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Quintessential Napa Valley Experiences Napa, California

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Sip the Seductive and Sparkling Flavors of Napa, California for Four Days & Three Nights at The Meritage Resort & Spa for Two, Including Your Choice of a Memorable Wine Tour, a Champagne Tour, or a Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour and a Gourmet Three-Course Luncheon with Transportation Aboard a Train (Land Only)

Escape to picturesque Napa Valley, where you can enjoy local art along the Napa River Art Walk, wind through the breathtaking scenery, tour charming wineries, picnic in radiant vineyards, sample exquisite wines and learn about California's largest wine appellation. Take your pick of three quintessential wine country experiences: a customized wine tour, champagne tour, or a train ride and winery tour of Grgich Hills Estate. All you have left to do is raise your glass to say "Cheers!"

You'll get to participate in one of three quintessential Napa Valley experiences! In the perfect climate and rich soil of the valleys, grapes for making Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and dozens of other varieties of wines, ports, and brandies all thrive. Stroll through magnificent gardens and taste wines recognized as being among the best the world has to offer on this informative tour, which will be customized for your individual wine preferences. Or delight in a memorable tour of three acclaimed champagne wineries, each one in a location as beautiful as their wines are delicious, while gaining insight into the world of sparking wines and the grapes used to produce them! Domaine Carneros, best known as a small grower-producer of methóde traditionnelle sparkling wine, Pinot Noir and estate vineyards, is set on a breathtakingly beautiful château. Try distinctive styles ranging from the classic vintage-dated Brut cuvée to the luxury Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs. Mumm Napa Valley follows the traditional wine making techniques of its French heritage to create the finest, hand-crafted sparkling wines, which have been rewarded with accolades and awards over decades. They source grapes from the great terroir of Devaux Ranch Vineyard, which has rich soil, strong vines and distinct grape varietals, in order to create high-quality sparkling wines. At Domaine Chandon, enjoy wines by the glass, flight or bottle against the backdrop of the stunning property, with its exquisite architecture, lush landscape, and a range of tasting areas ideal for tasting winery-exclusives.

Wine lovers have made the pilgrimage to Grgich Hills Estate ever since Miljenko Mike Grgich's Chardonnay beat the best of France at the famed 1976 Paris Tasting, allowing Mike to partner with Austin Hills to open this family owned and operated winery in 1977. Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, the Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic winery that farms 366 acres naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and fuses passion with skill. Savor a gourmet three-course lunch in an elegant dining car en route to the Grgich Hills Winery before your one-hour tour and tasting, which will be led by a member of the Grgich Hills staff exclusively for train guests. The dessert course awaits you aboard the train in the restored 1915 Pullman Lounge Car for the hour-long ride back to Napa station.

The Meritage sits at the southern tip of Napa Valley, just a few minutes from the celebrated Carneros wine-growing region that straddles Napa and Sonoma counties, allowing you easy access to all of the magnificent wineries in the area. The wine country's bounty is present in every detail at this resort, from the dining to the accommodations, and even at Spa Terra, where you can regain a healthful balance at this underground luxury spa at the heart of the Earth, with steam grottos, soaking pools, treatment alcoves and tranquil walls of water.

Your trip for two includes:
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Meritage Resort & Spa
• All room-related taxes
• Your choice of a private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan, a private 5-hour champagne tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan or a Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour including a 3-course gourmet lunch in an elegant dining car
• Free concierge reservation service

Special Instructions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Blackout dates: Mar 21-31, May 3-9, 20-30, Jun 20-25, Jul 24-31, Sep 15-18, Oct 3-6. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.