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A Trip to Napa Valley | January 20-22, 2023

A Trip to Napa Valley | January 20-22, 2023

Regular price $4,895.00 USD
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It's time to visit the Napa Valley.
We take small groups on exclusive appointments.
Itinerary (all winery visits are proposed - but trip is not based on anyone appointment and all appointments may change in order to best accommodate the wineries and to optimize our experience).  After years of visiting - we have selected a few returns appointments but most of these visits are unique - and will be our first visit - based on recommendations of others and great reviews.

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Commitment Levels:
(a)  Maybe; I want to be on the interest list only (Click Here to Join Our Interest List) (b)  YES; I want to pay a deposit of $1000/per person and agree to the terms and conditions - refunds only when your deposit is repurchased by another or I may gift/sell my spot to friends/family (c)  YES; I will also want an additional night Saturday and/or Wednesday Night - please contact me.

Early Bird Ticket Prices (Prices Increase After November 26th)
Solo Traveler $4,895
Couples or 2/Room  $8,795
*Room upgrades are additional if available.


Trip Includes
- All transport for our scheduled appointments
- All scheduled appointments
- Accommodation: Napa River Inn
- All scheduled appointments
- All lunches
- Saturday dinner is included (with wine pairing)
- Friday dinner not included
- Air not included
- Transport to/from airport not included but we will offer tips on getting from point a to b

Napa Valley Itinerary for January 2023

Friday, January 20th
- An special tour, tasting and lunch with Julie Johnson at Tres Sabores
- Arrow and Branch - Special VIP tasting
- An intimate tour and tasting with Linda Neal of Tierra Roja
- Leisure time
- Dinner at Mustards Napa Valley

Saturday, January 21st
- Exclusive visit with Aaron Pott
- Picnic lunch with Aaron
- Unwritten Wines
- Acumen Wines
- Leisure time
- Dinner Ad Hoc Dinner

Sunday, January 22nd
- A tasting of Russell Bevon's latest Wines at Elyse and Addax
- Lunch at your leisure
- Tour and tasting at Palmaz
- Trip concludes
- Dinner at leisure OR consider the VIP

Modifications: We sometimes modify the final itinerary. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a fabulous time, and sometimes that might mean tweaking the schedule even after your arrival. Due to issues surrounding the pandemic, weather, etc., certain activities or components of your tour may be adjusted as required. If any activity is modified, another unique experience will be provided as a substitution.

NOTE: Accommodation, activities, meals, etc. subject to change without notice

How it works:

-Make deposit before November 25th
-Receive travel packet 
-Return travel packet 
-Secure airport information
-Communicate flight information and transport options
-Meet us in the Napa Valley.
*Appointment times and wineries are 100% tentative - Trip is not based on any one appointment. 

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About Ian Blackburn

Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and then at 24 for Joachim Splichal in Los Angeles’ top dining rooms. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life, and his passion redirected his career from restaurants and hotels to vineyards and education. In 1995 was born, becoming the first website dedicated to wine education.

With over 25-years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 vintages of top level winemaking on his resume at Beekeeper Cellars, and is considered one of the region's best wine educators. Ian’s push to evolve and his ability to pivot has produced a strata of new concepts such as, (virtual education), (the family’s online wine store), and now the return of in-person gatherings with - using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues.

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