December 24, 2008

The Last Day of Christmas

It's officially Christmas Eve, and just before I pop a bottle of red AND white, I figured it was time to finalize our holiday countdown by saving the best wine gift for last. And though it may be just hours before Santa pops down the chimney or before the Hannukah candles are lit, its never to late for one last special gift... especially for someone you really love.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

We've counted down with some of the best wines, greatest stocking stuffers, and even some fun wine accessories... but no gift says "Happy Holidays" like a toast in one of California's finest, Sonoma Valley.

Our friends at Travel Zoo have a fantastic offer valid just after the holidays! Just 12 minutes West of Napa Valley, rooms at the 4-Diamond Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa go for more than $400 per night. But during early January you can stay for just $179 (plus some extra goodies). This package includes a few free drinks at the hotel bar, a bottle of wine in-room, evening wine tastings and spa access (did I mention the resort is known for their thermal mineral baths? Sign me up!)

Each spa pass includes the following:
  • Use of a signature Bathing Ritual, featuring an exfoliating shower, mineral water soaking pools, an herbal steam, a dry sauna and cool-down showers

  • Participation in all scheduled fitness classes

  • Use of the state-of-the-art fitness center and deluxe locker room facilities
  • Use of the bathhouse lounge and the outdoor spa loggia

  • Use of the outdoor thermal mineral pools and whirlpool

Sonoma is home to many renowned wineries, and filled with steeping views of vineyards, acclaimed restaurants, elegant spas and simple charm. Check out Best In Sonoma's vineyard directory and plan a visit to one, two, or many!

Where To Purchase: Travel Zoo

Cost: $179/night (valid Jan 5-12)