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Auberge Du Soleil Named No. 1 Resort In Northern California, No. 3 Resort In The United States And No. 15 Resort In The World In Condé Nast Traveler’s​ 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Rutherford, Calif. (October 6, 2020) – Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s quintessential adult getaway, has received top honors in Condé Nast Traveler’s ​annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking as the No. 1 in the Top 10 Resorts in Northern California,​ No. 3 in the Top 10 Resorts in the United States,​ and No. 15 in the Best Resorts in the World categories. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and considered among the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here. The 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler​ ​ U.S. and U.K. print editions.


“We are sincerely grateful to the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler for honoring our hotel with these incredible awards,” said Bradley Reynolds, Auberge du Soleil Managing Director. “These accolades would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our team. It is a privilege to work alongside so many consummate professionals who strive to deliver passionate, intuitive service every day to ensure our guests feel welcome, well-cared-for and part of the Auberge du Soleil family.”


Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France, and infused with California soul, the ambiance and bucolic setting of the hotel transports guests to experience the essence of Provence within an easy drive from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Perched on a sunlit hillside among 33 acres of heritage olive trees, native oaks and secluded gardens, Auberge du Soleil sets the standard for luxury with 50 residential-style rooms and suites featuring private terraces for relaxing and taking in spectacular panoramic views of lush vineyards, verdant hillsides and nearby mountain ranges.


About Auberge du Soleil

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 Michelin Star Restaurant, and the exclusive Auberge du Soleil Spa. Nestled within a 33-acre hillside olive grove, the “Inn of the Sun” is celebrated for delivering passionate, intuitive service that embodies gracious Napa Valley hospitality. The 50 residential-style rooms, suites and private maisons, recently renovated by AD 100 interior designer Suzanne Tucker, principle of Tucker & Marks, San Francisco, set the stage for romance in the seclusion of the adults-only environment. 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, and the flagship hotel in the Auberge Resorts Collection.

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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 toward this goal, along with the goal to preserve local heritages and the environment, through the 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 property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 19 hotels and resorts across three continents, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. 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 is a privately-held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, sports and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, AS Roma, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit


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