The Meritage Resort and Spa Announces 2015 Winemaker Dinner Series Line-Up
Award Winning Wineries From Across Napa Valley Set to Pair Wine and Food.
The Meritage Resort and Spa is announcing its 2015 Masters and Makers Winemaker Dinner series. Invited wineries include some of the most prestigious and well-known wineries and winemakers from across the Napa Valley including Trinchero Napa Valley, Schramsberg Vineyards, J. Davies Estate, Charles Krug Winery, Silver Oak, and Twomey Cellars. Each dinner will provide a special experience for guests from meeting with winemakers and proprietors to having the opportunity to “Build Your Own Bordeaux” style wine with Trinchero Napa Valley.
Event descriptions and dates are below. Additional information, including reservations, is available online at MeritageResort.com/Events.
Masters and Makers Winemaker Dinner Series with Trinchero Napa Valley
July 18, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $135 per person
The Meritage Resort and Spa will welcome Trinchero Napa Valley to its Estate Cave for a unique dinner and wine experience. The Build your Own Bordeaux Winemaker Dinner gives guests the opportunity to gain a deeper wine tasting education, while enjoying a fabulous dinner prepared by the culinary team at The Meritage Resort.
Dinner guests will build their own Bordeaux style wine with classic varietal components: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Verdot. Throughout the meal, guests will taste each varietal and learn about the art and history of blending, the classic characteristics of the grapes, and some of the famous blends of the world, including Meritage.
During dessert, each guest-designed wine judged and a winner will be chosen. The winner will receive a complimentary one-night stay at The Meritage Resort and Spa for a future visit based on
availability (Sunday through Thursday nights only).
Masters Winemaker Dinner Series with Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate
August 28, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $125 per person
Join The Meritage Resort for our Winemaker Dinner Series on Friday, August 28, with Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate.
The dinner reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the beautiful Vineyard Deck or Estate Cave (weather dependent), where delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Then, retreat into our underground Estate Cave at 7 p.m. and savor an unforgettable multi-course dinner with wine pairings and sweet desserts!
Mingle with other guests and members from the Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate wine making team to learn about the history of the vineyards that are among Napa Valley’s oldest, and the role their wines have even played in world history. We will taste some of their top varietals ranging from whites to reds to sparkling.
Masters Winemaker Dinner Series with Charles Krug Winery
September 4, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $125 - $175 per person
The Meritage Resort and Spa will welcome Charles Krug Winery, owned by the Peter Mondavi Sr. family since 1943, as it continues its Masters Winemaker Dinner Series on September 4.
The dinner reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Vineyard Deck or Estate Cave (weather dependent), with hors d’oeuvres and wine. Dinner will follow in the Estate Cave, where guests will
enjoy a fabulous multi-course dinner featuring some of the top wines from Charles Krug Winery.
Guests will have the opportunity to hear from members of the Peter Mondavi Sr. family, and others from Charles Krug while enjoying fabulous wines paired with delicious foods, and learning about the history of Napa Valley’s first winery, Charles Krug, which was founded in 1861. Everyone will learn how both Krug and four generations of Mondavi’s have influenced Napa Valley’s development as a world-renown wine-producing region through innovation and dedication to their craft.
About Charles Krug Winery
Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug, the 27-year old Prussian immigrant came to America with little besides willpower and a willingness to work hard to build the cornerstone of the first winery in the Napa Valley. He became the major local winery figure of his era, greatly influencing Napa Valley’s development as a world-renown wine-producing region. It is the oldest commercial winery in the Napa Valley. In 1943, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased Charles Krug Winery. The family is now in their fourth generation and Peter Mondavi Sr., at 100 years old, continues to pass on his passion and legacy for wine making to his grandchildren.
This video was produced and shown at the 2013 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards in which Peter Mondavi Sr. received the American Wine Legend Award. The video includes thoughts from Peter, his sons Marc and Peter Jr., and his granddaughters Angelina and Alycia.
Masters Winemaker Dinner Series with Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars
October 30, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $135 per person
This unforgettable evening will bring together the culinary talents of both the chef from Silver Oak, Dominic Orsini, and culinary team from The Meritage Resort, as they pair dishes with award winning wines from Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. The dinner reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the hillside vineyards behind The Meritage Resort or Estate Cave (weather dependent), where appetizers and wine start the wine and food journey. After appetizers, retreat into the underground Estate Cave at 7 p.m. to continue the multi-course dinner paired with Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars wines including a course paired with the very rare 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet from the Silver Oak Library.
Silver Oak is single-minded in their 40 plus year pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and Alexander Valley. Twomey Cellars combines 40 years of experience with the spirit of innovation to create a Bordeaux style of Merlot, American Viticulture Area Specific Pinot Noirs, and a Sauvignon Blanc from estate owned vineyards in Oakville, Calistoga, Sebastopol, and Healdsburg. Both wineries create exceptional, food-friendly, moderate alcohol wines that are deliciously drinkable upon release or years later.
Additional events coming to The Meritage Resort and Spa include:
July 30: Pint Night with Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Crush Ultra Lounge
August 8: Seventh Annual Trinitas Cellars Lobster Feed
December 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner and Ballroom Celebration
February 13-15, 2016: Third Annual Masters and Makers @ Meritage
About The Meritage Resort and Spa
The Meritage Resort and Spa is an extraordinary four-diamond Napa Valley luxury resort set against a hillside vineyard. A destination unto itself, it features 322 Tuscan-inspired guestrooms and luxury suites, seasonal farm to-table cuisine at the Siena Restaurant and wine tasting in the Estate Cave featuring Trinitas Cellars. Regain a healthful balance with curative treatments at Spa Terra—a lavish underground spa with steam grottoes, soaking pools, treatment alcoves and tranquil walls of water. The resort boasts the most comprehensive event and meeting space in the wine country, including the two largest ballrooms in the Napa Valley, the Estate Cave and three covered terraces. Crush Ultra Lounge offers guests a chance to relax with a full bar, sports entertainment and six bowling lanes. Far more than a place for relaxation, our unique property is an Old World escape from the ordinary. The Meritage Resort and Spa experience is the perfect blend of gracious hospitality, unrivaled amenities and peerless personal care. The Meritage Resort and Spa, We are Napa. MeritageResort.com.