[review] There’s no stopping the bitter breeze that has settled into the East Coast. The weight of winter is upon us. It’s about that time to leave the heavy boots at home and jet to a place where your wine glass is never empty and the sun is always shining.

Meadowood, St. Helena, is the ultimate escape. Serenity, luxury, and hospitality abound at this romantic resort tucked away on a private 250-acre estate in the heart of Napa Valley. It’s a legendary Napa Valley destination for lodging, dining, wine experiences, sporting activities and spa in the heart of America’s most celebrated wine region.

Memorable experiences.
Exceptional people.
Beautiful, private setting.

Their entire attitude and philosophy is an easygoing, laid back approach to luxury. The people are incredibly friendly, the service impeccable and the rooms exquisite. You won’t find any pretense at Meadowood, just a breathtaking landscape in an intimate private setting. Each room has a unique New England sea coast vibe executed in cozy cottages, elegant suites and lodges with secluded treetop forest views.

Sports are a pretty big deal here—you can play everything from tennis to golf to croquet. We had a chance to check out their new Golf Performance Studio with TrackMan technology recording the club and ball data, giving you a chance to improve your game instantly. It’s the perfect place to refine your technique in a quiet, comfortable studio overlooking the course. It’s like your living room meeting the driving range. A little surreal and very helpful.

Wine is, of course, a part of life at Meadowood. Ninety-six percent of Napa Valley’s legendary wineries are family owned, and Meadwood knows all of the families by name. Each afternoon resort guests are invited to come together for a tasting of outstanding Napa Valley wines. The master sommelier, Gilles de Chambure, is on staff full-time dedicating his time to enriching guest’s knowledge of the innovative and undiscovered wines of the Valley. The spa is worth a visit too…indulgent, stress-free and seriously relaxing.

For your next getaway, head to this incredible resort with a fantastic culture and penchant for luxury done right. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.