Head to Austin for the weekend to spend the night in casual elegance at the Carpenter Hotel near Zilker Park, and settle in for a delicious dinner at their restaurant, Carpenter's Hall. Then take a drive down to the beautiful William Chris Vineyard in Hye, TX and enjoy an al fresco wine tasting for four featuring a current release and five library selections of estate-grown wines. This experience also includes local cheese pairings.
Each participant must be at least 21 years of age to redeem. Reservations required. Expires 10/31/2020.
$200 towards accommodations at Carpenter Hotel, $75 to restaurant, Carpenters Hall
Treat yourself and three guests to some of the very best that Napa has to offer!
- Accommodations at the Robert Sinskey Vineyards Guest House for 3 nights (4 guests), and Chef's Table for 4 at the winery.
- Magnum of 2012 Colgin "IX Estate"
- Private Colgin Cellars winery tour and tasting followed by lunch with library wines from the cellar for 4 people.
- Magnum Bryant Estate "Bettina"
- Private Bryant Estate winery tour and tasting followed by lunch at Bryant Estate for 4 people. Reserved spot on allocation list.
- Private Clos du Val Tour and Tasting for 4 people.
- Private Tour and Tasting at Miner Family Winery
- Dinner for 4 people at the restaurant at Farmstead by Long Meadow Ranch. Includes food and drink up to $250.00.
Airfare & Transportation Not Included.
Private Tour and Tasting for 4 at Hirsch Vineyards in Sonoma and $2500 Gift Certificate to Zadok Master Jewelers
An exclusive seated tasting for up to four guests at the Hirsch Tasting Room in Healdsburg. Hirsch is the oldest pinot noir vineyard on the True Sonoma Coast. This tasting gives you exclusive access to wines from one of the most storied vineyards in California. Hosted by one of their knowledgeable wine educators this is a private tasting featuring Hirsch Vineyard's limited production, Estate and Reserve wines, accompanied by nibbles from local purveyors.
Before you jet off, shop for your Sonoma bling with a Gift Certificate for $2500 from our friends at Zadok Master Jewelers.
Advance scheduling required for a mutually agreeable time at Hirsch Vineyards. Airfare not included.
4 night stay in a pool villa at the Four Seasons Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietnam
Stay in the lap of luxury in this one bedroom, 2700 sq foot pool villa at The Nam Hai, located directly on the ocean, steps from the sea. The design pays homage to authentic Central Vietnamese garden homes (or "nha vuon"), with large timber frames, decorative panels inside that rise to a pitched roof lined with flat tiles, and a multi-functional central sleeping platform with gossamer nets that create a lantern-like effect.
Airfare not included.
Travel to Burgundy with our very own Southern Smoke honoree and rockstar sommelier Antonio Gianola and Bertrand Leulliette, courtesy of Bertrand's Wines!
Spend 6 days and 5 nights at Bertrand Leulliette's private 3 bedroom/3 bath house located in Beaune, France. Winery visits will be arranged with incredible Burgundy producers, many of whom do not accept appointments for people outside of the wine business!
Possible winery visits include:
- Domaine Anne Gros (Vosne-Romanee)
- Maison Ambroise (Nuits-St-Georges)
- Domaine Bouley (Volnay)
- Maison Buisson (St Romain)
- Domaine Marc Morey (Chassagne-Montrachet)
- Domaine Mouton (Givry)
- Domaine Parigot (Pommard)
- Domaine Rossignol-Fevre (Volnay)
Your group will also have the privilege of spending a day with Jeanne-Marie de Champs of Domaines & Saveurs Collection! Jeanne-Marie will share her incredible wealth of knowledge on the area and you will visit one or more of the properties she represents, then finish the day with dinner in her home. This is an incredible inside access trip for the Burgundy lover!
Possible winery visits include:
- Domaine Meo-Camuzet (Vosne-Romanee)
- Château de la Maltroye (Chassagne- Montrachet)
- Domaine Parent (Pommard)
- Maison Louis Picamelot (Crémant de Bourgogne)
Exclusions: 4 person maximum. Excludes airfare, ground transportation & meals.
Blackout Dates: July-September. Trip requires 90 day advance notice of intended dates of travel.
Bonus: Should you decide to extend your trip beyond Burgundy, Matthew Pridgen will arrange winery tours for you in other wine regions of France.
Gift Certificate to Hotel Emma and Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery in San Antonio + One Night Stay at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX.
Head west to San Antonio for a luxurious stay at the historic Hotel Emma and enjoy a gourmet dinner at the Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery with $100 gift card. Then continue down I-10 toward Marathon and settle in for a one night stay at the the Historic Gage Hotel, which features 27 acres of beauty that can only be claimed by the West Texas Mountain Region.