Napa Wine Country VIP Insiders Tour
Exclusive Winery Tours & Tastings, Private Chef Dinner with Wine Pairing, Guided Napa Tour, Caldwell Vineyard Guesthouse 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2
Suggested Retail Value: Priceless Starting Bid: $4,100
This Experience Includes:
- 3-night stay at Caldwell Vineyard’s Guest House
- Caldwell Vineyard Insider’s tour and tasting for 2
- Winemaker Dinner for 2
- Neiman Cellars private tasting and lunch for 2
- Private guided Napa tour and transportation with Paul Diaz, Wine Educator
- Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
- Winspire booking & concierge service
These up-and-coming wineries have been described as the next Harlan, Screaming Eagle, and Spottswoode of Napa Valley.
Caldwell Vineyard (Napa)
Enjoy an insider’s tour and tasting for two and a 3-night stay in the Caldwell Vineyard Guest House. Your tasting will be with founder John Caldwell or his winemaker, in their 20,000 square foot cave where you will be immersed in his informative, intriguing stories. Hollywood has already taken note of John Caldwell’s story; how he single-handedly became the first Californian to discover and import rootstocks and grapevine clones from France. They are now referred to as the “Caldwell Clones” and today, in a Bordeaux-style vineyard, clones are industry standard. Caldwell produces estate-grown hillside fruit for its signature wines, “Gold”, “Silver” and “Rocket Science”. The new varietals collection culminates Caldwell’s work over the last 25 years.
Situated on the Caldwell’s private 123-acre estate, the charming 2-bedroom, 1-bath guest cottage offers a truly serene experience with breathtaking views of the Napa Valley from its expansive wrap-around deck. The cottage features two bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with a double bed) and a fully equipped kitchen.
Enjoy a wine tasting and dinner for two, created by Executive Chef, Gary Penir, along with a featured winemaker, at the Caldwell Cottage. Chef Gary Penir has worked in kitchens in both Napa and Sonoma counties and has refined the skills and techniques required to deliver exceptional foods from all over the world. The Aspen Food and Wine Classic and Celebrity Chefs Dinners at the Ahwanee Hotel and Resort in Yosemite, are two favored events he has participated in over the past years.
Neiman Cellars (Napa)
Enjoy an insider’s tasting with owner/winemaker Drew Neiman and a gourmet seasonal lunch for two in the Neiman Room at the top-rated Inn on Randolph. After working under legendary winemaker John Kongsgaard at Newton, Luna, Kongsgaard and Arietta wineries, Drew established Neiman Cellars in 1997 with 3 tons of fruit purchased from the Caldwell Vineyard. Total production is 600 cases of minimal intervention, handcrafted, artisan, small batch wine. Wine critic Robert Parker has called Neiman “brilliant”. He has been featured in FOOD & WINE, Wine Spectator, InStyle and has poured his wine at the James Beard House in NYC.
Private Guided Napa Tour & Transportation with Paul Diaz, Wine Educator
Spend the day with Paul and enjoy VIP treatment as he joins you at the Caldwell Cottage to start your journey through Napa. He will provide transportation and drive you to the Neiman Cellars tasting as well as to another winery that you will select with him based on your preferences. Paul, a 4th generation “Sonoman”, takes a unique approach to immersing clientele into the culture of the valley with a passion that goes beyond what is in the bottle. A winemaker and a grape grower as well, Paul will educate in all phases of the wine business as few other guides in the valley can.
Note: Napa is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.
This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA, subject to availability.
Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks
Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.
Winspire Booking & Concierge Service
Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.
Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.