Meritage Resort and Spa is the place to be this Valentine’s Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015. They are hosting the ultimate food and wine event, Masters & Makers @ Meritage, celebrating the Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers in Wine Country. This three-day extravaganza features a winemaker dinner, wine exploration class, cooking class, and grand gala and tasting featuring Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries. End the weekend with brunch and bubbles. Attend events individually or buy an all-access pass to every event. Read about the amazing highlights of the weekend below!
Friday, February 13th
Start the weekend at Meritage Resort & Spa with an Amuse Bouche where you will taste five quintessential Napa Valley wines with a Master Sommelier. Make dinner plans for a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner or stay on property for the Stag’s Leap Reserve Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave. This special dinner will take guests on a food and wine journey featuring multiple courses paired with Stag’s Leap reserve wines.
Saturday, February 14th
Choose from several activities held throughout the day on Saturday. Interested in the nuances of wine and how soil and climate can effect the taste? Take the class Dirt and Rocks by Quintessa. Sample five wines, two finished wines from two different vintages and three barrel samples (current vintage terroir expressions of Cabernet). If you are still up for wine tasting, attend the next class offered Shape of the Glass Tasting with Riedel. Learn about how to match your stemware to your wine and enjoy the benefits of improved bouquet, texture, flavors and finish while tasting wines in Trinitas Cellar’s portfolio.
Glam up in the evening for the Gala and Grand Tasting. The Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a majestic tasting room featuring live music. Taste wines from both Napa Valley and Sonoma County and pair these wines with a variety of seafood, meats, caviars, cheeses and decadent desserts, including chocolates from le Belge Chocolatier.
Sunday, February 15th
No special weekend is complete without Bubbles & Brunch! Enjoy brunch with a farmer’s market bounty of fresh greens and salads, fruits and cheeses, an omelet station, a bread and breakfast pastry table, a dessert table and a selection of hot entrees prepared by the chef. Pair all of these delicious dishes with sparkling wine. Wind down the afternoon with a casual tasting of 30-40 wines from various Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley wineries paired with cheeses and charcuterie at the Appellation Tasting.