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Create your own wine at 'Bacara Crush' hosted by Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara

Participants will walk through these vines and pick the grapes to create their own wine at Bacara Resort & Spa.

At Bacara Resort & Spa, you now have a chance to “be a winemaker for the day.”

Located in Santa Barbara, the Bacara Resort & Spa is hosting an opportunity called “Bacara Crush,” according to a press release. The participating wineries are Firestone Vineyard, Brewer – Clifton, Carhartt Vineyard and Harrison Clarke.

Launched in September, the winemaking program is held daily from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, troughout the month of November. During the five-hour event, the winery staff takes participants to through the vines, sort the grapes, and help with punch downs in order to create their own wine. By the end of the day, all participants will walk away with their personal bottle of wine, as well as a signed certificate to demonstrate what type of wine they have created.

Bacara Resort & Spa is a no stranger to wines. Besides its regular spa and resort amenities, it is the home of the Foley Food & Wine Society Tasing Room and the Miro Wine Cellar. The tasting room is for, but not limited to, tasting and buying wines, wine outings, and cooking classes. The Miro Wine Cellar, at Bacara’s signature restaurant, has as many wines as 12,000 that come from world class international labels.

Learn more about what Bacara Resort & Spa has to offer at their website.

Resorts & Spas

Luxurious Santa Barbara resorts and spas embody our sanctuary side. It’s easy to find solace, and let go of your worries, in one of these stunning properties. Many of the area’s luxury lodges offer immediate beach access, open breezeways filled with fresh coastal air, private bungalows, world-class on-site dining, and carefree activity planning. All of them welcome you with hospitable, knowledgeable staff.

Enjoy a spa treatment, or many, during your stay. Conveniently venture into town, or don’t. Indulge in breakfast in bed or a sunset cocktail. When it comes to choosing the ideal day, the choice is yours at a Santa Barbara resort and spa.

A Unique Resort Rooted in History in the Heart of the Finger Lakes

“Named a World’s Best Wine Hotel by Wine Enthusiast, voted number three in USA TODAY’S Top 10 Wine Country Hotels, listed on the National Register of Historic Properties, and voted one of the Most Romantic Places in New York State, Belhurst offers historic lodging, delicious dining, a luxurious spa & salon, and a renowned winery, all on one property.”

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Hotel Amenities

  • Conference Facilities
  • Conference space & rooms
  • Meeting Room Facilities
  • 24-hour / 7 Days business center
  • Conference space size : feet -
  • Ballroom on site
  • Wedding & banquet services
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Lifeguard on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Elevator & lift on property
  • Dry cleaning & laundry service
  • ATM & banking on site
  • Electric vehical charging station
  • Romantic packages available
  • Express check in
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Bellhop & Porter service
  • Express check out
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Concierge service
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Tours - ticket assistance
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Pool cabanas - Extra Charge
  • Pool sun chaise loungers
  • Bar & lounge
  • Bar at Poolside
  • Snack bar & deli
  • Coffee & tea in common areas
  • Café or Coffee shop
  • Number of restaurants -
  • Hair salon & barber
  • Full service spa on property
  • Spa Room(s)
  • Spa services
  • Jacuzzi / Spa Tub

Ritz-Carlton is a luxury hotel chain being operated by the American company, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, which has 97 luxury resorts and hotels in 30 countries. The previous owners sold Ritz-Carlton brand name as well as its hotels in Boston, Massachusetts and the current company was established in 1983. It has been extended to other location and is now a subsidiary of Marriott International.

Ritz-Carlton hotels is designed to let families discover and experience that cultivate time together and activities that motivates children to explore with their friends. This hotel takes families to a place of revived connection with adventurous Ritz-Carlton program, well designed experiences for adults, and a variety of family activities that can be enjoyed together. Truly staying at Ritz-Carlton luxury hotels and resort can create memorable and unforgettable experience for the whole family.

The company’s hotel growth was mainly because of the hard work of its President and COO, Mr. Horst Schulze. Under his leadership, the hotels grew from 4 to 40 location in the United States and awarded twice (1992 and 1999) the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Other awards of Ritz-Carlton hotels are Zagat Survey’s top dining, hotel and service: and Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, USA and Wolfsburg, Germany also both given top honors from Zagat in 2009.

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Meritage Resort & Spa Amenities

Acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards. Beautiful accommodations near the top things to do in Napa Valley, paired with luxurious amenities. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. The best of Napa Valley’s legendary wineries only moments away. The Meritage Resort and Spa blends relaxed elegance with warm hospitality to bring you the ultimate vacation experience near premier Napa Valley attractions & activities.

Your getaway will look a little different, but one thing that will always remain is the joy of being away and taking that time to reconnect. To welcome a worry-free stay, we want to share our Hospitality & Health Promise. As guidelines shift, we will continue to evolve our operations in accordance to government standards.

Wine Country weather is notoriously gorgeous and welcomes guests to days of outdoor adventure. Stroll along 9 acres of vineyards filled with scenic landscape, picturesque vines, and endless memories.

Lace up those hiking shoes and spend a moment connecting with nature on a hike through the vineyards, or take a bike out through scenic miles of the valley, or soar above on a hot air balloon. Come re-discover Napa Valley.

Room service at Meritage Resort is a Wine Country experience. Whether your taking in the expansive views from your room or lounging by the pool, we will deliver to you and in a safe "knock and drop" delivery manner.

Chef Vincent Lesage's menu items from our Napa hotel restaurants near downtown feature ingredients from local purveyors, crafted into traditional fare and Wine Country cuisine with a twist.

Plus, we've partnered with Trinitas Cellars on an in-room virtual wine tasting experience.

And, now introducing in-room spa amenities from Spa Terra! From DIY facials to warriors challenges, pamper yourself through our Meritage Delivers Menu.

A spa journey is about reflecting inward and grounding yourself. At Spa Terra, your experience is heightened by wandering beneath our vineyards to experience our tranquil Napa Valley spa, located inside an underground Estate Cave.

Soak up the sun in our heated outdoor Adult Only and Family Fun pools and hot tubs while enjoying views of our hillside vineyards on property. Our Meritage Adult Only pool offers seasonal poolside service for wine, cocktails, and bites.

Our 1,650 square foot fitness studio includes free weights, machines and cardio equipment including a Peloton bike (LOOK Delta clip-⁠in pedals), all with vineyard views.

Additionally, hotel guests may enjoy wellness classes provided throughout your stay. Rejuvenate with vineyard hikes, outdoor yoga, and more.

Please Note: Olive & Hay is open for outdoor and 50% capacity indoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call 707-251-1932 or order in person. Reservations are encouraged.

Local Napa Valley ingredients meet farm-to-table menu experiences — a combination that centers around the journey of each ingredient, fusing homemade and homegrown, modern and classic, innovative and traditional Italian cuisine.

With a casual yet refined atmosphere at this Napa Valley restaurant, rustic accents are incorporated with a modern approach on wine country cuisine. To adhere to the requirements set forth by the State of California, Olive & Hay is restricted to outdoor, 50% capacity indoor and to-go dining until further notice.

Just across the road, Vista Collina Resort curates the best of Napa into a unique Wine Country experience. The centerpiece of the resort are nine Napa Valley tasting rooms featuring the best boutique wineries and brewery. Select tasting rooms are open for outdoor wine tasting and bottle purchases. Hours may vary.

Plus, for overnight guests we've partnered with Trinitas Cellars on a new in-room virtual wine tasting experience that can be ordered through our Meritage Delivers menu.

Experience Napa Valley with the pups in your family at The Meritage Resort & Spa. Our pet friendly program includes a plush in-room dog bed, a dog bowl to take home and a pet amenity bag (includes treats and potty pick up bags).

A $50 non-refundable pet deposit is taken at registration within our dog friendly resort.


California Ranch Cookouts are back! The Alisal is excited to welcome back a series of seasoned chefs like Brooke Williamson, Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 14 winner, Chefs Govind Armstrong, David Lentz and Suzanne Goin to name a few! Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, will cook up a feast with each guest chef creating a memorable outdoor dining experience that will leave you full, yet hungry for more! Keep checking back as more guest chefs will be added throughout the year. Don’t miss a chance for a delicious evening surrounded by the beauty and California ranch heritage of The Alisal.

Kwame Onwuachi to Host Inaugural 'Family Reunion' Event in Virginia Wine Country

Food & Wine is teaming up with Sheila Johnson's Salamander Hotels & Resorts to celebrate diversity in hospitality, featuring industry leaders like Carla Hall, Edouardo Jordan, Mashama Bailey, Nina Compton, and Carlton McCoy.

Award-winning chef and author Kwame Onwuachi is presenting a new kind of food event this summer.

The Family Reunion, a multi-day celebration of diversity in the hospitality industry, will kick off this August at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, in the state&aposs picturesque wine country. Food & Wine is partnering with Sheila Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotel & Resorts, to throw the inaugural event, which will feature cooking demos, wine tastings, exclusive dinners, and panel discussions with industry leaders likeꃊrla Hall, Edouardo Jordan, Nina Compton, Carlton McCoy, Mashama Bailey, Rodney Scott, Gregory Gourdet, Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Pierre Thiam, and more.

In addition to celebrating the Black cooking traditions that have shaped American cuisine, the event, which runs from August 19 to 22, 2021, will showcase the next generation of food and wine professionals who are moving the industry forward.

"I noticed a void in the industry, especially for the amplification of Black and brown voices and their contributions to the food industry," said Onwuachi, who is a 2019 Food & Wine Best New Chefਊnd the author of Notes from a Young Black Chef. "I always pictured an event that was centered around them."

The idea for the Family Reunion took shape after the chef connected with Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the only African-American woman to wholly own a Forbes five-star resort, during a book talk in the Bahamas. Onwuachi hopes that the Family Reunion will become an annual event, with future iterations hosted at Johnson&aposs other resorts.

"Our remarkable, constantly renewing and evolving industry is as diverse as any other," said Johnson in an announcement. "But, we can and should do more."

Taste of the Town Fundraiser a Recipe for Success for Arthritis Foundation

From left, longtime volunteer John Stampe, event chairwoman and board president Amye Leong, executive director Michal Wiesbrock, and publicity volunteer and board member Laura Kath. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Taste of the Town youth honoree Lilly Trautwein, front, with sister Grace and parents Rachel and Eric Trautwein. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Honoree lead vintner Doug Margerum and Marni Margerum. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

George Leis, left, Janet Garufis and Rob Skinner of sponsor Montecito Bank & Trust. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, left, with her friend Barbara Luton. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Honorary co-chairs Tina Takaya and Richard Yates of Opal Restaurant & Bar. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Brad Satrom, left, entertainer Rebecca Clark and sponsor Terry Ryken. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Event emcee Geoff Green, left, Arthritis Foundation Executive Director Michal Wiesbrock and David Edelman. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Arthur Kvass, a 45-year board member, and Bonnie Carroll. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Lead artist Chris Potter donated a painting to the fundraiser. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

The elegant outdoor setting at Bacara Resort & Spa. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

The official Taste of the Town painting by Chris Potter titled "Sprinkles on Top." (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Chef Mark Strausman of Freds at Barneys New York, who prepared the Connoisseurs Circle Gala Dinner. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

Medical honoree Dr. James Zmolek, center, of Sansum Clinic with Christie Margaris and son Eric Zmolek. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

From left, longtime volunteer John Stampe, event chairwoman and board president Amye Leong, executive director Michal Wiesbrock, and publicity volunteer and board member Laura Kath. (Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk photo)

The 36th annual Taste of the Town, one of Santa Barbara&rsquos premium culinary events, got an early start with the Sept. 8 Connoisseurs Circle Gala Dinner at lovely Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta. Then, on Sept. 10, Taste of the Town took place for three hours at Riviera Park in Santa Barbara.

Taste of the Town featured tastings from local restaurants, vintners, breweries and distillers with a backdrop of live jazz entertainment. All proceeds from Taste of the Town Santa Barbara events support the programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation.

The foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 53 million people &mdash including nearly 300,000 children &mdash with arthritis through health education, advocacy, research and local juvenile arthritis support. More than 50,000 Santa Barbara County residents and children have been diagnosed with one of the 100-plus forms of arthritis, and many are helped by the Arthritis Foundation.

For the eighth year, Taste of the Town kicked off with the Connoisseurs Circle Gala Dinner, which featured a four-course, Italian-inspired gourmet dinner created by 2017 honorary lead chef Mark Strausman from Freds at Barneys New York. Strausman paired the wines with help from 2017 honorary vintner Doug Margerum.

The pre-dinner reception allowed the 200-plus guests to sample tastings from 10 wine, beer and spirits partners on the outdoor terrace and foyer.

In addition to an outstanding meal, the evening featured live and silent auctions, performances by vocalist Rebecca Clarke, and dancing to tunes from DJ Darla Bea.

Returning this year as honorary co-chairs were Opal Restaurant & Bar co-owners Tina Takaya and Richard Yates. But the nuts and bolts of the Connoisseurs Circle Dinner planning were done by the planning committee, which included Amye Leong, who also serves as board chairwoman, John Stampe, Jacques Habra, Deborah Deneault, Laura Kath, Jessica Stampe, Julie Askew, Pam Tanese, Marilyn Hansen and Jen Lillienstein.

&ldquoThe Connoisseurs Circle Gala Dinner was started eight years ago,&rdquo​ Leong told Noozhawk. &ldquoIt provides a high-level culinary experience for a special group of our supporters. We are very happy tonight to be honoring the legacy of the late Michael Towbes and the Towbes family.

&ldquoWhat began as a simple gesture of support 36 years ago, when Mr. Towbes offered Riviera Park as a site to host a community tasting event, grew into one of Santa Barbara's largest events and raised so much financial support for the Arthritis Foundation. We are very grateful.&rdquo

Guest auctioneer Mark Drilling worked to secure bids on live auction items, including a week in Bangtao Beach, Phuket earrings by Daniel Gibbings Jewelry a French river cruise and a tour and lunch at the Margerum Estate Vineyard in Los Olivos.

In addition, recognition was awarded to youth honoree Lilly Trautwein, a 7-year-old juvenile arthritis victim from Santa Barbara who was diagnosed at age 2, and medical honoree Dr. James Zmolek, an orthopedic surgeon at Sansum Clinic and the Cottage Center for Orthopedics.

Zmolek has dedicated his career to orthopedics and helping those with arthritis.

&ldquoIt&rsquos my job to get people going, whether they can walk two or three blocks or two or three miles,&rdquo he told Noozhawk. &ldquoThere are many new discoveries in surgery and rehab that help patients get moving again.&rdquo

Zmolek graduated from UCLA medical school and did fellowship work specializing in surgical arthritis and reconstruction at Rancho Los Amigos medical center in Los Angeles. Known as &ldquoDr. Zee,&rdquo he has served as an adviser to the Arthritis Foundation for many years.

Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, and advancements.

Hand-selected to best pair with our seasonal menus, our balanced wine list consists local Texas selections in addition to reds, whites, rosés and bubbles sourced from California, Oregon, Argentina and France. Personally chosen for every dining palate, our worldly wine selection underscores the philosophy that moderation, not deprivation, is the key to a healthy lifestyle. We also offer refreshing mixed drinks from Austin Cocktails.

An All-Inclusive West Virginia Mountain Resort

Capon Springs is a true old fashioned seasonal getaway – less than 2 hours from DC. Established originally as a 19th century resort, it is now third generation family-owned and operated, treating guests like personal friends visiting in their own home providing a variety of lodging options within the 115 room capacity.

While you are here, explore 4,700 acres of breathtaking scenery, feast on delicious baked goods prepared daily or rejuvenate with our healing spring water throughout the resort. Especially in the summer, f amilies, couples and individuals return the same week year after year, to reconnect, feast on country comfort food and participate in camp-like activities.

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Stay in one of our 14 unique cottages with a variety of sleeping rooms within each one.

Capon Springs Activities

Outdoor fun takes many forms from hiking and hammocking to Frisbee golf and croquet!

Golf at Capon

Enjoy our classic golf course with lush, rolling hills and majestic mountain views.

The Hygeia Bath House & Spa

Pamper yourself with a hot soaking bath, massage, facial or reflexology treatment.

Unravel the Mystery

If you like discovering Capon’s mysteries and enjoy solving puzzles, then you are ready for our first escape room: “Capon Through Time!”

A Third Generation Family Member Explains "The Capon Experience"

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