Add a little zest to your next getaway. The tempting hotels and resorts of the Meritage Collection offer unforgettable culinary experiences – from hands-on cooking classes in Napa Valley to sublime seafood in Kauai.
Experience the beauty and bounty of Wine Country at The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort. These picturesque, side-by-side resorts boast numerous culinary experiences for foodies of all abilities. Learning new skills and honing existing ones is a delight at The Village Food & Wine Center. Cooking and baking classes designed by celebrated Napa Valley chefs, and an ongoing calendar of guest chefs and bakers, ensure a variety of experiences – from Brunch & Bubbles to Mommy & Me Princess Tea – ideal for everything from team building events to family adventures.
The Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System enables guests to enjoy virtual cooking classes. We provide you with fresh ingredients and expert advice so you can create fabulous Napa Valley fare from the comfort of your suite. Looking to get outside? Take advantage of our Lawn Butler Service and plan the perfect day – complete with a delicious picnic, blanket, lawn games, and wine service – on our verdant Village Lawn. Or visit Fivetown Grocery, featuring farm-fresh, local ingredients and products, to create your own picnic. Pair your Fivetown Grocery favorites with wines and brews from our nine tasting rooms.
Escape to sunny Southern California for a memorable stay at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa nestled between San Diego’s seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar. Our culinary team is serious about finding the perfect libation, and their dedication is evident in our By the Barrel series of outdoor tasting events. Explore the culture and craft of barrel aging, paired with delicious dining, amongst the intoxicating allure of lush gardens, quiet courtyards, and adobe fireplaces. These special events occur throughout the year and feature wine from Trinitas Cellars and Next Generation wineries, reposado tequila from Casa Herradura, and southern-style cocktails crafted from whiskey and bourbon.
Award-winning Red Salt, at Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort on beautiful Po’ipu Beach, offers fresh, locally sourced Hawaiian seafood and produce, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Celebrated chef, and Kauai native, Noelani Planas oversees the creative culinary direction and has created a mouthwatering menu that includes gems such as Furikake & Wasabi-Crusted Seared Ahi, Kona Lobster Gnocchi, and the one-of-a-kind Red Salt Burger – an enticing tower of Wagyu sirloin, seared foie gras, Kona lobster, sweet and sour pineapple, and more.
Let the appetizing culinary experiences offered by the luxurious hotels and resorts of the Meritage Collection put a fresh twist on your next vacation.