Sipping and mingling on a sunny Calistoga afternoon
Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley and the Calistoga Wine Growers Association were the perfect pairing for the Calistoga Wine and Culinary Experience on Saturday, March 26, 2022. At this true celebration of the Calistoga AVA, over 200 guests enjoyed fine wines from 37 local wineries. A combination of legendary and newer boutique producers poured their wines. The wineries included La Sirena Winery by inimitable winemaker Heidi Barrett Larkmead Vineyards; Chateau Montelena; Kenefick Ranch; and the new Elusa Winery which shares a property with the resort.
Guests were fed well with delectable cuisine from notable Calistoga restaurants. Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley’s executive resort chef, Shaun Acosta, served the cracker-thin Living Room Pizza from TRUSS Restaurant + Bar, with smoked mozzarella, sausage, and nardello peppers, as well as the beloved onion dip with house-made potato chips. He also served fresh-made tuna tlayuda on behalf of CAMPO, the resort’s Cal-Mexican poolside eatery. Other bites included lobster mac-and-cheese arancini from Calistoga Inn Restaurant, blinis with caviar and crème fraîche from Evangeline, and short ribs with risotto from Amaro Italian Kitchen.
The event took place at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley’s stunning lakeside lawn and adjacent farmhouse-chic Calistoga Ballroom venue, overlooking the lake and views of the Mayacamas Mountains.