OVERVIEW of Meadowood
In 1979 H. William Harlan was searching for land on which to create a wine estate when he was introduced to Meadowood, which had been founded in 1964 as a private country club. The property wasn’t ideally suited to grape growing, but Mr. Harlan was intrigued and called his partners to share the news of the hidden gem. Within forty-eight hours the partners owned the estate and began planning its future.
Today this exquisite 250 acre property is owned by Bill Harlan of Harlan Estates (100 point rated Cabernet) and Stan Kroenke, (owner of Screaming Eagle, the St. Louis Rams, the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche sports teams). It is also the home of the Napa Valley Vintners, who host the most exclusive wine event of the year ‘Auction Napa Valley’ here.
The beautiful treed property seems miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Valley and affords a wonderful degree of peace and serenity.
THE ROOMS at Meadowood
85 cottages, suites and villas start at a generous 400 sq feet and are spread across the hillside and strategically placed to provide the utmost privacy. Most have working fire
places and terraces or decks and many have sitting areas. Views are across wooded areas, the golf course or the croquet lawn. The color scheme is soothing whites and grays and rooms are decorated with elegant furnishings. California beds are covered in luxury linens and down comforters. Amenities include Hi Speed Wi-Fi, LG LCD/HD TV’s, iPad Docking, coffeemakers, a tea kettle and Molton Brown toiletries.
DINING at Meadowood
The Grill is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a great outside deck overlooking the croquet lawn and the golf course. They offer cold pressed juices and great items like a Wild Mushroom Flatbread: Smoked Bacon, Crescenza Cheese, Meadowood Garden Micros, a killer Waygu burger and more. The kitchen will also pack a picnic basket for you and suggest places to enjoy it. During the season, lunch is also available poolside.
But it is the Restaurant at Meadowood, one of only 12 in the U.S. to earn three Michelin stars that brings people from near and far. Under the direction of Executive Chef Christopher Kostow and his team, this is truly a magical experience where the setting, the food, the presentation, the wine and the service come together to create a memorable evening.
“Simply extraordinary”, this “top-of-the-line” Californian in a “beautiful setting” at St. Helena’s Meadowood resort provides an “ingenious” tasting menu from chef Christopher Kostow that’s “inventive, bold and unforgettable”, with “wines to match” and service that “mirrors the high level of execution”; if you’d like to see everything “meticulously prepared” – and you’re ready for an even more “expensive” evening – reserve the “ultimate chef’s table”; P.S. the bar’s three-course menu is a less extravagant option. ZAGAT
THE SERVICE at Meadowood
The drive up the tree lined driveway brings you to reception where you are greeted, offered a glass of wine and then escorted to your room. The staff is friendly and helpful. Car Service to downtown St. Helena and Yountville is available. There is a Wine Reception every day from 4:30-5:30pm and newspapers are delivered early each morning. And, thankfully there is no resort fee.
OTHER at Meadowood
An all-suite spa offers a full range of treatments, some wine inspired. There’s a nine-hole walking executive golf course, a driving range and a golf studio: the patented TrackMan technology will transform your game, monitor your swing and help you to become a better golfer.
They also offer the opportunity to play ‘hickory golf’, where you walk the course accompanied by a golf professional using vintage equipment from the early 1900s; hickory shafted clubs and a replica gutty percha golf ball.
There are also tennis courts, a croquet lawn, a pool, bike rentals and 4.5 miles of hiking trails.
THE RATES at Meadowood
From $1,250 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About Meadowood
Member Relais & Chateau
AAA Four Star Award – Lodging
AAA Five Diamond Award – Dining
Forbes Five Star Award – Lodging
Forbes Five Star Award – Restaurant
Forbes Five Star Award – Spa
Michelin 3 Star Restaurant
Wine Spectator Grand Award Winner
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