Romance is doing something fun and unexpected that brings two people closer together. Add a breathtaking view, and the luscious wines of Sonoma or Napa Wine Country, and your perfect romantic getaway quickly begins to become a reality. Whether treating your someone special to an exclusive event at a Sonoma or Napa winery, or relaxing with a picnic in one of the many picturesque winery properties, Pure Luxury has a few ideas for you to consider to make planning your getaway a little easier.
J Vineyards & Winery
From May - October, choose a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to enjoy a tasting on their Terrace. This adventure features four delicious bites paired with four J Vineyards’ award-winning, stunning, sparkling and still wines. Currently on the wine menu, 2014 J Vineyards Misterra White, Sonoma Coast, a flavorful white blend perfect for the Summer months; the elegant, 92 point recipient, J Brut Rose, Russian River Valley; 2013 J Vineyards Misterra Red, Russian River Valley perfectly paired with William Ranch’s braised lamb; and the versatile J Cuvee 20 Brut NV, Russian River Valley, rated 90 points. Reservations required.
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
For the first time, Jordan Vineyard presents a Starlight Supper on August 15th. Hosted on the Winery Chateau lawns, guests will begin their evening with a four course dinner prepared by Jordan’s chef, Todd Knoll, and paired with select Jordan wines. Live entertainment will add to the ambience of the evening along with an expert-guided stargazing experience with telescopes. The date falls on the time frame when the annual Perseid Meteor shower will lighten up the night sky. Reservations required.
Thomas George Estates
Located just outside the town of Healdsburg on Westside Road, the drive to Thomas George Estates takes visitors through an idyllic landscape featuring Oak and Redwood Trees, along with carefully tended vineyards. Reserve a Picnic and Tasting experience and savor a private seated tasting of five impeccable Thomas George Estates wines and a wine country boxed lunch provided by local gem, Big Bottom Market.
Pine Ridge Vineyards
If you’re planning an escape to Napa during August, consider making reservations for Pine Ridge Vineyards’ Sunset & Vines on August 15th. Enjoy the view of Stags Leap District Palisades while experiencing a an elegant wine and food pairing featuring Pine Ridge single appellation wines, and cuisine prepared by winery chef, Susan Lassalett.
William Hill Estate Winery
Thinking of a more casual, yet, still romantic dinner while savoring the sunset? There are two more dates left to make reservations for William Hill Estate’s Summer Sunset Series. Bring your own picnic basket full of your favorite dinner foods and visit the tasting room to purchase your favorite bottle of William Hill Estate wine on July 24th, or, on August 21st. Along with outstanding wines, William Hill Estate offers a spectacular view of the sunset.
Trying to keep the plan for the day flexible? Start the day by visiting Domaine Chandon for a romantic tasting on their terrace. Sip sparkling and still wines while surrounded by the lush, beautiful grounds.
Of course, a private chauffeured car from Pure Luxury would be the ultimate romantic gesture for a day in Sonoma or Napa Wine Country.