By Teresa Rodriguez
Westin Verasa Napa is hosting the third annual Wine, Women and Wellness event March 6–8, 2015. Wine, Women and Wellness is an epic culinary, viticulture and health-inspired weekend getaway created expressly for us fabulous fems, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, which is celebrated March 8.
The festivities kick off Friday, March 6, when the Westin Verasa Napa hosts a Grand Wine Tasting Event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Solara Courtyard. Girlfriends will have an opportunity to sample 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.
Wine Pairing Dinner
After the Grand Wine Tasting Event, enjoy a unique opportunity to dine with some of the winemakers during a four-course wine pairing dinner at the Michelin-starred La Toque restaurant. Chef Ken Frank has created a menu of sumptuous courses paired with wines expressly chosen for this event. The experience includes interaction with the female winemakers and four courses with wine pairings offered at $150 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Make it a Weekend
The Wine, Women and Wellness getaway weekend will also offer relaxing activities designed with women in mind. Ladies can begin their day with a renewing walk or run with the Westin Verasa Napa’s onsite running concierge, or take part in a morning yoga session led by Buddy Macha, a lululemon instructor. Girlfriends 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 possible over-indulgence.
Westin Verasa Napa, 1314 McKinstry St., Napa; visit westinnapa.com or phone 707-257-1800 for details.