Located in a 33-acre olive grove of Rutherford Hill on the eastern verge of Napa Valley is Auburge du Soleil, a dazzling resort with iconic Wine Country views and the only Forbes Five-Star rated hotel in Napa Valley. With a name meaning “Inn of the Sun,” it’s no surprise that this resort is known for its sweeping views of its stunning setting.
The resort, which started out as the region’s first fine-dining restaurant 35 years ago and then evolved into an elegant boutique stay, is today a full-service resort boasting an award-winning spa and Michelin Star restaurant. All 50 of its guestrooms and suites are located hillside and feature a private outdoor terrace and fireplace along with casual yet elegant decor and details. Its signature restaurant, aptly named The Restaurant, is led by Executive Chef Robert Curry whose Mediterranean-inspired menu uses local and regional ingredients to whip up seasonal dishes. With 11 consecutive Michelin stars to account for, The Restaurant has easily become a culinary destination. And what better way to serve award-winning cuisine than by pairing it with wine? The Restaurant’s impressive wine cellar contains more than 15,000 bottles of domestic and international vino, all hand-selected by the Director of Wine, Kris Margerum.
Around the resort guests can enjoy La Plage, the resort’s pool and cabanas that feature a sexy California vibe complete with cocktails and poolside dining. Or, to fully relax guests can visit the Auburge Spa, which is highlighted by its signature purification ritual that incorporates the use of herbal steam hammans, cold plunge pools, a warm infinity-edged pool and a soak in a jetted hot tub. Another mesmerizing way to spend the day is in the resort’s sculpture garden which is curated and maintained by AERENA Galleries & Gardens and is one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculptures.
Outside the resort grounds, more than 450 wineries offer endless enjoyment, along with a variety of art galleries to browse. Hiking, biking, performing arts, cooking classes and more can also be found nearby or, take to the sky with biplane adventures or a hot air balloon ride to fully take in the beautiful wine country.
Join Auburge du Soleil July 14-23 for Festival Napa Valley, a cultural event featuring wine, cuisine, music, dance, performances and more.
For more information, visit: aubergedusoleil.aubergeresorts.com