Napa Valley Offers Wine Themed Spa Treatments
Napa Valley’s “Crush Season” happens every fall, when ripened grapes are harvested and barreled. But did you know that during harvest all grapes don’t become wine, juice or even jam…they become the primary ingredients in spa treatments offered at select Napa Valley spas. Following are a few examples of vinotherapy…Oh, and by the way, local olive oil, mustard, volcanic ash mud and other indigenous ingredients are also served up at area Spas.
AUBERGE DU SOLEIL
At Auberge they believe few ingredients used in skincare boast such an impressive array of benefits as the grape. The grapeseed contains a concentration of antioxidants several times stronger than vitamins C or E. In addition, this “miracle seed” seeks out and attacks the elements in skin which accelerate aging, then stimulates collagen synthesis, helping to actually reverse the signs of aging.
The Warm Grapeseed Oil Massage – 60 min ($180), 90 min ($270). Or add to any Massage:
o Grapeseed Crush Body Exfoliation – 30 min ($95)
o Rosehip and Grapeseed Body Masque – 30 min ($95)
o Grapeseed Crush Foot Therapy – 30 min ($95)
o Warm Grapeseed Oil Hair and Scalp Treatment – 30 min ($95)
o Vineyard Bath – 30 min ($95)
Vineyard Head to Toe – 90 min ($275).
Envelope your body in the full body grapeseed oil massage adding a grapeseed foot and hair treatment for a complete Napa Valley spa experience from head to toe. For couples or singles.
Auberge Du Soleil, 180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, California · 707-963-1211.
Bardessono offers a newly defined experience in hospitality that weds “deep green” with luxury. And at the Spa at Bardessono, nature guides the nourishment of both one’s body and spirit. Each treatment is designed around the needs of the season and wine is a common element. Enhance your immune system and circulation in winter. Purify and renew your vitality in spring. Refresh, cool, and soothe during the warmth of summer. In autumn, relieve stress and restore balance of mind and body.
Vinotherapie Massage 60 min ($150), 90 min ($215), 120 min ($285).Feel the years fall away as your skin absorbs the anti-aging properties of organic Chardonnay Grape Seed Oil.
Champagne Bath (guestroom only). Bathing preparations are based on the needs of the season, and combine salts, essential oils, antioxidants and botanical extracts. Bardessono champagne bathtub boosts the release of the essential oils as you sip a seasonal drink to hydrate you while bathing. (30 min $55)
Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, 6526 Yount Street Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 204 6000.
At the Spa at the Carneros Inn enjoy their signature holistic service incorporating the uplifting fragrance they call Carneros Wine Blossom.
Red Flower Carneros Wine Blossom Tribute. 120 min ($325). This treatment begins with a detoxifying and relaxing Huichica Bath infused with blossom-scented salts. An exfoliation with wine blossom oil and salts is then followed by a full body massage targeting every muscle. Wine Blossom is exclusive to The Carneros Inn and is a tribute to the people and land..
Chardonnay Anti-Oxidant Wine Therapy Facial. Naturally potent. A grape extract fruit peel deeply exfoliates, preparing the skin for powerful polyphenols and peptides that produce a vibrant and healthy glow. This facial aids in rapid cell turnover followed by intense hydration. 30 minutes ($75); 75 minutes ($185)
Sweet Ripened Apricot and Chardonnay Body Polish 45 min ($125), add a 45 minute Chardonnay Oil massage (90 min total) for $235. Ripened apricots and organic sugar combine for a delightfully sweet body exfoliation, afterwards a rich oil pressed from Chardonnay grapes moisturizes apricot-kissed skin.
Carneros Inn, 4048 Sonoma Highway,Napa, CA 94559, (707)299-4900 or (888) 400-9000.
Indulge your senses and soothe your body and mind with Harvest Inn’s professional Spa services. A variety of massages and other treatments are available in their newly expanded Garden Sanctuary; or for the quintessential Wine Country experience, book an outdoor massage in their Redwood Grove. Tucked under a canopy of redwoods, a tented massage cabana is available as a private oasis complete with beautiful vineyard views, an exquisite atmosphere for an individual or couples massage. Treatments are available in the Redwood Grove from May to October. Signature Treatments:
Grapeseed Glow Facial Massage – 60 min ($120), 90 min ($175).
Combine this facial with a full body massage for 90 or 120 minutes.
This pampering experience leaves your face with a radiant glow and your body feeling revitalized. A grapeseed exfoliation is followed by a nutritive honey mask that balances T-zones, dry or oily skin. While your complexion is being nourished, your therapist proceeds with a hand, foot, neck and shoulder massage, and finishes with a grape seed extract toner and serum, rich in anti-oxidants, to feed your skin.
Rosemary Mint or Cabernet Passionfruit Body Scrub and Quench. 90 min ($175). Includes a grape seed exfoliation, body serum and massage. This delectable treatment is a facial for the body using local cabernet grape seeds, specially milled to retain the natural oils from inside the seeds to smooth and add anti-oxidant rich oils to the skin. A cell regenerating grape seed extract serum is applied to restore balance to the skin. The treatment concludes with a highly aromatic passion-fruit body butter massage to ultra-hydrate your newly revealed skin.
Harvest Inn, One Main Street, St. Helena, California 94574 (707) 963 9463.
Meadowood’s bucolic environment is so peaceful that just enjoying the resort’s grounds could easily help relieve stress. In keeping with this earthly spirit of well-being, The Health Spa at Meadowood offers only natural products and treatments. Try the “Cabernet Crush” at the Michelin starred Meadowood in St. Helena.
Cabernet Crush (60 min, $135) is a warm Cabernet grape-seed skin-polishing treatment followed by an application of fragrant, vitamin-rich grape-seed oil. Relax as a warm cabernet grape seed polish is applied, gently exfoliating your skin, followed by a massage and a luxurious application of an aromatic grape seed oil that will restore and revitalize your skin.
Or treat yourself to the newest offering on the spa menu: Grape Seed Rejuvenation 120 min ($250). This bliss-inducing two-hour session begins with an invigorating Vineyard Polish (guests choose between grape-seed crush with sea salt and the grape-seed-rosemary-mint scrub for a more tingly sensation) and ends with a stress-relieving grape-seed-oil massage. Both treatment packages feature only locally grown organic grape products.
Grape Seed Harvest Wrap 90 min ($195). Enjoy the benefits of grape seeds rich in vitamins A, C and E and natural antioxidants that protect the skin from elements like smoke, ultra violet light and pollution. After a dry brush and hot towel compress we will exfoliate the body with a Cabernet Passion Fruit scrub. Once removed, a hydrating mud masque is applied and you are wrapped in warm blankets while we massage your scalp, neck and face. Emerge with your skin feeling smooth and nourished.
Meadowood, 900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574 (800) 458-8080.
THE MERITAGE RESORT AT NAPA
The Spa Terra at The Meritage Resort is nestled nel cuore della terra, literally, “in the heart of the earth,” and offers an experience unique unto itself. Located entirely underground in the eastern wing of the resort’s estate cave, the Spa offers relaxation rituals and personal pampering in a completely controlled environment and provides guests with an opportunity to completely escape, indulging in a world of sensory pleasure. Features include steam grottos, soaking pools, waterfalls, and private treatment rooms for individual and couples treatments and therapies.
Unique treatments at Spa Terra include:
Spumante Bath 50 min ($130). A ladies favorite, this treatment consists of an indulgent Soak in Sparkling Wine Bubbles with aromatic infusions of ripe Berries! A lavish indulgence while sipping a glass of bubbly. Neck and Scalp massage included.
Vino Bello 50 min ($130). A Napa Valley Libation! Begins with a Grape Seed Scrub followed by a Wine and Rosehip Mud wrap rich in minerals and antioxidants to refresh and regenerate the skin. Ends with a lavish application of Grape seed lotion.
Meritage Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, California, 94558 (707) 251-3000.
MOUNT VIEW HOTEL & SPA
The Grape Seed Mud Wrap offered is a rich mud packed with vitamins and antioxidants, blended with crushed grape seeds from Napa Valley wineries. Light exfoliations are followed by the warm application of this nourishing mud. 50 min ($125).
Mount View Hotel & Spa, 1475 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515 800-816-6877.
NAPA VALLEY MARRIOTT SPA
The Wine Escape: Not enough wine in your Napa Valley visit? Then discover the art of Wine Therapy, an adventure with a Grape seed Body Scrub, followed by a Wine Mud Body Wrap. Rinse off under the Vichy Shower and let the blissful state continue. 50 min ($130).
Napa Valley Marriott, 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-8600
For more information on Napa Valley spas, visit the Napa Valley website.