Solage Calistoga and Calistoga Wine Growers to Host First Annual Calistoga Food and Wine Event April 11, 2014

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Inaugural Event Features an Authentic Taste of Upper Napa Valley with 30 Premiere Calistoga Wineries and Michelin Star Cuisine from Solbar Chef Brandon Sharp

Solage Calistoga Napa Valley, CA

"We are thrilled to launch this festive experience for food and wine lovers at Solage Calistoga,” says Richard Hill, general manager of Solage Calistoga, an Auberge Resort.

Solage Calistoga, with the Calistoga Winegrowers, today announces the first annual Calistoga Food and Wine, an exclusive tasting event led by Solbar’s Michelin-Starred Executive Chef, Brandon Sharp. The program’s “Grand Tasting,” held Friday, April 11, 2014, at Solage Calistoga, will feature live music from the Tipsy Gypsy Quartet and samplings from 30 premiere Calistoga wineries paired with bites and small plates from the Solbar kitchen.

“We are thrilled to launch this festive experience for food and wine lovers at Solage Calistoga,” says Richard Hill, general manager of Solage Calistoga, an Auberge Resort. “Along with our Calistoga Winegrower partners, we look forward to raising our glasses to our region’s world-class wines and cuisine, and creating a memorable epicurean adventure that will attract guests and visitors for years to come.”

Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, recipient of a coveted Michelin Star for five consecutive years (2010-2014) at Solbar at Solage Calistoga, will host the program’s inaugural “Grand Tasting” event on Friday evening, with savory small bites and live cooking stations featuring locally-grown seasonal ingredients. Chef Sharp’s signature dishes—including grilled pork tenderloin al pastor, bruschetta of homemade ricotta and delta asparagus, house-cured ham, and raclette en presse—will be paired with tastings from a distinguished roster of 30 neighboring wineries such as Chateau Montelena, Canard Vineyard, Kenefick Ranch Winery, Tamber Bey Vineyards, Dutch Henry Winery and Clos Pegase Winery. The outdoor event will also feature live music from the Tipsy Gypsy Quartet.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting at Solage Calistoga are $75 per person and include access to the food and wine offerings. For additional information on tickets, the participating wineries, and the overall event, please visit

About Solage Calistoga
Solage Calistoga redefines “fun” in the heart of California wine country with 89 design-focused and environmentally conscious studios, each featuring complimentary cruiser bicycles for guests use and a 130-foot landmark swimming pool. A local favorite and destination for foodies, the resort is home to Solbar, a five-time Michelin Star-rated restaurant led by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, offering healthful and indulgent seasonal choices. The award-winning Spa Solage offers 20,000 square feet of health and wellness with 14 treatment rooms, Bathhouse, state-of-the-art gym and a Yoga & Movement Studio with complimentary daily fitness classes. Since opening in 2007, Solage Calistoga has garnered numerous industry awards, including recent appearances on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List and Travel+Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards. For more information visit Follow Solage Calistoga on and on Twitter @SolageCalistoga.

About Auberge Resorts
Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Among the Auberge collection of distinctive properties are: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, Calif.; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, Anguilla; and The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo., and Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore., with several others currently in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts on Facebook at and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

About Calistoga Winegrowers
Established in 2010, Calistoga Winegrowers strives to promote and protect the past, present and future of grape growing and winemaking in the Calistoga American Viticultural Area. The association of grapegrowers and wineries celebrate the history of Calistoga by raising awareness of the region through various educational and marketing programs.

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