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Real-Time Retreats

Wine Down Wednesday 2.0

Bardessono and Hotel Yountville, Napa Valley

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This week we are ‘traveling’ (virtually) to idyllic Napa Valley and the rolling, verdant hills of surrounding Yountville for a taste of Bardessono and Hotel Yountville! Our friends at Remington Hotels will walk us through these two lovely properties as we sip and enjoy during this happiest of hours.

Real-Time Retreats - Bardessono and Hotel Yountville, Napa Valley

We’re doing something different this week, lovelies, so no need to dip into your costume closet or order outfits from Amazon! This week, we want you to tell us about your favorite wine; share your tastes, tips and trials when it comes to your favorite vino. What’s your crowd pleaser? What’s your go-to for celebrations? Is organic wine your thing? And how about those ’Instagrammable’ charcuterie boards? How do you serve up a soirée? We’ll allow you to share your screen and tell your story in complete fashion! Kelly McAlister with Maui Jim will be the judge and jury for this week’s theme of ‘Wine, a lot!’

And remember, the first five at 3:55 to log into the call (no earlier than 3:55pm) will win a special gift.

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Hannah Freda, Area Group Sales Manager at Bardessono and Hotel Yountville

Hannah Freda

Area Group Sales Manager at Bardessono and Hotel Yountville

6526 Yount St.
Yountville, CA 94599
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Bardessono exterior


Bardessono is a bold idea all its own in Napa Valley. In 2009, they set out to create a hotel and spa experience unlike any other, one that soothes and impresses, calms and renews. And so, you’ll find there the richest greens, the softest tones, the quietest sounds, the purist tastes and a subtle fragrance. You may even come to find an enhanced knowing of yourself, bring clarity to your life, walking their thoughtfully groomed gardens and being in the natural surroundings of Bardessono.


Nestled in the heart of Yountville, California, they offer a mindful approach to living the good life. “Deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy, and graciousness, is the Bardessono model. It’s genuine hospitality, borne of the enduring expressions of land and family, that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead in Napa County.

Bardessono pool


Find your quiet – your place of rest – where comfort and convenience come together in an understated elegance. Surround yourself with natural tones and earthy elements in the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country. Sustainable design includes light-filled spaces, custom furnishings, organic cotton bed linens, and hand-crafted bath products. Each suite is pet-friendly & adorned with commissioned art photography. Their Spa Butler is always ready to prepare your space with candle light and music for your in-room massage.

For those seeking the ultimate in exclusivity, The Maple Grove Villas provide an exquisite escape filled with elite experiences. These stately accommodations, each one featuring private cocktail pool, docent service and awe-inspiring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, are available as three standalone Villas or one three-bedroom retreat.

Bardessono outdoor tub


Living Bardessono means doing the things you love. Here you connect with like-minds, passionate about art, culture, and possibilities. Easily walk to wineries, bike along vineyards, shop the marketplace, celebrate the festivals, and taste life.

Bardessono event


Bardessono - proud to be California’s first and only LEED platinum certified hotel

Bardessono vineyard



Wine of your choice, red, white, sparkling or straight out of the box.


  • 1. Turn on some enjoyable music - we like this groove from Ibiza called Chillout Lounge.
  • 2. Call the neighbors and ask them to invite your kids over for dinner. You’ll reciprocate next week. (Or not.)
  • 3. Slippers and yoga pants are great wine-drinking apparel.
  • 4. Get as chilled as that Sauvignon Blanc waiting in your fridge. Pop open that bottle and smile.
AM coffee, PM wine
It's funny how 8 glasses of water a day seems impossible, but 8 glasses of wine can be done in one meal.
Hotel Yountville pool area

Hotel Yountville

Rooted in Yountville history, Hotel Yountville welcomes guests to experience a luxury spa resort inspired by a quintessential wine country home and anchored by a Heritage Valley Oak. Hotel Yountville beckons guests with buildings constructed of stacked Napa river rocks, heavy timber beams and copper accents. With charming service and genuine comfort, Hotel Yountville creates the perfect escape for the adventurous traveler and wine country lovers.


Welcome to Wine Country, where Michelin-starred chefs meet award-winning wineries. From cooking classes and balloon rides to hiking and shopping, at Hotel Yountville, you’re at the center of Napa Valley’s most sought-after activities and entertainment.

Hotel Yountville hot tub


Drawing inspiration from the sea and sky, all 446 resort guestrooms and suites have undertaken a dramatic visual and functional transformation catering to the needs of the modern traveler while capturing the vibrant and colorful characteristics of the destination. Artful details inspired by the island’s heritage accent newly designed guest baths – complete with dual vanities, enlarged showers and suites with free-standing bathtubs – while redesigned living areas provide more space for guests to relax in the newfound comfort of coastal luxury.

Hotel Yountville room


Hotel Yountville bathroom

Some virtual backgrounds for you to use on our Zoom call, provided by Remington Hotels - Hotel Yountville and Bardessono

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim Corporate Gifts

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim

Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim will be with us on the calls each week as judge and jury to see which planner really goes all-in with the theme. So engage, be creative, and have fun... and you may be the winner!

She’ll be doing some gifting that will surely lift your shelter-in-place spirits!

Maui Jim

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