Celebrate Harvest Season This September in Downtown Napa

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — or rather, the most wonderful wine of the year. That’s right, it’s our favorite holiday in Downtown Napa, California Wine Month. The month of September marks the official start of the harvest season here in wine country, and wine tasting rooms all over are running deals and hosting events to celebrate this year’s harvest. Whether you’re a sommelier-level wine expert or someone who just likes a good glass of wine every now and then, Downtown Napa invites you to grab a glass and savor the flavors of September in the heart of wine country.

Sip, Savor, Save

This month, many wine tasting rooms hope to entice wine lovers to enjoy a splash with deals that will have you raising a glass in celebration. The Krupp Brothers Downtown Tasting Room is currently running a special through September 29th. On weekdays from 3-6 pm, their Damsel Rose and Wheelman Cabernet Sauvignon will be offered at $13 a glass and $21 a glass, respectively. Enjoy discounted sips as you connect with colleagues after work, meet a friend before lunch or simply relax with a solo glass.

For wine-derful deals paired with the dazzling flavors of Argentina, head to Entrecot. All through Wine Month, you can enjoy $5 wines by the glass. Yes, you read that right — they’ve compiled a wine list featuring local and international wines, all available for you at only $5 a glass.

AZUR Wine Lounge is also offering special deals all month long on exclusive tasting flights. Head to their Instagram, or keep an eye out for their print advertisements. If you mention seeing one in the wild, get 10% off a flight purchase!

Vino Exclusive Events

In addition to these month-long specials, a few wine tasting rooms are rolling out exclusive one-day-only California Wine Month events.

Kicking off the month, Mia Carta is showcasing local vintners Jan Ilsley and Sharon Kazan Harris, as a part of Mia Carta’s Vintner Spotlight Series. Join Jan and Sharon on Friday, September 1st from 5-7 pm and allow them to take your palate on a journey through Napa winemaking, detailing their passion for the industry dating all the way back to the 1950s. Be sure to check out Mia Carta’s upcoming Vintner Spotlights: September 8th, featuring winemaker families Bonick and Sciandri, and September 15th, featuring vintners Shawna Miller, Greg Brickey and Jeff Davis.

Keep the party going this Labor Day Weekend and head to Outer Space Wines for the pinkest party you’ve ever seen. On Saturday, September 2nd, from 1-5 pm, Outer Space is partnering with Pink Girl Wines to throw what they’re calling a Pink Party in Outer Space. Dress pink, eat pink and drink pink all afternoon. The best, pinkest outfit might even win the Best Pink Outfit contest and get to take home a free bottle of Pink Girl Rosé.

Throughout the month, Outer Space is also featuring their Dog Day Afternoons event every Sunday. From 12-5 pm, bring your pooch to relax on the patio as you enjoy a glass of wine and bites from a specialized menu, courtesy of Ox & The Fox. The Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter will also be there from 1-3 pm with all sorts of adorable animals to keep you company. Outer Space is donating 20% of their sales during Dog Day Afternoons to the Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter — so you can have a glass of wine, pet some dogs and support a good cause, all in one spot.

On Wednesday, September 4th, stop in at Kerr Cellars between 5-7 pm for their September Wine Wednesday event. Enjoy three featured Kerr Cellars wines paired with delectable bites from Oenotri Restaurant, and purchase any Kerr Cellars bottle for 10% off. Take a Kerr Cellars bottle over to Oenotri for dinner after and receive complimentary corkage, as well as an exclusive amuse-bouche.

Hi Barbie! Embrace your inner Barbie girl on Friday, September 8th at Chateau Buena Vista’s Barbie Dance Party. Dance the night away from 8-11 pm while enjoying fabulous sips and light bites, dressed in your fiercest Barbie outfit. Costumes are encouraged, but not required — it’s kenough for you to show up wanting to party!

Also on September 8th is the opening party for new downtown tasting room No Love Lost. Come by 6:30-9 pm to see the unveiling of this wine label’s new tasting room location.

To round out this jam-packed Wine Month, Roots Run Deep Winery introduces their exclusive Wine and Food Pairing Experience on Sunday, September 17th at noon. Immerse yourself in an intimate gourmet experience and savor a three-course wine and food pairing showcasing a one-of-a-kind blend of seasonal ingredients and first-rate wines. Reserve your tickets now to be a part of this unforgettable culinary event.

Raise a Glass to Harvest!

With so many exclusive deals and events, it might be hard to pick the first place to go this Wine Month. For a little direction, check out our Wine Quiz and find out what kind of taster you are. While you’re experiencing all the wine wonder Downtown Napa has to offer, consider taking in a live music performance or two. Check out our events calendar to stay up to date on all the Wine Month happenings and be sure to book your stay to stick around and enjoy all Downtown Napa has to offer during California Wine month. Happy sipping!