4-Day Sample Itinerary Summer Sojourn in Wine Country
Escape at Auberge du Soleil and discover the créme de la créme of Napa Valley.Inquire
Together This Summer
Discover new ways to spend time together with interludes and experiences, and savor time like never before with those you love most. Speak with one of our concierge at 707.963.1211.
Day 1 | Arrival Day
Morning | On the Road to Auberge du Soleil
On your drive north from SFO through Marin, join Executive Chef Robert Curry and Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux during their weekly visit to the Marin County Farmers Market. Learn what makes the produce from Northern California so special, from the slight salinity of coastal strawberries, to the vibrance of Jimmy Nardello peppers, Chef's personal favorite. Discover how our Chefs select what will be highlighted on The Restaurant's menu that week, and engage with local purveyors on tips for growing the flavors of the season.
1PM | Afternoon
With culinary inspiration abound, stop at the Culinary Institute COPIA in downtown Napa for a cooking class and lunch. Explore classes such as "Bistros and Brasseries." Learn the art of creating casual, comfort fare, like a creamy leek and cheese tart, French omelets, decadent croque monsieur and chocolate mousse.
3PM | Arrival
Arrive for your checkin at Auberge du Soleil. For unrivaled luxury, reserve Cannes or Monaco, our free-standing private maisons, offering 1,800 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space and unobstructed valley views. These two-bedroom, two-bath suites offer relaxed sophistication and residential-style comfort, perfect for couples traveling together.
Celebrate your arrival with a chilled bottle of Dom Perignon, along with a selection of local wines and a full bar to enjoy with our compliments throughout your stay.
6PM | Dinner at The Restaurant
Indulge in Chef Curry's indulgent six-course Tasting Menu on the outdoor dining terrace at The Restaurant, with a toast at sunset overlooking the best view in Napa Valley. Savor the flavors of our Michelin Star experience and allow our expert sommeliers to custom pair each course with wines from our extensive 15,000-bottle international cellar.
8AM | Morning
Explore our local landscape with a walk along the Soleil Trail, a 0.7-mile nature path that extends around the perimeter of Parc du Soleil. On your way you'll discover nearly 100 sculptures by 60 California artists curated by nearby ÆRENA Gallery.
9AM | Greet the Day on the Dining Terrace
Prepare for the day with a basket of housemade pastries and buttery, flaky croissants, made daily in our pastry kitchen. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast on The Restaurant dining terrace while taking in the panoramic views and counting the hot air balloons that glide down the valley during their morning flights.
10:30AM | A Morning with Gordon
Discover Napa Valley's art and community with Gordon Huether, renowned Napa Valley artist, and designer of "L'Esprit du Soleil" the commissioned art installation at the entryway of Auberge du Soleil. Enjoy a private tour and time with Gordon at his personal studio near downtown Napa. Learn the inspiration and process of how Gordon's art has become some of the most iconic pieces in the region.
Afterwards, enjoy a self-guided tour of his works across the Valley followed by an al fresco lunch at French-inspired Angelé restaurant on the Napa Riverwalk.
2PM | Explore Carneros
Continue southeast to the Carneros region of Napa Valley to the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art to explore its extensive collection of works from Bay Area artists, set within a wildlife preserve on 217 scenic acres.
After your art tour, head across the highway to Domaine Carneros for a tasting of their renowned méthode traditionelle sparkling wines set within a breathtakingly beautiful château.
5PM | Plein Air Painting
Return to Auberge du Soleil for a a refreshing late-afternoon swim at La Plage, our adult pool and sun terrace. Channel your inspiration from the day. We'll provide a plein air painting kit so you can sketch – or try your hand at watercolor from the sun-drenched chaise lounge chairs set poolside.
7PM | Jaunt to Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge
A quick drive away, enjoy a whimsical approach to caviar at Chef Thomas Keller's Regiis Ova's Caviar & Champagne Lounge. Indulge in caviar by the gram or tin, with sharable small plates and snacks, all paired with prestige offerings from Dom Pérignon, Krug and Ruinart Champagnes. Live jazz every weekend will add a little joie de vivre to your Napa Valley getaway.
Alternatively, simply stay in for romance and allow us to deliver Michelin-star dining to the comfort of your suite. It's a cozy way to reconnect and savor an evening of downtime with in-room backgammon and an assortment of boardgames.
8AM | Breakfast
Greet the day in luxurious comfort with a nourishing breakfast including fresh juices and coffee, served on your picturesque private terrace while you watch the marine layer drift over the valley and the majestic Mayacamas Mountains.
9AM | Morning Ritual
Awaken with a complimentary Hatha yoga class at La Pagode, our Japanese ryokan-style pavilion set within the tranquility of the Sculpture Garden.
After class, enjoy a tea ritual featuring ERDA, Napa’s ultra-premium organic tea farm. Auberge du Soleil's custom blend features lemon verbena and spearmint, selected for the cleansing and clarity-promoting properties of the herbs. You will learn designed to reconnect with the earth, oneself, and achieve more peace on a daily basis.
11AM | The French Connection
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.
Take a guided stroll through the olive grove at Round Pond Estate Winery where you'll learn about olive cultivation, harvesting and production, followed by a tasting of the estate's olive oils and vinegars.
1PM | Picnic in the Parc
While away the afternoon at Parc du Soleil. Allow us to deliver a French-inspired picnic featuring artisan cheeses and charcuterie, seasonal salads, fruit and your varietal of choice of our outstanding house wines, all set within our picturesque olive grove. It's like a trip to Provence, without needing a passport.
7PM | Dinner at the Bar
Join us at The Bar for our "Vin Versus" sampling. Enjoy two wines for a side-by-side California vs France taste comparison.
Share a Petit Plateau, featuring Chef's favorite seasonal seafood, such as chilled oysters, lobster, shrimp, scallop ceviche or crab. Pairs well with Champagne, Chablis or Muscadet during golden hour on the terrace.
For a sweet ending, don't miss our Auberge Torte au Chocolat, Chef Lemieux's signature dessert featuring 11 decadent layers of crisp hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate cremeaux, hazelnuts and chocolate ganache.
8AM | Morning Soak
Recover from a weekend of wine tasting with a detoxifying morning soak in your in-room tub and sink into a deep relaxation by adding bath salts scented with lavender grown in our terraced garden on property.
9AM | Drive to Downtown St Helena
Take a drive in one of our complimentary Mercedes-Benz vehicles to downtown St. Helena. Try a delicious breakfast sandwich at Model Bakery, served on their legendary toasted English muffins, and discover a multitude of art galleries and boutique shops.
10AM | Game. Set. Match.
Looking for a little friendly competition? Our tournament surface tennis court is available for daytime play. Racquets and tennis balls are provided with our compliments.
Or elevate your game with a private lesson from our tennis pro to improve the accuracy and power of your serve, and increase your play strategy.
11AM | The Spa at Auberge du Soleil
Return to The Spa for a tranquil retreat and soak in one of our three temperate pools overlooking Mount Veeder in the distance. Let us customize your treatment, from a rejuvenating grapeseed body exfoliation, to a soothing massage featuring lavender oil or a Skin Synergie facial, highlighting our French-inspired California skincare. Enhance any service with an acupressure gua sha facial massage and custom ear seeding.
Noon | Checkout
Already time to leave? We hope you made magical memories to last a lifetime. We look forward to your return to Auberge du Soleil.
2PM | Charsaw Farms
For a final stop, return to the Carneros region for a tour with our local partner at Charsaw Farms, a family-owned lavender farm. Tour the lavender fields or attend a wreathing-making workshop. Take some of Napa Valley home with you with gifts of lavender oils, soaps and delicious housemade lavender honey, featured in our cocktails at The Bar.
Please note, all experiences are subject to availability.
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