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Meadowood Napa Valley offers a surfeit of planned activities, all centered around Napa’s world-famous wines and breathtaking scenery. If you just want something memorable, fun and a little bit kitschy, take a look at the Nostalgic Elegance itinerary. It’s a couple’s romantic day touring wineries along Napa’s lazily winding roads inside a restored convertible Packard (complete with driver, so no one ends up operating a vehicle when they’re over the legal limit). Feel free to pretend you’re a Prohibition-era A-lister and channel Louise Brooks or Rudolph Valentino.
If grand gestures are more your thing — and your love isn’t afraid of heights — you might consider Soaring into Love, a resort-planned morning hot air balloon ride high above Napa Valley’s vineyards, hillsides and picturesque towns. You have to get up early for this one, so night owls might not like it, but you’ll be rewarded with a big breakfast afterward.
Those who are in Napa for its most famous product don’t have to tool around in an old car or balloon to enjoy the hotel’s planned activities, though. Meadowood Napa Valley will arrange a private, hour-long wine tasting for you with its eminent master sommelier, Gilles de Chambure. Chambure will speak with you beforehand and create an itinerary and “lesson plan” tailored to the wines you like most, teaching you more about your favorite varietals, helping you find new wines you’ll love, or just showing you the way around a piece of stemware.
Meadowood is known for its planned activities. The hotel is often referred to as “a grown-up’s summer camp.” Known for its proximity to incredible wineries, Meadowood offers its resort guests the opportunity to experience tastings each afternoon. The resort also has its “Discovery Series” on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Escorted winery visits, wine architecture and history tours are offered among other guided experiences. However, it does not end with wine. Meadowood also provides resort fitness classes, croquet, golf and tennis lessons as well as seasonal planned activities.