Few things pair better with wine tasting than a stay at a California boutique hotel or bed and breakfast inn. In celebration of California Wine Month in September, several CABBI members are offering wine packages for guests to savor the fine wines and buzz of activity at harvest time.
Take a horseback ride through a private wine country ranch and vineyard with the Ride, Wine, & Dine Package at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos. The package features a personalized 90-minute horseback ride for two through the historic 714-acre Parker Family vineyards and ranch. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views on their ride followed by a gourmet picnic lunch catered by The Bear and Star and an exclusive tasting at Fess Parker Winery. The package also includes one night’s luxury accommodations for two at the inn and a full breakfast for two at The Bear and Star. The package starts at $645. For reservations and more information, please call 800-446-2455.
In celebration of California Wine Month, On the Beach B&B in Cayucos is offering 20% stays of three or more nights in an ocean view room plus complimentary tasting vouchers to nearby vineyards in Paso Robles Wine Country, San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley AVA and Arroyo Grande AVA. The inn is a cool coastal retreat after a summer day savoring wine country. The special is valid between August 15 and September 15, 2017 for stays of three or more consecutive nights in the same room. The special cannot be used with any other offer. Other restrictions apply. The special must be booked directly with the front desk by calling 877-995-0800.
Take a drive along the winding vineyard roads of Napa Valley to savor the colors, wines, and excitement of the region at harvest time. In downtown Napa, the Inn on Randolph is offering 10% off midweek nights for the months of September, October and November with its Harvest Special. The special is valid on stays of two or more nights, Monday through Thursday through November 30, 2017. The inn is a stunningly-restored 19th century landmark with sophisticated décor and luxurious amenities. Call 707-257-2886 to make a reservation or book online using promo code HARVEST
La Belle Epoque Bed & Breakfast offers a great getaway to Napa with their Wine Tour Package. The package includes a discounted two-night stay in a beautifully-appointed room, a champagne greeting upon arrival and a full-day guided wine tour. Led by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide/ driver, the tour includes door-to-door pick up at La Belle Epoque, visits and tastings at four Napa Valley wineries, and a catered picnic lunch. The package is $698 plus tax at La Belle Epoque or $798 plus tax in the Buckley House Suites. Call 707-257-2161 to make a reservation.
Take a tour of Carmel Valley’s best wineries with Old Monterey Inn’s Chauffeured Wine Tour Package. Surrounded by over an acre of English gardens, the inn is an exclusive retreat hidden among the trees in the heart of Monterey. The package includes transportation, wine tasting at four wineries in Carmel Valley and lunch at a local restaurant. The package is $699 per couple and requires a two-night room reservation in addition to the package. Taxes are not included. Restrictions apply. Wineries and restaurants are subject to change. To reserve, call 800-350-2344.
Indulge in a midweek wine tour with the Two Night Stay and Tour Wine Package from Cottage Grove Inn in Calistoga. The inn’s private cottages exude laid-back luxury in a tranquil, romantic setting just a short stroll to tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. The package includes a two-night stay with a full breakfast and evening wine pairing each day, a bottle of wine, a spa basket and a group wine tour with door-to-door pick-up in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter Limousine, complimentary champagne, bottled water, soft drinks, vineyard picnic lunch, and a visit to four boutique Napa Valley wineries for two guests. The tour must be booked directly with Dynamic Wine Tours. The package is $895 plus tax, tasting fees and gratuities. The package cannot be combined with any other offers. To reserve, call 707-942-8400.
Nick’s Cove & Cottages is celebrating California Wine Month with a “Cellarbration.” Throughout the month of September, all cottage guests will receive a special Cellar’s List in their room with an exclusive 50% discount on select wines. The offer is valid while supplies last and is limited to a maximum purchase of two bottles per room. In addition to the Cellarbration special, Nick’s Cove also offers 50% their entire wine list (including the reserve list) in their restaurant every Wednesday. Located directly on Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove offers 12 beautifully appointed cottages combines rustic charm with luxurious comfort. To make a reservation for the inn or the restaurant, call 415-663-1033.
Enjoy a complimentary lunch and wine tasting in Paso Robles’ wine country courtesy of Orchard Hill Farm. Stay three nights or more nights at the inn and guests will receive $40 gift certificate for lunch at Niner Winery, which was named one of the best winery restaurants in America by Food & Wine. Guests will also receive complimentary tastings at the winery’s tasting room. Orchard Hill Farm is an elegant, three-room inn located in heart of Paso Robles’ westside wine region. The inn welcomes guests with a bottle of local wine and a cheese plate upon arrival and serves a wonderful farm-to-table breakfast each morning. To reserve, call 805-239-9680 and mention the CABBI special.
For the month of September, The Chateau at Lake La Quinta east of Palm Springs is featuring the wines of Meiomi. The winemaker expertly blends cool-climate grapes from Sonoma, Monterey, and Santa Barbara Counties to create bold, expressive wines. Discounts will be available by the glass and bottle on Meiomi’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and can be enjoyed in the inn’s restaurant, Melange, overlooking Lake La Quinta. Suggested food parings will also be offered. The inn is a chic boutique hotel offering an intoxicating mix of attentive service and desert solitude. To make a reservation for the inn or the restaurant, call 760-564-7332.