California Inns offer Wine Packages in Conjunction with California Wine Month
Few things pair better with wine tasting than a stay at a California boutique hotel or bed and breakfast inn. Several CABBI members are offering wine packages in conjunction with California Wine Month in September.
Celebrate California Wine Month at the Inn on Randolph in Napa. Guests booking a two-night midweek stay during the month of September will receive a complimentary bottle of Mark Herold Flux Rose 2012 wine served with a gourmet cheese platter, a VIP wine tasting at Mark Herold’s tasting room in downtown Napa, and a complimentary wine tasting at Frog’s Leap Winery. The beautifully renovated historic inn features contemporary décor, a gourmet breakfast prepared in a gluten-safe kitchen, heated bathroom floors and luxurious beds. The inn’s California Wine Month special is a value of $125 and is valid only for midweek stays during the month of September. To reserve, call 707-257-2886.
On summer weekends leading up to California Wine Month, Benbow Historic Inn in Southern Humboldt County is partnering with Briceland Vineyards to offer complimentary wine tastings. Located a short drive from the inn, the winery uses grapes grown in the cool, coastal areas of Humboldt County and the North Coast. Best known for its Method Champenoise sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Arneis, and single vineyard Pinot Noirs, Briceland produces less than 2,000 cases per year and is truly handmade. Benbow Historic Inn is a luxurious inn near the Avenue of the Giants offering gracious service, charming guest rooms, golf, swimming, and a celebrated restaurant and wine cellar which has been recognized with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for the past 15 years. The wine tasting special is valid weekends only in July and August. For reservations, call 707-923-2124.
Another winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, the acclaimed Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301, is offering two wine packages for oenophiles. The first, the Wine Lover’s Package, includes an overnight stay at the inn, a bottle of Champagne chilled in the room before arrival, two bottles of wine, and a Discovery Wine Tasting Dinner for two at Restaurant 301. The package is $475 and excludes tax and gratuities. The second package, Carter Lover’s Tasting Tray, includes a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, three of Mark Carter’s favorite cheeses, handmade crackers, fresh seasonal fruit, toasted almonds, etched Carter glasses and a cozy keepsake blanket for watching the sunset on the beach. The package is $195 with the blanket or $145 without. The luxurious Carter House Inns unite contemporary good taste with the gracious elegance of a bygone era. To reserve, call 707-444-8062.
On Friday and Saturday evenings through October, The Gables Wine Country Inn invites a local Sonoma County winery to pour their vintages on the lush grounds of the inn. The inn provides snacks, music and great conversation with other guests. In addition, the inn provides a wine pass with complementary tastings for two to over 120 Sonoma County wineries, a savings of over $100 per day. The beautifully-appointed Victorian mansion is nestled on three and a half tranquil acres in the heart of Sonoma County. The guest rooms feature 12-foot ceilings, luxurious beds and private bathrooms with claw-foot tubs. For more information and reservations, call 707-585-7777.
To find more specials deals for inns in California, visit www.cabbi.com/specials.