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Welcome!

To the DBIA-WPR Regional Conference in Napa Valley!

Napa Valley, California more than 400 wineries dot the fertile soils of Napa Valley, one of the world's premier viticultural regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. But wine, as visitors quickly discover, is only the beginning. Stay in lavish resorts, charming bed & breakfasts or modern hotels. Find top-rated chefs at scores of restaurants who work alongside the farmers who tend this land. Take a hot air balloon ride or taste the bounty of the valley on a wine tour. Whatever your pleasure, the result is something understated and exceptional. Welcome to Napa Valley.

The Meritage Resort and Spa, an idyllic Napa Valley luxury hotel and resort, set against rolling hills with its own private vineyards. A destination unto itself with Tuscan inspired guestrooms and luxury suites, seasonal farm-to-table cuisine in Siena restaurant and wine tasting in the Estate Cave featuring Trinitas Cellars. Regain a healthful balance with curative treatments at Spa Terra – a lavish underground Napa luxury spa with steam grottos, soaking pools, treatment alcoves and tranquil walls of water. The resort boasts the most comprehensive event and meeting space in wine country.

Room Amenities: Resort Fees of $25.00 will provide to each guest:
  • Spacious natural stone bathroom with glass enclosed showers and Fresh amenities
  • Keurig machine with coffee and tea
  • Large flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Plush Bathrobes
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Working desk and ergo chair
  • IPOD docking station with a clock radio
  • In-room safe suitable for a laptop
  • Complimentary bottle of wine per stay
  • Bottle water (2) daily  In-room Coffee; Tea
  • Admittance to fitness studio
  • Basic Internet Access in each room
  • Unlimited local and toll free phone calls
  • Valet and Self Parking at no charge
  • Evening shuttle to downtown Napa
  • Porterage Assistance and Housekeeping
  • Gratuities are on own; at your discretion

SPECIAL EVENT

Wednesday, May 15th
"Art of the Blend"
Only $99.00
Some of the world's finest wines are composed of varietal blends. Learn the magic that winemakers use to create the greatest wines. Time to test your palate's, steady hands, and group interaction to discover which team can design the best custom flavors and win the "Art of the Blend." You will start your adventure at the Meritage Wine Cave where you will begin the process of blending a special wine. In this hands-on seminar, you'll play winemaker for the afternoon, exploring different blends with up to five classic varietals. Your groups will be divided up so that small teams can work together learning about the wines, the mixing process, the recipe, and mix quantities to give you your very special blend. The experts will review each of the team's submissions and select the winning blend that best matches the real wine produced by their vineyards. Following wine tasting, snacks will be served to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine. Enjoy this unique experience and the networking opportunity!

 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS IS NOW CLOSED

Please click the following link to download the call for presentations instructions and details.

Click here to download the CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS document

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 11, 2019 by 5:00pm (PST)
Please send submissions and questions to:
Debbie Boughner
Phone: 626.696.1796
Email: dboughner@pankow.com

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The Meritage Resort and Spa

Napa, California

Wednesday to Friday

May 15-17, 2019