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We get asked all the time; ‘what should I wear when I’m visiting wine country?’ While there is no specific dress code when visiting Napa and Sonoma Valley’s; less is definitely more when it comes to picking out your attire. Ease and casual elegance are where it’s at whether you’re wine tasting and walking the vineyards or dining at one of the many Michelin starred restaurants. Given the wine belt’s unique micro climates and temperature dips as well as many wineries, caves, and barrel rooms keep the thermostat down, so a chic jacket or sweater is a must. Instead of telling you, we will show you. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Pinterest boards to help you get inspired!
When it comes down to it, it’s most important to feel comfortable. You can’t go wrong with jeans, a nice shirt and attractively comfortable shoes. You don’t want to be carrying around a heavy purchase when getting in and out of the car at each winery. Nor do you want something cumbersome while taking in all the tastes of Wine Country. A small cross shoulder purse is the best bet. No need to shove bought bottles into your purse. If you’re with us there are always shipping options!
While wine country casual is always a hotly debated look around here there is no need to let style slip, including all you men out there! A nice pair of jeans, casual slip-ons and a button down creates a casual and put together style that would fit in any wine tasting room. Pack a dinner jacket for the cooler evenings and you’ll be good to go in any Napa and Sonoma restaurant, starred or not!
Check out some of our favorite winery and dining spots to sport your looks!
Del Dotto Vineyards http://www.deldottovineyards.com
Quixote Winery http://www.quixotewinery.com/
Brix Restaurant http://www.brix.com/
Carpe Diem Wine Bar http://carpediemnapa.com/
Merry Edwards https://www.merryedwards.com/
Café La Haye http://cafelahaye.com/
Della Santina’s Tarttoria http://www.dellasantinas.com/A/Home.html