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Pre-Launch Day

Friday, August 5th

Time: 3:30PM – 5:00 PM

Freemark Abbey

3022 St. Helena Hwy.

St. Helena, CA 94574

Welcome Reception & Cocktail Party

Sponsored by Block Busters Tech
Please join ELYSIAN for a welcome reception at Freemark Abbey, one of Napa Valley’s most historic properties in the newly remodeled Member’s Lounge and beautiful courtyard. Visit the 19th century stone building that has been a graceful presence for over 130 years in St. Helena.


With nearly 50 vintages’ worth of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon tucked away in its library, Freemark Abbey’s signature portfolio of wines represents one of the most fully realized Cabernet programs in America. Learn about Freemark’s rich history, which began in the 19th century and includes the Judgement of Paris, while enjoying a complimentary tasting of 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 Oakville Cabernet, and 2018 Josephine.

*Guests must be 21+

** Special Wine Club Member pricing (20% off) will be extended for any wine purchases (wines can be shipped to states allowed additional shipping charge will apply).


Hotel Information

Harvest Inn

Rate: Starting at $855 per night

Solage Resort & Spa

Rate: Starting at $1,695 per night

Meadowood Napa Valley

Rate: Starting at $1,700 per night

*Guests must book their own accommodations for this event.

Launch Day

Saturday, August 6th

Cocktail Party & Magazine Cover Reveal

You are invited to join ELYSIAN Magazine for the reveal of  the cover of our Fall 2022 Travel and Technology issue at the picturesque Zakin Family Estate. Hors d’oeuvres will be served paired with wines from the family winery.

*Shuttle services to the cocktail party will be provided.


Travel Information

San Francisco International Airport – SFO

Drive time from SFO to Napa Valley – 2 hours

Flying with Delta Airlines? Click here for more information.

Schulz Sonoma County Airport – STS

Drive time from STS to Napa Valley – 1 hour

Other Transportation Information

Consider a rental car throughout the weekend for other events.

Additional Activities

Purchase deadline is July 22nd, 2022

Tasting with Zakin

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen

Saturday, August 6th

Join Jan Zakin, co-founder of Zakin Family Estate, at Brasswood Winery to taste the very limited production Zakin cult wines.

Time: 10:00AM

Price: $150.00

*This event is 2 hours.

**Limited availability.

***Payment of $150 is required to Zakin Family Estate, but will be reimbursed if a total of $150 or more worth of wine is purchased.

Hot Air Balloon Tour

Napa Valley Aloft Tours

Sunday, August 7th

Enjoy a relaxing hot air balloon ride at sunrise followed by a post-flight breakfast accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine.

Time: 5:45AM

Price: $350.00

*Whole experience is approximately 3-4 hours, depending on weather.

**Limited availability. 

Winemaker for a Day

Raymond Winery

Sunday, August 7th

“Participants don glamorous uniforms in the “Blending Room” to learn the art of creating their own custom blends.” At the end of the session, you will take home a bottle of your creation with your own custom label.

Times: 10:30AM & 2:00PM

Price: $150.00

*Each session is approximately 2 hours.

**Extremely limited availability.

***Custom wine labels need to be submitted 1 week in advance.

****Add-on must be reserved through Raymond Vineyards. Call (707) 963-3141 and mention ELYSIAN Magazine when reserving.

Private Tour & Wine Tasting

Raymond Winery

Sunday, August 7th

Take a tour of the amazing Raymond Vineyard to see the wine making process from the garden, the crush pad, and the tank. The tour ends with a complimentary wine tasting.

Times: 11:00AM & 2:00PM

Price: $75.00

*Each tour is approximately 2 hours.

**Extremely limited availability. 

***Add-on must be reserved through Raymond Vineyards. Call (707) 963-3141 and mention ELYSIAN Magazine when reserving.

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