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The Meritage Resort and Spa Declares Second Annual Cabernet Basic in Napa Valley from November 4-6, 2022


Festive Weekend to Characteristic Grasp Sommeliers, Uncommon Wines, Winemakers and Chef-Curated Eating Experiences Benefitting SommFoundation

NAPA, CALIF. (September 13, 2022) – The Meritage Resort and Spa, the AAA 4 Diamond resort situated on the gateway to Napa Valley, is happy to announce the second annual Cabernet Basic going down Friday, November 4 by means of Sunday, November 6.  Hosted on the gorgeous wine nation resort, Cabernet Basic is Napa Valley’s premier occasion centered particularly on Cabernet in all its types.  The three-day gathering will carry collectively Grasp Sommeliers, wine aficionados, trade consultants, and world-class wineries in celebration of the area’s most famous selection.

In honor of the occasion, $30,000 will likely be donated to the SommFoundation, a nonprofit group that assists within the schooling {and professional} improvement of individuals working within the wine trade.  

“We are proud to proceed our partnership with The Meritage Resort and Spa to have a good time Cabernet and put money into the event of the subsequent technology of wine stewards,” stated Jay Fletcher, Grasp Sommelier and Cellar Grasp on the SommFoundation. “Company can count on to have an unimaginable time, whereas enriching the group of pros that assist Napa, and wine areas the world over, thrive.”

The thrilling weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon with a seasonally impressed connoisseur lunch that includes wines from one in all Chile’s most famous producers, Lapostolle.  Shortly thereafter, a panel of world-class consultants, together with Jay Fletcher and Grasp Sommeliers Gillian Steadiness and Erik Elliot, will lead visitors by means of a flight of Legendary Cabernet. The coveted wines included on this expertise hail from iconic and acclaimed vintners of Cabernet, from the likes of Penfolds, Gaja, Chateau Pichon Lalande, and Heitz Cellar.  The night time will conclude with a Winemaker-led dinner that includes Cardiff Scott-Robinson and the wines of Paraduxx. The one-of-a-kind expertise will pair their visionary Napa blends impressed by internationally famend Cabernet areas, with a menu of their culinary counterparts in a gourmand world tour of Cabernet heritage, crafted with the bounty of Napa.

On Saturday, wine lovers will partake within the Cabernet Retrospective, a tasting seminar that focuses on studying how the variability develops secondary and tertiary complexities over time. The professional panel will likely be joined by Grasp of Wine, Ashley Hausman, and Winemaker Donald Patz, who will information individuals by means of 12 Cabernets that span the 2004 to 2018 vintages. DAOU Vineyards will then deal with visitors to a chef-curated and Lebanese-inspired wine paired lunch. The luxurious meal will showcase their celebrated wines from Paso Robles, together with the superlative Soul of a Lion Cabernet mix. Within the afternoon, the eagerly awaited Grand Tasting will happen on the Garden at The Meritage Resort and Spa with gorgeous views of the resort winery. Company will sip wines from greater than 30 wineries from Napa Valley and past, whereas sampling lite bites. Paul Hobbs, Vasse Felix, Corridor, Lapostolle, Freemark Abbey, Catena Zapata, and Beringer will likely be included among the many wineries pouring.

The ultimate panel-led tasting, Across the World with Cabernet, will happen on Sunday following a decadent brunch.  Members from the SommFoundation will nearly transport visitors to vineyards across the globe through the SommGeo mapping instrument, to see and style the beautiful terroir this majestic selection is cultivated in. Producers will embody New Zealand’s Villa Maria, Italy’s Bindi Sergardi, Washington’s Delille Cellars, France’s Chateau Cantenac Brown, and lots of extra.

The Meritage Resort and Spa welcomes visitors to expertise luxurious lodging, luxe facilities, elevated culinary choices, on-site tasting rooms, winery experiences, and extra throughout the weekend celebration.  Occasions will likely be held throughout the property’s multitude of outside and indoor occasion areas together with the Meals & Wine Heart, Wine Cave, Spa Terra, the Village Garden, amongst others.

The weekend of indulgence that includes connoisseur lunches, luxurious dinners, and unimaginable tasting panel experiences is obtainable at $1,650 per particular person.  Contributors who buy the total weekend go will obtain unique entry to Behind the Bottle with Grasp Sommeliers to study and style uncommon library gems from the SommFoundation cellar, from producers equivalent to Taittinger, Dominus, M. Chapoutier, Tertre Roteboeuf, and lots of extra.  Day passes and tickets for particular person experiences are additionally out there for every of the three days. 

Unique to occasion individuals, the Meritage Resort and Spa is providing the Sip & Keep Weekend Passport.  Priced at $4,000, visitors can take pleasure in a completely inclusive package deal comprised of lodging for 2, the Weekend Passport entrance for 2 to the Cabernet Basic, and all taxes and charges.  An upgraded package deal, priced at $5,000, is obtainable that includes an 850-square-foot, one-bedroom suite with up to date, shiny residing house that includes a front room, luxurious five-piece rest room, absolutely outfitted kitchen with full-size home equipment, and a King bed room that includes an out of doors patio or balcony.

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About The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina at The Meritage

Providing acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards and exquisite lodging paired with luxurious facilities and award-winning delicacies, The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina Resort have a good time the very best of Napa Valley. These sister resorts mix world-class luxurious with distinctive hospitality for a resort expertise within the coronary heart of California’s wine nation. Facilities embody indulgent spa therapies within the serenity of an underground Property Cave, a Meals & Wine Village with a locally-sourced artisanal market, on-site tasting rooms, a spacious group garden for picnics and outside gatherings and extra. Discover extra info at

About SommFoundation

SommFoundation is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit company. Their mission is to help within the schooling {and professional} improvement of individuals working within the wine and spirits enterprise.  They assist professionals develop their abilities, data, and competency by means of scholarships, mentorships, and enrichment alternatives




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