CLTA's 112th Annual Convention
Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa
April 7-9, 2019
The CLTA is looking forward to welcoming you at the 112th Annual Convention at the Meritage Resort & Spa in beautiful Napa Valley, California.
About the Meritage Resort & Spa
Nestled on nine private acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards and walking trails, the Meritage Resort and Spa, a 2018 Condé Nast Readers' Choice Award winner, blends relaxed elegance with warm hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley resort experience. Conveniently located near downtown Napa in the idyllic wine country of Napa Valley, The Meritage is situated at the crossroads of Highway 29 and Highway 221, about 50 miles North of Oakland International Airport.
Enjoy a world class spa treatment at Spa Terra in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave, with soothing water walls and an eucalyptus steam room. Have fun at Crush Lounge, which features a six lane of bowling alley, or simply relax in the pool, jacuzzi or fitness center while enjoying stunning vineyard views.
The resort has continued to add fresh elements with the newly opened The Village just across the street, showcasing the Napa Brewery as well as eight wine tasting rooms that the best of Wine Country under one roof, each with their own unique style and history. At-home chefs and food enthusiasts of all levels will appreciate the expertly-taught Napa cooking and baking classes at The Village Food & Wine Center, also located on property and taught by Chef Vincent Lesage and an ongoing rotation of guest chefs and bakers. Also, be sure to visit the on-site Fivetown Grocery, with farm-fresh, local ingredients and products offering a taste of the five towns that make up Napa Valley. All selections are made from scratch in small batches by celebrated Chef Vincent Lesage. Fivetown Grocery offers everything you need to create the perfect Napa picnic on the Village’s expansive community lawn.
About the Region
Tuesday afternoon would be the best time to take advantage of Napa Valley’s unique location. Despite its world class wine reputation, Napa Valley offers a variety of other activities. With a year-round temperate climate, visitors enjoy Napa’s great outdoors with premier golf courses, art, culture and famous hot-air balloon rides over miles of rolling vineyards, all of which are within short reach of The Meritage Resort. Please inquire with the Meritage concierge team, who will be happy to help coordinate a one-of-a-kind wine country experience. And don’t forget about the Napa Valley Wine Train, where you can enjoy a bygone era in a luxuriously vintage setting with many tour options as the lush vineyards pass you by.
The Meritage Resort is a pet-friendly resort with a variety of amenities for furry members of the family. Special offerings include organic wine bottle dog treats, assortment of peanut butter pet cookies, plush Meritage Resort and Spa pet beds and potty pick-up bags, of course.
From transportation to dining reservations and wine tasting, an appointment for pampering at Spa Terra or a culinary class at The Village, let the Meritage team help you create a memorable stay.
This year’s Icebreaker Reception will take place outdoors on the beautiful Vineyard Terrace, while you enjoy the views of the surrounding vineyard. Plentiful hors d’oeuvres and refreshing libations will be served in this idyllic setting while you network with peers.
A great business program is planned for Monday morning, with knowledgeable speakers slated to discuss the industry's hottest topics, as well as an update from ALTA on the industry at a national level. Enjoy a refreshing continental breakfast prior to the Business Program with service beginning at 8:00am.
CLTA Golf Tournament
Following the Business Program, CLTA s Annual Shotgun Golf Tournament takes place off-site at Eagle Vines, a challenging, Johnny Miller partially-designed 18-hole golf course. Unencumbered by surrounding homes, Eagle Vines is just pure golf in nature. At 6,897 yards from the blue tees, it is a par 72 course with three par fives over 500 yards and six par fours over 400 yards. Golfers should find the course to be a challenging and rewarding golf experience no matter their level of play.
CLTA Wine Tour
We will visit the impressive Hall St. Helena winery and tasting room! We invite you to join a select group of fellow Convention attendees for this unforgettable experience at CLTA’s Wine Tour and Tasting. Once at the Hall, you will enjoy a beatiful tour around the grounds while experienced wine educators will share stories about the Hall vision and the history of the property. You will then be guided through the beautifully restored historic Bergfeld building, see pieces in the extensive art collection, and learn about the Hall philosophy of precision grape growing and wine making. Your tour will conclude in a private salon for a seated tasting of four of Hall’s award winning artisan wines. Attendees will leave directly from the Meritage for an array of fine wines and light eats.
President's Dinner / Closing Ceremonies
The evening begins with a reception in the Oakville Terrace outside the Carneros Ballroom. Then on into the Carneros Ballroom to honor the CLTA’s outgoing and incoming Presidents. The evening’s festivities will include the Annual CLTA-PAC Silent Auction, which will feature fine wines and other items, before concluding with dinner. If you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, please complete the Silent Auction Registration Form.
Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast
Before departing from the Napa Valley, wrap up this year’s Convention on Tuesday morning by enjoying a hot breakfast buffet while we thank our sponsors for their generous support. Return your name badge or drop your business card at the door for a chance to win $50 cash!
Take this opportunity to promote your company before many of the California title industry's top decision makers through the sponsorship of conference events. This year’s Convention offers an educational business program, social events, and our annual tour. Sponsors benefit by receiving recognition in the Convention program, on banners and signage at according events, and in the widely-distributed CLTA eNews as well as on the CLTA website at www.clta.org. Sponsorship is a great opportunity to showcase your company and its support of the title industry. All events have corresponding levels of Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($3,000), and Silver ($2,000), with additional enhancements available.