By Nina Ruggiero
Updated: May 06, 2019
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Northern California's Napa Valley is home to hundreds of wineries, each with an unforgettable experience to offer and unique story to tell. But visiting such a rich wine region can be intimidating, even for the most experienced of oenophiles — you can't possibly taste everything in one visit, and beyond the vineyards, there are so many restaurants, spas, activities, and hotels to choose from.

How do you ensure you're making the most of your time there? That's where our World's Best Collection trip comes in.

Travel + Leisure's globetrotting editor in chief, Jacqui Gifford, and Food & Wine's knowledgeable executive wine editor, Ray Isle, are teaming up to take a group of lucky T+L readers on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Napa Valley this October.

Napa is beautiful any time of year, but there's nothing better than the fall harvest season, and guests on T+L's second-ever World's Best Collection trip will experience it all, from cooking classes and wine tastings to yoga, scenic hiking, and luxurious spa treatments. Plus, they'll stay at an iconic hotel named among the World's Best by T+L readers — Meadowood Napa Valley — where they'll also enjoy a private dinner at a surprise location.

Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley
Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley

Picture this: You'll start your mornings with meditation or light exercise, then perhaps opt for a spa treatment before an afternoon of vineyard tours, tastings, and catered lunches. You'll have plenty of time to explore on your own, but always have access to drinks and snacks at an exclusive T+L Hospitality Lounge set up just for you. Depending on the night, you'll either wind down with a hosted dinner beside our editors, or you'll be dining at leisure at the restaurant of your choice. Then, retire to your room where you can relax in a plush bed by your wood-burning fireplace.

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