Solage Calistoga is pleased to announce Scott Turnbull has joined the Solbar team in the role of sommelier and beverage manager. In his new role, Turnbull will work alongside executive chef Brandon Sharp at Solbar, a four-time Michelin-starred restaurant that serves seasonally-inspired California soul food.
Turnbull oversees the wine and spirits program for the indoor-outdoor Solbar, which features a menu combining fresh, lighter entrees side-by-side with hearty, “South meets Napa” comfort food. In addition to curating the wine list, Turnbull oversees the cocktail program, creating artisan drinks crafted with fresh herbs, homemade syrups and tinctures to complement Sharp’s menu. Turnbull, the first to introduce "wines on tap" to Napa Vally to offer a new, eco-friendly way to enjoy vintages, also manages the beverage selection at the pool bar, where the lively outdoor scene has turned Solage into the most popular pool destination in Napa Valley. Additionally, Turnbull recently launched "Sunday School" complimentary tastings, providing guests with a chance to learn about wine, beer, and spirits within a different theme each month.
Before joining Solage Calistoga, Turnbull spent the last four years as the sommelier and restaurant manager of Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. He also held sommelier positions at XIX Restaurant at the Park Hyatt, Striped Bass, and Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia. Turnbull received his education at Pennsylvania State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in French. He also holds a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Solbar is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with brunch on Sundays.