The Little Book of Big Experiences is back and we’re thrilled! Now in its second year, we have some of our favorite returning participants and exciting new ones ready to offer you an incredible St. Helena getaway. Together, we’ve curated 24 BIG experiences for you to enjoy in our little town from November through March.
Beginning November 1st, we’re kicking off Cabernet Season with exciting new visitor experiences and promotions in the Little Book of Big Experiences. Our top wineries, restaurants and hotels, will offer guests a package of 24 quintessential wine country experiences valued at over $1,000 for only $100 per person.
We’re a community best known for its Michelin-starred restaurants, award-winning wineries, boutiques, galleries, and luxurious spas and we want to share it with you! Purchase the book at: experiencesthelena.com, which details each offer with stunning photography, video and more.
This is the perfect way to experience the best of St.Helena away from the hustle and bustle of high season and savor the Valley’s more laid-back atmosphere – and enjoy a great deal while doing so. The special experiences in this book are best enjoyed on Sunday through Thursday, when you will receive the most personal touch, including: wine club member benefits, barrel
tastings, wine and food pairings, rooms with a view of the vineyard, cozy dinners and holiday
shopping. All this and more will ensure you and yours remember St. Helena as a small town
with Big Charm…and even bigger experiences.
Available through March 2018, the “Little Book of Big Experiences” includes the following offerings, all for $100:
Ballentine Vineyards – Sunday through Saturday, Reserve Tasting of estate grown,
limited production wines, followed by a sample of their next vintage straight from the
Beringer – Choose three wines from a selection of award-winning Reserve, Single
Vineyard, and small case production wines to be enjoyed with a deluxe cheese plate.
Brasswood – In a chic, private den, “Little Book” holders taste the small production
collection of wines, perfectly paired with artisan cheeses.
Burgess Cellars – Enjoy wines in the active cellar, where guests will taste a flagship
Cabernet and single vineyard bottles of rare Napa varieties. A visit to Burgess provides
panoramic vista views and mountainside wine tasting.
Clif Family Winery – Enjoy a tasting of Clif Family wines paired with bruschetta from
their acclaimed Bruschetteria Food Truck. On Mondays and food truck closure dates,
enjoy a delicious plate of artisan cheeses and jams from Clif Family wines.
Freemark Abbey – Sunday through Thursday, guests taste current release Cabernet
Sauvignons from the Rutherford Bench and throughout Napa Valley, topped off with a
sample from the Wine Library. Friday through Saturday, guests enjoy limited release
wines while learning about 130 years of winemaking history.
HALL St. Helena – “Little Book” holders enjoy a welcome splash of Pinot Noir while
learning about founders Craig and Kathryn Hall and the benefits of precision farming
and winemaking practices. Then, they’re escorted to the tasting room for a flight of four
Merryvale Vineyards – Enjoy a private Signature Tasting of five current release wines
and artisanal cheeses.
Provenance Vineyards – While taking in the stunning views surrounding the winery,
guests enjoy a Reserve Tasting of limited small production Cabernet Sauvignon,
followed by a brief tour of the winemaking facility and a barrel tasting of the 2014
Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon.
Salvestrin Winery – “Little Book” holders are invited to taste small production single
vineyard current release wines while taking in exquisite vineyard views. Guests learn
about the winery’s winemaking philosophy, vineyard practices and conservation
Trinchero Napa Valley – Sunday through Thursday, tour Mario’s vineyard, learn about
the rich history of the Trinchero family, and taste single-vineyard estate wines and a
library offering. Friday through Saturday, enjoying a sensory tasting in the Legacy
Lounge and an artisanal cheese plate.
VGS Chateau Potelle – Enjoy four unique food and wine pairings with food bites from
the Michelin-starred Chef Ken Frank of the famed La Toque Restaurant.
Whitehall Lane Winery – Sunday through Thursday, enjoy a seated one-on- one private
tasting in the club room with a selection of winery-only, single vineyard and library
wines with a charcuterie plate. Friday through Saturday, guests are encouraged to pick
their favorite varietals from the current tasting menu with four complementary tastings.
Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer – Sunday through Saturday, guests enjoy 10% off a two-
night stay in the newly renovated Vineyard View Collection rooms, and receive two
“Little Books of Big Experiences.” Additionally, enjoy a complementary appetizer at Chef
Charlie Palmer’s Harvest Table.
Inn at Salvestrin – Guests enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine in their rooms and
complimentary breakfast consisting of pastries, fresh fruit, juice, and fresh roasted
coffee. Additionally, guests who stay three nights get the fourth night free.
Southbridge Napa Valley – Sunday through Thursday, guests who reserve two
consecutive nights receive two “Little Books of Big Experiences” and an bottle of Jean-
Charles Boisset No. 21 wine in their room. Each reservation includes a locally sourced
continental breakfast. Guests will also enjoy complimentary use of Health Spa Napa
Valley. Those who reserve a third consecutive night receive 20% off that night. Friday
through Saturday, “Little Book” holders receive Jean-Charles Boisset No. 21 in their
rooms, and enjoy continental breakfast and complimentary use of Health Spa Napa
Wine Country Inn – 15% off a guest stay Sunday through Saturday. Based on availability.
Wydown Hotel – Guests that book a two-night stay will receive 15% off their total stay,
as well as two complimentary copies of the “Little Book of Big Experiences.”
Acacia House – Receive waved corkage fee (limited to one bottle per visit) and one
cookbook per reservation.
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone – Sunday through Thursday, enjoy a
tour of the historic Greystone building, and a 10% discount at the Spice Islands
Harvest Table – Tuesday through Sunday, “Little Book” holders enjoy their choice of a
complimentary appetizer or dessert when they dine for lunch, brunch, or dinner.
Purchase the book here!