By Emma Krasov. Photography by Yuri Krasov
Exclusive Resorts, a high-end membership-based vacation club with a worldwide network of unique homes, villas and suites, couldn’t have found a better place for its summer presentation than the House of Flowers in Healdsburg, California.
Flowers Vineyards & Winery in Sonoma County is one of the most beautiful wine country estates with a spacious glass-walled two-story tasting facility and multiple seating places outdoors—some gazebo-style, some surrounded by green hedges of shrubs and ivies, and some overlooking a pond with blossoming white lotuses.
Everything here reminds us of the joy of life—from emerald leafy vines interspersed with wild flowers, old-growth fruit trees in the sprawling gardens, and wood-fired grill with outdoor tasting terrace to the award-winning estate chardonnay and pinot noir harvested from the three Sonoma Coast vineyards—Ridgetop, Sea View, and River, each with its distinct character, fully expressed in these elegant and delightful wines.
To celebrate the joy of travel, Exclusive Resorts CEO James Henderson was joined by Rachel Regan, Senior Vice President of Sales, Caitlin Austin, Senior Director of Marketing, and Erin Lentz, Editor-in-Chief of the Club’s CURATED Magazine, who presented its latest publication, titled, The JOY Issue.
The afternoon reception on the first day of August, under the warm California sun, featured a menu of delicacies inspired by Club destinations and provided by Oyster Girls, The Farmer’s Wife, Zazu, and Noble Folk, paired with Flowers’ exquisite wines–2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2018 Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay, 2018 Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir, and 2013 Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir.
Local musicians, Annabelle Lampson, MaMuse, and The Two Lions Band were performing live during the event.
Henderson and Lentz presented a brief overview of the members-only portfolio of luxury residences and vacation experiences, and the Club’s focus on privacy, safety and service for the ultra-affluent families seeking a safe sanctuary post-pandemic, reflected in the CURATED magazine.
According to the Exclusive Resorts, their membership is surging, while the Club intentionally keeps it small with just 150 new families a year joining “to preserve the multi-million-dollar residences we own and maintain the unparalleled, personalized service we deliver.”
Some of the present 88 guests, comprised mostly of the Club’s present and potential members, had a chance to test-drive the new Porsche Taycan and Porsche 911, brought over to the celebration by yet another event partner, Porsche Marin.
The celebration was also dedicated to the partnership of Exclusive Resorts and Flowers on the Club’s new Wine Benefits program, which allows VIP access to tours, tastings, discounted shipping, and first dibs on limited releases.
To learn more about Exclusive Resorts and their private portfolio of nearly 400 vetted, hand-selected, and meticulously maintained residences, often located in private neighborhoods and gated communities at the world’s most coveted destinations, visit https://exclusiveresorts.com/
Flowers Vineyards & Winery is located at 4035 Westside Rd. Healdsburg, California. For more information, call 707.723.4800 or visit https://www.flowerswinery.com/