon
  • Participate in an award-winning chef-led cooking competition

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
NAPA VALLEY

Price From: $ 6,495 USD

Pricing is per person based in double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Air is not included. Because this is a Private Xpedition, final pricing is subject to change based on final dates, availability, number of people traveling together, and choices

What´s included:

  • A customized itinerary hand-crafted for You
  • Special Access Opportunities
  • Immersive and Experiential Activities
  • Experienced Local Guides in your Language (Subject to Availability)
  • Private Sightseeing
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport Private Transfers
  • Breakfast Every Day
  • All required Entrance Fees and Taxes

Itinerary

After arriving in San Francisco you’ll be transferred to Napa Valley, where you’ll have the afternoon to yourself. Spend the time settling into your luxury hotel or explore the gorgeous countryside that surrounds it. In the evening, enjoy a private welcome reception and dinner.
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What a way to wake up–get carried in a spectacular Hot Air Balloon! Your adventure begins at dawn, when the winds are gentle and the light from the morning sun makes the valley shine like a jewel. Once aloft and floating on a sea of tranquility, you will experience the joy of flight while you view breathtaking vistas. The trip will last an hour, but the memories will last a lifetime. Earthbound once more, you will toast the occasion at a Champagne celebration and breakfast—a grand end to an auspicious occasion.

Later, continue to Napa’s Stags Leap District. Here, get your aprons ready for a cooking demonstration and competition among all participants with the guidance and help of renowned chefs who will inspire all to become imaginative and put creativity to work for creating basically… the best lunch of them all. All prepared meals will go through the scrutiny of a judge panel which will bestow the award. In the evening enjoy dinner at the award-winning restaurant Botegga by Michael Chiarello.
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Often referred to as a “valley within a valley,” the unique volcanic soil and microclimate of the Stags Leap District yields famously distinctive Cabernet wines that have been described as “textural hedonism.” And at barely one mile wide and just three miles long, the vineyards easily lend themselves to a day of casual exploration by bike. During your private guided bicycle tour, you’ll be led by a local, knowledgeable Tour Guide, who will lead you at a pace that’s designed for the casual “Cyclist”. You’ll pedal to two boutique wineries within the Stags Leap District. 

Pine Ridge Winery which was created in the purest classic Chateaus style. Here, Old World
traditions have fused with innovative viticulture and winemaking practices to create powerful yet elegant wines that exhibit the best characteristics of the area: rich texture, balanced tannins and fruit-forward flavors. Your exclusive experience here begins with an hors d’oeuvres reception, where you’ll sample two award-winning wines. Then, a stroll past rows of aging barrels leads to the Cabernet Cave Room where dramatic torch-like sconces, hurricane lamps and votive candles illuminate exposed rock walls and a magnificent Dale Chihuly sculpture. You will enjoy a delicious three-course feast paired with elegant Pine Ridge wines. 

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The Napa Valley is North America’s legendary wine capital from which hundreds of wineries
provide their ambrosia to discerning patrons. A few particular famed wineries set the
cornerstone from which this reputation was built. Today’s premium wine tour will include two stops at exclusive wineries that set the benchmark for fine quality, esteemed hospitality and an ultra premium experience. Your tour includes a private tour and tasting at the world renown
Silver Oak Cellars and a beautiful tasting at Sullivan Vineyards paired with a gourmet Wine
Country lunch.

In the evening enjoy dinner in a castle Tonight’s memorable feast will be at one of the most unique destinations west of Tuscany– Castello di Amorosa. Fourteen years (and $30 million) in the making, this winery is the brain-child of Darryl Sattui. The 100+ rooms were built from stones, bricks, lighting, and other elements that were carefully removed from existing structures in Italy, shipped to Napa and re-assembled by Italian stone-smiths, aided by a local crew. The entire evening combines Italian history and Napa winemaking, leaving you with a most unique story to bring home…. Guests are greeted by medieval trumpeters or battling swordsmen as they enter the castle gates, across the drawbridge. They enter into a world of authentic castle.
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After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.

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