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.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Year's Eve Dinner 2010

The Wine Country Inn will host its second annual New Year's Eve dinner on Friday, December 31, 2010.

This dinner will be an "Italian family style" dinner, served in the Inn's common room (complete with roaring fire!). Cost is $175 per couple, which includes: a five-course meal, wines provided by our friends at Jessup Cellars, after-dinner treats, and a midnight champagne toast. For the dinner menu, please click here.

This is a fantastic way to spend a romantic New Year's Eve, while also making new friends...and being able to simply walk to your room after dinner! Come join us for a wonderful weekend and to celebrate the coming year.

Toll free: 1-888-465-4608; Local: 707-963-7077

Monday, April 12, 2010

Food and Wine Pairing Classes

Marty Paradise, one of our Inn-cursion wine tour drivers and author of the book Paradise Picks, will host a series of food and wine pairing classes at Wine Country Inn. These classes will take place the second and fourth Mondays of the month, June through October, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cost per person will be $10.

Please call us toll-free at 1-888-465-4608 for more information.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Anniversary Al Fresco Dinners

As part of our 35th Anniversary celebration this summer, we will be hosting what we are calling our Anniversary Al Fresco Dinners. Here are the details:

Date and Time:
Every Wednesday in August and September; 7:00 p.m.

We'll eat outdoors on the Inn's lower patio

Food and Wine:
The dinners will be in an Italian "rustica" style--hearty, everyday (though very quality) food and wine, served family style, meaning that you'll not only get to feast on great food and wine, but also meet new people and, we hope, make some new friends.

$80 per person (includes full meal with wine)

To Reserve a Spot:
Contact the Inn by phone toll-free at 1-888-465-4608 to reserve your spot. (Please note--our Anniversary Al Fresco Dinners are only available to Inn guests.)

We look forward to dining with you under the stars!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Our 2010 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 2010. Each event will be fun, educational, and—we hope—a celebration of our 35 years helping guests experience the wonderful food and wine the Napa Valley has to offer. Fun Thursdays Each Thursday April through November, 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 complimentary to Inn guests (and subject to availability). First Thursday: "All About Olive Oil" with Chef Diane DeFilipi Second Thursday: "Cheese Tasting" with Dean & DeLuca Third Thursday: "Stories from the Vineyard" with grapegrower and winemaker Pete Hoffman Fourth Thursday: "Chocolate Tasting" with Woodhouse Chocolate Food and Wine Pairing Classes Marty Paradise, one of our Inn-cursion wine tour drivers, will host a series of food and wine pairing classes at Wine Country Inn. These classes will take place the second and fourth Mondays of the month, June through October, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cost per person will be $10. Anniversary Italian Al Fresco Dinners We will be hosting nine specials dinners this August and September to help celebrate our 35th anniversary. Click here for more info. Ode to the Olive Our third 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, 2010, we’ll host our second 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!

Friday, February 12, 2010


With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we also wanted to mention how Wine Country Inn is a wonderful place for an elopement or vow renewal ceremony. We have a full package complete with lodging, minister, flowers, and other goodies. We do elopements throughout the year, and brides (and especially, the grooms!) love the simplicity... and also the "quiet elegance." Throw in a vineyard setting, and you have the perfect place for an unforgettable moment in time!
To learn more, visit the elopement page on our web site, or call us toll-free at 1-888-465-4608.
To a wonderfully romantic 2010!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wine Country Inn in the News

Happy 2010!

We're looking forward to a great year, as this -- 2010 -- is our 35th anniversary. Please be watching for all kinds of special events (and yes, special packages) throughout the year.

For now, here are a couple of mentions of Wine Country Inn in the "news" (both online and in a traditional newspaper). The first article talks about us during a review of the St. Helena area, which the second article discusses our Ode to the Olive event we held in November 2009. Enjoy!

Wine Country Inn/St. Helena review

Ode to the Olive review