A Letter From Our Proprietor, Garrett Busch
Winter 2018 Wine Society Newsletter
Dear Trinitas Friends and Family,
We cannot believe that it is already 2018!!! Last year was an interesting one for all of us in Napa and at Trinitas, with some ups and downs. We were so excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary making wine, thank you to all of you who have been such loyal friends and customers for many years, we continue to be excited every day to continue to make great wines to share with you! Along with the 15th anniversary another highlight in 2017 for our family was the joy of welcoming our newest member to the Busch Family, Felicity in September, the Trinitots, Betsy, and I are just loving her!
2017 was not without challenges, but through challenges we gain strength. We were devastated to lose one of our team members and part of our Trinitas Family earlier this year, Lisa Garay, to cancer. She was an absolute delight and all of you who had the pleasure of meeting her in the Cave would agree. We love her, we miss her, and we will never forget her!
The Napa and Sonoma fires were yet another incredible challenge in 2017 and one some are still suffering from. The amazing things that came from this terrible disaster were a true blessing though and an incredible showing of the human spirit and goodness, which was encouraging in a very scary time. Thank you to all of you who reached out, lent support, and prayed for us and all of our neighbors and friends. It means so much to us that you would take the time, especially those of you across the country that had dealt with so much already in 2017, thank you, we love you.
Through all your prayers we at Trinitas and the Meritage were spared and not only were blessed with safety, but also with power, internet, and cell service. We had the absolute pleasure of opening our doors to our displaced neighbors and offered them special rates at the Resort, complimentary wine in the tasting room, and 3 hot meals a day. It was one of the greatest blessings of my life to meet these people, our neighbors, and experience the incredible spirit and gratitude they expressed facing such terrible circumstances. We have an incredible community we are all proud to be a part of. A huge thank you to the Trinitas team as well, who came to the cave with me in the face of uncertainty and danger to keep the tasting room open to continue to serve our guests and displaced neighbors, all of whom were very grateful. Amazingly, the day after everything started we were one of 6 tasting rooms open in all of Napa, an incredible statistic that I hope to never repeat again, all thanks to our amazing team and the grace of God.
Now we look forward to 2018 and literally our most exciting and best year yet at Trinitas. We have some BIG changes coming, literally. We are extremely excited to be expanding the Meritage Resort and Spa, adding an additional 145 rooms, but what is really unique will be the addition of 9 tasting rooms on property. We will be moving the Trinitas tasting room across to the new space which will be bigger and better than ever! We also look forward to inviting 8 other partners in the other 8 tasting rooms to enhance the experience of the Resort and create some events the likes of which have not been seen!
We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating this next chapter of Trinitas and the Meritage. We will be hosting the grand opening over the Lobster Feed Weekend and believe me it will be the biggest and best lobster feed we have ever done. It will be hosted on the new event lawn nestled among the 9 tasting rooms, including Trinitas of course! We will have a great band, great food, and of course great wine! So definitely mark your calendars and join us August 3rd-5th 2018 for a party not to be missed!
All of us at Trinitas thank you again and again for giving us the pleasure of serving you and sharing our great wines with you. We wish you a blessed 2018 and we look forward to welcoming you to our new home starting in June of 2018!!!
Thank You and God Bless!
Garrett Busch & The Trinitas Family