Because Every Napa Valley Experience is Personal

One thing is for sure: Every Napa Valley experience curated by Cultured Vine is highly personalized. Each itinerary is meticulously planned, built, and delivered around the individual. Yet, they share a common foundation—that any trip worth taking must enrich a traveler’s personal journey rooted in wine appreciation.

In seeking to balance our big data world, terms like “insider” are cliché and Amazon has co-opted “personalized.” Nevertheless, during an initial one-to-one interview with a Cultured Vine concierge, a guest will realize that “bespoke” is anything but a buzzword. Personal interests are the es- sential centerpiece of that conversation. Then, watch as doors to a wish list magically open. It almost goes without saying, an authentically and expertly customized Napa Valley experience is one that will make memories to last a lifetime.

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How do they do it? Meet Cultured Vine Founder, Angela Duerr. Her extensive industry knowledge comes from the viticulture classroom, vineyard grapes, even her own label production of True  North,  a méthode champenoise sparkling wine. Cultured Vine was born out of combining this hands-on know-how with Angela’s long-lasting winemaker relationships, plus a deep understanding and appreciation of the luxury wine consumer.

Napa Valley Life talked to Angela about what keeps her creative juices flowing. She gave us a few clues about an idea-in- progress with the working title: Judgment of Napa. “Everybody is familiar with the story of 1976 and how the Judgment of Paris put Napa and California wines on the map,” Angela said. “However, 40-plus years later, the exclusive wine list of today would be a different one. So, here in Napa Valley, Cultured Vine is re-imagining the wine tasting competition experience in a newly meaningful way to involve legendary wines of the 21st century.”

“I really admire what you are planning for Judgment of Napa,” said Steven Spurrier

What else? In a word: Access. Sip, walk and talk alongside renowned winemakers who share their secrets and stories. Explore the barrel rooms of cult wineries and small case producers. Glass in hand, relax in your suite’s secluded outdoor sculptural tub with unobstructed views. Take a helicopter ride, dine under the stars or at the private home of an esteemed vintner partner. Secure that elusive table at French Laundry and visit the kitchen, too.

Time is precious, so Cultured Vine will whisk you in and out on a private plane and have a luxury vehicle and driver at your disposal for two days or more. A word to the wise—stay longer. There’s always one more sunset and one more winery that you won’t want to miss.

In this gorgeous corner of the world, it’s essential to go beyond the basics, even the most luxurious ones. There’s so much more to Napa Valley than what to see, where to stay, and what to eat and drink. Just imagine it and Cultured Vine can do it because, after all, your dreams are as personal as your palette.

Angela’s favorite quote comes from Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned in life that people will forget what you said and they will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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