FSU Alumni Association

Noles in Napa

The FSU Alumni Association is bringing Seminole spirit back to Napa Valley, Calif., in 2019!

Tour internationally renowned wineries and enjoy the region’s culinary delights while meeting and reconnecting with fellow Noles.

Join us for the whole weekend or participate in one or two of the wine tours or receptions to meet and mingle with fellow Florida State alumni.

Registration Info

 

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

The Garden Grotto at Silenus. Photo courtesy of Silenus Winery.

Welcome Reception and
Wine Tasting

5 - 7 p.m.

Kick off the weekend's events at a welcome reception held at Silenus Winery - managed by Florida State alumnus Jeremy Carter. Enjoy freshly-made pizza, pasta and salad expertly paired with wine selections from Silenus Winery, and pick up your exclusive Noles in Napa swag.

Bus transportation is included from select downtown Napa hotels.

Silenus Winery
5225 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558

$75 for Alumni Members | $100 for all others. Includes welcome reception, bus transfer for Thursday and Friday events plus exclusive Noles in Napa swag.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Winery Tours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m

Our partners at Platypus Tours have selected three special tours for Friday:

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and sample three boutique-style wineries.
  • Sample olive oil, wine and food pairings, and wine and chocolate pairings at three local venues.
  • Tour three higher-end wineries with a picnic lunch and cheese plate.

Register online with Platypus Tours.

Tour A: Boutique Wineries – $192 per person
Includes tour fee, lunch, gratuity and winery fees. The guide will select the wineries.

Tour B: Food and Beverage – $305 per person
Includes tour fee, gratuity, winery and food/beverage fees. Tour includes an olive oil stop, a wine and food pairing, and a wine and chocolate pairing.

Tour C: High-end Winery Tour and Tasting – $132 per person
Includes tour fee, gratuity and boxed lunch. Winery fees will be charged separately and will be announced after the RSVP deadline, approx. $40–75 per person, per winery. Wineries will be announced after the RSVP date, may include Opus One, Nickle and Nickle, Silver Oak or Del Dotto.

10–15 people per shuttle. Perimeter, salon-style seating.
All tours include a shared cheese and cracker platter with chilled bottled water.

Register with Platypus Tours.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours

10 a.m. - 4 p.m

Local experiences selected for Saturday include:

  • Visit two craft breweries and a local craft distillery, with lunch served at one of the breweries.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and sample three boutique-style wineries.
  • Tour three high-end wineries with a picnic lunch and cheese plate.

Register online with Platypus Tours.

Tour A: Boutique Wineries – $192 per person
Includes tour fee, lunch, gratuity and winery fees. The guide will select the wineries.

Tour C: High-end Winery Tour and Tasting – $132 per person
Includes tour fee, gratuity and boxed lunch. Winery fees will be charged separately and will be announced after the RSVP deadline, approx. $40–75 per person, per winery. Wineries will be announced after the RSVP date, may include Opus One, Nickle and Nickle, Silver Oak or Del Dotto.

Tour D: Craft Brewery and Spirits - $220 per person
Includes tour fee, gratuity, tasting fees and brew pub lunch.

10–15 people per shuttle. Perimeter, salon-style seating.
All tours include a shared cheese and cracker platter with chilled bottled water.

Register with Platypus Tours.

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Chimney Rock Barrel Room

Cocktail Reception, Winery Tour and Dinner

6 - 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an exclusive reception, private winery tour and an exquisite three course dinner served in the Barrel Room at Chimney Rock, a member of the Terlato family of wineries. Dinner will be led by FSU alumnus David Lane, who will share his knowledge of wine and food pairings throughout the three course dinner.

Chimney Rock
5350 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

$300 per person includes reception, winery tour, three course wine dinner in the barrel room and bus transfer.

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Registration Info

 

Noles in Napa Alumni Experience package
Join us for a welcome reception and wine tasting at Silenus Winery on Thursday, June 20, and receive exclusive FSU alumni swag including a Noles in Napa wine tote bag and wine glass plus a commemorative event badge and lanyard.

Members, access your discounted tickets by entering your member number as the "promo code".
Find your member number online.

 

FSU Alumni Association Members

From $75

 
 

Non-Members

From $100

 

 

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For detailed information or to register for winery, brewery and distillery tours please visit our partner, Platypus Tours.

Accommodations

Recommended hotels

 Napa River Inn  Archer Hotel  The Meritage Resort and Spa  Embassy Suites Napa Valley  The Westin Verasa Napa  The Andaz  Silverado Resort and Spa

Book now! Hotels in the area have limited space. Bus transfers for Noles in Napa only pick up from downtown hotel locations.

 

*All guests must book their own air travel and hotel arrangements.


Questions? Please contact me at 850.644.7434 or wpowers@fsu.edu.

Whitney Powers (B.S. '09)
Associate Director for Alumni Programs and Outreach