Please join Merry Edwards along with Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer at Grand Hotel for Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend. Merry is one of California’s first woman winemakers. In 2013, Merry’s 40th year as a winemaker, she won the coveted James Beard Award for Best Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional in the United States. You will have the opportunity explore varietals from her vineyard, Merry Edwards Winery located in the heart of Russian River Valley near the town of Sebastopol, California. The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception on the Front Porch followed by a five-course dinner in the Main Dining Room. On Saturday enjoy two themed wine seminars and in the evening enjoy featured wines at the Grand Cocktail Reception and a special private dinner featuring Merry Edwards wines. Afterwards sip demitasse, enjoy musical entertainment in the Terrace Room or gather with friends in the Cupola Bar. Grand Hotel’s Salle à Manger was recently awarded a 2017 Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Restaurants with awarded this distinction are destinations for serious wine lovers and show a deep commitment to wine.Please visit our website for package pricing.