To enrich your wine-country getaway at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, explore a world-class vineyard and Elusa Winery, just steps from your villa. No other wine-country resort integrates the grape-to-glass experience so thoroughly into your stay.
- An Organic Vineyard
Protected by the Palisades mountains and oak-covered hills, the 4.7-acre (1.9-hectare) vineyard is one of the finest properties in Napa Valley. This fully operational, organically hand-farmed vineyard celebrates the unique terroir of the Calistoga American Viticultural Area (AVA).
- SIGNATURE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
With the warmest microclimate in Napa Valley, the Calistoga AVA is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Our winemaker and his team of viticulture experts have designed and replanted the vineyard to intensify the flavour of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Meet the Winemaker
Thomas Rivers Brown
The vineyard and Elusa Winery are in partnership with Calistoga resident and world-class winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Thomas began his California winemaking career in 1997. As a minimal interventionist, he creates wines that showcase the vineyard. Renowned wine critic Robert Parker Jr. has awarded him 23 perfect 100-point scores on his Cabernet Sauvignon projects over the past decade. In 2010, Thomas was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Food & Wine magazine.
- Hands-on Winemaking
You’ll be invited to explore the winemaking process, from harvesting the grapes to sorting and selecting the optimal fruit to blending and ageing the wine. Enjoy a front-row seat as the winemaking team members execute their craft to the highest standards.
- Tasting Sessions
Listen as passionate wine educators describe Calistoga’s unique terroir. In guided tastings, you’ll learn the subtle yet distinct differences between floral and woody, balanced and rounded, fruit-driven and terroir-driven wines.