Olive & Hay Restaurant at Meritage Resort and Spa Receives Prestigious Napa Valley Wine Award from Napa Valley Vintners
First resort and restaurant recognized for its commitment to the Napa Valley wine industry
NAPA, Calif. (May 23, 2022) – Meritage Resort & Spa, the first AAA Four Diamond resort located at the gateway to Napa Valley, is pleased to announce that its signature Italian restaurant, Olive & Hay, has been awarded the prestigious Napa Valley Wine Prices for the excellence of its selection of Napa Valley Wines. This is the second time the restaurant has received this award, given annually by the Napa Valley Vintners.
Fusing homemade and local, modern and classic, innovative and traditional Italian cuisine, Olive & Hay features local Napa Valley ingredients on its menu and wine list. The restaurant’s wine selection is overseen by Director of Culinary Experience, Chef Vincent Lesage, and Director of Food and Beverage, Roberto Lezama.
“Napa is a unique and tight-knit community, and we are passionate about representing and supporting this very special place,” Lezama said. “We are fortunate that some of the most acclaimed wines in the world are produced here. It is a pleasure to serve customers who have traveled from all over the world to experience the epitome of Napa Valley cuisine and viticulture.
In addition to a wine list that includes more than 100 grape varieties, the Olive & Hay team is highly skilled in the art of selecting and serving wine for its guests. The restaurant is committed to providing its employees with opportunities for professional growth in the wine industry through daily training and a partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Academy.
“We prioritize investing in our team members because the retention and quality that comes from that investment translates into a positive experience for both our employees and our guests,” said Lesage. “As Napa Valley’s premier hotel destination, we are proud to offer the best of Northern California’s wine country through our offerings as well as the services provided by our expert team.”
Located near the famed Carneros Wine Country which uniquely spans Napa and Sonoma Counties, Meritage Resort & Spa and, Vista Collina at Meritage, curates the best of Napa Valley to create a unique wine experience . The sprawling property has on-site tasting rooms; the Food & Wine Center, where guests can discover their inner chef and learn more about Napa Valley wines and the art of wine tasting; and a host of seasonal wine events, including the Chardonnay Classic, with a celebratory weekend of tasting experiences, expert-led seminars, gourmet lunches and luxurious dinners to benefit SommFoundation, a nonprofit that assists in the education and professional development of those working in the wine and spirits field.
About Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina at Meritage
Offering acres of sun-drenched hillside vineyards and beautiful accommodations paired with luxurious amenities and award-winning cuisine, Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina at Meritage celebrate the best of Napa Valley. This destination resort with two distinct hotel offerings combines world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality for a resort experience in the heart of California’s wine country. Amenities include indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground cave on the estate, a food and wine village with a local craft market, on-site tasting rooms, an expansive community lawn for picnics and social gatherings. outdoors, and more. Find more information at MeritageResort.com.