The "Good Life" Wine Excursion
Join Handwritten, Jessup, Humanitas & North Block Hotel for an Exclusive Napa Valley Experience
The Good Life Wine Collective specializes in small-lot, handcrafted wines sourced from Napa Valley's finest vineyards. Our sister wineries include Handwritten, Jessup Cellars, and Humanitas - all created by our renowned winemaker, Robert Lloyd. We're excited to announce that we now offer a full-day Good Life Wine Collective excursion up and down the Valley!
Each Stop on the Tour is a Unique Experience
At Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery, located in the town of Yountville, we emphasis the art of the blend. Handwritten Wines - where we offer our Secret Farm House Gathering experience at an up-valley fourth-generation farmhouse -- focuses on crafting hillside and mountain District Cabernet Sauvignons. With Humanitas Wines, we offer ultra-premium, vineyard-designate wines.
Your Good Life Wine Agenda
Your day begins at 9:30am at North Block Hotel, a modern boutique property that embodies casual luxury. With a fresh, contemporary design, luxurious amenities, on-site spa and just a touch of cheekiness, North Block offers a welcome and unpretentious wine country escape to call home for this intimate wine experience. From there you'll head to the Humanitas Tasting Annex in the Wine Crusher District of Napa where you'll experience an educational tour of our production facility. Your "Pay it Forward" tasting (Humanitas donates 7% of revenues to housing, health and hunger projects) features Humanitas wines paired with molecular gastronomy spoon bites.
From Humanitas, you'll depart at around 11:30am and travel up the picturesque Silverado Trail to the hills above the town of St. Helena. Here you'll visit an original 1909 Craftsman home where you'll enjoy a delicious farm-to-table experience with Handwritten Wines - all hosted by one of our certified wine educators. The stop also includes a tour of the surrounding farm to learn about sustainability farming practices. And then it's off to Jessup Cellars...
Your day wraps at the Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery around 3:30pm where you'll experience a seated tasting in our art gallery with one of our wine educators. Surrounded by our upbeat, fun and artistic vibe, you'll taste Jessup Cellars wines paired with artisan cheeses, nuts and chocolate. Your "Good Life" Wine Excursion concludes around 5pm with an easy stroll back to the North Block Hotel.
Booking Your Excursion
The "Good Life Wine Excursion" package is $1000 and includes all of the activities described above and one night accommodation in a Deluxe King room at North Block Hotel. Optional upgrade to a Premium King Room for an additional $50/night or to a fireplace room for an additional $100/night. Transportation is not provided, but can be coordinated through the hotel. Please call 707-944-8080 to book. Package available for a minimum of two people and maximum of six.
Hands on Harvest Package
Start your day with breakfast at Redd Wood, famed chef Richard Reddington's second, more casual outpost-a superbly stylish Italian-inspired eatery, and the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely morning. Then, head over to Round Pond Estate for a day of tasting and education.
Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a Rutherford farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences. From the vineyard to the crush pad, discover the secrets of great handcrafted winemaking with a hands-on winemaking experience with Round Pond. Led by one of Round Pond's friendly and knowledgeable wine educators and a winemaking team member, this tour will allow you to get your hands dirty and see what it's like to work harvest. After working in the cellar and touring the facility, relax on the terrace and taste the estate wines paired with a seasonal bites.
Then, head back to the North Block Hotel to relax by the outdoor pool with lounge furniture and umbrellas, or enjoy the whirlpool and fitness room. End your day in the communal courtyard encircling a radiant fireplace, or settle in for a nightcap on your private patio or balcony.
Overnight accommodations in a Deluxe King guestroom (double occupancy)
Breakfast for two at Redd Wood ($40 value)
Welcome gift of estate olive oil & vinegar from Round Pond
Hands-on Harvest Experience ($95 per person value) and club member discounts apply (limit 2)
$855 per night, plus tax and gratuities
How to Book:
Give us a call at 707-944-8080. Package is valid Sunday through Thursday nights, Aug 17 - Oct 31, 2015. Round Pond winery experience is offered at 10 a.m. Monday through Fridays for a minimum of two people and maximum of eight. Please allow two hours for the winery experience.