Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Our 2011 Food and Wine Events

At the Wine Country Inn, we know you love food and wine. While the Napa Valley has many great food and wine options, we’ve also put together our own food and wine events for 2011. Each event will be fun, educational, and—we hope—a celebration of our more than 35 years helping guests experience the wonderful food and wine the Napa Valley has to offer.

Fun Thursdays Each Thursday May through October, we will be hosting a special food and wine educational event in the Inn's Common Room from 6-7 p.m. These events are for Inn guests only, and subject to availability. First Thursday: "All about Olive Oil" with Chef Diane DeFilipi Second Thursday: "All about Balsamic" with Chef Diane DeFilipi Third Thursday: "Food and Wine Pairing" with Marty Paradise Fourth Thursday: "Food and Wine Pairing" with Marty Paradise Note: The Food and Wine Pairing classes are limited to 12 people, and cost $25/couple or $15/single.

Anniversary Al Fresco Dinners We will be hosting nine specials dinners this August and September to help celebrate our 36th anniversary. Stay tuned for more info. Ode to the Olive Our fourth annual Ode to the Olive celebration will take place November 18-20. Please visit our Ode to the Olive schedule of events for more info.

New Year’s Eve On December 31, 2011, we’ll host our third annual New Year’s Eve dinner. This special night will include a four-course Italian meal served family style in the Inn’s common room (complete with roaring fire), wine, and midnight champagne toast. Cost will be $175 per couple plus tax and gratuity. Seating will be limited to 26 people (13 couples), so contact the Inn for reservations. Please don't hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-888-465-4608 for more information, or to reserve your spot!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Room 10 Picture

We are updating our room pictures for our web site, using a new special "panorama" software program. What do you think of this shot, of room 10 here at the Wine Country Inn:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Ad Promoting Wine Country Inn

We have many listings on many inn- and travel-related web sites. One site that sends us a great deal of traffic is winecountry.com. Here's a new ad that we're about to launch on the site: It's part of our new theme here at The Wine Country Inn: that we are in the center of Napa Valley's fantastic wineries and restaurants. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Return Guest Reunion Set for Feb 25-26

Our third annual Wine Country Inn "Return Guest Reunion" will take place February 25-26, 2011.

This event is the "baby" of our Inn Manager, Deniese, who plans a fun two days, including on Saturday a special party complete with cocktails, a catered dinner in the Inn's Common Room, and more. Guests who have stayed at Wine Country Inn in the past and who would like to return for this fun weekend (and make some new friends) should contact Deniese for availability:

Toll-free: 888-465-4608

From a cell phone: 707-963-7077

Come have some fun with your friends at Wine Country Inn!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010 Dinner Menu

We're excited to announce the following as the menu for the Wine Country Inn New Year’s Eve Dinner to be held Friday, December, 31, 2010. Cost for this dinner is only $175 per couple (plus tax and gratuity), which includes the meal, all wine, and a midnight champagne toast. Wines for this special Italian family-style dinner held in the Inn’s Common Room (complete with roaring fire!) are from our friends at Jessup Cellars.

Prepared by Chef Domenico Cardano, of Grana et Vina (Grain and Wine)
Corso Speciale
"Foccacia Tre"
Three different Italian foccacia breads: one with cherry tomatoes, olives, and oregano; another with potatoes and rosemary; and a third with onions and sage.

Prepared by Chef Diane De Filipi, of Let’s Go Cook Italian
Antipasti Course
“Crispeli Bechamel”
Delicate Italian "crepes" filled with a mixture of spinach, nutmeg and aromatic Italian cheeses baked in classic Bechamel sauce.
Jessup wine: 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Prima Piatti
“Papa Pomodoro”
A classic Florentine dish: thick, zesty soup of tomato, bread, and herbs.
Jessup wine: 2007 Napa Valley Merlot

Secondi Piatti
"Chicken Cacciatore"
Traditional "Hunter's Chicken" browned in a savory style Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and simmered in a tomato and white wine reduction sauce. Includes coarsely chopped carrots, red onion, fresh porcini mushrooms and black olives.
Jessup wine: 2006 Louer Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

"Olive Oil Cake with Ricotta"
A delicate white cake, baked with a light and fruity style Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and filled with a cream of imported Ricotta Cheese, vanilla powdered sugar, and Sultana's (raisins) soaked in Vin Santo.

Jessup wine: 2007 Napa Valley Zinfandel Port

After Dinner
~ House-made Lemoncello
~ Special “nibbles”
~ Midnight Champagne toast

Come, eat, enjoy!

For reservations, please call 1-888-465-4608 or 707-963-7077.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Guest Comments

At the Wine Country Inn, we're proud of the many positive things guests say about their stay with us. Here are a few recent guest comments from folks across the U.S.:

“We got engaged here and had a perfect romantic weekend. The rose petals, champagne, and fireplace were amazing touches. The staff was extremely nice, knowledgeable, and helpful! Thank you and hopefully we will see y’all soon!”
- The future Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Solt, Cypress, Texas

“Amazing stay! The rood, staff, rooms, and small personal touches were all so special and amazing! We were celebrating a birthday this weekend and we were greeted with such warm wishes by everyone! We will definitely recommend the Wine Country Inn and be returning! Thanks!”
- Ashley and Noah Lazarus, Irvine, CA

“Words cannot convey the appreciation my family and I feel for how we were treated during our stay here at Wine Country Inn. I am happy to say that you have lifelong customers with myself and my family. And I am excited to tell as many people as possible about the Wine Country Inn.”
- Sean Murphy and Terri Sharpe, Scottsdale, AZ

“We love this place! We were here 10 years ago, and it’s even nicer this time! Everyone on the staff is so accommodating. Thanks!”
- Dolores Whiteside and Brigette Swisse, Lake Worth, FL

For a complete list of recent guest comments, please visit this page on our web site.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Anniversary Dinners a Hit!

Our 35th Anniversary 'Al Fresco' Dinners (on our lower patio) have been huge hits. Again, these special dinners are held every Wednesday in August and September to celebrate Wine Country Inn's 35th anniversary, in August 2010.

What's a Malfatti? Find out this and more including how you can join us by calling us toll-free at 1-888-465-4608 or clicking here.