To enrich your wine-country getaway at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, explore a world-class vineyard and Elusa Winery, just steps from your villa. No other wine-country resort integrates the grape-to-glass experience so thoroughly into your stay.

Winery Highlights

Meet the Winemakers

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Thomas Rivers Brown

The vineyard and Elusa Winery are in partnership with Calistoga resident and world-class winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Thomas began his California winemaking career in 1997. As a minimal interventionist, he creates wines that showcase the vineyard. Renowned wine critic Robert Parker Jr. has awarded him 23 perfect 100-point scores on his Cabernet Sauvignon projects over the past decade. In 2010, Thomas was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Food & Wine magazine.
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Jonathan Walden

As winemaker at Elusa Winery, Jonathan Walden blends his artistic understanding of oenology with his deep-seated connection to nature to create complex and precise wines that respect Calistoga’s distinctive terroir. Jonathan is a rising star in the winemaking world and joins Elusa to bring famed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown’s vision to life. Prior to joining Elusa Winery, Walden served as assistant winemaker at Melka Wines overseeing operations at Melka Estates. Walden’s winemaking career took off when he joined O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery in 2012 under veteran winemaker Sean Capiaux. In 2016, Walden seized the opportunity to become assistant winemaker at Tuck Beckstoffer Estate, launching the St. Helena brand.


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