B&Bs Offer Wine Packages for
California Wine Month
California Wine Month is just around the corner, and through the month of September, there will be an abundance of special events, tastings, and lodging specials. Many CABBI members offer special wine packages in conjunction with California Wine Month, some of which extend through the harvest season.
Enjoy a Taste of Calistoga at the Mount View Hotel & Spa. Add the inn’s Taste of Calistoga package to any room night for just $95 for two. The package includes a three course dinner for two at Barolo, a 25-minute hydrotherapy mineral mud bath, tasting passes for two to local wineries, passes to visit the Old Faithful Geyser and continental breakfast in bed. Book one of the inn’s 13 winery rooms and enjoy a premium bottle of wine in room upon arrival. For details and reservations, call 800-816-6877.
Brannan Cottage Inn’s Calistoga Wine Country Wellness Package features specially-designed wine tastings and tours of Lava Vine Winery and Vincent Arroyo Winery. In addition, the package includes choice of spa bath treatments and one-hour therapeutic massages for two at Lavender Hill Spa, a three-course dinner at Flat Iron Grill or Barolo, one night’s accommodations, and a multi-course breakfast for two. The package is $499 per couple on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday) or $529 per couple on weekends (Friday and Saturday). The package is valid through October 31, 2012 and excludes taxes, dinner beverages and gratuities. Blackout dates may apply for some services. Call 707-942-4200 to make reservations and customize packages.
Combine wine tasting in the Lodi Appellation with a murder mystery at the Inn at Locke House. Sample wines, chat with the vintners, pretend to be someone else, create a bit a of mayhem, meet mysterious people and solve a murder. Through the month of September, the inn hosts Mystery in the Vineyard weekends. The inn’s murder mystery package includes two nights at the inn, cocktail hour and a three-course dinner with wine on Friday, breakfast, country high tea, vineyard “expedition” and a four-course dinner with wine on Saturday and breakfast Sunday. The package price is $449 per couple. Call 209-727-5715 for details and reservations.
The Groveland Hotel near Yosemite is offering its Wine Discovery package for CABBI e-newsletter subscribers a month early in celebration of California Wine Month. Wine Discovery sessions are held by appointment on the second and fourth Friday of the month. The evening features four wines selected by the sommelier and a lively discussion regarding the terroir, vintage significance, winemaker, wine region, ratings food pairings and more. In addition to the session, the Wine Discovery package includes one night’s accommodations, a $50 dinner voucher, a bottle of wine, expanded innkeeper’s breakfast and a gate pass to Yosemite National Park. The package price is $260 for a standard guest room or $360 for a suite. Taxes and gratuities are not included. The Wine Discovery Session is also offered a la carte for guests only interested in the wine segment. The cost is $18 per person. Call 209-962-4000 and mention CABBI to receive the early discount for the package. The package is valid through April 15, 2013, excluding holidays and is not valid with any other offer or discount.
Escape to the Central Coast’s wine country with the Paso Robles Wine Getaway Package from Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast. Guests will enjoy discounted room rates and a gift pack including two bottles of Wild Horse wine and flowers. The inn also offers Grape Ed 101 classes and carriage rides through the vineyard at a special 25% off rate. The packages are valid only for two night stays or more and exclude Saturdays. Offer expires September 28, 2012. Call 805-227-6807 and mention package when making a reservation.