Sneaking in a few downward dogs or sips of green juice between glasses (or bottles) of cabernet can turn a Wine Country weekend into a rejuvenating retreat. Try a trek through the vines, a half day of spa treatments overlooking the changing grape leaves or an easy nutrition boost with a techie take on cold-pressed juice.
Check out Napa's health-conscious, but still plenty indulgent, ways to feel your best this fall:
A three-level tasting room at Carneros' new Liana Estates (opened October 1) offers a multitude of leisurely-yet-educational experiences, including a healthy brunch and yoga program. A one-hour yoga class lets guests set their drishti on the San Pablo Bay and afterwards sit down to a Carneros Bento Box brunch that includes a frittata, a high energy yogurt parfait, asparagus and pancetta rolls, fresh fruit and a scone. // $90 per person, 2750 Las Amigas Rd. (Napa), lianaestates.com
B Cellars' two-hour Hike the Vines adventure begins with a three-mile hike through the property's Oakville vineyards and along Conn Creek and the Napa River. Post-trek, the ultimate reward for a long morning ramble is prepared by chef de cuisine Derick Kuntz, who accommodates any dietary restriction with a "B Bites" menu comprised of tapas-style bites such as a vegetable flatbread with grilled garden vegetables and a red wine risotto with charred pumpkin, accompanied by B Cellars wines. The meal-and-hike experience can be made even healthier by doing juice pairings instead. // $150 per person, 703 Oakville Cross Rd. (Oakville), bcellars.com
(Courtesy of Meadowood)
The already-customizable treatments at Meadowood Napa Valley's recently renovated spa get another layer of seasonal tailoring this fall. The three-hour From the Gardens package includes exfoliation and massage using Glycelene's new autumn essential oil, as well as 60 minutes of suite time and a culinary experience. The ingredients in this vegan concoction include oils of low temperature-distilled organic silver fir, organic clove bud, murcott tangerine and pimento; together they promote circulation and healthy digestion, and alleviate stress and muscle pain. // $595 per person, 900 Meadowood Ln. (St. Helena), meadowood.com
Auberge du Soleil x Juicero
Rutherford's Auberge du Soleil breakfast now includes Juicero, a Silicon Valley take on the freshest, organic cold-pressed juice. Juicero's machine cold-presses fresh, pre-packed juice packs containing a selection of organic, chopped fruits and vegetables a bit like a Keurig machine presses a coffee pod. The Auberge kitchen team will press packs on demand for hotel guests, who can order a glass of Juicero's beet-based Root Renewal+ or the green-but-not-too-green Sweet Greens as part of a complimentary breakfast. Visitors to the hotel can order a glass for $12. // 180 Rutherford Hill Rd. (Rutherford), aubergedusoleil.aubergeresorts.com