The Winning List: Napa Valley

Posted by Rebecca Ruddle - October 31, 2014

The Winning List: Napa Valley

Napa Valley

A corporate retreat is a really great opportunity to get away from the familiar surroundings of the office and to reconnect with colleagues somewhere out of the ordinary. One of our favorite places for a change of scene is Napa Valley, California. This Winning List is all about the places in Napa that we love to send our clients for a really special experience.

Food and wine are what everyone automatically thinks about when the word, “Napa” comes up. I have done several trips to Napa Valley for clients and you cannot go to Napa Valley without going to The French Laundry, Chef Thomas Keller’s signature restaurant. It is the most incredible dining experience and the food is art. We’ve had the pleasure of organizing many corporate events with Chef Keller, taking over the entire restaurant for 50 people, dining in private rooms or taking over sections of the restaurant. His other restaurants are also a definite must do when in Napa; Bouchon Restaurant, Bouchon Bakery and his home-style restaurant, Ad Hoc.

What is a trip to the Napa Valley without a private wine tasting? We have great relationships with some of the most fabulous wineries in the region; Napa Valley Wine Reserve, Harlan Estates, Cliff Lede and Araujo Estates to name some of our favorites.

Many of our clients enjoy a round of golf or two to talk shop and relax. Two of our Winning List Napa Valley resort picks have gorgeous golf courses as well as luxurious accomodations. The newly renovated Silverado Resort and Spa recently hosted the first PGA event of the 2015 season, the Fry.com Open. Between rounds of golf, you can also enjoy some time being pampered in the spa. Meadowood, is owned by vintners so you already know the wine is going to be good! The setting is just stunning, the restaurant is one of the best in the country with 3 Michelin stars and you can also enjoy tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa and wine experiences while there. They have some gorgeous rooms there set up specifically for corporate meetings so some work can get done too!

Does the Napa Valley experience sound perfect for your next corporate event, retreat or conference? Reach out to us at Heller Productions and let us take care of all the details that will make your Napa experience unforgettable.