Stroll through a Napa Valley vineyard this time of year, and you’ll spot acres of vines laden with ripening fruit. Expert vintners know how to precisely time the grape harvest to ensure their desired flavor profile, and with help from our guide to the area’s hottest events you’ll know exactly when to book your Napa Valley vacation.
Here are our top picks for upcoming events:
My Life through My Lens at Mumm Napa
Now through January 31, 2015
The VIP Opening Reception is sold out, but you can still tour the photography of this legendary musician at Mumm Napa’s fine art photography gallery. While there, visit the Ansel Adams exhibit and sample the winery’s harvest favorites, including its celebrated sparkling wines.
Oktoberfest at the Napa Valley Museum
September 27, 2014
This family-friendly event combines a traditional German Oktoberfest with all the fun of a classic car show. Grab a beer and pretzel and stroll past classic, antique and sports cars, hot rods and motorcycles. The event is free (unless you want to enter your car) and runs from Noon to 4:00 pm at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, California.
Crush Out the Effects of Cancer Winemaker Dinner
October 2, 2014
Toast to a good cause at the Napa Valley Wine Train’s Winemaker Dinner to benefit Send Me On Vacation. Take a three-hour, 36-mile tour through Napa Valley’s most scenic landscapes while enjoying gourmet wine and food pairings in an elegant, historic locomotive car. Each car features a different winery and menu. ResorTime is a proud sponsor of Send Me On Vacation. Keep an eye out for future posts on the organization’s important work.
Pagan Ball at Castello di Amorosa
October 25, 2014
This authentically-styled, 13th-century Tuscan castle and winery looks like something out of a fairytale. It’s also the setting for the annual Pagan Ball, a traditional Halloween costume party with lots of tricks and treats. Dance the night away while you sip wine from Castello di Amorosa, or tour the “Haunted Chamber.” If you’re looking for a scary good time, this is the place to be.
For more Napa Valley events, including weekly farmers’ market tours, wine tastings and more, visit http://www.visitnapavalley.com/. For help finding the perfect Napa Valley accommodations, call a ResorTime vacation specialist at (877) 477-7368.