Explore deeper in one of the world's iconic wine regions with master sommelier and Lawrence Wine Estate CEO, Carlton McCoy
June 22- 26, 2023
4 days, 3 nights of exclusive access in Napa Valley
Per person, limited to just 14 guests
Floating gently above the world as the sun rises over Napa Valley, you want to take it all in: the golden jaunts of morning light, the farmers — already up and walking the vineyards — glowing like drops of dew from this graceful perspective. Over the past few days, you’ve met trailblazing winemakers who are dedicating their lives to stewarding the bountiful land unfolding below. Each day you’ve gone deeper, learning more about the history — and the future — of this legendary landscape, meeting the farmers and chefs, the artisans and winemakers, who are proud to call this place home. This is the only way to witness Napa, one of the world’s true bastions of natural beauty and a stunning showcase of human potential.
Our host on this very special journey is Carlton McCoy, master sommelier and the CEO of Lawrence Wine Estates. Carlton is a trailblazer in so many ways: one of the youngest master sommeliers in history at age 28 and only the second African-American to earn the distinction. Thanks to years of collaboration and community-building, Carlton has made profound connections to Napa’s iconic chefs and winemakers working their magic across the valley. With Carlton as our guide, we’ll experience Napa as only insiders can, meeting and learning from innovators at the peak of their craft.
Join us for unparalleled access and behind-the-scenes meetups with the winemakers who have made this small stretch of northern California one of the most exciting destinations in the world.
The Paragon Experience
Join us in celebrating the beauty of human potential
Paragon provides unparalleled access and intimacy. Go deep within the vineyards, meet Napa's most innovative winemakers and chefs, alongside Carlton McCoy.
Force for Good
Paragon supports causes handpicked by our Luminaries. On this departure a $10,000 donation is going to The Roots Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of communities of color in the wine industry.
Pinnacle of Craft
Paragon explores the beating heart of Napa, experiencing it through the lens of chefs and winemakers, farmers and culinary artisans, at the peak of their creativity and craft.
Celebrate People & Place
Carlton McCoy is one of the youngest people ever to earn the title of Master Sommelier. He is Napa Valley's first black CEO. Cofounder of nonprofit The Roots Fund. Host of CNN's Nomad travel program, and CEO of Lawrence Wine Estates and its unparalleled collection of iconic Napa Valley vineyards (Heitz Cellar, Ink Grade, Burgess, Stony Hill). Carlton is a remarkable human and the very definition of what it means to be a Paragon Luminary.
We believe that exploration and discovery are essential elements of the human experience.
Force for Good
It is time to redefine luxury as an experience that serves a higher purpose, one that serves to improve the lives of people and places. It's the reason why we are a Certified B Corp. Because how we travel matters.
Each Paragon experience supports charities handpicked by our Luminaries. On this departure a $10,000 donation is going to The Roots Fund, a nonprofit cofounded by Carlton McCoy and dedicated to supporting communities of color in the wine industry.
People & Planet
Our goal is that the places we visit are protected and flourishing for future generations. It’s why we are a certified Climate Neutral business, and why we support environmental and social-justice nonprofits.
Day by Day
Where We Sleep
A gorgeous and stunning base camp in the heart and soul of Napa
Bardessono Hotel & SpaYountville
This stunning, design-forward property in the heart of Yountville matches environmental care (it's one of only three Platinum LEED-certified hotels in the country) with verdant gardens and playful outdoor art sculptures. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls let in the abundant natural light at every turn. Take in panoramic views of the mountains from the rooftop pool, or simply relax and recharge in the spa.
Carlton McCoy Napa Valley
Based on double occupancy
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What does the price include?
Three nights at unique, boutique accommodations; exclusive VIP access, culinary experiences, and tastings; private access with local guides and cultural experts; private travel and transportation from beginning to end, including transfers to and from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as required; all entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners including Michelin-star dining at some of Napa’s most iconic kitchens.
What does the price not include?
Air travel to/from Napa Valley; travel insurance; activities not included in the itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for our Paragon tour leader.
Who is going on this trip?
This exclusive Paragon experience is limited to 14 guests, plus Carlton McCoy and our Paragon team. You can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 21 and above.