It’s that time of year again when Napa bustles during its annual harvest as workers rush to pick grapes at their peak ripeness.
Some wineries are taking crush season to fun new levels this year, offering unique experiences like day-in-the-life vineyard tours and grape-stomping sessions so that can get an opportunity chance to witness the wine magic in action!
Check out the following events taking place around Napa Valley this fall. Also, please note that while Napa Valley is currently completely open to visitors, many wineries are still operating by appointment only, so be sure to plan ahead.
Bottle Blending Day Camp
Where: Judd’s Hill Winery
When: All of harvest season
Learn about the art of wine blending during this session that will educate you on how to perfect a Bordeaux uses multiple mixes. Make reservations in advance by calling (707) 255-2332.
Winemaker for a Day
Where: Raymond Vineyards
When: Every Wednesday-Monday
What: Channel your inner winemaker by learning how to make your own custom blend then fill, cork, and dress bottles with your personal label—before taking it back home to enjoy!
When: September 25th
What: Go on a complete vineyard tour, including a chance to try your hand at grape picking. Then follow the freshly-picked grapes back to the winery to get a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process. Call 707-255-7700 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
The Great Grape Stomp
Where: Conn Creek Winery
When: October 24th
What: Create your own “I Love Lucy” moment by hopping into a giant barrel and stomping on grapes followed by enjoying copious amounts of wine plus harvest-inspired foods.
Fun Tip: You could also try creating your own grape stomp!
Recover from all your Napa Valley crush season indulgence at RiverPointe Napa Valley. Tucked away along the Napa River yet less than five minutes from the action of downtown Napa, resort cottages complete with full kitchens and private patios pair perfectly with every wine.
*Article published on 9/16/2021