Wine, Women and Wellness Weekend March 6 – 8
Held in Honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, this Girls Getaway Will Offer an Array of Wellness Activities including a Female Wine Tasting Reception and Winemaker Dinner at La Toque.
Now celebrating its third year, the event will take place March 6-8, 2015. Wine, Women and Wellness is a culinary, viticulture and relaxation-inspired weekend getaway created expressly to celebrate women. The month of March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8.
The festivities will kick off on Friday, March 6, when the hotel will host a Grand Wine Tasting Event from 5 to 7 p.m. where notable female winemakers including Pam Starr (Bridesmaid Winery and Crocker & Starr Wines), Heidi Barrett (Barrett & Barrett and La Sirena), Martha McClellan (Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Hamel Family Winery, Vineyard 7&8, Toymaker Cellars and Levy & McClellan), Mary Rocca (Rocca Family Vineyards) and Celia Welch (Corra Wines and Lindstrom Wines) will offer tastes of their bottle selections. Following the tasting reception, a Michelin star four-course event will be held at La Toque restaurant. Chef Ken Frank will create a menu of sumptuous courses paired with wines by female winemakers from the Napa Valley.
The getaway weekend will also offer relaxing activities geared just for women. Guests can begin the day with a renewing walk with the property’s onsite running concierge, or take part in a morning yoga session led by a Lululemon instructor. Additionally participants can take part in a spring makeup demo or attend a Superfoods Cleansing Workshop by Sophie Jaffe of Philosophie, showcasing ways to naturally recharge your body after a weekend of fun.
General Manager Don Shindle of The Westin Verasa
“The Westin Verasa Napa is proud to once again host this exciting lineup of weekend activities created just for women. Upon request, we have introduced special a la carte pricing so Napa Valley locals can gather with their friends to experience the high-profile female collaborations we have assembled on the wine and wellness fronts. We are looking forward to offering women a fun weekend retreat for the relaxation and rejuvenation that the Westin brand is recognized for.”
The festivities will kick off on Friday, March 6, when the hotel will host a Grand Wine Tasting Event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Solara Courtyard. Guests will have an opportunity to taste the wines of notable and award winning female winemakers, including Pam Starr (Bridesmaid Winery and Crocker & Starr Wines), Heidi Barrett (Barrett & Barrett and La Sirena), Martha McClellan (Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Hamel Family Winery, Vineyard 7&8, Toymaker Cellars and Levy & McClellan), Mary Rocca (Rocca Family Vineyards) and Celia Welch (Corra Wines and Lindstrom Wines). The $25 per person ticket price includes small bites to be served during the wine tasting.
Following the Grand Tasting event, a unique opportunity to dine with some of the women winemakers during a four-course wine pairing dinner at the Michelin-starred La Toque restaurant is offered. Chef Ken Frank has created a menu of sumptuous courses paired with wines expressly for this event. The experience includes interaction with the female winemakers and four courses with wine pairings offered at $150 per seat, including tax and gratuity.
The Westin Verasa Napa’s Wine, Women and Wellness getaway weekend will also offer relaxing activities geared just for women. Guests can begin their days with a renewing walk or run with the property’s onsite Running Concierge, or take part in a morning yoga session led by Buddy Macha, a Lululemon instructor. Guests are invited to book in-room treatments with Gloria Curry Day Spa throughout their stay, and to close out the weekend on Sunday, Sophie Jaffe of Philosophie will be presenting a Superfoods Cleansing Smoothie Workshop showcasing ways to naturally recharge your body after a weekend of fun!
Built into the schedule is plenty of time to relax around the heated saltwater pool and hot tub or to explore and experience the offerings of local female winemakers throughout Napa Valley. Included in the room rate is the nightly Westin Unwind wine tasting reception held in the lobby, and a map will be provided listing the female winemakers’ respective tasting rooms to visit them in person.
The Westin Verasa Napa has partnered with the Bay Area Chapter of Dress for Success on a clothing drive for this year’s event. Dress for Success is a national charity which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Guests are encouraged to bring gently-used and clean suits, blouses and separates from within the last five years to be donated to the organization. A donation box will be displayed on-site at the hotel during Wine, Women and Wellness.
Room rates start at $159 per night for a Traditional King room during Wine, Women and Wellness. A la carte tickets to the activities taking place over the course of the three days are available for purchase here: https://winewomenwellness2015.eventbrite.com.
The Westin Verasa Napa is located at 1314 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559. For more information on the property, please visit http://www.westinnapa.com/ or call (707) 257-1800. For more details on Wine, Women and Wellness, please visit: http://www.westinnapa.com/girlsgetaway.