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Discover What’s New to See and Do in Napa Valley in 2017

Discover What’s New in Napa Valley 2016 was an exciting year for Napa Valley with many new additions to the scene. If you haven’t been to Napa lately, here are a few of the new things to see and do for your next itinerary.   Blue Note Napa: Offering live music seven days a week… Read more »

Experience a Master Winemaker Dinner at The Meritage Resort and Spa

Experience a Master Winemaker Dinner at The Meritage Resort and Spa   Each year, The Meritage Resort and Spa curates approximately 10 dinners as part of its Masters Winemaker Dinner series. However, these are not your average winemaker events. Frederic Najem, director of food and beverage at the resort, says a “wow” factor and creativity… Read more »

A Taste Sensation for the Season: Waterline’s New Fall Menu

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A Taste Sensation: Waterline’s New Fall Menu The Balboa Bay Resort’s refined waterfront restaurant Waterline features “water-to-table” cuisine—with fresh, locally sourced inspiration. Each season Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom refreshes the menu with appetizers, entrees and desserts that capture the best of the season. “For me fall is all about warmth and comfort—heavier foods that will… Read more »

Weddings Napa Style: A Blend of Dramatic Spaces, Romance & Indulgence

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Weddings Napa Style   With 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space and the largest ballroom in Napa Valley, it’s no wonder people book their weddings more than a year in advance at The Meritage Resort and Spa. In addition to the two huge ballrooms, The Meritage offers two of the most… Read more »

For a Great Starter, or for a Meal, Share a Small-Bite Dish

Meritages Grilled Spanish Octopus

Share a Small-Bite Dish Whether you’re sharing with family or friends, small-bite dishes can make the perfect appetizer or meal. Here, we’ve rounded up some favorite small bites from each of the Meritage Collection properties. Bacara Resort & Spa At Bacara Resort & Spa, Executive Chef Vincent Lesage says the mini tacos at Bacara Bar are… Read more »

Sample Trinitas Wine Pairings at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Sample Trinitas Wine Pairings at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar brings wine country to you with the only Southern California tasting room for the Napa Valley winemaker. Here, you can sample Trinitas wines by the glass, try a tasting flight or order a carefully… Read more »

Discover the New Menu at Balboa Bay Resort’s Waterline

Discover the New Menu at Balboa Bay Resort’s Waterline You’ve heard of farm-to-table, now meet water-to-table: the essence of fresh seafood paired with the best ingredients of each season. Waterline, the signature restaurant at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, makes changes to their menu seasonally so that they’re always highlighting the best of… Read more »

Trinitas Cellars: On Making a Fine Wine for Pope Francis

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Trinitas Cellars: On Making a Wine for Pope Francis Trinitas Cellars, a partner of the Meritage Collection, was founded in Napa Valley, Calif. in 2002. The family-owned winery made its first wine for a pope back in 2006, when they created Ratzinger Zinfandel, named for Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI.  … Read more »

Food and Wine Share the Stage at the Newport Beach Wine Festival

Food and Wine Share a Starring Role at the Newport Beach Wine Festival With an emphasis on the quality of wines served and carefully thought-out food pairings, the 13th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival takes place this Memorial Day weekend, May 27–29, at the waterfront Balboa Bay Resort. As always, the event and the resort… Read more »

Enjoy Private Dining at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Enjoy Private Dining at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa     You want the true Southern California experience under the shade of trees and the swaying of palms—an intimate private dinner for your wedding rehearsal, a post-wedding brunch, a small reception or even a tailored meal during your corporate retreat. Perhaps you just want… Read more »