Winter in Wine Country is absolutely magical. Vivid green hills and vibrant yellow mustard flowers stretch as far as the eye can see. Crisp, sunny days spent exploring the region’s best wineries end with cozy nights enjoying Napa Valley’s amazing seasonally inspired, farm-to-table fare. It’s a wonderful time of year to visit, and The Meritage Resort and Spa, ideally located in Napa, provides easy access to everything this legendary destination has to offer.
1. New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ring in the New Year at The Meritage Resort and Spa’s 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration. Choose from two spectacular dinners – an extensive Wine Country-inspired buffet in the Carneros Ballroom or a candlelight dinner in the underground Estate Cave. Tickets to each include complimentary admission to our not-to-be-missed after-party, featuring live music from Entourage Dance Band.
2. Candlelight Yoga
Wrap up the weekend, and prepare for the week ahead, with a deeply relaxing, gentle flow yoga class in the serene setting of The Meritage Resort and Spa’s Estate Cave. Continue the self-care after class with a healthy juice crafted by our acclaimed culinary team. Restorative and nourishing, Candlelight Yoga is the perfect way to warm your soul on a winter weekend.
3. Napa Lighted Art Festival - January 11 - 19, 2020
Just after the twinkling holiday lights are packed away Napa lights up in an entirely different way. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a unique lighted art walk featuring original artwork from local and international artists. Light displays are projected onto buildings throughout Downtown Napa and the city of Napa, creating stunning and innovative installations via light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, lighted sculptures, and projects that use technology or interactivity.
4. Napa Truffle Festival - January 17 - 20, 2020
Truffle experts from around the world gather to share their knowledge of the highly prized Périgord black truffle at the 10th annual Napa Truffle Festival. Festival goers partake in interactive truffle programs at The Westin Verasa Napa and The CIA at Copia, truffle orchard tours/dog training demos at Robert Sinskey Vineyards, winery truffle lunches prepared by master chefs, wild mushroom forays, and a Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque. Oxbow Public Market hosts a Festival Marketplace, free to the public, on Monday, January 20 featuring an à la carte menu of truffle items, cooking demos, specialty food products, local wines, and fresh truffles for sale.
5. Napa Valley Restaurant Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020
Discover Napa Valley's Terroir to Table® Dining during Napa Valley Restaurant Week. Epicureans, visitors and locals alike, discover the valley’s culinary delights through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20 or $30) and dinner ($38 or $48) everywhere from world-famous Michelin-Star rated restaurants to hidden gems. Whether trying much-anticipated new restaurants or revisiting old favorites, Napa Valley Restaurant Week is the perfect time to explore this legendary food and wine destination.