The state of California sure knows how to celebrate, with the entire month of September dedicated to wine. You might think that the easiest way to play along is to get a bottle of California Zinfandel from the local market, but with sweet wine month deals at hotels across the state, it’s just as easy to book a weekend away.
In honor of California Wine Month, the California Travel and Tourism Commission has put together more than 80 accommodation packages where you can get away and enjoy the fruits of the harvest season. Here are some highlights:
In Northern California, the Kenwood Inn and Spa offers a “VIP Food and Wine Tour in the Valley of the Moon.” Starting at $1,040, the package includes: a two-night stay, a bottle of HKG Pinot Noir 2008 Russian River Valley Estate, wine country chocolates and wine opener, a food and wine pairing at Mayo Family Winery’s Reserve Room, a wine tasting at Chateau St. Jean and a flight of five wines in the Deerfield Ranch Winery wine cave. To book, call Kenwood Inn and Spa at 800-353-6966 and use booking code: VIPHotelCalifornia.
In Napa, the River Terrace Inn has a “Grgich’s Bottle Shock Package.” Starting at $195 per night, the package includes: a Village or River guest room, full breakfast buffet, a bottle of Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay, complimentary wine tasting at Grgich Hills Estate and a DVD of “Bottle Shock.” To book, call 888-236-2427 and use booking code: CTTC.
In Laguna Beach, La Casa Del Camino has a “Sip, Sand and Save Package.” Starting at $269 per night, the package includes: a suite from the renowned Casa Surf Project and a wine-themed dinner for two featuring California wines paired with entrees at the hotel’s K’ya Bistro. To book, call 949-497-2446 and use rate code: CA Wine.
Those are only a few of the great deals, so find your favorite and pack your bags!
Photo courtesy of the Kenwood Inn and Spa
More California wine-related information:
Golfer’s Delight at Saddle Creek Resort
Create Your Own Flight at California Wine Merchant