Enrich your Napa Valley stay at our vineyard Resort by exploring Elusa Winery, just steps from your villa. As the only Forbes Five-Star Resort in Napa Valley with an on-site working winery, no other winery lodging offers such a thorough integration of the grape-to-glass experience into your stay.

Winery Resort Highlights

Meet the Winemakers

A man in a plaid shirt standing in front of wine barrels.

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.
A man in a denim jacket holding a glass of wine.

Jonathan Walden

As winemaker at Elusa Winery, Jonathan Walden blends his artistic understanding of oenology with his deep-seated connection to nature to create complex and precise wines that respect Calistoga’s distinctive terroir. Jonathan is a rising star in the winemaking world and joins Elusa to bring famed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown’s vision to life. Prior to joining Elusa Winery, Walden served as assistant winemaker at Melka Wines overseeing operations at Melka Estates. Walden’s winemaking career took off when he joined O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery in 2012 under veteran winemaker Sean Capiaux. In 2016, Walden seized the opportunity to become assistant winemaker at Tuck Beckstoffer Estate, launching the St. Helena brand.

Winery Experiences

  • Single family home in wine country, rows of grape vines, mountain views

    Only Resort in Napa Valley with a Michelin-starred restaurant and an on-site winery

  • An exterior of a large building surrounded by trees and a large hill or mountain.

    Exterior of our Resort

  • A wood building behind trees and surrounded by plants.

    Exterior of Elusa Winery

  • A large room with many seats and an eclectic style.

    Welcome to our tasting room

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