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What’s New in Napa Valley


NAPA, CALIF. — A number of new meeting spaces and activities have opened or are about to open in Napa Valley offering viable options, it was announced Nov. 4.

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CIA at Copia vintners theatre. (Photo: Phil Mansfield.)

Opening late fall, the newest member of the The Culinary Institute of America family, the CIA at Copia in Napa, will offer meeting space options, most with a culinary angle, including indoor teaching kitchens, a 200-seat theatre, outdoor gardens, a restaurant, and an amphitheatre on the Napa River.

The Napa Valley Wine Train can accommodate up to 300 guests with its historic restored early 1900s Pullman Cars. The recently introduced Quattro Vino Tour provides a “car free” culinary and wine adventure, which includes stops at Robert Mondavi, Charles Krug, Merryvale and V. Sattui Wineries.

The Senza Hotel in Napa offers a new 800 square foot Riposa conference room, with vaulted ceilings and natural light from the full-length wall-to-wall glass doors.  A break out garden patio is just outside the meeting room. Guests are surrounded by a collection of contemporary art collected and commissioned by Craig and Kathryn Hall.

Verve Napa Valley offers a new teambuilding activity with professional equine facilitators and horses. Through a hands-on learning experience, participants explore topics deeply connected to leadership, including self-awareness, non-verbal communication, embodiment, mood, trust, and intuition. In the serenity of nature, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city and corporate life, participants have a unique opportunity to reflect on their leadership style, reconnect with their true nature within, and transform into powerful, effective leaders.

In late 2016, Silverado Resort and Spa will complete an addition of 30,000 square feet of function space. Located adjacent to the recently renovated 15,000-square-foot conference centre, the Mansion Gardens will serve as an additional outdoor venue. The seasonal 5,000-square-foot pavilion will feature heating and cooling, sidewalls, blackout curtains, doors, lighting and power. The Mansion Gardens will add to Silverado Resort’s 17,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 15,000 square feet of outdoor spaces including the wine country Grove, Fairway Deck and Arbor. In addition to meeting space, the resort features 370 guestrooms, two PGA Championship Golf Courses, a 16,000-square-foot spa, several restaurants and lounges, 10 tennis courts and 10 swimming pools.



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