Meadowood Napa Valley has established a new wine education program, created by the property’s Director of Wine Education, Gilles de Chambure, a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, and one of only 79 Master Sommeliers in North America.
In the new program at the acclaimed wine country resort, De Chambure weaves the historical and cultural aspects of growing and making wine in the Napa Valley into fascinating tastings and excursions. He creates exclusive, innovative wine education experiences that are always custom-tailored to the interests of the individual guests.
The wine education series also includes mealtime food and wine pairings, and itineraries for escorted winery visits.
To whet the appetite for the region’s stellar offerings, Gilles has instituted an afternoon wine reception, where all guests are invited to join in for a complimentary tasting of two outstanding Napa Valley wines, one red and one white.
More in-depth programs on the property include a series of hour-long tastings and educational sessions with Gilles that can be held fireside in The Restaurant Bar, outdoors under the shade of an oak tree, or in a private setting such as the patio or terrace of a guest’s lodge.
The programs include beginning wine sessions, exploring Napa Valley’s wine regions and their wines, lunch and dinner wine-and-food pairings, and half-day and full-day tours of Napa Valley wineries.