Uncork & Unwind in Napa this Winter

After the holiday festivities in the City of Napa wind down, a peaceful season awaits visitors who journey here. Known as “Cabernet Season,” winter in Napa is unlike any other time of year. With smaller crowds and quieter streets (and amazing specials at local properties), this is the perfect time to seize the moment and enjoy a relaxing vacation.

Traverse the tasting rooms – When it’s cold outside, head for warmth inside a wine bar. Cozy up with a glass or two of your favorite vintage, or taste to your heart’s content with the Napa Wine Tasting Card. The bonus of visiting during winter is with harvest complete,you may be more likely to meet winemakers and tasting room owners.

 Do a spa day – Even with a moderate climate, it’s fairly chilly during winter in Napa, and it’s the ideal excuse to stay indoors for a luxurious day of pampering. Check out the spas in our Wellness & Relaxation itinerary to plan the ultimate spa experience!

 Warm up by the fire – There’s nothing better than sitting by the fire wrapped in a blanket with a glass of wine! Many hotels and B&Bs are equipped with fireplaces to keep you warm during your winter stay offering a cozy and indulgent cold-weather escape. Curl up with a book and something to sip on, or just kick back by the crackling fire.

Get a taste of the town – While light summer fare and dining al fresco have their merits, there’s nothing better than savoring delicious comfort food in the winter. Downtown Napa’s many seasonal restaurants make the best of the cooler weather with delightful dishes and menus unique to the winter season. Enjoy barbecue that will stick to your ribs at Bounty Hunter, or sample the artisan, wood-fired pizzas and small plates at Live Fire Pizza.

Treat yourself to a new winter coat – With a number of local boutiques and shops, you’ll want to spend a little time shopping while you’re in town. Buy a new scarf, a new pair of shoes or a cute jacket to jazz up your winter wardrobe.

Sounds like a good excuse to get away this winter, doesn’t it? Plan your next getaway to the City of Napa to recharge and take in the beauty of winter (and restock your wine fridge)!