Three words describe the Auberge du Soleil philosophy:
Pleasure is Healing.
It was these breathtaking valley views that inspired French-born restaurateur Claude Rouas to recreate the sun-drenched ambiance of a Provençal restaurant in the California Wine Country. As Napa Valley’s first fine-dining establishment, it opened to acclaim in 1981 and quickly gained recognition as one of the leading and best restaurants in Northern California, not only for its superb cuisine, but also its spectacular natural setting.
The pleasures of a gorgeous view enjoyed with a glass of wine and an exquisite meal invite lingering. Rouas and business partner Robert Harmon made it possible to do just that in 1985, when they opened the inn, a collection of sun- and earth-toned rooms and suites, each featuring French doors opening onto private terraces, cozy fireplaces and sensuous elements such as private soaking tubs for two. For the Auberge’s signature style of soft-spoken luxury, the partners tapped renowned designer Michael Taylor, who infused his dramatic California style with the essence of Provence.
Auberge du Soleil perfected the art of balancing wellness with luxurious indulgence when it opened Auberge Spa, a retreat modeled after a centuries-old monastery that continues to be one of the most acclaimed spas in the country. That was later followed by a transformation of the swimming pool into La Plage, a sexy, laid-back outdoor pool and living room, where hotel guests can spend lazy hours lounging poolside on oversized chaises or underneath gauze-draped canopies on day beds for two.
Today, the Auberge is as fresh and forward-thinking as it was when it first opened and pioneered a new style of laid-back luxury. Michael Taylor protégée and leading designer Suzanne Tucker has updated the resort interiors with a bright, rich look reminiscent of a secluded Côte d’Azur retreat. Under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Curry, the famed Napa Valley restaurant has earned back-to-back Michelin stars. The spring 2011 renovation of the dining room and iconic terrace will be completed in time for the Restaurant’s 30th anniversary.
Since it opened, resort guests have been drawn to the Auberge for its tranquility, style and unmistakable romance. The pleasures of escape, total privacy, and the intimacy of having a beautiful spot to share are part of the timeless allure of Auberge du Soleil.
AT OUR RESORT, YOU’LL FIND:
Treat yourself to personalized service, rejuvenating massages and treatments, and breathtaking views of the Napa Valley. The Auberge Spa embraces a nurturing philosophy embodied by a unique menu of body and facial treatments, which utilize natural ingredients indigenous to California and the region.
‘LA PLAGE’ POOL AND CABANA
The Auberge Pool and Cabana, ‘La Plage’, is perfect for lounging on oversized chaises, underneath the California Sun. Relax on day beds for two, sipping signature cocktails or local wines. Hotel guests can enjoy a host of poolside amenities, including Wifi and a DJ-mixed pool soundtrack, cocktails and lounge food from our award-winning restaurant.
Shop Auberge is comprised of a culinary marketplace with sweet treats from our pastry kitchen and custom-made bath and spa amenities from the Auberge Spa. We also have logo’d items and apparel available for purchase. We can ship all of these items direct from our home in the Napa Valley to yours.
La Pagode, Auberge’s Asian-inspired pavilion, is a secluded retreat-within-a-retreat, offering a serene location for spa treatments, private meditation, private fine dining, weddings and events.
ÆRENA Napa Valley Sculpture Garden
Auberge du Soleil is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture ever assembled for viewing and sale. The Auberge du Soleil Sculpture gallery is owned by ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and is open to guests of Auberge du Soleil or by appointment.
For many, the name Auberge du Soleil connotes cuisine first, with the inn of the same name a delightful afterthought. Indeed, Auberge du Soleil began as a Napa Valley restaurant created by visionary restaurateur Claude Rouas more than 30 years ago. Since then, Auberge has maintained its legacy as a culinary destination, where innovative menus inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley are paired with wine in ways that delight and inspire longtime devotees.
Executive Chef Robert Curry’s menus highlight the bounty of Napa with house-made ingredients, as well as local produce. Choose from the Restaurant, Bistro & Bar or Private Dining (for parties of 10 or more).
Our Fine Dining Options
Executive Chef Robert Curry welcomes guests with beautifully prepared Wine Country cuisine. The 120-seat Michelin-rated Auberge du Soleil Restaurant showcases spectacular vistas from one of the best vantage points in the valley. The Mediterranean inspired cuisine reflects the natural diversity and rich ingredients of Napa Valley.
BISTRO & BAR
The intimate Private Dining facilities offer the same cuisine served in the Auberge restaurant. Auberge du Soleil’s In-Room Dining is a fine dining experience within the comfort and convenience of your hotel guest room or suite.
Auberge du Soleil is the flagship location of the Auberge Resorts collection. Service is attentive yet unobtrusive, genuine yet poised. Our employees are committed to ensuring that each guest’s stay is perfect.
Auberge du Soleil is a member of Relais & Chateaux an international association of 500+ elite independent hotels and restaurants in 60 countries. Founded in France and headquartered in Paris, the association serves as an ambassador for the French “joie de vivre” and the highest culinary standards.
As an employee of Auberge du Soleil, you will enjoy not only the stunning beauty of our gorgeous Napa Valley hillside, but also competitive pay, benefits and a challenging, fun working environment.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Auberge team of passionate and dedicated hospitality professionals!
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