2022

Scroll down to explore the 2022 event schedule, wineries, expert panelists, sponsors, and more! This incredible weekend consists of tasting experiences, as well as gourmet lunches and luxurious dinners each day. Guests can purchase full weekend passes, individual day passes, or a Grand Tasting pass. Hotel accommodations may be booked separately by visiting the Meritage Resort and Spa website.
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Event Schedule

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM Event Registration & Information Table Open
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lapostolle Winemakers Lunch
Lunch paired with wine from Chile’s Lapostolle, the 2005 Winner of Wine Spectators Wine of the Year.
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Legendary Cabernet Panel-led Tasting
Taste some of the greatest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards worldwide. Join Mater Sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Gillian Balance, along with Master of Wine Ashley Hausman, and Advanced Sommelier Erik Eliott, for a flight that features legendary Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy some of the finest expressions of the grape, while learning about the producer’s unique heritage. Featured wines include: Yalumba, The Caley, Australia, 2016, Catena Zapata, Nicolas Catena Zapata, Argentina, 2009, Chateau Pape Clement, Bordeaux, France, 2014, Chateau Pichon Lalande, Bordeaux, France, 2017, Gaja Darmagi, Piedmont, Italy, 2018, Rampolla, Vigna D’Alceo, Tuscany, Italy, 2015, Heitz, Martha’s Vineyard
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Pre-dinner Reception
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Around the World Dinner featuring Paraduxx
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Behind the Bottle with Master Sommeliers
Join Master Sommeliers, in an informal tasting session. Enjoy some of the old and rare wines from the SommFoundation Cellar, discuss the state of wine for 2022 & have a chance for Q&A.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Event Registration & Information Table
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Vineyard Yoga Hike
Enjoy a 1.5-mile hike through the Vineyard ending at the “Crusher” Statue atop the hill (great for a photo op). Then trek down to our Vineyard Deck while taking in the panoramic views of Napa Valley. Here you will participate in a few sun salutations, stretching exercises, breathwork, and meditation. A great way to start your day.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pilates Barre
Low-impact, strength training, and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Cabernet Retrospective Panel-led Tasting
Taste some of the greatest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards worldwide. Join Mater Sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Gillian Balance, along with Master of Wine Ashley Hausman, and Winemaker Donald Patz, to learn firsthand how Cabernet Sauvignon develops secondary and tertiary complexities with cellar time. This tasting will span over 10 different vintages, ranging from 2004 to 2018. Featured wines include: La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, 2004, La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, 2018, Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder, 2016, Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder, 2018, Freemark Abbey, Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford, 2011, Freemark Abbey, Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyard, Rutherford, 2014, Secret Door, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sage Ridge Vineyard, St Helena, Secret Door, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sage Ridge Vineyard, St Helena
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Producer Showcase Lunch Featuring DAOU Vineyards.
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cabernet Grand Tasting Festival
Join us for the 2022 Cabernet Classic Grand Tasting Festival on the Village Lawn at The Meritage Resort and Spa. Sip wines from over 30 wineries right here in Napa Valley and beyond. Taste small bites from Napa’s local restaurateurs while enjoying the shade with a view of the vineyards. The event is located on the Village Lawn.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Women in the Arts Winemakers Dinner featuring Far Niente & Broadway Star Christina Maxwell
Prime your palate for an unforgettable night featuring a four-course gourmet dinner paired with a specially curated selection of wines from Winery Far Niente. Also featured in the program, is singer, actress, and Festival Napa Valley favorite Christina Maxwell in conversation as she shares her story and performs several of her favorite songs.
8:30 – 10:30 PM Anything but Cabernet Bar
Imbibe in something other than Cabernet… Winemakers showcase other varietals, craft cocktails, and more.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM Morning Flow Yoga
Flow Yoga honors individuals’ energetic levels earlier in the morning. This class, located in our Motion Studio at Vista Collina at The Meritage, allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, warm up and energize the body, and leave class ready to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity.
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Event Registration & Information Table Open
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Vineyard Yoga Hike
Enjoy a 1.5-mile hike through the Vineyard ending at the “Crusher” Statue atop the hill (great for a photo op). Then trek down to our Vineyard Deck while taking in the panoramic views of Napa Valley. Here you will participate in a few sun salutations, stretching exercises, breathwork, and meditation. A great way to start your day.
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Epicurean Buffet Brunch
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Around the World with Cabernet Panel-led Tasting
Taste some of the greatest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards worldwide. Master Sommelier Jay Fletcher, Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance, Master of Wine Ashley Hausman, and Winemaker, Donald Patz will transport you directly to the vineyards virtually. This tasting encompasses 10 featured wines from 10 unique wine regions located in 5 different countries. Guests will be virtually transported to each vineyard site through SommGeo. Featured wines include: Australia – Vasse Felix, Tom Cullity Cabernet, Chile – Lapostolle, La Parcelle 8 Cabernet, 2015, New Zealand – Villa Maria Ngakirikiri Cabernet, Italy – Bindi Sergardi, Mocenni Particella 91, Italy – Rampolla, Vigna D’Alceo, Tuscany, 2015, USA, Washington – Delille Cellars, Grand Ciel, 2018, France – Château Cantenac Brown, Margaux, 2018
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