Napa Valley is undeniably beautiful year-round, but there’s nothing quite like a visit during Harvest Season. The region truly comes alive with the season’s first “crush” as grapes for sparkling wines are plucked at peak ripeness, and wraps up in late October with grapes for reds. Harvest celebration events abound during this exhilarating season, and two gorgeous Meritage Collection resorts serve as perfect home bases from which to explore everything California Wine Country has to offer.
Warm and welcoming, Meritage Resort and Spa is a 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award-winning resort. Escape to this luxurious Napa retreat to enjoy indulgences such as the serene spa in an underground Estate Cave, private nine-acre vineyard with walking trails, and some of the most beautiful views in the valley. The Meritage Resort and Spa is situated just moments from the best of Napa Valley’s legendary wineries, where harvest parties and festivals, hands-on harvest tours, grape stomping, and decadent harvest celebration dinners happen throughout the season.
Just next door is the recently opened Vista Collina Resort. Named to the exclusive NapaValley.com 10 Best Wine Country Resorts list, this exceptional lifestyle resort has an air of laid-back luxury and shares all amenities with The Meritage Resort and Spa, including a unique culinary program that offers a Wine Country experience like no other.
Comprised of nine tasting rooms, The Village showcases boutique Napa Valley wines and microbrews. Fivetown Grocery, our upscale market, carries farm-fresh, local ingredients and products, offering a taste of Napa Valley’s five unique towns all in one place. The innovative Food & Wine Center ignites your inner chef with a variety of food and wine cooking classes and demonstrations.
Our expansive outdoor gathering spot, the Village Lawn, plays host to a variety of events throughout harvest season. Live music, lawn games, drink specials, and fabulous Food Truck fare make for family-friendly fun most weekends, while our monthly Artisan Market brings some of Napa Valley’s best artisans and purveyors together.
No matter which events you choose to attend, your visit is sure to be filled with world-class wine, memorable meals, and the enchanting magic and excitement Harvest Season brings to Napa Valley.