Paradise: Top Hotels Step Up Wellness Experiences in 2022
January 11, 2022 – As travelers look for more ways to experience wellness on their journey, hotels are continually inventing new experiences, classes, technology and even entire floors devoted to your wellbeing while traveling. Here are some of our favorite choices for a happy and healthy 2022 out on the road.
Marin Living: Napa Valley Spas - It's Time to Indulge
January 8, 2022 – When most people think of Napa Valley they envision rolling vine-covered hills, tastings at their favorite wineries and Michelin-starred farm-to-table cuisine. But this list is not complete without a nod to Wine Country’s spa getaways.
USA Today: Outdoor ice rinks where you can savor the holidays a little longer
January 1, 2022 – With COVID casting a shadow on yet another winter, families are still looking for fun and safe activities to enjoy together or with friends. Outdoor ice rinks are a festive way to celebrate the season, and they can be found in just about any climate.
New York Times: His Love for Her Could Fill a Book. Instead, He Wrote a Post.
December 24, 2021 – Emilia Gonzalez, a nurse, and Joseph McCloud postponed their 2020 wedding because of her work on the frontline. He then entered a contest on Instagram that turned their luck around.
7x7: Epic Ho-Ho-Holiday Traditions: Christmas cocktail bars, fancy teas, ice skating + more return to the Bay Area
November 24, 2021 – With some of our favorite Bay Area traditions back on offer this year—plus a few new treats—we're already checking a few wishes off of our holiday list.
Travel and Leisure: All The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals — From Beach Resorts to Safaris
November 23, 2021 – So many savings, so little time.
Secret San Francisco: Enjoy Luxury Igloos And Ice Skating At This Winter Village In Napa
November 18, 2021 – Treat yourself to a gorgeous holiday escape. The beautiful Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa is hosting an absolute spectacular winter village throughout the holiday season!
Napa Valley Register: Front-line Healthcare Worker and Fiance win "dream" napa wedding
November 17, 2021 – As COVID-19 continued to spread, Emilia and her fiancé Joseph McCloud were forced to postpone their planned 2020 wedding. The couple lives in Castro Valley. And then something quite surprising happened, something that would make 2021 a year to really remember, and for all the right reasons.
Forbes: Holiday Festivities At Napa Valley’s Premier Resorts, The Meritage And Vista Collina
October 30, 2021 – AAA Four Diamond resort, The Meritage Resort and Spa, and its sister property, Vista Collina Resort, are going all out this holiday season with a festive fall and winter lineup that includes Thanksgiving Brunch, Wintertime Ice Rink, Carolers, Santa Visits, Tinsel Tea Experiences, Artisan Holiday Markets, a New Year’s Eve Gala and more.
Sunday Edit: 6 Wellness Retreats to Consider This Fall
October 20, 2021 – Join us this fall at The Meritage Resort and Spa
OPENING: Holiday Ice Rink: 2021-22: Vista Collina Resort, Napa
October 10, 2021 – Winter wonderland is coming to Napa Valley, as the Meritage Resort & Spa is showcasing fun-filled activities this holiday season with Merry Meritage
Patch: Wedding Giveaway
October 2, 2021 – Castro Valley Nurse, Fiancé Win $30,000 Dream Napa Resort Wedding
2021 AAA Best of Housekeeping Award
July 10, 2021 – AAA - We are honored to be among the elite hotels and resorts to have received the 2021 Best of Housekeeping designation.
This Napa Spot Puts a Twist on Your Favorite Comfort Dishes
April 30, 2021 – PRESS DEMOCRAT - The first time I visited Olive & Hay in Napa, it was July 2020, not long after its opening. I remember the evening clearly. We had a reprieve from stay-home orders. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining. The staff was happy to see us, and we were happy to see them, sharing the giddiness of being with people outside of grocery stores.
The Best Places to Travel in March -Travel + Leisure
February 10, 2021 – In most of North America, March is a time of transition, "coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb" the saying goes, recognizing that the month straddles winter and spring. In St. George, Utah, the weather is pleasant and the scenery is spectacular. In Napa Valley, colorful signs of spring show up during the month, and the same goes for Washington, D.C. and Charleston, where flowers announce the...
Travel + Leisure: Wedding Giveaway
January 24, 2021 – Healthcare Workers and First Responders Could Win a $30,000 Dream Wedding in Napa
Best American Spa by Hemispheres Readers' Choice Awards
September 2, 2020 – BEST AMERICAN SPA: SPA TERRA AT THE MERITAGE RESORT, NAPA, CALIFORNIA
2020 AAA Best of Housekeeping Award
May 1, 2020 – AAA - We are honored to be among the elite hotels and resorts to have received the 2020 Best of Housekeeping designation.
On-site Tasting Rooms, 1 Extraordinary Resort – Vista Collina
February 18, 2020 – It’s no secret there’s something special about Napa Valley. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful area of Northern California, it boasts an ideal blend of soil, climate, and terrain along with vintners dedicated to perfecting their craft.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley
January 13, 2020 – There’s something particularly special about Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley.
Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Napa This Winter
December 1, 2019 – A luxuriously relaxed pace. Delightfully uncrowded wineries. A truly idyllic landscape. These are just a few of the reasons to visit Wine Country in winter.
2020 Best of Wine Tourism Award
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Six Places to Get a Taste of the Fall Harvest
October 9, 2018 – NEW YORK TIMES - From Portugal to California’s Napa Valley, hotels are eager to offer visitors vacation packages that include seasonal agricultural activities.
With tasting rooms and a pool, Vista Collina Resort is the ultimate Napa staycation
October 1, 2018 – 7x7 - Three miles before you hit downtown Napa (and inevitable traffic), pull into Vista Collina resort, valet your car, and don't pick it up until you're ready to leave.
The 10 Best Napa Valley Wine Country Resorts
September 25, 2018 – NAPAVALLEY.COM - You’ve heard it said that “it takes a village.” This is definitely true at Napa Valley’s new Vista Collina Resort set on 11 lush acres, a short drive from downtown Napa.
Looking Back On The 10 Best Days Of Summer
September 20, 2018 – HAUTE LIVING - One of the favorite festival events every summer is the food-centric Taste of Napa. It is a beautiful spread featuring the best culinary and wine collections in Napa Valley. This year’s gathering was at the intimate Vista Collina Resort—a new hotel in the area.
Vista Collina Resort debuts in south Napa with tasting rooms, artisan market and event lawn
August 3, 2018 – NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - Besides hotel rooms, Vista Collina also features a food and wine “village,” including tasting rooms, the Fivetown artisan grocery market, demonstration and exhibition kitchen, plus rooftop terrace, fitness studio, 9,000-square-foot event lawn and outdoor pool.
Family-Friendly Napa Valley
July 27, 2018 – VISIT NAPA VALLEY - The Napa Valley may be best known for its world-class wineries and restaurants, yet it is also a welcoming destination for families.
New in Napa Valley: the Vista Collina Resort
July 10, 2018 – MEETINGSNET - With a Tuscan-inspired décor, the new Vista Collina Resort is located amid 11 acres of rolling hills and vineyards. The heart of the resort is its Village, with tasting rooms featuring local wineries and breweries.
Guided Cooking Is Now A Resort Amenity
May 12, 2018 – THE SPOON - Want to learn how to cook on vacation? Now you can, courtesy of Hestan Cue and Vista Collina Resort.
California Dreamin': How to be Surprised and Seduced by Napa Valley
April 29, 2018 – FORBES - Vista Collina Resort heralds a village of tasting rooms and Spa Terra.