• Napa Valley Experience

    Harvest Season
    September 7 - 10


An insider’s perspective on

The Good Life

Napa Valley

The Napa Valley Vintners invites you to join us for our favorite time of year.

Go behind the scenes in our vineyards where you’ll connect with our most innovative vintners. Savor incredible meals and taste some of the world’s finest wines. Enjoy an insider’s perspective on the good life in one of America’s most gorgeous places.

Includes three nights’ lodging at Meadowood Napa Valley; all education and interactive programs, wine and meals described from Sunday dinner through Wednesday breakfast; and luxury ground transportation while in the Napa Valley.

$6,000 per person or $10,000 per couple (double occupancy)

This exclusive program is limited to 24 discerning Napa Valley wine enthusiasts.


Napa Valley Experience

Schedule of Events

  1. Sunday, September 7

    Check into your home base for Napa Valley Experience, the luxurious Meadowood Napa Valley.

    Your warm welcome will continue into the evening with a wine reception and dinner at the iconic Far Niente winery where your vintner hosts will give you insiders’ tips on how to make the most of your harvest experience and ensure your first night in our beautiful valley is an evening to remember.

  2. Monday, September 8

    Your day begins by looking both backward and forward with fourth generation members of the Mondavi family, who will share stories of their roots in this premier winegrowing region. Meet cousins Dina and Angelina.

    Next, explore another of Napa Valley’s blessings: our culinary bounty. Step outside into the glorious fall weather and enjoy a garden to table exploration. After selecting your ingredients, enjoy lunch at Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega restaurant and savor Mother Nature’s gifts both on the plate and in your glass.

    After lunch, the stage is set for the tasting of all tastings: An unrivaled 1,000 point wine tasting of 10 Napa Valley wines that each earned perfect scores from The Wine Advocate. Wine educator and author Karen MacNeil will lead you and the makers of these wines through a tasting that may never be held again.

    Featured wines:
    2001 Harlan Estate, Napa Valley, Red Wine
    2002 Joseph Phelps, Insignia, Napa Valley, Red Wine
    2002 SLOAN, Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
    2002 Lokoya, Mt. Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon
    2006 Colgin, IX Estate, Napa Valley, Red Wine
    2007 BOND, Vecina, Napa Valley, Red Wine
    2007 Schrader "Old Sparky" Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
    2008 Kapcsandy, State Lane Vineyard – Grand Vin, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010 Turnbull, Fortuna Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
    2010 Spottswoode Estate, Saint Helena, Cabernet Sauvignon

    Then it's back to your room – or to the spa – to relax and refresh before being whisked away to delight in more of Napa Valley’s acclaimed cuisine as you dine about town with one of our charming vintner hosts.

  3. Tuesday, September 9

    Like a great wine, you’ll begin in the vineyard where you’ll get down & dirty (but not too dirty) and experience first-hand the joy of the annual Napa Valley grape harvest.

    Then, just like the locals do, you’ll refuel at Gott’s Roadside Tray Gourmet for lunch, noshing on a world-famous burger or other casual fare (and maybe sipping a beer after your morning in the vineyard).

    Next, it’s time to head to the cellar for a private blending session at either Opus One, HALL or Silverado Vineyards. Understand how a winemaker approaches the art of crafting wine and taste a selection of some of the rarest wines made in Napa Valley from the Premiere Napa Valley brand.

    After a short break back at the resort, you’ll celebrate your day at the ultimate harvest party at Chappellet Vineyard with stunning views across the valley. To complete the evening, you’ll be joined by some of Napa Valley’s most talented vintners as we raise a glass in celebration of harvest 2014.

  4. Wednesday, September 10

    Your last morning includes time with some of Napa Valley’s vintner legends giving you sweet memories to savor during your return journey. Margrit Mondavi will open her private residence to you and will welcome Robin Lail of Lail Vineyards and Agustin Huneeus of Quintessa to join you in an intimate conversation and tasting of renowned Napa Valley wines, guided by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.

    At midday, depart for home with mementos and memories of your Napa Valley Experience.




Meadowood Napa Valley

Host Resort

Meadwood Napa Valley

Meadowood Napa Valley reflects our authentic way of life through a beautiful, natural setting, agricultural sensibility, gracious hospitality and exceptional culinary and wine experiences.

Settled among two-hundred-fifty private acres, the estate’s timeless architecture, sporting activities, restorative spa services and Michelin Three-Star dining enhance and elevate time spent in this preeminent winegrowing region.




Napa Valley Experience


Select package:

Napa Valley Experience, September 7 - 10