napa valley EPICUREAN ADVENTURE for 2


The Meritage Resort and Spa is located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet. Situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard, this is an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts. 

Join Julie Logue-Riordan, CCP, for an insider's look at Napa Valley's culinary scene, as she takes you on an intimate tour of local farmers markets followed by a small group hands-on cooking class and 3 course lunch paired with California wine.

Enjoy a 3 hour journey for 2 along the 36-mile round-trip between the historic town of Napa and the quaint village of St. Helena. Enjoy a fresh chef prepared multi-course gourmet lunch or dinner aboard a stylishly refurbished antique Pullman rail car. 

Enjoy a private tour and tasting for 2 with Dr. James and Patricia Talcott, as they welcome you to Talcott Carneros Olive Ranch. Begin with a flute of Prosecco before you are guided on a comprehensive tour and discussion of olive trees and oil production. Upon returning from the grove, you will be welcomed into the Talcott’s private home to experience an exclusive award-winning olive oil taste sensation. The finishing touch features artisan French Vanilla Bean ice cream dressed with Talcott Olive Oil, sea salt and ground black pepper.

  • Cooking class and Oxbow Market tour with “Cooking with Julie” cooking school, including a 3-course lunch with wine pairings for 2

    • NOTE: This experience is offered on Mondays and select Tuesdays. The Napa Farmers Market may be offered instead of the Oxbow Market on select dates. Classes, dates, and locations subject to change.
  • Gourmet lunch for 2 on the Napa Valley Wine Train

  • 3 night stay in a standard guest room at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley

  • $150 gift card from CIA to use towards classes, dining and retail

  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA

  • Booking and concierge service


Travel must be completed within two years from the date of purchase. Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel. Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Purchases through charity fundraisers are non-refundable and packages cannot be resold.

Charity Cost: $3,595

Cooking Class
Wine Train
Dining in the Vineyard
Meritage Napa Valley