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Honeymoon Venue: Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we bring you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing

This week's honeymoon venue is a place like no other, the iconic Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, California. Situated upon 33 acres of olive orchards on a sunny hillside, Auberge du Soleil is known for its Michelin dining, picturesque views and extraordinary service, earning itself a reputation as one of the worlds leading hotels.

When staying at Auberge du Soleil, choose from an array of accommodation options including deluxe suites and rooms and even private mansions. Within the rooms and suites enjoy the likes of private terraces, feature fireplaces, separate living areas and incredible panoramic views of Napa Valley. If you wish to opt for one of the resorts spectacular private mansions you will be provided with ultimate privacy, luxury and romance, which has been designed over 165 square metres of indoor and outdoor space. The private mansions feature terraces with sculptured outdoor baths and showers, an expansive master bedroom, dining area, private fitness studio and widespread views of Napa Valley and beyond.

As Auberge du Soleil was founded by restaurateur Claude Rouas more than 35 years ago as Napa Valley’s first fine-dining restaurant, you can be sure while staying here that you will be treated to some of the most delectable cuisine. Menus at the resort are inspired by the abundance of Napa Valley. Robert Curry, Auberge du Soleil’s executive chef, focuses on only the freshest, seasonal ingredients in order to provide the most incredible and delectable dining experiences within the resort. With 11 Michelin stars, The Restaurant is the perfect option for a fine dining experience. For a cocktail or glass of champagne while watching the sunset, opt for The Bistro and Bar. Auberge du Soleil also offers Napa Valley’s most comprehensive wine list. The resort has a 15,000 bottle wine cellar with domestic and international wines that have been carefully selected.

Auberge du Soleil is perfectly positioned for you to explore the entirety of Napa Valley. You will find the likes of boutique shopping, art galleries, exhilarating adventure sports, cultural venues and wineries. When in Napa Valley visiting wineries is a must and with over 450 wineries in the region, you will be spoilt for choice. When you are back at the resort, head to the Auberge Spa for some time to relax. Being the best spa in Napa Valley, enjoy its unique expansive menu of body and skin treatments.

Auberge du Soleil and the Napa Valley can offer something for every type of couple. Its natural beauty, serenity and romance make for the perfect venue for your honeymoon.