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Earthquake Relief

First and foremost, we are grateful to our friends, guests and associates who have contacted us and extended their support in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.2 Earthquake.  We are grateful to be in such a warm and generous community.

We extend our support towards the families and businesses that did lose so much during the Earthquake.  This unexpected natural disaster took us all by surprise and has left a permanent scar on the Napa Valley and its inhabitants.

Auberge is donating a one-night stay and four-course dinner for two in an effort to raise Earthquake Relief Funds for Napa locals that experienced significant damage to their homes. The live auction is being held at Quintessa next Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 4-7pm, all are welcome. Please come support this great cause!

Auberge will also be a collection site for the Napa Food Bank, they have been hit hard due to the earthquake and their shelves need replenishment. The collection barrel will be at Auberge from 9/5-9/15.

The Food Drive is called a 10-10-10-10 event, coordinated by Napa CanDo.

  • 10 items of non-perishable food
  • $10 value (or more)
  • Spread the word to 10 friends/neighbors
  • Do it all in 10 days

*CanDo is also trying to recruit Front Porch collection sites and more businesses to sign up!  Spread the Word and Visit their site to learn more. http://www.nvcando.org/




Uniting People to Protect the Planet, Auberge du Soleil supports the world’s largest environmental event in history between 8:30-9:30pm where hundreds of millions of people turn off lights for Earth Hour in observance of the effects of Climate Change.


Auberge du Soleil celebrates Earth Hour by replacing artificial light with candlelight in our Main House from 8:30-9:30pm.  Restaurant guests will dine by candlelight and in the Bistro & Bar we are offering an ‘Earth Happy Hour’ menu featuring local wines and seasonal selections.   An invitation, accompanied by a complimentary Auberge Spa scented candle and additional votives, will be placed in the maisons inviting guests to choose candlelight during Earth Hour.


For guests staying with us at Auberge du Soleil, we have a created a delightful Earth Hour massage which includes a couple of essential body care items to take home with you.


SOOTHE YOUR SOUL ‘Earth Hour’ IN-ROOM MASSAGE  | 60 mins (for 2 people, $882, for 1 person, $582)

In honor of Auberge Earth Hour from 8:30-9:30pm on March 29th, please enjoy a candlelit, signature treatment in your room. Your calming Earth Hour massage will use soothing and fluid movements to calm and relax you. Afterwards, your therapist will draw you a lavender & chamomile infused bath to help lull you to sleep. Along with your treatment, you will receive a gift, including a Marie Veronique “Pacific” night serum with retinol to regain that “youthful glow” and ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud, a unique conditioning treatment that leaves your scalp nourished and your hair soft and luxuriously smooth.


CATEGORIES: Events, Planet Auberge, Spa


Water is essential to life; all the more reason to cherish and protect it.  Auberge du Soleil has implemented extensive water conservation measures including;

  • Partnership with WHOLE WORLD Water.  WHOLE WORLD Water is a hospitality and tourism campaign addressing the fact that nearly 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water.  Auberge du Soleil donates 10% of our Vivreau water sales to the WHOLE WORLD water fund.  100% of the proceeds will be invested in clean and safe water initiatives worldwide.  We donated $1,770 to WWW in 2013, from April-Dec.  To get involved, or for more information on the campaign, visit http://wholeworldwater.co/


  • Daily monitoring and tracking of property water consumption


  • La Plage pool purified by a DEL OZONE trio-pure system


  • The installation of low flow bathroom fixtures, dual flush toilets and tap aerators are guest room standards


  • Re-usable water carafes provided for hotel guests at turndown


  • We invite our hotel guests to participate in our bed linen and towel exchange program to conserve water resources by laundering only upon request


If you have not yet had the opportunity to experience Watsu, a gentle form of body therapy in warm water, come stay with us and visit the Auberge Spa, be sure to inquire about our tranquil water treatment.


Experience a profoundly relaxing aquatic movement therapy that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and Shiatsu massage while being floated in the warm waters of our Infinity-Edge pool overlooking the Napa Valley.  Watsu uses the lightness of the body in water to free the spinal vertebrae, rotate joint articulations and elongate muscles. Your therapist will guide you through rhythmic, “dance-like” movements performed in harmony with breathing patterns to inspire the natural regeneration of the body and mind.

*limited space available

**bathing suit required


CATEGORIES: Events, General, Planet Auberge

Arts in April at Auberge du Soleil

Art Conversations: Sculptors Lilsa Demetrios and Matt Gill

Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Rd
Rutherford, CA 94573
04/19/2014 at 11am

Visit Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford on April 19 at 11:00 am for an Art Conversation with Sculptors Lilsa Demetrios and Matt Gill. These two sculptors from different backgrounds discuss how they take their concepts to craft. This is a complimentary event.

Llisa Demetrios, a Sonoma-based sculptor, has employed modern welding techniques in the making of her large and small scale works in bronze for more than twenty years. A graduate of Yale University, Demetrios hails from a family of gifted artists–her grandparents were renowned mid-century designers Charles and Ray Eames, and her mother is sculptor Lucia Eames, with whom she shares a studio.

Matt Gil’s metal sculptures, while highly technical and refined with his use of negative space, can also communicate great humor through a bold use of color and form. Born and educated in California, Gil says of his process: “The more I visualize the mood or the feeling of a particular piece, as well as the process of constructing a new piece, the easier it is to build it.  Sometimes it feels like the pieces build themselves…”


CATEGORIES: Events, General

Auberge du Soleil features Peaceful Immersion Yoga Series


A Week of Wellness

May 2014

Auberge du Soleil features Peaceful Immersion Yoga Series


Our Peaceful Immersion Yoga Series invites guests to experience a deeper kind of wellness and learn effective practices to rejuvenate physically, mentally and emotionally. This guided healing journey includes intelligent movement to release old tension patterns and realign your body for freedom. Simple methods of meditation based on breath, sound and sensory awareness will restore your birthright of inner harmony. Participants who wish to take these practices home are encouraged to bring a journal.


Please join Elizabeth for one or all of the following complimentary class offerings.


Wednesday May 7

9-10:30am                    Yoga: Celebrating through Movement

4-5:30pm                      Yoga: Youthful Spine/Peaceful Mind

Thursday May 8

9-10:30am                   Yoga: Strong Core/ Open Heart

4-5:30pm                     Yoga: Free Your Hips & Shoulders

Friday May 9

9-10:30am                 Yoga: Moving towards Balance

4-5:30pm                  Yoga: The Restorative Practices

Saturday May 10

9 – 10:30am           Yoga: Inversions/A New Way of Seeing

4 – 5:50pm                  Awaken the Senses:  Meditative Garden Walk

& Wine Tasting

Sunday May 11

9-10:30am                  Yoga: An Energetic Tune-Up

4-5:30pm                   Yoga: Exploring the Chakras


About Elizabeth Denison Elizabeth shares a rich and fresh approach to Wellness that is grounded in over 40 years of study in the fields of yoga, therapeutic bodywork for and psychology. Elizabeth holds advanced certifications from Yoga Alliance, California Massage Therapy Council and American Polarity Therapy Association, as well as a counseling focused BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.


Space is limited.  Please contact the spa at x159 to reserve a spot.


CATEGORIES: Events, General, Spa

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