Masters and Makers @ Meritage

A Napa Valley Food and Wine Experience

Friday, February 12, 2016 – Sunday, February 14, 2016

TMR Masters and Makers LogoJoin The Meritage Resort and Spa at our Third Annual Masters and Makers @ Meritage – the ultimate food and wine experience. From Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, this wine and food celebration showcases exquisite Napa Valley and Sonoma wines with creative wine tasting experiences, wine education sessions, and dining at The Meritage Resort and Spa in world-famous Napa Valley. Renowned participants scheduled to appear include Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, HALL Wines, Trinitas Cellars, The Meritage Resort culinary team, and some of the finest wine makers in the region. View a complete list of participating wineries, breweries, and partners.

Learn more about the Masters and Makers @ Meritage events during this three day affair at The Meritage Resort and Spa. Select from individual events, or purchase the All Access Pass.

Individual Tickets and All-Access Passes:
  • Individual tickets and All-Access Passes without room reservations can be purchased on EventBrite by CLICKING HERE or by clicking on price after each description.
  • Napa Valley and 707 Area Code Resident Discounts: 10% off event tickets by CLICKING HERE. Special Grand Tasting discount HERE.
  • Tickets and Resort Stay: Stay at The Meritage Resort and book your your All-Access Pass tickets or select individual tickets (HALL Wines Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave; Grand Tasting; and/or Valentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch) with your room reservation on our website. Use promo code ALLACCESS to purchase one of our All-Access Passes or add individual events and educational sessions to your reservation at the time of booking.
  • All-Access Pass Pricing:
    • $549/person – includes: The Masters and The Makers; HALL Wines Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave; Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing OR Opposites Attract … The Most Unlikely Pairings of Food and Wine; Grand Tasting; Valentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch; and Meritage Blends, a Vino and Cioccolato Experience. Does not include: Blind Date … a Taste of Napa Valley Cabernet; Relationships and Glassware Come in All Shapes and Sizes: Shape of the Glass Tasting with RIEDEL, Etude, and Lindt Chocolates; or Grand Tasting with VIP Tasting (VIP Tasting can be purchased separately or through VIP All-Access Pass, other events can be purchased separately).
    • $599/person – includes all of above, plus VIP Grand Tasting Access
    • $499/person – All-Access Pass with Resort Stay (Friday and Saturday nights) – use promo code ALLACCESS (based on double occupancy)

All tickets are inclusive of taxes and gratuity. Events and descriptions are subject to change. Napa County Neighbors discounts (available for Grand Tasting) are honored based on billing address provided.

2016 Highlights and Agenda:

Amuse Bouche

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., The Masters and The Makers

Learn about tasting wine from a winemaker, Master Sommelier, and winery proprietor. You will Taste wines side-by-side from both HALL Wines and Trinitas Cellars, as each are described by our panel of experts and have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered. This is your chance to learn from the experts and try a few of the wines from HALL before the winemaker dinner.

$60/person

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., HALL Wines Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave

A Master Sommelier and representatives from HALL Wines will take you on a wine and food journey, along with Meritage Executive Chef, Ryan Rupp. The event will feature a multi-course dinner paired with wines from HALL. Dinner Menu

$175/person

Masters and Makers All-Access Pass

All-Access Pass Includes: The Masters and The Makers; HALL Wines Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave; Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing OR Opposites Attract … The Most Unlikely Pairings of Food and Wine; Grand Tasting; Valentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch; and Meritage Blends, a Vino and Cioccolato Experience. Does not include: Blind Date … a Taste of Napa Valley Cabernet; Shape of the Glass Tasting with RIEDEL; or Grand Tasting with VIP Tasting (VIP Tasting can be purchased separately or through VIP All-Access Pass, other events can be purchased separately).

$549/person

Napa Wine Festival by The Meritage Resort

Á la Carte Saturday

Guests are invited to choose one activity per time slot, All-Access Pass includes 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, additional afternoon session can be purchased separately.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Opposites Attract … The Most Unlikely Pairings of Food and Wine

Cabernet and Steak, Port and Chocolate … we all think we know what wine will pair with what food, but sometimes it’s the exact opposite. Join Trinitas Cellars as we explore how four different wines go with four different items that you might not expect. After the pairing, enjoy a plated multi-course lunch with wine. Lunch Menu

$100/person

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing with Skywalker Vineyards

Wine, recipes, ingredients, and education. You’ll create your own lunch with custom recipes paired with the culinary team from The Meritage Resort and wines with Skywalker Vineyards. Sip wine as you help create each course, then sit down and enjoy. Lunch Menu

$100/person

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Blind Date … a Taste of Napa Valley Cabernet

In the dating world “Blind Dates” can go really well or be very awkward, luckily when it comes to wine, not knowing what to expect is a good thing. Taste through Napa Valley Cabernets in varietal specific glassware and see if you can figure out which is your favorite, then compare with others.

Optional event, not part of all-access pass.

$40/person

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Shape of the Glass Tasting with RIEDEL: Relationships and Glassware Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Ever wonder why there are so many different shapes and sizes of stemware available? Join RIEDEL as we embark on a unique wine tasting experience focused on learning about the shape of the glass. Learn about how to match your stemware to your wine and enjoy the benefits of improved bouquet, texture, flavors, and finish. The experience will take you through some of the finest Napa Valley wines from Etude, world renown chocolates from Lindt, and explain the winemakers’ secrets behind each wine. This year we will feature four different glasses from RIEDEL while trying two white wines and two red wines. After the class, you keep the glassware, a $140 value.

Optional event, not part of all-access pass.

$100/person

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Grand Tasting

The Grand Ballroom is transformed into a majestic tasting room with more than 40 Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries showcasing many of the finest wines produced in the region. These wines, and a few brews from local breweries, will be featured along with endless creations from our incredible culinary team. Guests have the opportunity to walk around to each winery and pair a variety of exquisite wines with a wonderful selection of seafood, delightfully prepared meats, cheeses, and decadent desserts all while enjoying live music. A portion of the proceeds from the Grand Tasting will benefit Community Resources for Children, a Napa Valley charity. For an exclusive opportunity to taste some of the finest wines in Napa Valley, purchase access into our VIP area, this area will feature wineries offering at least one wine sold for $75 or more. Participating Wineries, Breweries, and Partners.

$125 – $175/person

Napa Valley and 707 Area Code Residents, CLICK HERE for special pricing (billing address must be within Napa County and/or phone number provided must be within the 707 area code).

Masters and Makers All-Access Pass

All-Access Pass Includes: The Masters and The Makers; HALL Wines Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave; Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing OR Opposites Attract … The Most Unlikely Pairings of Food and Wine; Grand Tasting; Valentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch; and Meritage Blends, a Vino and Cioccolato Experience. Does not include: Blind Date … a Taste of Napa Valley Cabernet; Shape of the Glass Tasting with RIEDEL; or Grand Tasting with VIP Tasting (VIP Tasting can be purchased separately or through VIP All-Access Pass, other events can be purchased separately).

$549/person

Napa Wine Event

Valen-Wines Day

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Valentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch

Enjoy a fabulous Valentine’s Day Brunch with your special someone, as the culinary team from The Meritage Resort teams up with some of the top sparkling wine producers from Napa Valley, plus we’ll have spirits available and an expert mixologist to create all of your favorite breakfast cocktails. Brunch Menu

$69/person

2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Meritage Blends, a Vino and Cioccolato Experience

A casual afternoon tasting of Meritage Blends from across the Napa Valley and Sonoma, paired with the best chocolates Northern California has to offer. Did you know that Meritage wines must be a blend of two or more of the eight traditional Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Gros Verdot, Carménère, Saint-Macaire)? Taste some of the best from the Napa Valley, while enjoying chocolates from our local and regional favorites, the perfect way to spend the afternoon with your Valentine.

$60/person

Masters and Makers All-Access Pass

All-Access Pass Includes: The Masters and The Makers; HALL Wines Winemaker Dinner in the Estate Cave; Cook to This! Cooking Class and Wine Pairing OR Opposites Attract … The Most Unlikely Pairings of Food and Wine; Grand Tasting; Valentine’s Day Sparkling Brunch; and Meritage Blends, a Vino and Cioccolato Experience. Does not include: Blind Date … a Taste of Napa Valley Cabernet; Shape of the Glass Tasting with RIEDEL; or Grand Tasting with VIP Tasting (VIP Tasting can be purchased separately or through VIP All-Access Pass, other events can be purchased separately).

$549/person

Masters and Makers

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