St. Helena Chamber of Commerce Releases Little Book of Big Experiences


The St. Helena Chamber of Commerce is making it worthwhile for visitors to travel to St. Helena this winter as they are offering a “Big Experience” book for only a $100 that will return a value of over $1,000.

According to their website:

The book offers 16 wineries, 5 lodging, dining, shopping, and luxury transportation. We have put together 25 Big Experiences that will entice you to visit once, twice, or more and stay for several days each trip. Purchase for $100 valued at over $1,000,

November 2016 through March 2017.

To purchase the book:

Here is a look at what is in it:

As a Little Book holder taste the finest that Beringer Vineyards has to offer with this exclusive experience. Upon arrival guests are greeted by their host in our Welcome Center for a brief walking tour of this historic property. Following your tour, you will be seated in our Knights Valley Room to enjoy a flight of three powerful red wines showcasing Beringer’s renowned Knights Valley vineyards and specially paired with locally sourced cheeses and chocolates. Reservations required. Maximum of 6 guests. Sunday – Saturday

When you arrive to Brasswood Bar + Bakery, your experience begins with a wine country starter kit: complimentary coffee, a pastry, and a sensory room card. Relax by the fire then step into our sensory room for an olfactory and visual experience that stimulates your senses to appreciate wine at the next level. Wander over to the Estate Tasting Room to sample a delicious selection of Brasswood wines, followed by a tour of our 17,000 square foot caves with a green living roof designed to blend in to the hillside. Tasting and tour by appointment. Sunday – Saturday

Treat yourself to a rare glimpse at how this award-winning, 13-generation artisanal family creates exquisite port from small-lot Napa Valley grapes fortified with their own 30-year cellar of Alambic brandies. Your tour will be with a Charbay family member & includes a tasting of three port styles plus possibly a live distilling demonstration (depending on production schedule). Cigar-friendly patio. Appointments required; same-day may be possible. Rated #1 of “10 Best” Wineries to Sip & Swirl – USA Today. Sunday – Saturday

Charles Krug Winery
Charles Krug Winery is named one of the “Top 10 California Tasting Experiences” by Food & Wine Magazine and winner of the 2015 Architecture and Landscape Award for Best of Wine Tourism. A must-see destination for anyone interested in the legacy of Napa Valley winemaking. Taste five Family Reserve and Limited Release wines and enjoy an exclusive barrel tasting of estate wines in the winery’s historic Redwood Cellar. Built in 1872 on an estate founded in 1861, the Charles Krug Tasting Room is a vibrant blend of old and new. Rustic, yet modern, the room pays tribute to the winery’s unique history. Sunday – Saturday

Cliff Family

Enjoy a tasting of Clif Family wines paired with a bruschetta of your choice from our acclaimed Bruschetteria Food Truck. Our Clif Family tasting room is a unique place where the passions of food, wine and farming are celebrated and blended. Enjoy our Napa Valley wines while tasting the best of our “farm-to-truck” dining experience. Tuesday – Sunday

Cheese + Wine Tasting
Our delicious cheese plate features artisan food products and jams from our Clif Family Farm. Each cheese pairs perfectly with our Clif Family wines. Offered on Mondays and food truck closure dates.

Conn Creek
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” describes our Anthology Cabernet Sauvignon perfectly. Enjoy a private, seated tasting in our Anthology Salon. Your guided tasting includes a selection of AVA Series Cabernet Sauvignons, Bordeaux varietals, and our current release of Anthology. By appointment. Sunday – Thursday

Conn Creek Wine Tasting

A tasting in our lively tasting room features a flight of our small-production AVA Series of Cabernet Sauvignons and wines from our Napa Valley Collection. Friday – Saturday

Floral Springs
Select four wines from a line-up of amazing Napa Valley wines, including seasonal releases, unique varietals and wines available only at The Room. Showcasing the variety and quality of Flora Springs, this experience allows you to taste your tried-and-true or venture outside the box. We will include our Trilogy in the tasting. The genesis of Trilogy dates back to 1984 when our family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. Available on a drop-in basis. Free shipping on case purchases. Sunday – Saturday

Freemark Abbey

We invite you to experience our recently restored historic stone winery. Guests will be greeted with a taste of our limited production wines to begin a historical walking tour of the estate highlighting our 130 year history. Your party will be seated in our courtyard for a tasting of limited release, single vineyard and library wines accompanied with artisan cheeses.
Sunday – Thursday

Introduction To Freemark
Guests are invited for a seated tasting of our limited release wines in the newly renovated stone winery. Your host will guide you through the tasting and our 130 year winemaking history. Friday – Saturday

Hall St. Helena
Guests are invited to experience Hall St. Helena with a glass of HALL Sauvignon Blanc as your Wine Educator shares the background on Vintner’s Craig and Kathryn Hall, details about the modern art collection throughout the property, and HALL’s high tech winemaking practices. You will then be escorted to our historic Bergfeld Building, circa 1885, to enjoy a barrel sample of our flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit sourced from the renowned Sacrashe Vineyard located in Rutherford. The experience concludes in the tasting room with beautiful views of the Bergfeld Vineyard and Mayacamas Mountains and a flight of award winning artisan wines. 60 Minute Experience. Reservations preferred – day of accommodations can be made. Sunday – Saturday

Merryvale Vineyards
Merryvale Vineyard’s Historic Cask Room is one of Napa Valley’s most spectacular settings for special events. Two stories of century-old 2,000-gallon casks line the stone walls and create an unforgettable ambiance. Begin your experience with a tour of the first winery built in the Napa Valley AFTER the repeal of prohibition. Enjoy a seated tasting of five current release wines in our giant 23,000-gallon redwood tank. 90-minute experience (reservations required to secure tank room). Sunday – Saturday

Current Release Tastings

Complimentary tastings of current release wines upon presentation of the “Little Book.” No reservation required, drop-ins welcomed. Friday – Saturday

Raymond Vineyards

Raymond Vineyards invites you to a private tour and tasting that will inspire your passion for wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsicality. Learn the Raymond and Boisset family history while exploring the biodynamic gardens, crush pad, barrel cellar and more. Taste a selection of our premier Napa Valley wines. By appointment. Sunday – Thursday

Indulge Your Senses
Guests are welcome to Raymond’s Crystal Cellar tasting, showcasing the finest Napa Valley Cabernets in a space designed to focus on the art of wine and decanting. Here, you’ll experience the important effect that aerating wine in a decanter has on our powerful Cabernets. Sunday – Saturday

Come enjoy a relaxed intimate experience at Salvestrin. Taste our small production single vineyard current release wines while taking in our exquisite vineyard views, all-the-while learning about our winemaking philosophy, vineyard practices and conservation efforts. Step through our historic Dr. Crane vineyard and see what 156 years of continuous farming looks like. By appointment. Since 1932, Salvestrin Winery has been a multi-generational family affair. Rich Salvestrin, born and raised on this land, ensures that every grape remains true to its varietal character and distinct soil in which it is grown when meticulously handcrafting our estate wines. Sunday – Saturday

Trinchero Napa Valley
Learn the Trinchero Family history and dedication to single-vineyard winemaking with a tour of our state-of-the-art-winery. Enjoy a rare opportunity to taste the future in our caves with a selection of barrel tasting and current releases. 90-120 minutes requires prior reservation. Sunday – Thursday

Winemakers Selection Tasting

Enjoy a selection of single-vineyard wines, barrel samples and our dessert wine with Italian cantucci pairing while noshing on a selection of cheese and charcuterie. You’ll experience your tasting in our exclusive Legacy Lounge, a beautiful space in our new tasting room. 90 minutes, requires prior reservation. Friday – Saturday

VGS Chateau Potelle
Come to a place that reflects the style of our wines … elegant, restrained and extremely well done in all details. We promise a St. Helena Food & Wine Tasting experience that is innovative, intimate, convivial & extraordinary. Enjoy our unique Food & Wine Pairings, with food bites from the Michelin-starred Chef Ken Frank of the famed La Toque Restaurant. You will enjoy four wines paired with four food bites. Advance reservations required. VGS: GOOD THINGS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. Sunday – Saturday

Whitehall Lane
You will overlook our Estate Vineyard from the friendly confines of our Club Room, and enjoy our chef-selected assortment of meats and cheeses as they are paired with our flagship wines.1.5 hours with your own personal wine guide. By appointment only. Sunday – Thursday

Leonardini Tour & Taste
Our staff will take you on a tour of our wines and our winery! You will leave us with nothing less than an understanding of what makes our juice special, and a taste of something to remember. 1.5 hours with your own personal wine guide. By appointment only. Friday – Saturday

Yao Family Wines
Complimentary Access tasting with a bonus taste of our Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. $10 ground shipping on your purchase of six bottles or more on day of visit. Groups of eight or more require advanced reservation. Open daily, except major holidays, from 10am – 5pm, with the last tasting beginning at 4:30pm. Sunday – Saturday

Inn at Salvestrin
Built in 1879, the Inn at Salvestrin takes you back in time, while offering the modern day luxuries we all crave. The Inn is situated on the Salvestrin property and working, historic Dr. Crane vineyard estate. Guests will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine in their rooms, handcrafted by Rich Salvestrin. Breakfast includes fresh roasted coffee, homemade pastries and fresh fruit and juices. Wake up and walk to the winery for your Big tasting experience. Guests can also walk into charming St. Helena. Reserve two nights or more and receive two Little Books of Big Experiences. Reserve your third night at 20% off. Sunday – Saturday

Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
Enjoy 15% off a two night stay in our newly renovated Vineyard View Collection rooms and receive two Little Books of Big St. Helena Experiences. Enjoy a complimentary in-room bottle of Napa Valley wine, a signature cocktail at our restaurant, Harvest Table, a signed copy of a Chef Charlie Palmer’s cookbook, and an inclusive chef’s breakfast. Sunday – Thursday

Vineyard View Collection
Receive 10% off your weekend Vineyard View Collection stay, two little Books, complimentary in-room bottle of wine, and chef’s breakfast. Included is a signature cocktail at Harvest Table and a signed cookbook from Chef Charlie Palmer. Friday – Saturday

Southbridge Napa Valley
Reserve two consecutive nights directly with us and receive: two Little Books of Big St. Helena Experiences and an amenity of JCB #21 in your room. Each reservation includes a continental breakfast of freshly-baked pastries, seasonal fruit, fruit juices and freshly-roasted coffee from our local purveyors in our first-floor living room. You’ll also enjoy complimentary use of Health Spa Napa Valley. Reserve a third consecutive night and you’ll receive 20% off that night. Sunday – Thursday

Walk To Napa Valley’s Main Street
You will receive an amenity of JCB #21 in your room, and enjoy our continental breakfast and complimentary use of Health Spa Napa Valley. Friday – Saturday

Wine Country Inn
Immerse yourself in romance at the Wine Country Inn, an exquisite wine country retreat. Enjoy country estate-style accommodations tucked into five acres of gorgeously landscaped, tranquil gardens, within minutes of Napa Valley’s best wineries and restaurants. 15% off your stay and receive two Little Books of Big Experiences Sunday – Saturday, based on availability, must mention the Little Book of Big Experiences special discount to ensure credit. Based on availability. Sunday – Saturday

Wydown Hotel
Experience St. Helena like a local during our favorite time of the year. Stroll down Main Street on a cool, crisp morning with a cup of our Ritual Coffee in your hand and you’ll feel it. When you purchase the Little Book of Big Experiences, you receive 15% off a one night stay or 25% off a two night weekday stay at the Wydown. Additionally, you receive 25% off any spa treatment at Health Spa Napa Valley, as well as complimentary room upgrades when available. Match this up with some of the other Experiences in this book and that’s very Big indeed! Sunday – Thursday

The Culinary Institute of America
Come sample the The Culinary Institute of America! On weekends, the CIA’s DeBaun Theatre comes to life with live cooking demos performed by the college’s renowned chef-instructors. During these one hour events, you’ll taste seasonal flavors of Napa Valley wine country paired with wine from Greystone Cellars. Recipes change every weekend, so you’ll want to attend our California cooking demonstrations again and again. Join us for a complimentary 1 hour demonstration at the world’s premiere culinary school. Saturday – Sunday

Harvest Table
Harvest Table, Chef Charlie Palmer’s wine country kitchen features menus that highlight locally sourced ingredients and the best of the Napa Valley. With your Little Book of Big Experiences enjoy your choice of complimentary appetizer or dessert when you dine with us for either lunch, brunch or dinner. Note: our restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for lunch and Mondays for dinner. Mention Little Book of Big Experiences when making your reservation. Tuesday – Sunday

Beau Wine Tours
For over 20 years, Beau Wine Tours has provided premium chauffeured services and luxury transportation in the Napa Valley. We specialize in private custom wine tours, airport transfers, dinner service, corporate events, and weddings. Purchase a 6 hour wine tour in a Sedan, SUV, or Sprinter Limo, and enjoy a complimentary artisan cheese tray and JCB sparkling bubbles with your St. Helena tour experience. Little Book holders will receive 15% off hourly charter rates. Sunday – Saturday

Purchase a 6 hour wine tour, and enjoy a complimentary artisan cheese tray and JCB sparkling bubbles with your St. Helena tour experience. Little Book holders will receive 10% off hourly charter rates. Friday – Saturday

Napa Valley Main St.
The magic of quintessential wine country comes to light in charming St. Helena. Like nowhere else, the town defines expectations in great dining, art, boutiques and entertainment all polished and awaiting your arrival to Napa Valley’s Main Street. Sunday – Saturday


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