Would You Like Some Wine With That Massage?

    There’s a lot to love about The Meritage Resort in the town of Napa.

     The Sienna Restaurant. The Trinitas Tasting Room. The Meritage Bar. Exceptional concierge service.

     And then there’s the piece de resistance – a French term we use for this California resort only because its street address is on Bordeaux Way: Spa Terra.

     The spa is situated in the resort’s 22,000-square-foot Estate Wine Cave, where natural stone and copper water features combine with Old World Florentine architecture and furnishings to offer guests a welcoming environment unlike any other.

     Cascading waterfalls, steaming grottos and serene soaking pools add to the ambience, providing the perfect backdrop for a wide array of unique spa services and treatments.

     The “Summer Solstice” package begins with an invigorating Cabernet/passion fruit scrub, and also includes a 50-minute massage, an espresso facial and a glass of sparkling wine. A luxurious paraffin treatment for the hands and feet can be added for a small fee.

     The spa’s signature treatment is known as “Solo Vino.” It begins with a grape seed scrub, followed by an invigorating jet shower rinse and a decadent body wrap with a wine cave mud mask. A massage also is included, along with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese. There may be no better way to spend two hours of your life.

     Spa services also can be savored “a la carte,” from the various treatments to the lunch menu that includes delicious options such as Grilled Rare Ahi Tuna Nicoise, a Smoked Turkey and Avocado Club sandwich, and a selection of artisan cheeses accompanied by walnuts and wildflower honeycomb.

     Many guests begin Saturday morning at Spa Terra with a 45-minute yoga class led by an instructor from Napa’s esteemed Ubuntu yoga center. The class is followed by a meditation walk along a vineyard path, with a focus on breathing and solitude.

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