TRAVEL | CELEBRATE NAPA’S WINE COUNTRY LIFESTYLE AT VISTA COLLINA

Plan an exquisite wine country wedding at one of the newest Napa Valley resorts delivering a fresh way to discover Napa. Set amidst 11 opulent acres of thoughtful, Tuscan-style décor, a Village with nine tasting rooms, an artisanal market, and a spacious community lawn for entertainment, Vista Collina raises the bar as a “must visit” destination. The 145-room resort, comprised of 39 suites with fully-equipped kitchens, is located just a short drive from downtown Napa – and it’s an idyllic way to celebrate Napa’s wine country lifestyle.

Hosting memorable weddings with sweeping views of Napa Valley from its hillside vineyard setting, Vista Collina offers a luxurious blend of beauty, tranquility and warm hospitality for the big day. Their team will assist in creating a Napa vineyard wedding experience that combines the couple’s distinctive wishes with an authentic California wine country ambiance. In addition to assisting with the planning of the ceremony and reception, an event manager can recommend and arrange rehearsal dinners, spa packages for the bridal party, exclusive entertainment options, and special guest room rates for wedding guests.

Vista Collina possesses a number of venues, large and small. From their grand Outdoor Village Lawn that seats up to 1,000 guests, to the Vintner’s Room that has seating for up to 120 guests, any need can be met. If a rooftop venue is what one desires, the Rooftop Terrace & Lounge is ideal for mingling and indulging in light bites while sipping great wine. If unique dining is preferred, the Estate Cave is a spectacular option for the ultimate in romance and mystery, as couples can explore the heart of the resort that is built into the hillside beneath a nine-acre vineyard.

Couples and their guests can enjoy the best of Napa’s wine country without leaving the premises, whether they fill their itinerary with wine tasting sessions showcasing boutique wines and microbrews, or rejuvenating treatments at the award-winning Spa Terra. For an evening out on the town, the Crush Lounge is available and accommodates up to 180 guests. This luxury entertainment sports bar offers full and partial buyout opportunities for couples wishing to give their guests an opportunity to relax in a casual environment with 12 large TVs, six luxury bowling lanes, a pool table, shuffleboard, fireplace, and full bar – perfect for welcome parties. As part of the wedding experience, the resort’s team will plan a variety of events to guarantee memories that will last a lifetime. 

Vista Collina also offers guests an opportunity shop on the property at FiveTown Grocery, which is an upscale market with farm-fresh, local ingredients and products.   Selections range from house made pasta and sauces, to smoked barbeque and freshly baked bread – all made from scratch in small batches by celebrated Chef Vincent Lesage. And, for a truly spectacular experience, Fivetown Grocery offers everything one needs to create the perfect picnic on their spacious community lawn. For a special treat, reserve their butler service to curate the whole event.

Starting in the Fall of 2018, the resort will offer expertly-taught cooking and baking classes at The Village Food & Wine Center for guests to learn more about the beauty and freshness of Napa Valley. Another culinary highlight is the resort’s partnership with Napa-based culinary innovation company Hestan Cue. Using the company’s own video-guided cooking system with temperature controls will ensure success and perfect results every time.

Providing an expert event and conference services team, the Vista Collina will make one’s wedding weekend effortless and unforgettable. Be amongst one of the first to experience a fresh, stylish celebration of Napa’s wine country lifestyle.

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>Written by: Paula Goins