Finally confirming what was already known, Bravo has officially "revealed" that this season's finale of Top Chef will indeed take place in Napa. Also as suspected, four finalists made the trip up to Wine Country. Then, as in years past, the final challenge involved three chefs, who apparently got a "surprise wake-up." Per the announcement, the finale was filmed at—product placement alert!—the Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock wineries.
There's no word on the judges or what role (if any) the eliminated cheftestants will play in the finale, but as seen with the photo of Ron, Mattin, Hector and Mike, other cast members did indeed make the trip to Northern California for the occasion.
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