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The latest news, events, activities and special offers from Solage Calistoga.

April 26, 2012

We are excited to unveil our Spring Edition of our Meet the Maker series.  Who doesn’t love surf & turf? Chef Sharp takes the concept to a new level with an incredible one-two punch pairing stellar wines from Club Solage Vintner Members Charnu Winery and Dancing Hares Vineyards with each course. Limited seating for this event on Fri., May 18. Reserve now at

As part of our Earth Month activities, General Manager, Richard Hill presented the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition Executive Director and Board President , Chuck McMinn with a $16,000 donation in support of the organization’s continued development of a 47-mile biking, walking and running trail.   The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grass-roots nonprofit organization with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system connecting the entire Napa Valley.  Please join us in supporting the Napa Valley Vine Trail.

Here are some great photos from yesterday’s meeting.

April 13, 2012

We are excited to team up with Ma(i)sonry Winery and Art Collective Gallery to feature Sculpture artists, Archie Held in our Sculpture at Sunrise tour and brunch.  You may recognize many of Archie’s pieces around property.   He is an internationally recognized artist who has been creating sculpture since the late 1970s. His style is exquisitely simple and direct, primarily constructed in bronze and stainless steel, though he recently added glass and granite to his pallet of materials. His pieces can be found in many public and private collections throughout the US and Asia.

As we kick off Earth Month here at Solage.   We wanted to share the great tips and resources from Auberge Resorts.



  1. Turn off water while brushing. Turning off the water between rinses can save at least two gallons in one brushing session.  (The average U.S. citizen uses 2,000 gallons of water a day)
  2. Pay bills online. It’s usually free, and you’ll never miss another payment. If all U.S. households viewed and paid bills electronically, we’d save 18.5 million trees and 15.8 billion gallons of water per year. Plus, save up to $148 per year on stamps.
  3. Don’t trash your meds. When we flush meds down drains or send them to landfills, they make their way into rivers and even drinking water. Take unused meds to your next pharmacy visit.
  4. Zap phantom loads. 40% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they’re turned off. Plug devices into power strips and switch off each night.
  5. Buy local. It’s fresher: Produce shipped from outside the country travels up to two weeks before it arrives in grocery stores. Plus it takes 4-17 times less oil to produce local food compared to nonlocal.
  6. Exercise outside. Gyms overload on A/C, and most of those training machines use electricity too.
  7. Stop junk mail. It consumes more energy than 2.8 million cars every year and uses100 million trees 28 billion gallons of water used annually. Americans waste about 8 hours per year dealing with junk mail. You can stop 75% of unsolicited mail by registering on the Mail Preference Service on the Direct Marketing Association Website (for a fee of $1). Within 90 days, most unsolicited mail will stop.
  8. Check your tire pressure. Increase your gas mileage by keeping your tires properly inflated — which also keeps 383 lbs of CO2 out of the air each year.
  9. Use cloth napkins. Americans use an average of 2,200 paper napkins per person per year. It’s actually cheaper to throw cloth napkins in the wash than to buy paper ones.
  10. Drive efficiently. At 45mph and above, save gas by rolling your windows up and cranking the AC.
  11. Fix drips.  One dripping faucet wastes more water in a day than one person can drink in a week.
  12. Buy products with refills.  This will dramatically reduce the amount of packaging that goes to waste
  13. Give away used household items. Charities or second hand shops will give these items a second life.
  14. Use Safe Bottles. Many baby and adult water bottles are made from plastic that contains the toxin bisphenol A (BPA). Opt for BPA-free bottles to avoid toxins in the body and in the environment.
  15. Buy bath products free of toxins: Your body deserves to be nourished and you should try to use products that contain natural or organic ingredients.

LIFESTYLES OF HEALTH AND SUSTAINABIILITY LOHAS is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, a market segment focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice.
THE DAILY GREEN: The consumer’s guide to the green revolution – includes recipes, products, travel and more.

EARTH 911: Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products’ end-of-life for both businesses and consumers

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: The well known global institution has a great resource called the “green guide” that provides interesting facts and resources.

NATURE.ORG: You can calculate your carbon footprint

The GoodGuide iPhone app is the app you need when navigating store aisles. Once downloaded, you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch’s camera to scan the barcodes of more than 65,000 products
The EarthObserver app puts a worldwide interactive atlas at your fingertips and lets you explore the Earth like never before. Created at Columbia University and supported by the U.S. Science Foundation
The Get Green app sends a helpful season-based daily tip to your iPhone, ranging from green workplaces, to throwing a green Halloween party and even greening your wedding

Green to Gold, by Daniel C. Esty; Andrew S. Winston
Forces for Good, the six practices of high-impact nonprofits by Leslie R Crutchfield; Heather McLeod Grant
Management Reset, by Edward E Lawler; Christopher G Worley; David Creelman

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Planet Earth (2006)
King Corn (2007)
March of the Penguins (2005)