While the Napa Institute is taking place at the Meritage Resort hotel and conference spaces, nature in its grandeur is available just a few short steps up into the vineyards adjacent. A walk through these vineyards provides some incredible views of the surrounding hills, of the Meritage itself, and of the sun-lit vines that bear fruit and soil that preserves and nourishes.

At our best, I think we can never fundamentally improve upon, but rather only supplement, nature.