September 19, 2019 – GREAT WINE CAPITALS - As one of ten recognized Great Wine Capitals, San Francisco | Napa Valley has awarded its hospitality leaders the 2020 Best Of Wine Tourism regional designations in seven categories.
Discover The Stories Behind Each Distinctive Location In The Meritage Collection.
From Napa Valley to Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, La Jolla and Kauai, get insider information on upcoming events and unique offerings, and learn how to make the most of your visit by going behind-the-scenes with the experts.
2020 Best of Wine Tourism Award
There's No Need to Leave This Sprawling Napa Resort
September 13, 2019 – SHERMANSTRAVEL - There's no shortage of hotels in wine country. In fact, it can easily feel overwhelming when trying to book a place to stay. But we'd done the research for you.
2019 Sunset Travel Awards
August 26, 2019 – SUNSET - From the best new indie hotel to a foodie road trip you can't miss, here are all the reasons to explore the West now.
Sister Napa Properties Serve Up Wine, Fine Weather, and Wellness
August 14, 2019 – MEETINGSNET - With last year’s opening of sister hotel Vista Collina Resort on the property, the integrated resort can now check off all those boxes with an expanded scope of activities, accommodations, and event spaces for meeting attendees.
August 1, 2019 – SUPPER MAGAZINE - Innovative hotels are developing clever ways to showcase their wine offering to guests who choose to stay in their rooms.
Vista Collina Resort Review: Napa Valley, California
July 31, 2019 – VISIONS OF VOGUE - We stayed at Vista Collina and I got so many DMs about the property that I wanted to share a few more details! For anyone traveling to wine country, I strongly recommend!
Napa With the Family (Great Wine, Minimal Whine)
July 25, 2019 – THE NEW YORK TIMES - Historically, vineyard visits rank high on the eye-roll list for children. But California’s Napa Valley is trying hard these days to attract families.
New Food and Wine Center at Napa Resort
July 21, 2019 – KRON4 - A new food and wine center in Napa is testing your culinary skills. Chef Mackenzie Rupp joined KRON4 to talk about the new center at Vista Collina Resort and everything it has to offer.
Where To Go For Wine, Live Music and More In Napa Valley
July 18, 2019 – FORBES - If you're planning on doing Napa Valley right, do yourself a favor and make your home base Downtown Napa.
A Napa Retreat with Wine + Wellness
July 9, 2019 – LIVE THE PROCESS - I was looking for the perfect destination not only to attract this specific clientele, but also to introduce what wellness has to offer in the surrounding area.
The Best Healthy Travel Getaways for 2019
June 11, 2019 – SHAPE MAGAZINE - We selected the best of the best in healthy travel for this year. Here’s where to go if you want to do moonlight meditations, go trail running through a private forest, get your dosha assessed, and more.
30 Movies To Inspire Your Next Vacay
May 23, 2019 – LIVINGLY - Watching a movie can be like going on a grand adventure from the comfort of your own couch. But sometimes the same movie can inspire you to get off said sofa and go see the world IRL.
13 Luxurious Stays in Napa Valley
February 26, 2019 – Winter might just be Napa Valley's best kept secret: Free of crowds and traffic, the off-season also promises steals at Wine Country's hottest luxury hotels.
Vista Collina Resort
February 7, 2019 – GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO - Tina Macuha is in the studio with Chef Mackenzie Rupp learning about upcoming classes at our a new Food and Wine Center in Napa.
California M+E Best of 2019 Award Winners
February 5, 2019 – MEETINGS + EVENTS - Your picks for the best venues, activities and attractions in California include some innovative newcomers along with stellar, repeat champions. Here’s who you, our readers, say are the best of the best.
The Top 100 Honeymoon Destinations for 2019
February 1, 2019 – BRIDES - For most newlyweds, your honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime. Sure, you may end up taking bigger or wilder trips down the road, probably with your growing family, but the first post-wedding getaway is epic.
The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Napa Valley
January 18, 2019 – SONOMA MAGAZINE - There was a time when wine country and kids didn’t mix. Parents in search of a weekend getaway had to line up grandparents to hold down the fort while they were away.
Travel: What’s new in Napa
January 17, 2019 – DECANTER - Always growing and evolving, Napa Valley never gets stale. Discover the best new spots for wine tasting, dining and luxury accommodation in Napa Valley.
Projectors, animation, music drive return of Napa Lighted Art Festival
January 13, 2019 – NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - Napa’s largest, most visible art gallery will again open after dark – on the city’s streets.
Room Request! Vista Collina Resort
January 3, 2019 – DUJOUR - At the recently opened Vista Collina Resort, a glass of sparkling wine greets guests on arrival. Walk the winding cobblestone paths to your room, all of which feature a balcony (or patio) complete with a stunning view of the manicured lawn or sprawling vineyards.
The top 10 of places to visit in 2019, from Belize to Tasmania and Napa/Sonoma in between
December 29, 2018 – LOS ANGELES TIMES - Wherever you live, there’s a good chance 2018 tempted you to run away. We’re OK with that. In fact, we’ve been vetting likely destinations and we’ve found 10— three in the U.S., the rest scattered around the planet that beckon you to escape. Several are islands and only one is a big city.
14 Best Wine Country Hotels To Visit in 2019
December 28, 2018 – WINECOUNTRY.COM - With a new year just around the corner, our new year’s resolutions are all about finding ways to enjoy the good things in life, which to us means more visits to California Wine Country.
What’s New in Napa Valley in 2019
December 21, 2018 – NAPAVALLEY.COM - The best part about Napa Valley is that even if you’ve visited several times before, it’s impossible to get bored. There are always new wineries to discover, hotels and resorts to bliss out at, and world-class restaurants to indulge your inner foodie.
There’s No Off-Season in Wine Country
December 19, 2018 – SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE - After the crush of fall grapes and summer visitors, wine country winds down for locals—and becomes the perfect place for a winter break. Oenophiles can meet famed and often reclusive vintners, who regularly pop into the tasting rooms to chat. And foodies can find tables at high season’s hard-to-book restaurants. Here’s how to hit the vineyards this holiday season.
A Napa getaway with nine new wine tasting rooms
December 16, 2018 – SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - We’re nibbling our chef-curated picnic on a large resort lawn in Napa, when a brother-and-sister duo stroll up, eager to play with our son, Ben. The lawn, which is the hub and gathering place at the new Vista Collina resort minutes off Highway 29, features corn hole, ladder toss and ample space to play a good game of fetch with our puppy, Cotton. In other words, it’s perfect.
3 New Ways to Plan a Holiday Meeting in Wine Country
December 5, 2018 – SMART MEETINGS - Once a year you gather the entire company for a celebration of what makes your business special. Why not hold it somewhere memorable—say, the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country? The Napa Valley now offers three new ways to meet vineside.
Spectacular 40-foot tree highlights holiday festivities at Vista Collina Resort
December 3, 2018 – NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - More than 1,500 people gathered at Vista Collina Resort’s inaugural tree lighting ceremony on Friday in south Napa. Guests were treated to complimentary cookies and cider, while sipping wine and beer from The Village’s nine tasting rooms.
Vista Collina Resort: Elevating the Napa Experience
November 30, 2018 – NAPA VALLEY LIFE - The much anticipated opening of Vista Collina Resort has been the talk of Napa, and thus far, those lucky enough to sneak a peek have been wowed.
Your Ultimate Weekend Guide To Napa Valley
November 5, 2018 – HAUTE LIVING - If you’re looking for an extended weekend escape, Napa Valley is one of the best places to visit in the country. With an abundance of things to do and see, restaurants to dine at, and wineries to visit – there is nothing short of extraordinary experiences awaiting at every turn.
New Eats: The Village at Vista Collina Resort
November 1, 2018 – NAPA SONOMA - An array of nifty new snackable bites and small-plates eateries.
The Village at Vista Collina — Napa Valley’s Newest Hotspot
October 30, 2018 – NAPAVALLEY.COM - The first thing I think when I see The Village at Vista Collina is how beautiful it is. Located at Vista Collina Resort, the newest lifestyle resort in Napa Valley (and just across the way from acclaimed sister property The Meritage Resort), The Village is a palatial courtyard with a massive, manicured lawn, rows upon rows of giant shade umbrellas, and newly-built shops arrayed in an arc around it all.
MERITAGE COLLECTION RECOGNIZED WITH THREE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2018 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
October 23, 2018 – Meritage Resort and Spa #19 Top Resort in Northern California, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa #28 Top Hotel in Southern California, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort #10 Top Resort in Hawaii