For the wine lovers
CordeValle might not be in Napa or Sonoma, but it is a well kept secret for romantic wine-lovers
by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author
from issue 21 of Lucire
just south of San Jose, is an ultimate wine-lover's getaway just
waiting to be discovered, especially as it encompasses the Clos
LaChance Vineyard and a majestic golf course woven together by meandering
hills and paths. The experience then gels together with great menus
at their bar and dining room as well as exquisite, romantic guest
villas that pamper guests in every conceivable way as well as treat
them to breathtaking views of Clos LaChance and the golf links.
CordeValle began as a private club in 1999, but
was opened out into a getaway a couple years later when parent company
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts realized the resortthanks to
its location and amenitieswas a perfect retreat for the food
and wine lover as well as beverage and restaurant industry people
wanting to recharge.
CordeValle represents a type of experience
that isn't something you come across every day, says Managing
Director Alan Campey. We offer 1,700 acres of incredible space,
beauty and tranquility. Moreover, anybody who appreciates wine and
food will be interested to learn about a history (of grape growing)
that goes back further than Sonoma and Napa Valley. Much of our
lands were vineyards until the economics of Prohibition caused people
to reallocate it for cattle ranching and other kinds of farm production.
Although (viticulture) has been making a comeback in our area and
some of the wines may be less nationally recognized and produced
in lower quantities than other wine growing areas, our region is
the fruit and vegetable basket of California. Combine the food,
along with great quality wines and golf-this is what makes CordeValle
truly an undiscovered gem.
While CordeValle may not be in the middle of Napa or Sonoma,
it is truly a best-kept secret that won't be for long given its
ultra-plus, ultra-romantic guest cottages (some with their own hot
tub patios and sun decks) in the shadow of one glorious winery.
It is also the a perfect place for anybody who appreciates making
new wine and food discoveries are willing to take some of those
back roads, and be among the first to experience new things just
on the verge of taking off.
Clos LaChance Winery is open daily for tastings.
If you are interested in booking a tour of the production facility,
please contact the winery at 1 408 686-1050 or 1 800 ITS-WINE.
For more information, escape to www.cordevalle.com.
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