Harvest season, which runs from middle of August through October, is one of the busiest and most popular times of year to visit Napa Valley. The unusual smell of grapes being fermented into wine permeates the air as winemakers and vineyard workers work against time to pick grapes at their peak ripeness. There is so much to do during Napa Valley’s harvest season that it’s nearly impossible to fit it all in during one season.
From do it yourself grape stomping, wine blending and exquisite tastings to fun celebrations and exquisite local cuisine, it’s no wonder Napa is the place to be as we round out the summer and head into fall. Book your room at our luxury Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast today so you can take full advantage of the exciting harvest season just around the corner.
Time to Harvest Napa Valley
While there is nothing wrong with spending a few days sipping wine around the valley, we think there are more exciting and unique ways to spend your time during harvest season in Napa Valley. Ever since the days of I Love Lucy, who hasn’t wanted to get their feet a little dirty with a good old fashioned grape stomp? Or maybe you want to try your hand at making your own wine blend? During the harvest season, there are several wineries that offer these types of unique experiences. Get a behind the scenes look at wine making from vineyard to barrel room at Round Pond Estate, or try some custom blending of various wines at Villa Ragazzi, Rutherford Hill Winery, Raymond Vineyards, or Judd’s Hill Winery. For a little grape-stomping fun, be sure to stop in at Grgich Hills Estate, where you’ll not only enjoy some old-fashioned stomping, but will be treated to a flight of three wines and a souvenir T-shirt with your own footprints on it as well.
There are also a variety of fun events happening throughout harvest season in Napa Valley, such as Peju Winery’s harvest celebration with great wines from Napa Valley, local and seasonal harvest cuisine, and plenty of fun. One of the most beautiful and unique ways to see Napa Valley at harvest time is aboard the Wine Train as it travels between Napa and St. Helena. When you’re ready to enjoy an exquisite meal out, you’ll find an abundance of fresh ingredients from Napa Valley, such as heirloom tomatoes, butternut squash, figs, and pumpkin on the menu at many local restaurants. Be sure to make your reservations early during this busy time of year, starting today when you book a room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast.