If you’ve been listening to the news coming out of Northern California’s wine country, you’d be rightfully concerned about visiting us in Napa Valley right now. There are currently several wildfires burning in the area, and they have had a devastating impact on homes and businesses in the region. As a region that heavily relies on tourism to maintain the local economy, this has and will certainly continue to be a hardship for our community.
Contrary to what the news has portrayed, however, Napa is still open and ready for business. The wildfires aren’t threatening the town of Napa, and the effects from the smoke are minimal, which you can see in the photo above, graciously offered by our friends at Robert Craig Winery. As of a couple of days ago, the skies were blue and the air quality was back to normal. Now is the time when Napa businesses need your support the most! In that light, if you have a reservation at the Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast now or in the near future, we urge you to keep your reservation. Napa is a resilient and strong community, but we can’t do that without the help of our guests and visitors to the region.
There are still a number of wineries open, many of them still working through the heart of the annual Harvest season. As we head into November, it’ll be time to sit back, relax with a delicious glass of wine, and enjoy the fruits of all of the hardworking men and women of wine country. If you happened to have reservations or tickets to a show during your stay in Napa, you’ll want to check cancellations with the venue. Many performances and events have been delayed. In the meantime, a few of the upcoming things we still have to look forward to in Napa include:
- Support the regional recovery effort at the Napa Strong Benefit Concert on October 22.
- DoNapa’s October Culinary Crawl. It’s a great way to try out some of Napa’s top restaurants.
- Join us for an afternoon of silly fun, with the annual Napa Coffin Races on October 28.
- The 7th annual Napa Valley Film Festival is still taking place November 8 – 12. This year, it features more than 100 films, 50 chefs, and 150 wineries from around the region.
- Wine tasting in the extraordinary tasting rooms of Napa. Don’t forget to purchase a wine tasting card, which will save you a lot of money as you taste your way through town.
- Cooking classes at CIA’s Copia Campus.
- Dining at Napa’s world-class restaurants–just be sure to check with them and make reservations ahead of time.
- Get started on your Christmas shopping lists, at the charming boutiques and independently owned shops of Napa!
Finally, enjoy your time in Napa by relaxing in the comfortable accommodations at the Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast. We’re here to make your stay the best imaginable, so don’t hesitate to ask! Please keep those reservations you already have, and come show Napa the support it needs as we recover from these wildfires! Call us if you have any questions. We’d be happy to talk.