A memorable evening with Silver Oak and Twomey begins with a reception overlooking the vineyards behind The Meritage Resort and Spa. The evening will feature fine wines and flavorful dishes prepared by The Meritage Resort’s culinary team, including Executive Chef, Ryan Rupp.
The dinner reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. on our Vineyard Terrace or The Meritage Pool Deck (weather dependent) overlooking our hillside vineyards and entrance to the Estate Cave, where appetizers and wine start your wine and food journey as you listen to the soft sounds of live music. The journey continues as we move into the Estate Cave for dinner at 7:30 p.m. for a wine and food pairing that will amaze.
Throughout the evening Silver Oak Winemaker, Nate Weis, who is responsible for managing both Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wine production from grape to bottle, and The Meritage Resort’s Executive Chef, Ryan Rupp, who is responsible for making sure that every plate pairs perfectly with every wine.
Silver Oak is single-minded in their 40 plus year pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and Alexander Valley. Twomey Cellars combines 40 years of experience with the spirit of innovation to create a Bordeaux style of Merlot, American Viticulture Area Specific Pinot Noirs, and a Sauvignon Blanc from estate owned vineyards in Oakville, Calistoga, Sebastopol, and Healdsburg. Both wineries create exceptional, food-friendly, moderate alcohol wines that are deliciously drinkable upon release or years later.
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
In honor of Margrit Mondavi who passed away in early September 2016, a portion of each ticket sale for this dinner will be donated to The Oxbow School in Napa, which Margrit co-founded and loyally supported over the years. The Oxbow School is a unique, interdisciplinary semester program for high-school students that strengthen students’ abilities in creative and critical inquiry by combining rigorous studio art practice with innovative academics. Oxbow’s aim is to help students develop a stronger sense of identity, self-worth, and the confidence to embrace the responsibility for their own learning and lives. Over half of Oxbow students receive financial aid which is possible due to the generosity of the community.