Napa Valley is a must-visit destination for wine lovers. You can spend days touring vineyards and sipping on various vintages. But a new experience just became available that will make the region that much more alluring. You can now swim in a luxury pool in the middle of a vineyard.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley in Calistoga is set to open later this year and will be Napa Valley’s first and only resort set within a working winery. And part of that resort will include two picturesque pools that sit on the edge of the vineyards with endless views of the grapes. While there, you can order poolside Cal-Mexican fare, snacks and, of course, wine.
“It is so unique that the Resort is positioned within an active winery, so the grape-to-glass experience is unmatched,” says Four Seasons Napa Valley general manager Mehdi Eftekari.
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The Elusa Winery onsite is operated by famed Napa Valley winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Thanks to having the warmest microclimate in the region, the vineyard is perfect for harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Ahead of the resort opening, the team designed and replanted the onsite vineyard to enhance the flavor of those particular grapes.
And not only do guests not have to leave the resort for world-class wine, but they also have access to a Michelin-starred chef. Executive chef Erik Anderson helms the property’s TRUSS Restaurant + Bar, crafting a menu of farm-fresh items with those same Calistoga vineyards and Palisades Mountains views.
Other highlights of the highly anticipated resort (as if swimming in a vineyard wasn’t enough) include 85 spacious rooms, suites and villas, an onsite spa called Spa Talisa, a bocce ball court, and a gym with vineyard views. Plus, guests can even bring their little ones along. Yes, while mom and dad sip wine, the youngsters can participate in the fully supervised Kids for All Seasons program.
If you choose to leave the property, a concierge will help plan a guided bike tour, shopping excursion or set up under-the-radar wine tasting experiences.