Car of the Year, Napa Valley

This fall, join Robb Report for the most popular and long-running event that leads to our most anticipated annual issue! The Car of the Year Napa Valley experience, now in its 21st year, brings RR1 members from near and far to evaluate the most incredible new 2023 and 2024 models. “COTY” brings guests into the driver’s seat for a test run at what many automotive enthusiasts dream of, the chance to become a Robb Report Automotive Editor. Get the unique opportunity to test drive the greatest models back-to-back and share commentary on design, performance, and luxury components that may be quoted in our February issue and ultimately cast your vote to shape the 2024 automotive landscape.  

 This year, we are thrilled to stay at the beautiful Carneros Resort & Spa. On top of a full schedule of high-performance driving, enjoy world-class dining, exceptional wines and spirits, and new friends for this time-tested Robb Report tradition.  

Features two Driving Experience Packages: 

   NOV 4-6   |     NOV 6-8 

For the first time in the history of the Napa Valley event, COTY goes to Sonoma Raceway, a 1600-acre facility with a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip where RR1 members take each of the cars on a custom course, designed by our expert drive team. Recently, the raceway opened an upgraded premium facility, The Turn 11 Club, that overlooks the hairpin turn on the iconic Sonoma Valley road course where we’ll enjoy lunch and time with our treasured partners. 


Carneros Resort and Spa is the authentic Napa Valley escape. Nestled on 28 acres and surrounded by rolling vineyards, Carneros features stylish cottage-style accommodations and elevated amenities that reflect the area’s distinct charm. Sip local wine at the onsite tasting room. Indulge in seasonally inspired dining. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at the Spa at Carneros, or lounge poolside amid panoramic views of the countryside.

Hear from previous Car of the Year judges

“Friendships, cars, and hospitality – all superb!”

“An incredible experience. It felt like an adult amusement park. My husband and I giggled like little kids all day long.”

“We were simply blown away by the level of professionalism and detail, while keeping it fun for all participants. Plus, my wife spent the day at the spa so she had no complaints for me dragging her out to drive cars! Thank you for your hospitality.”

“An exquisite event.”


To reserve your space or inquire about RR1 Membership, please contact Caroline Barry at

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All meals, wines and spirits within the program (not inclusive of food or beverages purchased through your room or separately at the resort)

All activities within the schedule

Accommodations – 1 room per package (up to 2 guests)

If you need an additional room or would like to upgrade to a suite, we are happy to offer preferred pricing. Additional rooms and upgrades are subject to availability.



Additional transfers or activities at the hotel

Wine purchases and shipments

Transportation to and from Carneros Resort & Spa at the start and end of your trip

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