Carneros Resort And Spa And evoJets Partner On One-Of-A-Kind Napa Experience
Written by Don Logay
The mere mention of wine conjures up images that include expert pairing with fine dining and luxury lifestyles or simply a peaceful relaxation at the end of the day.
For that reason, travel to explore and indulge in the famed wine region of Northern California often tops the list of dream vacations one hopes to take during their lifetime.
Specifically noted is the renowned Napa Valley, one of the premier wine producing regions in the world. Considered a wine lover’s paradise, in addition to a vibrant wine and culinary culture, it also offers accommodations to suit every traveler’s preference – from exclusive five-star resorts and spas to charming inns.
Today, the lore and lure of the region continues to grow – and its famed wineries and luxurious resorts and spas continue to beckon – as the popularity of California wines continue to soar worldwide.
Statistically speaking, California wine has a long and continuing history. Currently, California produces some of the world’s finest wine and today sells almost 250 million cases a year domestically.
As a result, three out of every five bottles sold in the U.S. are California wines.
California also exports almost 50 million cases annually to 138 countries worldwide and it is the world’s fourth leading wine producer after France, Italy and Spain.
Thus, interest in travel to the wine regions of California continues to grow and this year, millions of tourists will follow their dream to explore the spectacular outdoor lifestyle options found in the famed Napa Valley region and its surrounding counties.
A popular destination for wine aficionados, the expansive Carneros Wine Region spans both Sonoma and Napa counties. Its proximity to the cool fog and breezes from a niche in San Francisco Bay makes the climate of the Carneros Region cooler and more moderate than the wine regions further north in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley.
Thus, grapes grown here are more suited for cooler climate varietals, such as Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Many of the grapes grown here are also used for sparkling wine.
The popular Carneros Wine Region was also the first wine region in California to be officially defined by its climate characteristics – receiving a coveted American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation in 1983 – ensuring that it was nationally known for both its distinctive climate and unique growing attributes.
Nestled in the heart of Carneros Wine Country is the famed Carneros Resort and Spa, located equidistant between the cities of Napa and Sonoma, each only 15-minutes away.
With one hundred cottages, suites and luxurious private homes – beautifully arranged on 28 spectacular acres of vineyard countryside – this multi-award winning quintessential Napa Valley destination combines an elevated farmhouse design with a one-of-a-kind charm that perfectly blends with its beautiful wine country setting.
Founded in 2003, the Carneros Resort and Spa recently completed an extensive two-year renovation program that included interior and exterior upgrades – with redesigned bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms, along with upgraded outdoor terrace amenities and new gas fire pits – all in addition to a lavish $3.5 million top-to-bottom Spa renovation and enhancement completed in mid-2018.
Today, the Carneros array of upgraded cottages, suites and private homes offer luxury amenities including fireplaces, indoor/outdoor showers, individual hot tubs and French doors leading to landscaped gardens. Inside, they feature modernized furnishings and color palettes matching the sun-washed, farm-style architecture.
In addition, Carneros Resort and Spa offers three on-site dining destinations – the Farm at Carneros, Boon Fly Café and the Hilltop Dining Room – as well as an upscale general store – the Market, a high-end fashion boutique – the Coop, a 3,000 square-foot fitness center, 15,000 square-feet of refined indoor/outdoor event space and two pools (adult only and family), as well as the newly renovated full-service spa.
“We are constantly striving to enhance the guest experience at Carneros Resort and Spa to offer the highest quality amenities in Napa Valley,” said Edward Costa, Managing Director of the resort. “The latest spa renovations reflect the resort coming full circle since its rebranding and renovations that began in 2016 and it is the last piece in establishing the property’s identity as a world-class destination resort.”
In 1958, posters for the posh Cunard Line of luxury ships introduced one of the best travel slogans ever, with the headline boasting “Getting there is half the fun!”
Today, more than 60-years later, that slogan still holds true – especially as it relates to the new “Wine and Away” Experience by evoJets that combines luxury private charter jet flights with the famed Carneros Resort and Spa experience from virtually anywhere in the world.
“Our new evoExperience platform allows evoJets clients to book fully-packaged luxury travel curated in partnership with highly sought-after destinations,” states Rich Palese, Managing Partner at evoJets. “The Napa Valley is ideal for an indulgent Wine and Away Experience… designed to pair evoJets’ luxurious transportation with the famed accommodations of Carneros Resort and Spa.”
“We look forward to adding even more evoExperiences in the coming months,” added Palese, “Each within the core lifestyle verticals of sports, food and wine, the great outdoors and health and wellness… as with the Carneros Resort and Spa ‘Wine and Away’ Experience.”
Lavish roundtrip evoJets “Wine and Away” flights are available via a wide variety of luxury private jets, from a Pilatus PC-12 from the Bay area, for example, to an opulent round-trip aboard a Gulfstream G-650 from New York City. Every departure begins with hassle-free boarding and an exclusive private aircraft – awaiting you and your party at the appointed day and time of your choice – ready to take off from an airport near your home.
As you soar skyward, the unique in-air “Carneros Experience” begins the moment wheels are up and continues all throughout your flight until touch down in California’s beautiful wine country.
All Wine and Away Experience packages include roundtrip private jet transport via evoJets – with “Carneros Experience” services from take-off to touch down in wine country. On site, you’ll stay two-nights (minimum) in a luxurious two- or three-bedroom private home.
You’ll also enjoy a complimentary full-day Cabana at the Hilltop Pool area, with sweeping views and lounge, plus a bottle of sparkling wine, beverages and snacks for up to six people. You’ll be pampered and refreshed as well, with two 60-minute Hydration Boost Facials and two 90-minute Napa Nirvana Body Treatments at the new Spa at Carneros. In addition, you will host a lavish personal culinary experience within your private home with Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli and a Caviar and sparkling wine flight with Sommelier Zion Curiel.
The next time you sit down to savor a glass of your favorite California wine and start listing dream vacations and the experiences you would like to accomplish, simply replace “vacation to Napa Valley” with the lavish “Wine and Away” Experience by evoJets – at Napa Valley’s fabulous Carneros Resort and Spa.
Paired with the utmost in luxurious accommodations and transportation, it is a wonderfully personal indulgence and an unforgettable journey to be cherished for a lifetime.
For private charter aviation queries, contact [email protected]. Booking requires a minimum two-night stay. Packages start at $18,900. www.carnerosresort.com; www.evojets.com. Photos courtesy of Carneros Resort and Spa.