Meet Vista Collina – Napa’s New Luxury Resort

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  • by JESS LANDER
  • on JULY 2, 2018
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If you want a crash course in what the Wine Country lifestyle is all about, look no further than Napa Valley‘s new, luxury resort Vista Collina, which will be celebrating its grand opening on July 15, 2018. The resort is located a convenient, five minute drive from downtown Napa, but truth be told, you won’t have much reason to leave – and you might not want to either.

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Set on 11 luscious acres, the Tuscan-style resort has its own mini version of Downtown Napa called The Village. There you can sip wine at eight boutique wine tasting rooms, like Cornerstone Cellars and Luna Vineyards (no reservations required), grab a pint at Napa Smith Brewery‘s new taproom, shop at Fivetown Grocery, an artisanal market where you can curate your own picnic, and take hands-on cooking classes at the Food & Wine Center. There’s even a giant, picnic-perfect lawn that doubles as a concert and events venue. If you’re lucky, you can catch a show during your stay.

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Relax in a cabana by the resort’s luxe swimming pool and jacuzzi, and if you feel the need to counter all the Wine Country fun, there’s a fitness center offering group classes. Moreover, take a short stroll across the street to Vista Collina’s neighbor, the Meritage Resort, where many of their amenities are open to the public, including Spa Terra, uniquely located in a 22,000-square-foot Estate Cave, a bowling alley, sports lounge, and restaurant.

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Vista Collina boasts 145 tranquil rooms, 39 of which are one bedroom suites with spacious living rooms, dining areas, deep soaking tubs, and high-tech kitchens. Guests receive a welcome bottle of wine upon arrival, which in the Vineyard View rooms, is best enjoyed from the balcony overlooking the resort’s nine acres of estate vines.

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Want to stay in, make your own Wine Country meal, and pretend that your Napa vacation is your daily reality? Have fresh, seasonal ingredients delivered right to your suite, and then cook them up with the assistance of the Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System. Vista Collina’s Executive Chef Vincent Lesage will take you step-by-step through the recipe — perhaps a pan seared salmon with grenobloise sauce — via an instructional video. As you follow along, the smart cooking system will react and adjust to ensure you don’t miss a beat and cook the dish to perfection. Good luck going back to your home kitchen after that.

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But surely, you’ll eventually want to leave your Wine Country paradise to explore Napa Valley; it’s the whole reason you made the trip, right? If you do manage to tear yourself away from your glorious Vista Collina bubble, the resort offers complimentary shuttles to Downtown Napa. Peruse boutique and luxury shops, stop in at the many wine tasting rooms, and dine at world class restaurants. From there, you can walk over the First Street bridge to the Oxbow District, where you can experience the bustling Oxbow Public Market, take wine and cooking classes at the CIA Copia, pop into more wine tasting rooms, and hop on the Napa Valley Wine Train.

In celebration of their Grand Opening, Vista Collina is offering a limited-time offer of 25% off your stay, plus a $50 resort credit.


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Jess Lander

Jess Lander is a freelance wine, food and travel writer based in Napa Valley and exploring all things California wine country. Follow her on Instagram at @willwrite4wine to get Napa and Sonoma #travelinspo.

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