USA – Auberge du Soleil, California

USA - Auberge du Soleil, California

Set in 33 acres in Napa Valley, this much-loved hillside resort has a Mediterranean ambience, with shuttered windows and a neutral colour scheme. There are wonderful views from the 52 rooms in the main building and surrounding cottages, and from the 7,000sq ft spa and a yoga pavilion. The staff are friendly, helpful and ultra-efficient; service in the renowned restaurant is attentive without being intrusive.

X-factor The recently renovated, Michelin-starred restaurant specialises in ‘Wine Country cuisine’. Executive chef Robert Curry’s menu features roast lamb served with fava beans, gnocchi and goat’s-cheese-stuffed squash blossom and other equally enticing dishes; the view from the terrace, over surrounding vineyards and olive groves, is an added pleasure.

Source: cntraveller