In Napa Valley wine country, there’s something to celebrate every day! But we’re also lucky to have events year-round that allow locals and visitors alike to take in everything from independent films to art exhibitions to special culinary experiences. As we head into the holiday season, let Beau Wine Tours coordinate a great vacation for you and your loved ones at any (or all!) of these upcoming special events!
November 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Late fall through early spring, when temperatures are a little cooler, is an ideal time to visit Napa Valley! Not only are there fewer crowds, but the seasonal weather dictates hearty cuisine best paired with the region’s famous Cabernet Sauvignons. Try Napa’s Christmas Tree Lighting for family-friendly fun, and raise a glass of hot chocolate with your cookies. Or check out Holidays in Yountville, where you can hop a carriage-ride, make a wreath, or snap a selfie with Santa. In early December, join the annual Hanukkah Hootenanny at Judd’s Hill Winery, or try the Feast of Seven Cultures at the Acacia House restaurant. Click here for even more holiday offerings in Napa for a fantastic vacation!
January 12 – 15, 2018
The Napa Truffle Festival celebrates both the culinary and scientific sides of the highly-sought fungi known as the black truffle mushroom. The Westin Verasa is truffle-central, but the festival partners with many wineries for a jam-packed schedule of seminars, tastings, demonstrations, and even mushroom hunts. This is a great Napa Valley vacation idea for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike, and different ticket packages allow visitors to decide which experience is right for them. For a better sense of the programming, check out the Festival’s galleries of past events. The video below shows highlights from last year!
January 21 – 28, 2018
If your perfect Napa Valley Vacation revolves around food, you’ll love Napa Valley Restaurant Week. This event offers multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20.00) and for dinner ($36 – $46) at some of the highest rated restaurants in the world. Select locations offer wine pairings at a low rate as well, but check each restaurant’s menu to find out more. The comprehensive list of participating restaurants is pretty exhaustive, so here are some highlights: try the Restaurant at CIA at Copia, where the best and brightest new chefs study under masters, and add wine pairings for $10.00 at lunch, and $20.00 at dinner. Or enjoy lunch with a view at the restaurant at famous Auberge du Soleil, or dinner at celebrity chef Charlie Palmer’s brand new Charlie Palmer Steak. You can’t beat restaurant week in the culinary capital of the country.
Let Beau Wine Tours be your concierge for your Napa Valley winter vacation. Contact our reservations team here and let us help you.