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Solage, Auberge Resort Collection Partners with Calistoga Wine Growers to Host the Sixth-Annual Calistoga Food and Wine Event, May 9-11, 2019

Solage Kicks Off Three-Day Annual Celebration of Upper Valley Vintners, Farmers and Chefs in Calistoga, Napa Valley
Calistoga, Calif. (APRIL 10, 2019)–Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, the award-winning Napa Valley resort located in Calistoga,has partnered with Calistoga Wine Growers to host the sixth-annual Calistoga Food & Wine Event, a multi-day event showcasing the talents of celebrated Calistoga wineries and chefs from Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11, 2019. Founded by Solbar at Solage in 2013, the annual event brings the community together through culinary creativity, distinct regional wines and live entertainment.


“Solage is honored to team up with some of the top culinary masterminds and award-winning vintners in this region for this spectacular event that celebrates the Calistoga community,”said Donald Stamets, General Manager, Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection. “We look forward to this annual celebration each year as it brings together both newcomers and old friends as they experience the local flavors of the region through innovative dishes, unique pairings and wines prepared by the very best.”


For the ultimate luxurious experience, Solage is offering guests a special Calistoga Food & Wine Package, which includes a nightly room rate in one of Solage’s expansive studios and two tickets to The Grand Tasting event with over 40 wineries to taste from.


The weekend will kick off on Thursday, May 9 with an exclusive reception highlighting three exceptional local chefs including Solage’s Executive Chef Gustavo Rios and seven wineries pouring their top-tier wines at Clos Pegase Winery, a classic Napa Valley destination for award-winning, estate wines and awe-inspiring architecture.On Friday, May 10 participants will join Solbar’s Executive Chef Rios for a delectable four-course tasting experience set among the rolling vineyards of Hindsight Wines. During this intimate tasting experience,guests will enjoy seasonal flavors prepared by Chef Rios while sipping on exquisitely paired Hindsight Wines. Later that afternoon, participants can sip, savor, mingle and learn about Calistoga wines at the Calistoga Winemakers Round tableled by Leslie Sbrocco, famed television celebrity and host of “Check Please Bay Area”. During this interactive round table discussion, guests will be able to enjoy light bites and taste wines from each participating winemaker while learning about the unique characteristics of their wines and the Calistoga AVA. Following the round table discussion and Q and A session, guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the winemakers as well as make arrangements to visit their wineries. In the evening, participating local restaurants will be offering a customized Calistoga Food & Wine dinner menu, which will include complimentary corkage for Calistoga AVA wines.


The week culminates on Saturday, May 11 at Solage for The Grand Tasting event with Solbar Executive Chef Gustavo Rios and the Calistoga Winegrowers. The annual event features over 40 of Calistoga’s premiere wineries paired with tastings from local restaurants. Solage provides an elegant yet welcoming backdrop to showcase the region’s top-tier and most sought-after wineries along with delicious small bites and live cooking stations from local restaurants highlighting locally-grown seasonal ingredients.


Availability for all Calistoga Food & Wine Events are limited and requires tickets to be purchased in advance on Eventbrite.


Participating Calistoga wineries include: 2880, Amici Cellars, August Briggs Winery, Baldacci Vineyards, Ballentine Vineyards, Barlow Vineyards, Bennett Lane Winery, Bragg Vineyards, CAMi Vineyards, Canard Vineyard, Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase, Coquerel Family Estate Wines, Davis Estates, Dutch Henry, Fairwinds Estate Winery, Fisher Vineyards, Girard, Hindsight Wines, Huge Bear Wines, Jack Brooks Vineyard, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Jones Family Vineyards, .Kaiser Family Winery, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards, Knighton Family Vineyards, La Sirena, Phifer Pavitt Wine, Poggi Wines, Romeo Vineyards and Cellars, Sebright Cellars, Shypoke, Storybook Mountain Vineyards, Sterling Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Tom Eddy Winery, Twomey Cellars, Von Strasser/Lava Vine, Weppler Vineyards and Ziata.


Participating restaurants include Solbar at Solage. Auberge Resorts Collection, The Lakehouse at Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, Lovina, Evangeline,Johnny’s, Veraison, Drake Bay Oysters and more.