Meadowood is a center of social, cultural and viticultural life in Napa Valley and a second home for those who enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the wine country. The property features championship croquet lawns, seven tennis courts, a nine-hole walking golf course, hiking trails, swimming, a full-service health spa, a wine educator, an annual cultural affairs calendar, guest rooms, suites and cottages and Michelin two-star dining in The Restaurant at Meadowood. Founded as a private club in 1964 with an unprecedented vision of what the next four decades might hold Meadowood became the original gathering place for Napa Valley's burgeoning winegrowing community. In 1979 H. William Harlan was searching for land on which to create a wine estate when he was introduced to Meadowood, which had been listed for sale. Home to a casual restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts and nine-hole golf course, the property wasn't ideally suited to grapegrowing. Mr. Harlan, however, was intrigued and called his partners to share the news of the hidden gem. Within twenty-four hours the partners owned the estate and began planning its future not only as a gathering place for the local winegrowing community, but as a destination for discerning travelers from around the world. With a collection of guest rooms and suites added to the property, Meadowood was soon invited to join the exclusive ranks of Relais & Chateaux.