Imagine a winery and tasting room just steps away from your hotel villa... Introducing Elusa Winery, residing on the property of the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Calistoga and a Thomas Rivers Brown winery.
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of tasting at Elusa Winery which is now open to the public and you can make a reservation by visiting their website! (I will provide a link below to book your reservation if interested). Pro tip: you don't need to stay at the Four Seasons to visit!
We took a tour of the brand-new, state-of-the-art production facility and tasted through current releases including a Cabernet Franc that will leave your mouth watering from start to finish.
There's no surprise that this one was my favorite from our tasting and had to leave with a bottle to bring home with me. Each tasting includes a cheese pairing and charcuterie to enjoy alongside these big and structured wines that also carry an elegant tasting profile throughout the palate.
Each wine comes from the Calistoga AVA and is a beautiful representation of this warmer climate area in Napa Valley. Lucious, acidic, and for lack of better words: damn good.
If you like big cabs from Napa Valley, and are a sucker for a good cheese plate, come here. In order to purchase these wines you must be a club member or visit the winery to purchase. Make a reservation here. Feel free to let them know I sent you!
Price Point: The Exploration of Elusa tasting starts at $100. Includes: 5 wines and a cheese plate. Their Petite Sirah was another favorite.
Location: Calistoga, CA.
Category: Adults Playground – offering a large enough space to enjoy your wine endeavors and has access to food.
Winery Experience Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars