Head west to California for some rockin’, road-trippin’ and wine sippin’ with Blakesley & Cyril Chappellet! Two couples will spend a California dreamin’ vacation in Napa Valley for three days of rockin’ as VIPs at “Live in the Vineyard” in November 2020. Then drivin’ down the highway to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur behind the wheel of a Bentley. The Chappellets will be also be fillin’ your cellar so you can do some reminiscin’ about the 20 years of the Naples Winter Wine Festival while sippin’ through Large Formats representin’ the 20-year history of their renowned Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.
Starting in Napa Valley, you’ll experience “Live in the Vineyard,” an exclusive, up-close-and-personal event providing unparalleled access to headlining musical artists in stripped down, acoustic performances at winery locations and small theaters. You’ll be jammin’ to the tunes of past participating artists like Train, Kelsea Ballerini, Adam Lambert, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Alanis Morrissette, Jason Mraz, Lenny Kravitz and Maren Morris.
While in Napa, you’ll spend three nights at the fabulous Hotel Villagio in the heart of Yountville. Set on 22 acres, the property was renovated in 2018 to create pampered guest sanctuaries each with a wood-burning fireplace to take out the November chill. The Chappellets will welcome you to their Pritchard Hill estate for lunch and share dinners with you at some of their favorite Napa Valley eateries before or after the concerts. No drinking and driving for you while in Napa, as you will be chauffeured from the Villagio to concert to meal to concert to bed by Bentley Motors.
Once you’ve had your fill of rocking in wine country, you’ll hop in your Bentley and head down the coast to Carmel-by-the-Sea for a night at Relais & Château L’Auberge Carmel with dinner at their Michelin-starred restaurant Aubergine. This romantic hotel is ideally located in the heart of the village and is just a short, pleasant walk away from the famous Carmel Beach.
Then it’s time for some relaxing and marveling at the sun-setting glory in Big Sur. It’s just a short drive down a stunningly rugged stretch of Highway 1 to Ventana Big Sur. This iconic retreat, set on 160 acres, has been reimagined to reflect its majestic setting. Take in the dramatic scenery, walk among the old-growth redwoods, enjoy dinner with the Chappellets at The Sur House when overnighting at this stunning Five-star resort overlooking the Pacific.
Blakesley & Cyril will also be filling each couple’s cellar with five Large Format bottles from five vintages, spanning the 20-year history of their highly-rated Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, including two 6 Liter bottles of The Wine Advocate 100-point rated 2012 vintage. Chappellet’s Cabernets have been the benchmark for Mountain Cabernet from Napa Valley for five decades with the Pritchard Hill Cabernet representing the pinnacle. First bottled in 1997, the Chappellets will release the 20th vintage of this highly rated wine in 2020, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Naples Winter Wine Festival.
If you want to be rockin’ in Napa Valley, drivin’ down Highway 1 and sippin’ some extraordinary mountain Cabernet with the Chappellets, you better be raisin’ your paddle!
Trip dates are confirmed for Thursday, November 5–Tuesday, November 10, 2020, to coincide with the 2020 “Live in the Vineyard” concert. Airfare to California is not included. Airport transfers to Napa Valley and from Big Sur are included. The Bentley vehicles will have drivers available while in Napa, but the winning bidders will drive themselves to Carmel and Big Sur.
Blakesley & Cyril Chappellet of Chappellet Vineyards, Live in the Vineyard, Hotel Villagio, L’Auberge Carmel, Ventana Big Sur, a Luxury Alila Resort and Bentley Motors