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Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa

By Published On: September 27th, 2023

This resort is a gateway to the enchanting Russian River Valley and world-renowned wineries.

Vintners Resort is an Italian-inspired destination with a spa, heated plunge pool, and bocce ball court. A one-mile walking trail winds through the resort’s orchards, vegetable gardens, and vineyards.

Guests strolling through the beautiful vineyard with wine at Vintners Resort.
Guests strolling through the beautiful vineyard with wine. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Guest rooms and suites are set in two-story buildings and feature furnished balconies or patios, fireplaces, and courtyard or vineyard views.

Accommodations

The resort’s 78 rooms and suites feature furnished outdoor areas—patios on first floor rooms and balconies on upper level rooms, along with views of the vineyards or courtyard gardens.

Vineyard view from guest room at Vintners Resort.
Vineyard view from guest room. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Most have electric fireplaces, and second floor rooms boast vaulted wood-beamed ceilings. Personal refrigerators and coffee makers are included, and in-room dining is offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Vintners Resort Courtyard Junior Suite.
Courtyard Junior Suite. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Courtyard rooms, with the same furnishings and amenities, look out on fountains and lush flowering gardens.

In the Vineyard View Deluxe room, French doors open to the patio or balcony. The bathroom includes an oversized walk-in shower, two-person Roman soaking tub, and plush robes.

Vintners Resort Vineyard View Deluxe room.
Vineyard View Deluxe room. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

For more spacious accommodations, suites with separate bedrooms or open-concept layouts are available. In the Vineyard Terrace Deluxe Suite on the first floor, an expansive living room includes a fireplace, wet bar, wine cooler, guest powder room, and dining table for four.

The private bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and vanity desk.

Vintners Resort Vineyard Terrace Deluxe Suite.
Vineyard Terrace Deluxe Suite. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

The Courtyard Suite is the resort’s most spacious at 940 square feet. Through double French doors, the living room opens to an expansive enclosed terrace, ideal for al fresco entertaining. The bedroom includes a California king feather bed, and there’s a Murphy bed in the living room for two guests.

The ensuite bathroom includes a walk-in shower and oversized soaking tub.

Vintners Resort Courtyard Suite.
Courtyard Suite. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Dining

Executive Chef Tom Schmidt oversees the resort’s restaurants, and his menus highlight fresh, seasonal, local ingredients.

John Ash & Co Restaurant Executive Chef Tom Schmidt.
Executive Chef Tom Schmidt. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

John Ash & Co

Favorites among guests and locals, Vintners Resort dining venues include John Ash & Co. restaurant, set in the vineyard and offering cuisine with ingredients sourced from local farms and food producers as well as from the resort’s gardens.

John Ash & Co restaurant.
John Ash & Co restaurant. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Appetizers include Hog Island oysters and Castroville artichoke soup, with main dishes like Sacramento River Delta sturgeon and Bellwether Farms ricotta cavatelli. The restaurant’s extensive wine list has been honored by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Guests can dine indoors or al fresco.

John Ash & Co Fish Entree.
John Ash & Co fish entree. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

“John Ash & Co is steeped in history, being the living room for many pioneers of the wine industry who frequented the restaurant’s bar many times throughout the years,” said Brian Sommer, Vintners Resort General Manager.

John Ash & Co bar interior.
John Ash & Co famous front room. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

“Numerous Sonoma County families have had weddings and other family events here. Vintners Resort has a special way about bringing people together and we truly believe that the best is yet to come.”

Wedding ceremony at Vintners Resort.
Wedding ceremony. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

River Vine

River Vine is the resort’s rustic café, open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch served in the dining room or outdoors on the patio.

River Vine Cafe exterior.
River Vine Cafe. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

The cozy bar at The Front Room Bar & Lounge is the place for wine, beer, cocktails, and light bites.

A daily Happy Hour menu includes oysters, grilled fish tacos, and fresh baked pretzels. On the more extensive lounge menu, pizza, salads, burgers, and charcuterie are offered, along with main dishes like New York strip steak and Liberty Farms Duck spaghetti carbonara. Pair your favorite dish with a glass of local wine.

Vi La Vita Spa

With five treatment rooms including a couples’ massage suite, the Spa offers a heated plunge pool and terrace, indoor caldarium with warm plunge bath, relaxation lounge, and men’s and women’s changing rooms with eucalyptus steam rooms.

Vintners Resort Vi La Vita Spa.
Vi La Vita Spa. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

The spa menu includes a variety of massages, body treatments, and facials as well as salon services.

The resort’s fitness room features TechnoGym equipment, and wellness classes include yoga and sound healing.

Activities

Guests can explore the resort’s gardens on a two-hour experience with Culinary Gardener and Landscape Manager, Chris Connell. The tour begins with a glass of sparkling wine and garden fresh amuse-bouche. Guests learn about growing produce and flowers, focusing on sustainable gardening practices and the green philosophy of Vintners Resort.

The tour ends with a picnic lunch in the vineyard.

Walk, jog, or stroll among the resort’s 92 acres of vineyards, fig trees, and olive orchards. See the grapevines up close, and enjoy the resort’s flowers, plants, and wildlife.

Vineyard jog at Vintners Resort.
Vineyard jog. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and rejuvenation with our yoga classes in the Vineyards, every Sunday morning at 9 AM.

Yoga in the vineyard at Vintners Resort.
Yoga in the vineyard. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

Gather some friends for a game at the bocce ball court, or relax and watch the competition as you sip a glass of wine.

Guest play bocce ball at Vintners Resort.
Guest play bocce ball. Photo Courtesy: Vintners Resort.

The resort’s concierge will arrange nearby experiences that include hot air balloon rides, museum visits, wine tastings, and tickets for performing arts events.

Dogs are permitted at the resort with a one-time non-refundable pet fee of $150 per stay.

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