Sat. Feb. 13: Adolphus Hotel: The Valley of Romance dinner with Franciscan Estate winemaker Marla Carroll

Franciscan and Mount Veeder are among Napa Valley’s most beloved wineries, producing some of the best wines in California.  Their heritage is rich with fabled names – including Agustin Huneeus of Quintessa and Justin Meyer of Silver Oak Vineyards – and a deep, abiding passion for winemaking in the Old World tradition.  Their limited production and commitment to excellence make them the perfect choices for an exclusive evening “In the Valley of Romance.” 


 (Slideshow featured image of Marla Carroll, Franciscan Estate winemaker; Adolphus Executive Chef Marcus Strietzel. Photos courtesy  the Adolphus Hotel.)

On Saturday, February 13 – from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. – in one of our grand salons, the Adolphus is bringing you a taste of the famed and fabulous Napa Valley.  This Valentine’s Day event – “In the Valley of Romance” – will feature Franciscan Estate winemaker Marla Carroll and wines from Franciscan Estate and Mount Veeder.  Marla, whose resume shows a depth of experience unrivaled among most winemakers, is a native Californian with a love for sharing her knowledge and expertise.


Taking his inspiration from the wine and food of Napa Valley, Adolphus Executive Chef Marcus Strietzel will prepare a magnificent repast paired with a hand-picked selection of Franciscan and Mount Veeder wines.

Lavished with elegance and amore, this evening will include lively conversation and Q&A with Marla.  The perfect guide to help you restock your wine cellar for the New Year!

The price per person is just $135.00, inclusive of gratuity, tax, and event parking.  For those wishing to spend the night, we are offering a couples’ rate of $129.00 for a Deluxe King or $169.00 for an Executive King.

We hope you can join us for “In the Valley of Romance,” as we recreate – through wine and food – the best of Napa Valley.

For reservations, please click below.  Seating is very limited.  No boarding pass required.  All you need is love!

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