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Judgment of Paris Dinner with Chateau Montelena at Auberge du Soleil

On Friday, March 11 Auberge du Soleil hosted a fabulous event with Chateau Montelena Winery, honoring the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris.  In attendance was Proprietor, Judy Barrett, President, Bo Barrett, along with his wife Heidi Barrett and Winemaker, Matt Crafton.  This exclusive, 70-seat, sold out dinner was the perfect way to toast the 1976 ‘Judgment of Paris’ that catapulted Napa Valley wines onto the worldwide stage.

Executive Chef Robert Curry created a signature five-course menu paired with a selection of the winery’s award-winning white and red varietals.  The rich cuisine included;  Maine Lobster Salad, Cilantro, Coconut, Mango, Curry;  Sautéed Day Boat Scallop, Roasted Cauliflower, Currants, Prosciutto;  Liberty Farms Duck, Potato Gnocchi, Grilled Radicchio, Pickled Kumquats and Whole Roasted Filet Mignon, Wild Mushrooms, Potato Croquettes, Béarnaise.

Auberge du Soleil’s Wine Director, Kris Margerum, was on hand to commence the evening and introduce Judy and Bo Barrett.  Guest of honor, Bo Barrett, brought everyone ‘back in time’ to 1976 showcasing the winery’s famed wines and stories surrounding this historic event.   Chateau Montelena brought magnums of  their 2008 & 2013 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay to taste the vintages side by side.   As well as 2007 & 2013 Chateau Montelena  Zinfandel and 2001 & 2010 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to pair with the main course.

Auberge’s Executive Pastry Chef, Paul Lemieux, served a Agrumato Chiffon Cake for dessert.  This paired wonderfully with Chateau Montelena’s 2005 “Late Harvest” Sauvignon Blanc.   There were many birthdays, anniversaries and even a set of newlyweds celebrating with us.  This made the dessert course that evening extra sweet.

It was an honor to host Chateau Montelena and be a part of their anniversary.   A huge thank you to all of our guests in attendance that evening for joining us on this journey.

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Photo credit:  Adeline & Grace Photography 

CATEGORIES: Events, General, Restaurant, Wine

Meet the Artist, Matt Gil at Auberge du Soleil

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Auberge du Soleil proudly presents ‘Meet the Artist, Matt Gil’ during Arts in April. Join artist Matt Gil for a private tour of his work featured in the Auberge du Soleil Sculpture Garden.  Friday, April 08, 3:30-5:00pm.

Grab a friend and meet fellow art enthusiasts at Auberge du Soleil for an afternoon of art and wine. Join artist Mat Gil for a discussion of how his sculptures are created and the inspiration behind his artwork. Guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while strolling the ÆRENA Napa Valley Sculpture Garden, on the grounds of Auberge du Soleil, to see Matt Gil’s creations. This is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes. The tour will end with a tasting of Blackbird Vineyards wines in the Courtyard.

Complimentary tickets are now available online:


CATEGORIES: Events, General

Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale Napa-Style Dinner

Auberge du Soleil’s Executive Chefs, Robert Curry and Paul Lemieux spent the weekend in sunny South Florida for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival.   Also in attendance was Auberge du Soleil’s Wine Director and Sommelier, Kris Margerum.  Chef Curry and Chef Lemieux prepared a four-course dinner, to the sold out event, as part of the inaugural “Taste Fort Lauderdale” series.

Auberge Resorts was a festival sponsor, joining other real estate-related sponsors that included Compass, Casa Tua, Faena Hotel, the Miami Design District, and premier sponsor Property Markets Group.

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Photography courtesy of:  Sonja Garnitschnig

CATEGORIES: Auberge Resorts, Events, General, Restaurant


PRESS RELEASE:  Iconic Luxury Property Remains Napa Valley’s Only Five-Star Hotel Honored for Virtually Flawless Service and Accommodations

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Auberge Resorts Collection’s flagship property, has once again been honored with Forbes Travel Guide’s highest rating – Five Stars – in the Guide’s 2016 star ratings, which were announced today. With the announcement, Auberge du Soleil remains the only Five Star-rated hotel in Napa Valley.  Auberge du Soleil is showcased among all of the 2016 Forbes Star recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Forbes Travel Guide’s Five Star rating recognizes hotels that provide a memorable experience through virtually flawless service and the finest of amenities. Hotel staff are intuitive, engaging and passionate, and eagerly go beyond expectations. Five Star-rated hotels are designed with guest comfort in mind, with particular attention paid to craftsmanship and quality of product.  Auberge du Soleil is one of only 17 Five Star hotels in California, and 74 in the United States.  In addition, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, and the Auberge Spa, at the hotel, both retained Forbes Four-Star ratings in the 2016 Guide.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by the Forbes Travel Guide and to receive this world-renown award for a third consecutive year,” said George Goeggel, Managing Partner, at Auberge du Soleil. “This prestigious tribute is a direct result of the commitment of our valued team, who work together every day to enthusiastically create inspiring, unforgettable moments for our guests.”

Auberge du Soleil has become synonymous with the quintessential wine country experience for hotel guests and dining patrons. From the moment guests arrive, the hotel exudes excellence, from its spacious, masterfully designed accommodations; to its Michelin-starred Restaurant under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Curry; to its extensive award-winning international wine collection; to its acclaimed Auberge Spa – all nestled on a hillside showcasing spectacular views of the acclaimed Napa Valley vineyards below, visible from nearly every angle of the property.

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit


About Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of  hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing  consumers the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes  Travel Guide, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.

ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star

Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the sole online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.

About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen,

Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.;

Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.



Rachel Farnham

Murphy O’Brien
Public Relations



CATEGORIES: Auberge Resorts, General


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Five ​Auberge  Resorts Ranked Among Top the Luxury Hotels in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean

 MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (January 29​, 2016) – Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that five iconic resorts have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2016 awards list. Auberge du Soleil andCalistoga Ranch in Napa Valley join Hotel Jerome in Aspen and Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas as Gold Badge winners representing the top 10 percent of all ranked luxury hotels in the U.S. and Mexico. Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort in Anguilla, was recognized as a Silver Badge winner within its Caribbean market. This annual awards program from U.S. News & World Report, nationally acclaimed publisher of consumer news and information, ranks the best hotels in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean based on criteria including industry accolades, hotel class ratings, travel expert and guest reviews. The 2016 rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com/.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by such a respected consumer news resource as U.S. News & World Report,” said Craig Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “With five of our market-leading resorts representing the top luxury hotels in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, we look forward to continuing to provide our guests exceptional experiences, world-class amenities and service for for years to come.”


Best Hotels of 2016 Rankings

  • Auberge du Soleil (Napa Valley, Calif.) – #2 Best Hotel in California and #10 Best Hotel in the U.S.
  • Calistoga Ranch (Napa Valley, Calif.) – #4 Best Hotel in California and #20 Best Hotel in the U.S.
  • Hotel Jerome (Aspen, Colo.) – #7 Best Hotel in Colorado and #147 Best Hotel in the U.S.
  • Esperanza (Cabo San Lucas) – #3 Best Baja California Hotel and  #6 Best Hotel in Mexico
  • Malliouhana (Anguilla) – #2 Best Anguilla Hotel and #34 Best Hotel in Caribbean

The “Best Hotels of 2016” rankings feature over 2,500 hotels across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, with the top 10 percent in each of these four destinations earning Gold badges as the best hotels in the U.S., Mexico, Canada or Caribbean. In addition, the top 30 percent of ranked luxury hotels in specific markets earn Silver badges.


For more information about the Best Hotels of 2016 awards, please visit http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels.

CATEGORIES: Auberge Resorts, General

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