Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, the award-winning Napa Valley resort, today unveils a comprehensive $30 million redesign that includes a new restaurant, newly built suites and the renovation of all guest rooms and public spaces. Known for its landmark pool and culinary excellence, Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection welcomes Picobar, the resort's second restaurant and a new open-air dining concept in Napa Valley, offering modern Mexcian cuisine from Solbar's acclaimed Executive Chef, Gustavo Rios. Other new resort elements serve as an extension of the valley landscape, such as an expansion at Solbar with distinct new outdoor lounge seating, a reimagined pool deck elevating one of Napa's most iconic pools with lounge seating, amenity-rich cabanas and a children's pool, and versatile indoor-outdoor event spaces for celebrations and meetings. Reflecting the small-town charm and urban sophistication of Napa, the next iteration of Solage introduces a new caliber of playful, personalized luxury in Napa.
A New Destination Restaurant
Building off the world-class reputation of Solbar, the resort's signature restaurant, Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection has introduced a second dining destination, Picobar. The contemporary eatery is inspired by the traditions of walk-up taco joints in Mexico and artfully balances Latin flavors with heirloom Napa County ingredients. The name "pico," which translates to "peak," captures the ethos of the new, year-round concept, which is driven by seasonally focused dishes. The menu, conceived by Executive Chef Gustavo Rios, rotates with the harvest and features local ingredients sourced from the mountains, valleys and rivers in respective peak seasons. Signature items include whipped avocado, pistachio and kale dip, Cowgirl Creamery queso, inspired tostadas, and homemade Napa flavored tortillas such as garlic, olive and sun-dried tomato. Picobar also boasts a wide assortment of tequilas, innovative craft cocktails and a diverse selection of beer and wine.
Picobar is housed in a new, contemporary wooden barn, featuring an outdoor fireplace and firepits, and a striking tiled bar overflowing with lush plants. The vibrant area is designed for people to gather and enjoy live music, food and cocktails. Guests can arrange fireside experiences including a s'mores night that features ruby pink chocolate by Bay Area-based Charles Chocolates or Whiskey by Firelight, which offers a taste of rare and exclusive whiskeys often aged in wine country barrels. Trivia and bingo nights are also regularly scheduled for wine-themed fun. A custom spirits menu is available around the firepit that showcases local and rare distilleries. With its dynamic design and a high-spirited culinary team, Picobar is destined to become a Napa Valley social hub.
New Suites and Renovated Studios
Introducing a modern expression of resort living, Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection now features eleven newly built cottage-style suites, including two, two-bedroom Estate Suites and nine, one-bedroom Orchard Suites. Each has its own private outdoor patio, shower and soaking tub for indulging in panoramic views of the Palisades and Mayacamas Mountains. Perfect for entertaining groups or for family travel, one of the Estate Suites boasts an oversized patio with a 100-plus-year-old Valley Oak Tree and the other shares a courtyard with one of the Orchard Suites that can be closed off and combined into one large accommodation.
Each Estate Suite comes with its own set of bikes and a designated Mercedes-Benz for the duration of the guest's stay. Inside, guests will discover an in-room oxygen bar experience and a Napa Pantry mini-bar filled with local items from Napa's iconic Oakville Grocery. Additionally, suite guests will have complimentary access to a Cabana for one night during their stay, a dog walker for those traveling with a pup and other exclusive amenities.
Additionally, the resort's 89 guest studios have been reimagined from top to bottom. Striking the perfect balance between upscale and approachable, all accommodations are balanced by natural forms and a color and material palate that echoes Napa Valley's dense forests and local vineyards. Custom furniture highlights a simple, yet well-crafted sense of detail. Plush furnishings including upholstered feature walls, graphic light fixtures, state-of-the-art technology and leather headboards, put guests at ease and allow them to take advantage of the easygoing Calistoga way of life.