Welcome to a special Mother’s Day edition of Cork Bits. If you happen to be planning a trip to the Napa Valley this weekend, we’ve got some suggestions that are sure to keep you and mom entertained…
Saturday, May 12th
- Afternoon in the Vineyards will provide residents and visitors the opportunity to spend the afternoon with local vintners and grape growers to discuss farming techniques, winemaking, and environmental concerns surrounding the wine industry in Napa. Participating wineries include Grgich Hills, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Rocca Family Vineyards, and FrogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Leap to name a few. No RSVP required, 2pm – 5pm. Cost: Free.
- Clos Du Val Winery will raise a glass to Mother’s Day by offering all mom’s a free winetasting and a 15% discount on all purchases. The winery is open 10am – 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Located at 5330 Silverado Trail in Napa. 707-261-5225. See our review of the winery here.
Sunday, May 13th
- If you’re looking to treat mom to a special meal this weekend, you’re in luck. Several Napa Valley restaurants will be offering distinct Mother’s Day brunch menus. Etoile (the restaurant at Domaine Chandon in Yountville) will feature a special three-course menu for $75 per person on Sunday from 11am – 6pm. Executive chef Robert Curry and the crew at Auberge du Soleil will be serving up a four-course Mother’s Day menu on Sunday ($80 per person) that includes options such as filet mignon, smoked salmon, poached egg piperade and butterscotch parfait. Be sure to call 800-348-5406 in advance as reservations are required. Finally, St. Helena’s Martini House is honoring all mom’s with a prix fixe lunch menu ($45 per person, $75 per person with wine pairing) from 11:30am – 3pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Have wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!!