This luxurious wine country adventure encompasses a stay at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, as well as exceptional culinary experiences, highlighted by a visit to Auro. Auro holds the distinction of being the lone Michelin-starred restaurant in Calistoga, California, promising an unforgettable dining experience.
Luxury car enthusiasts and those with a passion for fine dining are cordially invited to embark on a captivating week-long driving adventure through Napa Valley, one of North America’s foremost destinations for food and wine aficionados. This exclusive journey, known as the Four Seasons Drive Experience through Napa Valley, was initially announced earlier this year and is now being unveiled in its entirety for the first time. The event is scheduled to take place from October 29 to November 4, 2023.
Alejandro Reynal, President and CEO of Four Seasons, remarks, “For over six decades, Four Seasons has been dedicated to crafting unforgettable moments and providing immersive guest experiences. We consistently go the extra mile to deliver top-tier luxury hospitality. The Four Seasons Drive Experience continues this tradition by offering personalized voyages that celebrate the art of road travel and luxury automobiles. This sets Four Seasons apart in the luxury market and underscores our commitment to genuine care and empathy, which lie at the heart of our exceptional service.”
Embracing the allure of road travel, participants will embark on a scenic exploration of Napa Valley, navigating through tailored routes in a selection of luxurious sports cars and vehicles available for rental. The impressive fleet includes the Rolls Royce Cullinan, McLaren GT, Lamborghini Aventador S, Ferrari F8 Spider, Bentley Continental, Aston Martin DBX, and Porsche Taycan, among others.
Marc Speichert, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Four Seasons, comments on the Four Seasons Drive Experience through Napa Valley, developed in partnership with Canossa Events, stating, “This journey is meticulously designed with a deep understanding of our discerning guests, fostering connections among like-minded travelers. Every aspect of the excursion, from accommodations and the itinerary to exclusive outings and local encounters, is curated with an unwavering commitment to precision, exceptional quality, and the genuine warmth for which Four Seasons is renowned.”
Embarking on an Extraordinary Culinary Journey
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley offers a unique haven in the heart of wine country, nestled within a thriving vineyard of international acclaim. Here at the renowned Elusa Winery estate, guests can savor sweeping vistas of majestic mountains and lush vineyards, immersing themselves in a seamless grape-to-glass lifestyle when they’re not traversing the scenic roads.
Day 1: Arriving at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, guests are greeted with an exquisite wine tasting experience at Elusa Winery. The day culminates in a warm welcome dinner hosted at the Resort’s charming vineyard Barn, complemented by the enchanting sounds of live acoustic music. Unforgettable surprises promise to elevate the evening to sheer perfection.
Day 2: A picturesque drive with coastal panoramas along the Californian shoreline leads guests to Hog Island Oyster Co., where they are treated to a delectable tasting session while mastering the art of oyster shucking. This coastal adventure is balanced by tranquil drives through ancient redwood forests, followed by a remarkable dining experience at Promontory Winery, nestled in a hidden enclave beyond Oakville’s southwestern borders, offering majestic vistas of Napa Valley.
Day 3: The day begins with a sumptuous breakfast at Auro, Calistoga’s only Michelin-starred culinary gem, with the majestic Palisades Mountains as a backdrop. This is followed by a half-day drive to Chappellet Winery, where a private picnic lunch unfolds amidst views of Lake Hennessey. Chappellet is renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons and mountain-grown wines, earning its place as one of Napa Valley’s finest wineries. Subsequently, guests embark on a scenic lakeside journey to Cervantes Family Vineyard Ranch, a remote and rugged 1,100-acre estate at the far eastern reaches of Napa Valley. Here, they can partake in activities such as skeet shooting, horseback riding, and a grape-picking experience, concluding the day with an eventful evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment, with a convenient shuttle service for a seamless return to the Resort.
Day 4: The day commences with a visit to SingleThread Farm, a 24-acre working farm nestled in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. This immersive tour includes delightful activities like crafting flower posies, followed by an indulgent six-course Michelin-starred lunch at Single Thread Restaurant, exclusively for Drive attendees. During leisurely moments at the Resort, guests can indulge in signature spa treatments at Spa Talisa, explore scenic hiking trails, engage in tennis matches, or relax by the picturesque pool. The journey continues with a wine-tasting tour at Opus One Winery, renowned for cultivating five traditional Bordeaux grape varieties, concluding with a scenic dinner featuring wine pairings and breathtaking views.
Day 5: The day begins with a captivating morning drive to San Francisco Bay, where guests relish local Californian cuisine alongside panoramic vistas of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The journey through Napa Valley during harvest season sets the stage for an intimate dining experience at Michelin-starred Auro, where guests are treated to a seasonally inspired, five-course tasting menu by acclaimed Chef Rogelio Garcia and his team.
Day 6: At sunrise, guests ascend into the skies for an early morning hot-air balloon ride, offering awe-inspiring views of vineyards and rolling mountains. The final winery visit on this impressive itinerary is ADAMVS, celebrated for its mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignons and boasting an innovative tasting room and wine library. Tailored experiences abound, including a visit to NBC Pottery for a craft experience, artisanal olive oil tastings at Grove 45, and a gala dinner on a private estate featuring live musical entertainment.
Travel enthusiasts interested in discovering more about the Four Seasons Drive Experience Through Napa Valley can access additional booking information by clicking here or reaching out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The package is priced at USD 50,000 per couple and includes access to all scheduled experiences, surprise performances, food and beverages throughout the itinerary, and accommodations at select hotels. Reservations can also be made by phone: EU +39 052 2421 096 and US +1 831 521 5190.
Auro at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley:
Auro, led by the acclaimed Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia and open since October 2022, offers a seasonal Northern California cuisine that is thoughtfully crafted to pair harmoniously with the region’s exceptional wines, with a focus on locally sourced Calistoga varieties. Chef Garcia’s dedication is reflected in the ever-evolving menu, which showcases locally procured ingredients, accompanied by an impressive wine program overseen by Sommelier Derek Stevenson.
Robby Delaney, General Manager of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, remarks, “Napa Valley in the autumn is undeniably one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world, and we are eagerly anticipating our Drive guests experiencing this premier wine destination in all its splendor. We are particularly excited for our guests to partake in the firsthand Auro experience, which, in addition to its Michelin star accolade, has recently earned Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for 2023.”
For those who develop a deep affection for Napa and wish to return for more, extended vacation rentals are available, ideal for couples, families, or groups of friends. Guests can choose to stay in one of the Resort’s Private Retreats, luxurious farmhouse villas complete with private terraces that offer captivating views of the Napa Valley hills and picturesque vineyards.
Beyond its expanding collection of world-class hotels and resorts, Four Seasons offers a range of luxury lifestyle experiences, including a tailor-made Private Jet Experience, Private Retreats offering luxury villa and residence rentals, a curated line of home and travel goods, a global portfolio of Private Residences, and an inaugural Four Seasons Yachts voyage slated for late 2025. Four Seasons remains dedicated to redefining the pursuit of extraordinary travel and extends its renowned Four Seasons service to every journey, whether by land, sea, or air.
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts opened its first hotel in 1961, and since that time has been dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 126 hotels and resorts, and 53 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com.
About Canossa Events
Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is synonymous with excellence in road touring events. The company organizes almost 300 events a year, including the legendary Modena Cento Ore that cuts a swath across the stunning scenery of Italy also featuring races in some of the most famous circuits. Canossa is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in some of the world’s most picturesque landscapes across Europe, the US and the Middle East. The Canossa family also includes Cavallino, publisher of the famous eponymous magazine since 1978 and organizer of the world’s most important Concorso d’Eleganza devoted entirely to Ferrari. Since 2019 Canossa is part of Motorsport Network. For more information about Canossa Events, visit https://canossa.com/