When planning a trip to the Napa Valley, here is an enjoyable idea–doubled! Stay at The Meritage Resort and Spa, and when you are ready for some delicious, complimentary wine tasting, it’s just a three minute walk to the Falcor winery. Leave the car in the parking lot and taste safer and greener!
Falcor pours several fine wines, including its marvelous Bordeaux blend named “Bijou,” and the tastings are–yes–free, a rare concept these days in the Napa Valley. As you sip, you can see the winemaking happening right through a large picture window in the sleek tasting room. Also available for tasting is a top Chardonnay from the Durell vineyard, two great Cabernets as well as a Syrah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese. You can taste at ease in the comfortable and modern tasting room without the crowds and pressure to keep moving. Relax and sip! Private parties can be arranged, too. The attractive boutique winery was founded by Jim Peterson and Mike Bee with his son, Ryan Bee, as winemaker. www.falcorwines.com.
The Meritage Resort and Spa offers a unique experience for wine enthusiasts with a host of special wine events. One of the special amenities is an outstanding spa in a spacious wine cave. The resort also has an excellent restaurant, Siena, and a top wine program. Owners Tim and Steph Busch also own a winery called Trinitas. Those wines are available at the hotel’s excellent wine tasting room. www.themeritageresort.com.
All in all, Falcor and Meritage offer a wonderful combination for any wine and food lover looking for a distinctive experience in the southern end of the Napa Valley.