Amuse Bouche Napa Wine Weekend Event at Brush Creek Ranch

Amuse Bouche Wine Weekend with John Schwartz

Join us for a weekend of wine made in partnership by John Schwartz and Heidi Barrett, dubbed the “first lady of wine.” In 2002, the partners recognized that the cult wine phenomenon had created an almost aspirational class structure among collectors and set out to make their Napa Valley wine available to a much broader consumer base. Winemaker Heidi Barrett explains, “We have created Amuse Bouche, a limited-edition, superb Pomerol-style wine with the added value of limited-edition art that is available to consumers through a variety of channels.” Experience their wines during a weekend of special wine events and tastings at the all-inclusive, luxury Brush Creek Ranch.


  • Date: June 20-23, 2024

Special Wine Weekend Itinerary

Schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, June 20 – Wine Weekend Welcome Reception

4:00 PM at the Saloon at Lodge & Spa

Meet John Schwartz, owner of the highly acclaimed Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, for wine tasting on the Saloon deck as the Wyoming sunset lights up the sky. Enjoy the Amuse Bouche Pomerol-inspired Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend produced by Heidi Barrett, as well as several curated wines from John’s Napa Valley estates.

Open and inclusive for all lodging guests.

Friday, June 21 – Cooking & Wine Experience

1:30 PM at The Farm

Alongside John Schwartz, pair our hands-on cooking class with Amuse Bouche wines. Polish your culinary skills with the help of our professional chefs and learn about our sustainable, seed-to-table culinary program at The Farm.

$250 Per Person, Plus Tax & Gratuity. Open Reservations.

Saturday, June 22 – 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner

6:00 PM at The Farm

Join John Schwartz as he guides guests through his personal pairing selections for this five-course dinner in the intimate wine tunnel at The Farm.

$250 Per Person, Plus Tax & Gratuity. Open Reservations.

Meet John Schwartz

Owner of the highly acclaimed Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, John has been involved in the wine industry for more than 30 years.  He also owns two other wineries in northern California where he has teamed up with industry luminaries such as Heidi P. Barrett, Jim Barbour, Stephen & Ayesha Curry as well as the Sinatra family.  He is a restaurateur with locations in the San Francisco/Napa Valley region and operates a distillery in Kentucky where he produces world-class aged bourbons. His latest venture is a new bourbon co-produced with Stephen Curry called Gentleman’s Cut.

He has lived in France and Japan and enjoys lecturing about wine in more than 50 countries where the winery has business partners. “One of the greatest joys of making wines is sharing them on the global level and knowing that Napa Valley wines are on par with the world’s best producers.”

Apart from his passion for food and wine, John Schwartz is a founding board member for American Assistance for Cambodia—a nonprofit that supports education and helps build a future for bright children in this Southeast Asian nation.  He is also involved with Village Health Works in Burundi supporting medical care for women across Africa. A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a BS/MS in Economics, he converses in Japanese, French, and German.

He resides in Napa Valley atop Atlas Peak at his Au Sommet winery property which also produces estate cheeses, truffles, honey, olive oil, and white sturgeon caviar.

All-Inclusive Activities

Fill the remainder of your getaway with additional activities and experiences:

  • Lil’ Wranglers Kids’ Program (4-9 Years Old)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Running of the Horses
  • Outdoor Gun Range
  • Archery
  • Fly Fishing 101/Intro to Casting
  • Still Water Fly Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided Ranger Tours
  • Paintball
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ropes Course with Zipline Descent
  • Mountainside Sunrise Yoga
  • Yoga Hikes
  • On-Ranch Hiking
  • Hiking Medicine Bow National Forest
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Forest Bathing/Nature Meditation
  • Paint & Sip
  • Lawn Games
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball, Volleyball, & Pickleball
  • Saloon Pool Table, Shuffleboard, & Arcade Game
  • Evening Fireside S’mores
À La Carte Experiences
  • Spa Treatments
  • Cattle Drives
  • Horseback Picnic Rides
  • Horseback Riding Instruction, Barrel Racing, or Pole Bending
  • Guided Creek Fly Fishing
  • Wade & Float Fly-Fishing Trips
  • ATV or RZR Adventures
  • Scenic River Float
  • Wine River Float
  • Founder’s Gun Club Experience
  • Sound Healing
  • Massage + Sound Healing
  • Vinyasa & Vibrations
  • Llama Experiences
  • Goat Yoga, Feed the Goats, & More
  • Baking Classes
  • Full-Day Cheesemaking
  • Greenhouse Experience
  • Wagyu Grilling
  • Healthy Cooking Class
  • Pasta Making
  • Distillery Tour, Tasting, & Barrel Thieving
  • Distiller for a Day
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mixology Class
  • Rare Spirits Flight Tasting in The Spirit Vault
  • Full-Day Farm Experience
  • Poker/Texas Hold ‘Em Dealer
  • Golf at Old Baldy Club

*All activities are subject to weather and availability. A Service Fee will be added to incremental activities.

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