The Holiday Season is a season of celebrating with old and new traditions. For Pure Luxury Transportation clients spending the holidays in Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, some of these traditions include outstanding local wines. Today, we’re sharing one of those traditions with you that you are invited to claim for your own! This is a tradition for Christmas Eve morning/afternoon. Whether sharing an adventure in Wine Country with a special significant other, or with a small group of family and friends, you’ll have plenty of time to spend Christmas Eve evening with other loved ones or quietly enjoying any special gifts you may have purchased for yourself throughout the day.
Start your day with a local, delicious breakfast at Sonoma County’s Flavor Bistro. On Christmas Eve morning, their doors open at 8 a.m. The menu includes breakfast staples such as egg scrambles, Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and pancakes. You’ll also find surprises like breakfast gnocchi, breakfast pizza, and chilaquiles.
The three wineries we’ve chosen to spotlight on this itinerary all open at 10 a.m., but each closes early for the holiday. Begin your Sonoma wine tour at Rodney Strong Vineyards. Choose from three different types of tastings or call ahead to make an appointment for a tour. Rodney Strong Vineyards also provides a self-guided tour. Their closing time for Christmas Eve is 2 p.m. Next, your chauffeur can take you to Martinelli Vineyards & Winery. Enjoy a public tasting in their unique tasting room or call to make an appointment for a private tasting or tour. Martinelli Vineyards will close at 3 p.m. for the holiday. End the afternoon with a visit to Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. Sample Kendall-Jackson wines in their beautiful tasting room, or call ahead to reserve a Garden Tour and Tasting, Blind Tasting, or Private tasting. Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate is open until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
If you’ll be visiting Napa Valley, wake up your appetite with breakfast in the Napa Valley town of Yountville at Chef Richard Reddington’s Redd Wood. The seasonal menu features lemon ricotta pancakes, hot oatmeal with vanilla poached quince served with brown sugar and almonds, an omelet cooked with house-made ham plus crimini mushrooms and fontina cheese, and more. Redd Wood also opens at 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve morning.
Begin your Napa wine tour at Chateau Montelena Winery. This historic Napa Valley winery is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Christmas Eve. No reservations required for a Current Tasting. Make sure to make a reservation if you’re interested in a Limited Release Tasting Experience. Continue your visits to historic Napa Valley wineries by having your chauffeur stop at Freemark Abbey. This century-old winery is open until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Along with a variety of tastings to choose from inside the tasting room, Freemark Abbey also offers reservations for a special Cabernet Comparison Tasting. Finish your memorable day in Napa Valley with a visit to the Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves located in St. Helena (the Del Dotto Napa location on Atlas Peak Rd will be closed Christmas Eve). It will be regular business hours at Del Dotto’s St. Helena location, but make sure to call ahead for reservations for a cave tour featuring Del Dotto wines, charcuterie, cheeses, and chocolate.
Contact Pure Luxury Transportation today to reserve the perfect vehicle for your special Holiday Season tradition, or, allow us to create one for you.