3-Day Sample Itinerary
Art and Architecture
Find inspiration in the way art fuels our way of life in Napa Valley. Drive the Silverado trail for a three-day adventure strolling through sculpture parks, embracing boundary-breaking winery architecture, and savoring culinary artistry in the Michelin-starred Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil. Inquire at 707.963.1211.
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Day 1 | Arrival Day
On the Road to Auberge du Soleil
On your drive north on Silverado Trail, entering the heart of the Napa Valley, stop for a tasting at Odette Estate located in the renowned Stag's Leap District. Designed by Mexican architect Juancarlos Fernandez, the Gold LEED certified winery is sustainably built and dedicated to organic farming.
Stop for lunch in Yountville at RH, a first-of-its-kind food, wine, art and design compound.
After lunch, leave the car behind and take a leisurely stroll along Yountville's Art Walk, featuring 27 heroic-sized sculptures from artists around the world.
Check in at Auberge du Soleil. Enjoy a glass of wine in La Galerie and then relax on your private terrace before dinner.
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two set within the privacy of your guest room terrace while you watch the sun set over the Mayacamas.
Enjoy a breakfast of duck confit hash with slow-cooked farm eggs, mache and red wine sauce on the outdoor terrace at The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil.
Discover nearly 100 sculptures by 60 California artists during a private tour of the Parc du Soleil Sculpture Garden with a guide from ÆRENA Gallery.
Head south on Highway 29 for a tour and tasting at Opus One. Co-founded by famed Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux, the winery was designed to rise up gracefully from within the vineyard. Like the wine it produces, the architecture showcases a prestigious blend of classical European and contemporary California elements.
Stop at Bistro Don Giovanni for a delicious alfresco lunch overlooking a lush culinary garden, vineyards, sculptures and a lyrical Commedia dell'arte fountain modeling characters of a traditional 16th century Italian improvisational theater. Ask for patio seating.
Continue south east to the Carneros region of Napa Valley to the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art to explore it's extensive collection of works from Bay Area artists set within a wildlife preserve on 217 scenic acres.
Continue to The Donum Estate, Sonoma County's "ultimate Pinot Noir project" based on a Burgundian grand cru model. The property features more than 40 large-scale, open-air sculptures dotted throughout the landscape from global artists such as Ai Weiwei, Keith Haring, Subodh Gupta, Doug Aitken, and many more.
Return for a a refreshing late afternoon swim at La Plage, the Adult Pool at Auberge du Soleil.
Savor dinner at The Terrace at the Michelin-Star Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil. Allow our incredible sommeliers to pair each course with wines from our extensive 15,000 bottle international cellar.
Awaken with a complimentary "Greet the Day" yoga class at La Pagode, a Japanese ryokan-style pavilion set within the tranquility of the Sculpture Garden.
Order in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the private terrace of your guest room.
Head into downtown St Helena for boutique shopping and view the exhibits of the many art galleries along Main Street, including ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and Caldwell-Snyder.
Stop in at Goose and Gander for a unique dining experience, especially underneath the dining room.
For something completely different, head South on Silverado Trail for a private estate tour and tasting at Quixote Winery, designed by Viennese architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who was instructed to build the property with "no straight lines" and accentuate "hints of Morocco."
For a final stop, return to the Carneros region for a tour and tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery. Designed by Spanish architect Dominto Triay, the property features sculptures, fountains and a permanent art exhibit and museum set within the ultra-modern estate.
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