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Couple’s Getaway to Montage and The Matheson

It’s time to experience Sonoma the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. This trip for two is hands down the best way to do just that. A 2-night stay at the Montage Healdsburg with VIP tastings at The Setting, Aperture Cellars and more.

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Your stay begins with luxurious accommodations: The Montage. Nestled among 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak tree groves, Montage Healdsburg features an 11,500-square-foot spa, a zero-edge resort pool, and three signature dining options. Two nights in a luxury “Vineyard King” room with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the resort’s vineyards are the perfect backdrop for this incredible trip.

First, you’ll head over for a very special tasting with The Setting, a collection of luxury wines created by Jeff Cova, Noah McMahon, and winemaker Jesse Katz. As the first winemaker to make the Forbes “30 under 30” list, Jesse’s experience spans 19 harvests at internationally acclaimed wineries such as Petrus, Robert Foley, and Screaming Eagle. With multiple 100-point wines to his name, a bottle of his 2015 The Setting Wines just became the most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold, earning $350,000 in 2017 only to be beaten by selling a 6-liter bottle of The Setting at Emeril Lagasse’s annual charity wine auction for $1,000,000 in 2021. (He also produces custom wines for athletes and celebrities like Tony Hawk, Shep Gordon, as well as wine for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s wedding.) Enjoy a private tasting of The Setting Wines at Bacchus Landing either in the California sunshine on the beautiful open piazza, or in The Setting private cabana.

Oh, and speaking of Bacchus Landing… Situated at the crossroads of three of Sonoma County’s premier wine regions and in the heart of Healdsburg, Bacchus is the home of five luxury tasting rooms and features its own large open patio where you can sit back and fully enjoy your wine experience. Enjoy the boutique market with a $100 gift card!

You’ll also visit Aperture Cellars for a VIP tasting. Experience the diversity of Sonoma County’s premier cool-climate Bordeaux varietal vineyard sites in the elegance of the Aperture gallery and tasting lounge. Aperture is the passion project founded by Jesse Katz in 2009, inspired by his experience traveling the world with his famous photographer father, Andy Katz. As you begin your tasting, you will be greeted with a glass of French grower Champagne upon your arrival, and you will go on to explore a customized range of the winery’s most limited production and highly coveted offerings.

Also on your itinerary is dinner at The Matheson, a hip terroir-to-table experience by Dustin Valette that is the newest hot spot in Healdsburg! Experience fine wine country cuisine under the lights with Dustin Valette’s 5-course tasting menu in the main dining room, paired with award-winning wines of The Setting, Aperture, and Valette.

After returning to Nashville, you can relive your fantastic experiences with the Montage picnic basket complete with bottles from The Setting and Aperture. This is the couple’s getaway that will provide a lifetime of happy memories. This is a trip you won’t want to skip!


This trip for 2 includes:

Restrictions: Accommodations are subject to availability, black-out dates apply. Valid until July 31, 2023. Hotel gift certificate is non-transferable and can not be redeemed for cash. Trip does not include airfare, rental car, or driver. Personal expenses, tips/gratuities, and travel insurance are also not included. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed. Purchases are non-refundable and packages cannot be resold. Trip restrictions apply. Please see Trip Guidelines in the Auction Rules and Reference section of the catalog.

Donated by Montage Healdsburg, Melanie & Robert Cansler, Gerri Bluhm & Johannes Diele