California Wine Harvest Specials and Packages
SACRAMENTO, CA [August 6, 2015]—Few things pair better with wine tasting than a stay at a California boutique hotel or bed and breakfast inn. As the grape harvest approaches, several members of the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) are offering wine packages for guests to savor the fall colors, fine wines and buzz of activity at harvest time.
Escape to your own private wine country estate for the grape harvest season with HammerSky Vineyards’ midweek special. The special rate of $325 per couple, per night, includes a picnic lunch for two and a bottle of HammerSky’s estate wine. The 100-year-old farmhouse is nestled on a 50-acre vineyard with rolling hills. The estate has three guest rooms which can accommodate up to six people. Guests staying at HammerSky have the entire house to themselves and full access to all areas of the property. To make a reservation, call 310-990-9907.
Enjoy free Tuesdays in Sonoma’s Russian River Wine Country at the Farmhouse Inn. Stay three or more nights in a deluxe or luxury room that includes a Tuesday, and the Tuesday night stay is free. The Farmhouse Inn was recently ranked by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the top 10 best hotels in the world. With its lavish guest rooms, world-class spa and Michelin-starred farm-to-table restaurant, the inn is the pinnacle of luxury. The free Tuesday special is valid now through September 30, 2015. Call 800-464-6642 for reservations.
Tradewinds Carmel celebrates Monterey County wines with a wine and dine package that highlights some of the best vintages of the region. The package includes a Wine Passport, which is valid for nine free tastings at any of the 14 participating tasting rooms in Carmel—all of which are within walking distance of the inn. The package also includes a $75 dining certificate redeemable at one of four Carmel restaurants. A secret gem in downtown Carmel, the tranquil inn features a beautiful courtyard with a stream, firepit and meditation garden. Package prices for a one night stay starts at $450. Call 831-624-2776 reservations.
Enjoy one of the most lively and exciting seasons in Napa Valley: harvest time. In downtown Napa, the Inn on Randolph’s Harvest and Crush special includes a complimentary tasting at Frogs Leap Winery, a discounted tasting at Mark Herold’s tasting room (within walking distance of the inn), and a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese platter. The special is valid for stays of two or more nights now through October 31, 2015. The inn is a stunningly-restored 19th century landmark with sophisticated décor and luxurious amenities. Call 707-257-2886 to make a reservation.
Enjoy the best of the Mendocino coast and Mendocino’s wine country with a package from the Elk Cove Inn & Spa. The seaside inn with spectacular views is also the closest inn to the Anderson Valley: a rising viticultural region known for its pinot noir and Alsatian varietals. From the inn, the valley is just a 25-minute drive through the redwoods. The package includes two nights in a luxury oceanview suite, a couples massage and a custom-planned wine tasting itinerary complete with maps, passes and a loaner picnic basket to fill with goodies. The package price is $969.26, including tax, and is valid weekdays through October 31, 2015. Call 800-275-2967 to reserve.
Enjoy harvest season in Sonoma County with Casa Bella Inn’s Harvest Season Midweek Special. Book two nights midweek (Sunday- Thursday) and take 25% off your second night. Guests will also be treated to champagne and chocolates upon arrival. The special includes a farm fresh organic breakfast each morning plus access to the inn’s Veranda del Sole with private cabanas and hot tub. The special is valid Sunday-Thursday nights only between September 1 and October 31, 2015. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount or special and is subject to availability. The offer is valid on new reservations only; must mention special offer at time of reservation. To reserve, call 707-833-6996.
For the 2015 harvest season, Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa in Santa Barbara County introduces its new Friday Harvest Lunches. From hand-sorting to punch-down, the chef-prepared, family-style lunches with the Parker family and winemaking teams offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Fess Parker Winery harvest. The winery’s top single vineyard wines will be paired with the menu of the day, which will include a shrimp boil, beef bourguignon, jambalaya and cassoulet. The lunches will be held on the first and third Fridays in September and October and are $70 per person or $48 for wine club members. Call 800-841-1104 to reserve.
In celebration of Benbow Historic Inn’s new wine collection from Rutherford Wine Company, the inn is offering a “Wine Like a Local” package. The package features a bottle of the inn’s Signature Benbow Chardonnay and a four-piece box of chocolate truffles. The package can be added to any room reservation for just $10 and will be delivered right to the room to help kick off a romantic and relaxing getaway. The wine package is available now through August 31, 2015. The historic inn in Garberville features an award-winning dining room and wine cellar, outdoor summer music series, golf, pool and more. For reservations, call 800-355-3301.
For more information on these and other California lodging specials, visit www.cabbi.com/specials.
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