Holiday Cookies: Throughout the holiday season, with our compliments, enjoy a distinctive holiday cookie every day in our Reception Lodge courtesy of our Pastry Chef. Recipes available!
Cool Weather Warm Up: Throughout the holiday season, with our compliments, stop by the Reception Lodge in the afternoons for mugs (or to-go cups) of hot spiced cider. Find a place near the fire to sip and read or ask the staff for a board game!
Toast the Holidays & New Friends: Throughout the holiday season, with our compliments, join us daily from 4:30 to 5:30p.m. in the festive environment of the Reception Lodge to discover new Napa Valley wines that may become new favorites. In honor of the holidays, we will be serving bubbles every afternoon in addition to one Napa Valley white wine and one Napa Valley red wine.
A World of Holiday Bubbles: Our estate sommelier hosts this dynamic wine experience featuring sparkling wines from around the world. As you taste through the glistening flight, you will enjoy the unique stories of these wines and the regions in which they are produced. This is a perfect experience to recreate at home for your most treasured holiday guests!
Sharing the Holiday Spirit: Add a celebratory touch to your holiday parties with the perfect festive libations! Allow us to guide you through three classic holiday recipes. You’ll learn our master mixologist’s exceptional techniques for preparing and serving delicious cocktails to parties of all sizes, incorporating traditional holiday flavors and creating beautiful presentations with seasonal garnishes.
Family Cookie Decorating: A fun and festive cookie decorating experience for the entire family! Decorate a variety of holiday-shaped cookies freshly baked by the Meadowood Pastry Team. We will provide boxes so you may transfer your creations to enjoy later.
Gingerbread House Decorating: Our talented Meadowood Pastry Team will provide freshly baked, constructed gingerbread houses for you and your family to decorate with icing, sprinkles, glitter, gumdrops – all in the festive holiday colors of the season. Boxes will be provided so you may take your creation home for the holidays.
Mastering the Art of Holiday Cooking: Celebrate the art of traditional holiday cooking with a hands-on culinary experience. A Meadowood Chef will teach you how to prepare a delicious, low-stress holiday menu that will be sure to delight your guests while still leaving you with enough time to enjoy the party! This experience includes sampling during class and a complimentary Meadowood specialty cocktail. Recipe cards for the day’s menu will be yours to take home.
Confection Making Experience: Our decadent Confection Making Experience offers a more advanced class for the adventurous home baker and party host. Guided by a Meadowood Pastry Chef, you will learn the basics of tempering chocolate and making chocolate ganache. You will then use your new skills to create your own signature truffles, peppermint bark and chocolate-dipped-fruit.