Harvest is upon us – one of the busiest times to visit Napa Valley. Be sure to check out these 10 haute happenings, and don’t forget to pace yourself!
Frys.com Open at Silverado Resort and Spa
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley Vintner Dinner Series
VieVage Napa Valley
Auberge Resorts will break ground on VieVage Napa Valley, a new destination spa resort that will be set on 95 acres of the 712-acre Stanly Ranch. The resort will feature a casual restaurant and bar, bakery, winery, and outdoor gathering spaces with fire pits, barbeques, bocce court, and outdoor concerts.
La Residence Reopening
La Residence will reopen late this summer following a complete property renovation, under the new name of Senza, a Napa Valley Retreat. Renovations will include eight new suites, bringing the total number of accommodations to 18 suites. Each of the suites offer king beds and deep soaking tubs. Also in the works are a fitness room, conference room and two-bedded spa rooms for couples’ massages.
Calistoga Ranch’s New Infinity-Edge Pool
You’ll be ready to cool off after a long hike on one of Calistoga Ranch’s gorgeous hiking trails. has opened an infinity-edge family pool overlooking the resort’s vineyards. The pool features poolside food and drinks and for children offers throwback metal lunch boxes illustrated with beloved characters such as Superman. The resort also has a new, tented outdoor venue for special events and weddings overlooking their Cabernet vineyard.
Hall Wines’ New Culinary Series
Hall Wines has launched a new educational culinary series for guests including a Demystifying Wine & Food experience with a focus on creating wine and food pairings using sustainable, local products following a full tour and tasting. Hall is also now hosting a cooking class series led by David Katz of Panevino, which include pizza making, harvest hors d’oeuvres, holiday entertaining and lots of fun.
City Winery Napa opened earlier this year with much fanfare. Located at the former Napa Valley Opera House in downtown Napa, this cool new concept, which originated in New York, features 30 local tap wines, as well as fresh, local menu selections. Just above the dining room is a refurbished flat-floor ballroom, seated concert hall and events space that has room for 300, as well as cabaret-style dinner tables where guests can enjoy a show—ranging from indie, rock, jazz or stand-up comedy.
Verve Napa Valley’s Custom Curated Experiences
Verve Napa Valley, the super fun, full-service events and destination management company, is offering a slew of new experiences, including a craft beer trail, yoga in the vineyard, Art of Sabrage, and a day of golf with a PGA professional at members-only clubs and courses throughout the Napa Valley.
Fans of the now closed French Blue restaurant have no reason to worry – the restaurant has re-opened as Archetype and has partnered with the Michelin-starred culinary team from Solage Calistoga. House specialties include cinnamon walnut rolls with orange cream cheese frosting at brunch, Petrale sole fish and chips with house-cut fries at lunch, and wood-grilled eye of strip loin with bone marrow butter and turnip mousseline at dinner.