Summer and fall are Napa’s golden seasons. The sun shines full and bright. Visitors come in droves to drink in the glorious California Summer. Autumn brings the legendary Napa Valley harvest and the color show of the vines’ leaves changing. Then comes Winter and there are some word class events and things to do and GREAT off season deals!
Cabernet Season (November-April) – In the Napa Valley, winter is no longer a season. Instead, the valley celebrates Cabernet Season, the time from late November through April when the pace is slower, and visitors enjoy easy access to the region’s best wine, food, arts and wellness experiences. Napa Valley’s top wineries, restaurants and hotels welcome guests to cozy up in the Valley with tastings, heartier fare that pairs best with the Napa Valley’s legendary Cabernet Sauvignon. For more information go to visitnapavalley.com
Flavor! Napa Valley (November 20th – 24th 2013) World class chefs will work their magic by creating dishes to pair with hundreds of top-flight wines from the region. There will be cooking demonstrations, intimate meals, wine tastings and a grand tasting event featuring more than 100 wineries pouring and more than two-dozen Napa Valley restaurants. flavornapavalley.com
Winter In Wineries (December 1st, 2013 – February 9th, 2014) – offers a relaxed way to tour, taste wine and meet winemakers at 15 heralded wineries, both large and small, in Napa Valley’s northernmost AVA with your exclusive “Winter in the Wineries” Passport. visitcalistoga.com
Napa Valley Truffle Festival (January 17th – 20th 2014) – The fourth annual Napa Truffle Festival will again showcase the venerated black winter Périgord truffle (tuber melanosporum or black diamond), while brining together a unique gathering of leading truffle cultivation experts / scientists, special guests from the food and wine world and internationally-renowned Michelin Star chefs to discuss, examine, probe, prepare, demonstrate and finally pair truffles with wines to feast upon for breakfast, lunch and dinner! napatrufflefestival.com
Napa Valley Restaurant Month (January) – Sip, sup, and savor some of the Napa Valley’s finest foods and wines during Napa Valley Restaurant Month. Throughout January, the legendary wine and culinary destination that earned 14 Michelin Stars for 2012 offers unique dining opportunities and special menus that celebrate country-lane freshness and the terroir of its world-renowned wines and artisanal produce. visitnapavalley.com