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Forbes Travel Guide Honors Auberge Du Soleil With 10th Consecutive Five Star Award

California Wine Country’s Most Iconic Adults-Only Luxury Hotel Also Named #1 Best Hotel in Napa Valley in US News and World Report and Recognized Among the Most Romantic Getaways in the US by Condé Nast Traveler 


RUTHERFORD, CALIF. (February 15, 2023) – Renowned for its distinctive style that effortlessly combines relaxed sophistication with understated elegance, Auberge du Soleil today received its 10th consecutive Five Star rating in the 2023 Forbes Travel Guide. The hotel earned the honor based on anonymous performance evaluations conducted by professional inspectors, evaluating hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences. The Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”) is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. 

In addition, US News and World Report honored Auberge du Soleil as a Gold Badge winner, placing it in the top 10 percent of all ranked hotels in the United States and #1 in its ranking of the “Best Hotels in Napa Valley. 

Condé Nast Traveler also named Auberge du Soleil among “The 17 Most Romantic Weekend Getaways in the U.S.”, highlighting the property’s adults-only experience, vineyard views, and Michelin-starred Restaurant, along with guest room fireplaces and soaking tubs that enhance the “romance factor.” Similarly, BRIDES featured Auberge du Soleil as one of “The 10 Best Honeymoon Resorts in the U.S. and Canada” for 2023, noting the property’s earned reputation as “Napa’s most iconic luxury property.” 

“We are sincerely grateful to the Forbes Travel Guide for recognizing Auberge du Soleil with a prestigious Five Star award for the 10th year in a row,” said Bradley Reynolds, Managing Director at Auberge du Soleil. “We appreciate the award’s emphasis on the overall guest experience, which is demonstrated each day by our exceptional service team throughout the hotel. This dedication to our guests is also affirmed by our top ranking with US News and World Report, and our achievement as a top destination for romance by Condé Nast Traveler and BRIDES. These prestigious honors reinforce our commitment to delivering the highest level of hospitality for our guests and ensuring each stay at Auberge du Soleil is a memorable one.”

Auberge du Soleil consistently receives top accolades from the hospitality industry, discerning guests and the media, and is perennially ranked among the best and most romantic hotels in the world by influential publications. A legendary culinary destination in wine country for more than 40 years, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil recently received its 15th consecutive Star award from the MICHELIN Guide California. The globally recognized rating Guide is one of the most universally respected culinary authorities of exceptional dining. The 2022 Guide rates Auberge du Soleil among the top restaurants in California, designated as “an international culinary destination and leader in the industry,” by MICHELIN. Currently closed for renovation, both The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, along with The Bar, the property’s casual dining venue, will reopen this Spring with refreshed interiors and dining experiences. 

Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France, and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil provides the quintessential Napa Valley adult getaway. The hotel features wine country’s most luxurious accommodations, spectacular valley views, and passionate, intuitive service that sets the standard for gracious wine country hospitality. For more information please visit and follow on Instagram at @AubergeduSoleil and For hotel availability and reservations contact the property directly at 800.348.5406 or email For Restaurant and Bar reservations contact our host team directly at 707.967.3111 or email 

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 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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Greer Brody 

Murphy O’Brien