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Winter Wellness

Seasonal remedies for body, mind, and soul.



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Take a Power Hike

Meadowood Napa Valley offers guests an Eco-Fitness class—a 90-minute hike through the resort’s wooded trails, with training-interval stops to pump iron or power through lunges. If you’re really looking to recharge, opt for the Healthiest Year Yet package, which includes the Eco-Fitness class plus two nights in a room with a deep soaking tub, garden juice blends, personal training, and activities including Zumba and flow yoga. $150 per person for Eco-Fitness; package starts at $1,800. 900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena, (877) 963-3646, meadowood.com.

 

Tackle a Vintage Trek

Join Kunde Family Estate’s hiking program for treks up and down rolling hills, with stops along the way to sip wine in its actual terroir. $30 per person. 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, (707) 833-5501, kunde.com.

 

COURTESY OF CALISTOGA RANCH

Try a Beer Bath

Staying at Calistoga Ranch? Sink into an Ale Immersion bath at The Auberge Spa. Infused with fresh hops, organic malt, and a dry-ale yeast, a beer bath is a traditional remedy for relieving muscle tension, boosting your immune system, and calming your soul. $85 per person. 580 Lommel Rd., (707) 254-2800, calistogaranch.com.

 

Go on Adventures

Fulfill your quest for rejuvenation by joining Karma Tales on a blend of activities, including meditation, dance, archery, and hiking. Experience some of Sonoma’s most scenic destinations, or have Karma Tales come to you in your hotel room or home. Activities start at $75 per person. Locations vary, (707) 495-2855, karmatales.com.

 

Vineyard 29 / AUBREY PICK

Detox, then Retox

Spend a morning at Vineyard 29 boosting your endorphins in an hour-long Pilates session. Then, put your heightened senses to work tasting Vineyard 29 and Cru wines, followed by a healthy spa lunch. $150 per person. 2929 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, (707) 963-9292, vineyard29.com.

 

Massage Away Winter Blues  

Start a wellness routine with a massage at Soulstice Spa, which uses all vegan ingredients. Improved flexibility and circulation, more restful sleep, and a stronger immune system are just some of the benefits. Massages start at $79 per person. 2462 W. Third St., Santa Rosa, (707) 843-3539, soulsticespa.com.

 

Get a Life Coach

Make the mind-body connection at Health Spa Napa Valley during a session with a personal coach. Find balance dealing with life’s issues, and discover a new path forward. $85 per person for members; $95 for nonmembers. 1030 Main St., St. Helena, (707) 967-8800, napavalleyspa.com.  

 

Om in the Vineyards

Imagine doing your Downward Dog with vineyard views, followed by tasting the fruits of the vine. Join Vinyasa in the Vineyard at Domaine Carneros, perfect your poses, and sip sparkling wine as your reward. $125 per person. 1240 Duhig Rd., Napa, (707) 257-0101, domainecarneros.com.

 

COURTESY OF THE WESTIN VERASA NAPA

Lace Up and Go

Forgot your running shoes? Not a problem when you check into The Westin Verasa Napa. The resort’s Gear Lending Program comes to the rescue, with athletic shoes and apparel for guests provided by New Balance. You can even get a complimentary running concierge to show you around Napa. There’s no excuse not to workout. $5 per person. 1314 Mckinstry St., Napa, (707) 257-1800, westinnapa.com.  

 

Enjoy Seasonal Spa Treatments

Treatments change with the seasons at Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga. In winter, indulge in a chocolate mint Mudslide for two ($225–$235) or a head-to-toe warming facial ($220), or take a Winter Solstice Journey through eucalyptus and ginger treatments ($285). 755 Silverado Trail, (855) 790-6023, solagecalistoga.com/spa.

 

Escape from Electronics

Arrive to fresh-pressed juices, yoga passes, and hand and scalp massages when you book H2hotel’s Digital Detox Package. Enjoy a three-course meal at Spoonbar before cozying up for the night in an eco-studio. Package starts at $369 per person. 219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, (707) 431-2202, h2hotel.com.

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Wine Country Itineraries: Getting to know the towns of Napa and Sonoma counties

You’re in Wine Country, and your performance doesn’t start for a while. You don’t feel like visiting a winery, and you don’t have time for dinner. All of a sudden you realize that you don’t really know Wine Country all that well. Here’s a selection of things to see and do in Petaluma and Yountville.

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Pedal for Pinot

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At Your Service

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Hollywood in Napa

Napa Valley Film Festival pairs great movies with wining and dining.

Top Events

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Get Into the Spirits

Napa and Sonoma offer a tasty mix of options when it comes to the craft-distilling trend.

Rebuilding History

After a catastrophic earthquake, the Trefethens rescued their historic winery, setting it up for another 50 years of great wines.

Signature Sonoma

Designer Ann Jones chose Sonoma as her home away from home a decade ago. What made the acclaimed designer embrace this quiet town? She shows us with a tour of her favorite spots.

Toque of the Town

The transcendence of chef Michael Chiarello’s culinary stardom.

Wine Made Easy

Become a vintner with Wine Country’s posh new wine club.
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