Elite Traveler Summer 2019

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THE VILLA The Estate Yountville Created with entertaining in mind, The Villa includes a private pool, Jacuzzi and separate gaming area, and its five bedrooms overlook the 22-acre Estate Yountville grounds. From the La Cornue oven to the Officine Gullo refrigerator and a pair of king-size Hästens 2000T beds, the 3,600-sq-ft Villa was designed for absolute luxury. The Grand Salon features 20-ft ceilings and is the heart of the suite. A stay here comes with its own concierge, and guests can request an Estate chef to create a personalized, multicourse, in-villa menu. The Villa from $10,000 per night. Contact Elizabeth Grillos, area director of sales and marketing, reservations@theestateyountville.com, +1 800 351 1133, thevillaestatenapa.com RUDD OAKVILLE ESTATE Combining ‘French winemaking techniques with American technological innovation,’ Rudd Oakville Estate calls itself a workshop instead of a winery. Family-run by vintner Samantha Rudd, it ferments in stainless steel or concrete barrels depending on the lot, and features 20,000 sq ft of underground caves. Picturesque Rudd produces a pair of reds and whites, and visits are by appointment only. ruddwines.com PRISONER WINE COMPANY Behold, a modern industrial tasting room! Prisoner Wine Company, a favorite of wine collectors, debuted its 40,000-sq-ft property last winter, splashing onto the scene with a vaulted cathedral glass ceiling, reclaimed wood fixtures from the original Bay Bridge and an immense diesel tank reimagined as a custom chandelier. Beside the tasting room sits an area called The Makery, a series of five studios where local artisans — from soap makers to metalsmiths — serve three-month residencies. Tastings are by appointment, although guests are encouraged to come and spend a few hours here, whether that’s touring the herb gardens or relaxing on the terrace. theprisonerwinecompany.com OVID NAPA VALLEY The little sister to the grand dame Silver Oak Winery, Ovid Napa Valley’s 15-acre vineyard sits atop Pritchard Hill at a 1,400-ft elevation. There, its vintners create three varietals in addition to a yearly experimental wine. Named for Roman poet Ovid and inspired by his epic poem Metamorphoses , the winery’s lush hilltop vineyards flow into an unexpected find, a fruit and nut orchard. The vineyard supplies jams and nuts to The French Laundry as well as The Restaurant at Meadowood in an effort to increase its environmental stewardship. Tours and tastings are private, limited and by appointment only. ovidnapavalley.com


ESTATE LODGE Calistoga Ranch

Nestled amongst moss-covered oaks and soaring pine trees, the two-bedroom Estate Lodge places privacy above all. In a brilliant execution of an indoor/outdoor concept, tree trunks weave through the sitting room of the wood-and-stone accommodation. An alfresco rain shower, a hot tub and fireplace mean it’s never too chilly for stargazing, while the full kitchen and on-call private chef mean you can have meals in the comfort of your own dining area. Calistoga Ranch sits in a private canyon on 157 acres, and is the sole resort in Napa Valley with its own vineyard. Two-bedroom Estate Lodge from $3,255 per night. Contact Rowena Tucker, area director of leisure sales, rowena.tucker@aubergeresorts.com, +1 562 253 9532, aubergeresorts.com

FOUR-BEDROOM ESTATE LODGE The Estates at Meadowood Napa Valley

Two-person soaking tubs, thick wool rugs, woodburning fireplaces and a cottage-style decor create an enveloping sense of comfort and warmth throughout the 5,350-sq-ft lodge. Look out over the Meadowood fairways and into the thickets of oak and manzanita trees from the set of expansive terraces. Take up a game of croquet in the gardens or book a slate of private tastings via the personal butler. Four-bedroom Estate Lodge from $12,000 per night. Contact Rob Harrison, director of guest relations, rharrison@meadowood.com, +1 707 531 4788, meadowood.com

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