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Auberge du Soleil and ERDA Tea Announce Exclusive Spa Tea

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (March 25, 2019) – Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s quintessential adult getaway, is partnering with ERDA, Napa’s ultra-premium organic tea farm, to provide a signature wellness tea blend available exclusively for guests of the award-winning Auberge du Soleil Spa.  Selected for their cleansing and clarity-promoting properties, the blend features lemon verbena and spearmint. The Auberge du Soleil + ERDA Spa Tea is now being served at the conclusion of all spa services to enhance the wellness benefits of each treatment in conjunction with the restorative culture of tea while guests linger and relax in the spa’s tranquil, picturesque setting.

Founded by acclaimed Napa Valley viticulturist and vintner, Annie Favia-Erickson, ERDA’s tea garden is located on the property of Favia Wines in the neighboring bucolic Coombsville winegrowing region. The company adopts the same meticulous approach to tea farming as their hand-crafted winemaking – whole tea leaves and flowers are hand-picked then immediately stored in a temperature controlled drying room to preserve natural oils and freshness and deliver bright, clean flavors when brewed.

“We have such an appreciation for the intrinsic commitment to quality and craftsmanship that is the foundation of ERDA and their teas,” said George Goeggel, Managing Partner at Auberge du Soleil. “We are both deeply-rooted in Napa Valley and share the common goal of delivering exceptional services and products to our guests and customers.  The addition of ERDA’s custom-blended tea truly elevates our spa experience and allows us to offer a taste of something very special and beneficial that is only available at the Auberge du Soleil Spa.”

“As someone whose heart has always been in Napa Valley, I am thrilled to work with Auberge du Soleil to create a custom, multisensory experience involving ERDA tea at the Spa,” said Favia-Erickson. “We are so pleased to introduce the Auberge du Soleil + ERDA Spa Blend knowing guests will truly enjoy our tea as part of a mindful ritual served in one of the most picturesque, tranquil settings in wine country.”

The Auberge du Soleil Spa utilizes ingredients sourced from the destination’s indigenous vineyards, olive groves and gardens to inspire its indulgent treatment offerings. Incorporating the natural beauty of its surroundings set within a hillside olive grove the facility’s focal design features a courtyard reflecting pool anchored by heritage olive trees and three French-inspired stone basin fountains aligned with the top of Mount Veeder in the distance. Three temperate soaking pools (cool, warm and hot) overlook spectacular valley views while flanking treatment rooms include indoor/outdoor elements that emit tranquility and encourage guests to reconnect with themselves and nature. The Auberge du Soleil Spa offers a full range of restorative services including massage, body treatments, facials and couples experiences.

Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil features wine country’s most luxurious accommodations, spectacular valley views, a 13-time Michelin Star award-winning Restaurant, and the exclusive Auberge du Soleil Spa.  Known for passionate, intuitive service that sets the standard for gracious hospitality, the property is a long-standing member of Relais & Châteaux, an international association of outstanding boutique properties known for their excellence in hospitality and the culinary arts. The hotel consistently receives the highest accolades from the hospitality industry, discerning guests and the media, and is perennially ranked among the best in the world by influential publications.  For more information please visit and follow at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeduSoleil. For reservations and availability contact the hotel directly at 800.348.5406 or email

About ERDA Tea

ERDA grows organic whole leaf and flower herbal teas, which are hand-picked, dried and packaged at the tea farm in Coombsville, Napa Valley. The ERDA tea garden features herbal delights such as Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Hibiscus, Lavender, Raspberry Leaf and Chamomile all gingerly tended by loving hands. For more information or to purchase please visit

About Relais & Châteaux

Created in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an organization of more than 560 exceptional hotels and restaurants run by independent men and women, all driven by a passion for their profession and dedicated to the authenticity of the relationships they build with their customers. With operations on all five continents, from the vineyards of Napa Valley to Provence and the beaches of the Indian Ocean, Relais & Châteaux members invite all to discover the art of living enshrined in the location’s culture, and share a unique, human story. Relais & Châteaux members have a profound desire to protect and showcase the richness and diversity of the cuisine and inviting cultures of the world. They worked towards this goal, along with the goal to preserve local heritages and the environment, through a UNESCO Manifesto in November 2014. For more information please visit


About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each Auberge property possesses a unique individuality, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Madeline Hotel and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; the Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.; White Barn Inn & Spa, Kennebunk, Maine; the Vanderbilt Hotel, Newport, R.I.; Grace Santorini and Mykonos, Greece; Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale; The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah (opening May 2019); Mauna Lani, Hawaii (opening late 2019); Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Commodore Perry Estate, Austin; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; and Susurros del Corazon, Punta de Mita, Mexico (opening 2020), with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.


About The Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group encompasses a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit



Michelle Noski
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations