Wine Country, Uncorked
Beginning June 2017, Chloe Johnston Experiences will be traveling to both Napa and Sonoma Valleys for three exclusive wine getaways. Each itinerary highlights a different winery, two of which are closed to the public, and affords guests an opportunity to experience winemaking from a vintner’s vantage point. Along with intimate tours and tastings, guests will have a chance to wander around these beautiful properties and partake in different stages of production. There will also be ample time to explore the quaint towns where each of these vineyards are located and to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation at your own pace. (We know that even the most avid wine enthusiasts need to give their palate a respite!) Discover hidden vineyards and tasting rooms, indulge in exquisite farm to table cuisine, and experience the great outdoors, wine country-style. Hot air balloon rides, kayaking, kite-flying, cycling and golfing are all on the agenda, as is lounging in a detoxifying cedar bath or unwinding with a luxurious aroma therapy full body massage. Your wish is our command.
Join us for one or all three. Brannan Cottage Inn is proud to be the exclusive accommodation for these amazing excursions.
June 22nd – June 26th
September 28th – October 2nd
November 2nd – November 6th
Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or just beginning to develop your nose, Chloe Johnston Experience’s Wine Country Uncorked is an adventure not to be missed. For detailed pricing and itineraries, please email us at email@example.com.
JUNE 22ND – JUNE 26TH 2017
Join us for a memorable wine getaway featuring access to an elite, private vineyard, rarely open to outsiders. This coveted stretch of land and its glorious vines have been transformed into one of the most prolific vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, yet remains distinctly low-profile. Renowned for its terroir, this Knights Valley winery uses one acre for its own label while the remaining 15 are cultivated by select winemakers such as Luc Morlet.
A fourth generation winemaker whose sensibilities reflect a long cultivated family philosophy of “passion, terroir and savior-faire,” Morlet is one of viticulture’s most exceptional talents. During your tour, you will have the chance to learn more about this exceptional talent—and, to sip on his award-winning, small batch cabernet sauvignon. You’ll also indulge in award-winning wines paired with delicious homemade food pulled from the vintner’s personal kitchen. Served in a spectacular setting with unforgettable views and impeccable wines, this memory will linger in your mind—and on your lips—for a lifetime.
SEPTEMBER 28TH – OCTOBER 2ND
Our second wine experience takes you to a very special, organically farmed vineyard renowned for its luscious, award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon handcrafted with the ultimate expertise and care by legendary winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown. Since its inaugural vintage, this Dry Creek Valley winery has consistently received high accolades from The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Vinous Media. Elevated 500 feet above the Russian River and overflowing with flora, fauna and amazing wine, this is one of the region’s prettiest and ambitious vineyards, typically not showcased the way our guests will have the opportunity to experience.
The highlight of your journey delivers you to a 75-acre vineyard heavily wooded with Spanish Oaks, Giant Coastal Redwoods and Sequoias. Each of your five senses will come to life as you breath in the land’s rich aromas, and natural and manmade beauty. Take in all its outdoor and indoor beauty, and learn every detail of the elaborate vinification process. Together, we’ll enjoy a leisurely tour of its meticulous and lush property, discovering and discussing every detail of the elaborate vinification process and the region’s unique climate.
Afterward, our hosts will lead us to where we’ll share an organic, family-style meal complete with the winery’s legendary heirloom tomatoes, and, of course, bottles—a few named after one of the owner’s famed Jersey Boys Broadway play. During your visit, you’ll indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not typically open to the public, joining the harvesting team in one of the most crucial steps in the winemaking process.
NOVEMBER 2nd – NOVEMBER 6th
Our three-part wine winds down in Calistoga, a mecca for wine aficionados seeking luxurious therapeutic
beauty and wellness treatments, outdoor adventure, arts and culture, to-die-for cuisine, incredible views, and, of course, delectable wines. While visiting our featured winery, you and your fellow travelers will experience both the winemakers’, and owners’, very special vision for the terroir and wine. From its exceptional collection of art, to its inviting architecture, and elegant, full-bodied wines, this extraordinary destination seamlessly captures old world tradition while blazing its future vision—quite magical.