Wine & Culinary

Napa Valley Harvest Weekend with Two Nights Lodging!


Hailed by TIME Magazine as “America’s Missionary of the Vine,” Karen MacNeil is also the creator and Chairman Emeritus of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley. Karen will host two wine tasting receptions – one each evening prior to dinner. Guests will have an opportunity to visit with Karen and ask her questions as she guides guests through each session.  Guests will also receive a pre-signed copy of The Wine Bible

This Inside Access from Chase Napa Harvest weekend, including two nights at Silverado Resort and Spa, will kick off on Friday evening at a newly opened vineyard in St. Helena. The evening will begin with a private hors d’oeuvres reception and wine tasting session with Karen MacNeil. Blackbird Vineyards President and Partner, Paul Leary will then host a specially-curated harvest inspired dinner paired with award-winning Blackbird Vineyards wines.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Inside Access from Chase harvest experience continues at Schweiger Vineyards, a boutique family owned-and-operated vineyard and winery. Guests will be assigned either Saturday or Sunday to be hosted by winegrower, Fred Schweiger, in small groups for this rare hands-on opportunity to pick and stomp their own grapes! Since 1981, the Schweiger Family has been farming their private Spring Mountain Estate, located 2,000 ft. above the small town of St. Helena. Wine production began in 1994, and they now produce approximately 5,000 cases of award-winning wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Dedication®.

Fred will take guests in teams into the vineyard for an informative conversation, and then guests will pick grapes, measure “brix” (sugar), and learn about the nuances of making fine wine. Then, guests will stomp grapes with their bare feet, just as wine was traditionally made in the past! The grape stomp will be followed by a tasting from barrels aging in the wine cellar and a casual lunch on the terrace overlooking the vineyard. Lunch will include a selection of Schweiger favorites as well as library vintages.

On Saturday evening Karen MacNeil will return to host an elegant private reception and dinner at the renowned Auberge du Soleil. The "Inn of the Sun” offers a fine dining experience from one of the best vantage points in the valley.

The evening will begin with a sunset reception on the private dining terrace where guests will enjoy wine and canapés while taking in the spectacular view, followed by a four-course dinner paired with wines selected by Karen. Celebrating over a decade of Michelin Stars, Executive Chef Robert Curry will create a custom menu for the evening and will be available to meet guests and take photos during a dessert reception on the terrace.

During this harvest weekend, while not busy with Inside Access from Chase activities, guests are invited to make their own schedule including discounted spa services and/or a round of golf at Silverado Resort and Spa paid for by the cardmember. This discounted spa and/or golf offer is available to guests who purchase this Inside Access from Chase Napa Harvest Weekend package and based on availability.

Experience Includes


  • Hotel Accommodations Includes: 2 Nights at Silverado Resort and Spa: Friday 9/15/17 and Saturday 9/16/2017
    • One Bedroom Fireplace Suites located in the Mansion and Cottage areas of the resort; single or double occupancy based on package selection and availability
    • Each suite includes a King bed, full kitchen, fireplace, wifi, and a living room. A limited number of rooms are available with two double beds (subject to availability; requests are not guaranteed).
    • Daily Inside Access from Chase private breakfast
    • Daily Parking
    • Please note the Silverado Resort and Spa is a non-smoking hotel.
    • Additional pre-and post- event hotel nights may be purchased directly from Silverado Resort and Spa (subject to availability) at a rate of $425.00 (not including daily fees, amenity fee of $25.00 and taxes).
    • Details and information on your reservation and how to purchase additional nights will be included in your event confirmation letter.
  • Friday Evening:
    • Private reception and four-course dinner with wine pairings
    • Harvest wine tasting with Karen MacNeil
    • Q&A and photo opportunity with Karen MacNeil and Blackbird Vineyards President and Partner, Paul Leary
    • Pre-signed copy of The Wine Bible
  • Saturday Evening: Auberge du Soleil
    • Private reception with wine tasting hosted by Karen MacNeil
    • Four-course dinner specially curated by Chef Robert Curry
    • Photo opportunity with Chef Robert Curry
  • Schweiger Vineyards
    • Private harvest grape picking and stomp, hosted by owner Fred Schweiger
    • Current release wines and library wine tasting with a casual lunch
    • Photo opportunity with Fred Schweiger
    • Opportunity to purchase wines
  • Round-trip ground transportation provided between the Silverado Resort & Spa and Friday evening winery, Auberge du Soleil and Schweiger Vineyards.
  • Spa Optional Add-on: Available Friday 9/15, Saturday 9/16 and Sunday 9/17
    • Guests who are participating in this package will also be offered a special spa discount on services (subject to availability). Booking and discount information will be included in your detailed confirmation letter. Offer available until August 11, 2017. Booking and payment for spa services are the responsibility of the guest.
  • Golf Optional Add-on: Available Saturday 9/16 only
    • A limited number of golf openings for $139 per player (includes golf cart) will be available to guests who are participating in this package (subject to availability).  Booking information will be included in your detailed confirmation letter. Offer available until August 11, 2017. Booking and payment for golf are the responsibility of the guest.
    • Golf tee times will be offered from 8:20 AM –  8:40 AM.

Tentative Event Schedule


September 15, 2017


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Guest event registration at Silverado Resort and Spa
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Transportation from Silverado Resort and Spa to vineyard
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dinner
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM Return transportation to Silverado Resort and Spa

September 16, 2017


6:30 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast at Silverado Resort and Spa
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Group 1: Transportation from Silverado Resort and Spa to Schweiger Vineyards
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM Group 1: Hands-on grape picking & stomp and lunch with Fred Schweiger (Groups of 30 daily)
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Group 2: Free time on your own
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Group 1: Return transportation to Silverado Resort and Spa
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Transportation from Silverado Resort and Spa to Auberge du Soleil
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Four-course sunset dinner
9:30 PM - 10:00 PM Return transportation to Silverado Resort and Spa

September 17, 2017


6:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast at Silverado Resort and Spa
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Group 2: Transportation from Silverado Resort and Spa to Schweiger Vineyards
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Group 1: Free time on your own
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM Group 2: Hands-on grape picking & stomp and lunch with Fred Schweiger
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Group 2: Return transportation to Silverado Resort and Spa
Please note: Schedule subject to change. A detailed itinerary will be provided to cardmembers who purchase the package. Cardmembers will be assigned either Group 1 or Group 2 in their confirmation letter. Schedule is subject to modification. Please schedule any spa services, golf tee times or additional activities around scheduled events. Those guests who have arranged for one of the available golf spots on Saturday will be assigned with their party to the Schweiger experience on Sunday. Spa treatments and golf are the responsibility of the guest and are subject to availability. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.

Event Pricing


Package A
$1,600 2 Guests / Double Occupancy
CapacityCapacity: 24
Package B
$1,000 1 Guest / Single Occupancy
CapacityCapacity: 10

Event Location


Silverado Resort and Spa
Napa Valley, CA