Napa Holiday Recipes

12/15/2011—Here at Lexus magazine, we like to constantly remind you of your Lexus-owner benefits, and this week is no exception.

This time around, let us direct your attention back to the Napa Valley Vintners. Besides offering special discounts and tasting sessions for anyone owning a Lexus, the wineries have just produced this elegant digital recipe book for Lexus drivers, along with, of course, appropriate wines to accompany each meal:

Napa Valley Vintners Cookbook

And, of course, dear Lexus driver, we’re going to say it again: there really is no excuse from not treating yourself to a Napa Valley getaway.

Here’s why: the coming months are a superb time to visit Napa Valley. Harvest is complete, the wines are barrel-aging in caves and cellars, and the region is settling into its mellow winter coat—but while the mountains surrounding this beautiful river valley may be snow-dusted from time to time, America’s premier winegrowing region is warm and inviting.

This, Lexus owners, is what’s known locally as Cabernet Season.

From late fall to March, time passes at a slower pace from Carneros to Calistoga. For the wine savvy, this is the time to meet some of the legendary winemakers when they have time to linger over a glass and maybe pull the cork on a special bottle he or she has been saving for a more quiet moment in the tasting room.

And for anybody looking for a superb winter getaway, there are the Napa Valley towns’ charming tree-lined streets and locally owned boutiques, not to mention the region’s performance venues, relaxing geothermal hot springs, and world-class spas (a very nice way to end a day of wine-tasting, by the way).

Besides the special treatment you receive at more than 20 Napa wineries, there’s the $100 dining credit Lexus owners enjoy at Yountville’s Bardessono hotel, not to mention the 10 percent Lexus-owner discount at NapaStyle, the culinary and home décor stores owned by Emmy-winning Food Network chef Michael Chiarello (the discount also applies to online purchases).

To redeem any of these benefits (you must be a Lexus owner), just log in to the Lexus Drivers site, or join if you haven’t yet registered.