Friday, March 4, 2011

BackStage Pass Napa Valley - Sept. 22nd - 25th, 2011


We loved it so much, we're doing it again but this year we're planning ahead! Just follow the smell of wine and the sound of miusic!
During this perfect combination of music and wine you will have exclusive “back stage” access to meet the rock stars of the wine world. Experience some of the most sought after wines, meet some of the greatest people in the wine industry and dance all night!

Thursday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Accommodations provided by Solage Calistoga - http://www.solagecalistoga.com/

· Solage has received several prestigious awards including Travel & Leisure Magazine’s #11 rating for Resorts
· #2 rating for Spa in North America and Canada, and Conde Nast Traveller Magazine’s #1 spa rating for the U.S. and #10 spa worldwide
· Restaurant, Solbar, has a Michelin Star rating for 2010 and 2011.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd / 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception at Solage
Your “Back Stage” weekend starts at Solage where they will open the doors for us to enjoy wonderful wine reception featuring various wines from Destination Cellars winery partners throughout the Napa Valley paired the food from their Michelin Star kitchen!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd / 12:00 PM
Private tasting and lunch at Vineyard 7&8
Nestled into the Spring Mountain, Vine­yard 7&8 offers panoramic views and a diverse portfolio of stunning wines. You will be taken behind the scenes at the winery to see where and how these wines are made. Your “all-access” pass includes lunch prepared by Chef Sarah Heller, formerly of Bouchon and The French Laundry.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd/ 6:00 PM
Private tasting and dinner at Staglin Vineyards
Recently received 98 points for their 2007 Staglin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and being ranked in the “sweet sixteen wines” of the Wine Spectator Top 100, you will enjoy this private reception at the newly restored Steckter House dating back to 1868 and finally you will end up in the 24,000 square foot private caves for a magical wine dinner perfectly paired with the wines of this treasured Napa Valley estate.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th / MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON
Relax and enjoy your surroundings at Solage, perhaps a spa treatment or a bike ride throughout Calistoga!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th/Luxury Coach Departs for Hourglass at 4:30 PM
Welcome to the seventh annual “Backstage Pass” Napa Valley
· Auction to Benefit St. Helena Public Schools

WHAT IS THE BACKSTAGE PASS MAIN EVENT?
Carolyn and Jeff Smith, owners of Hourglass Wine Company, will host the seventh-annual BackStage Pass benefit party on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 with the goal of raising $500,000 for the St. Helena Unified School District. This year’s event will be combined with the St. Helena School District’s Annual Auction – Just Imagine – for the first time.

Held at the renowned Hourglass Blueline Estate Winery, Backstage Pass VI guests will enjoy a Hog Island Oyster Bar, vineyard BBQ dinner from sponsors Dean & Deluca and premium Napa Valley wines provided by Blackbird, Bressler, Duckhorn, Cliff Lede, Crocker & Starr, Hourglass, Jones Family, Lail Vineyards, Melka Wines, Pine Ridge, Realm Cellars, Rudd Winery, Shelter, Spottswoode, Switchback Ridge, Trincharo Family, Vineyard 29, 55 Degrees, 750 Wines and more – all in a picturesque vineyard setting. Community members and wine enthusiasts alike will dance the night away to Wristrocket (Jeff Smith’s band with fellow vintners) and compete in festive games of ping pong and horseshoes to support the children of St. Helena’s public schools.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH/ HOME

TOTAL COSTS…..$6,000 per couple for lodging and “Backstage Pass” access events includes transportation in Napa Valley to all scheduled experiences.

We will see you in the vineyards! Contact us at (866) 920-9463 or catherine@destinationcellars.com

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