What’s New in the City of Napa Fall 2023

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What’s New in the City of Napa Fall 2023 

New Arts and Entertainment, Business & Shopping, Wine Tasting Rooms, Happy Hour Deals, and More 

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2023 – Downtown Napa has a thrilling lineup of new experiences for visitors and locals this fall. From new wine tasting rooms, exciting events, food and drink establishments, happy hours and more, here’s what’s new in the “Wine Tasting Room Capital of the World” this fall:  

New Arts & Entertainment: 

  • Fieldwork Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest celebration will take place from Sept. 16 to Oct. 3 in their taproom. During this event, guests will have the option to indulge in a special Oktoberfest lager, Fest & Last, as well as receive limited edition steins.  
  • On Sept. 30, Jarvis Conservatory will feature Turnadot for its September opera film selection. Turnadot follows a woman who does not believe in true love and the only person who can move her heart is the prince of Balkan Kingdom, Calaf. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20.   
  • The CIA at Copia added new cooking classes to their fall schedule, including a Brunch class on Oct. 14, a Cooking with Beer class on Oct. 28 and a Holiday Pies class on Nov. 20. Learn more about the various classes here.  
  • Napa Blues, Brews & BBQ will return for its 12th year on Oct. 7 at Napa Valley Expo. This year’s event will feature beer and wine booths, arts and crafts vendors, lawn games and music from artists like AC Myles, Terry Hanck, Zydeco Flames and Shane Dwight. Napa Blues Brews & BBQ will also partner with local charity, Feeding It Forward. 
  • On Oct. 27, join JaM Cellars for Sip ‘N Play from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event will invite visitors to taste three exclusive Napa wines paired with two songs to uncover how melodies can enhance the sipping experience.  
  • The Hallo-Wine JaM Bash will take place at JaM Cellars on Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event will include a costume party, gourmet bites with a live action food station, live music from DJ Uriah Francisco and more. Tickets are limited, so an RSVP is recommended.  
  • On Oct. 28, the Alpha Win Napa Fall Triathlon will take place, beginning at Putah Canyon Recreation Area. There are four total race distances for participants to take part in, including the Alpha Open, the Alpha Sprint, the Alpha Olympic and the Alpha 70.3. The course will take participants through Napa Valley with twists and turns alongside gorgeous vistas. Registration is now open and will close on Oct. 27.  
  • The Napa Historical Society will host its Halloween Spooktacular Tuolcay Cemetery Tour on Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The tour begins at the Juarez Building office and is approximately 90-minutes long. Tickets are $30 for NCHS members and $45 for general admission. 
  • Napa’s El Día de los Muertos celebration will take place in Downtown Napa on Nov. 4 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event will feature a display of outdoor sculptures, art installations, puppetry, craft and arts for sale, and more. 
  • On Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., join First Street Napa for the Open Air Artisan Faire and Makers Market. This event invites attendees to enjoy live music, shop local makers and grab a drink or bite at any of the restaurants on First Street Napa. This event is free, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged.  
  • On Nov. 22, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature hot chocolate, cookies, singing, dancing and a Christmas tree lighting, led by the Mayor of Napa, Scott Sedgley.  
  • The annual Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This parade features decorated floats with lights. A meet and greet with Santa will take place after the parade.  
  • The Napa Valley Wine Train will begin its new Santa Train Jolly Journeys from Nov. 30-Dec. 23. The Santa Train will allow riders to choose from the Santa’s Cookie Car, Gourmet Holiday Express, Jingle on the Rails and the Very Merry Vista Dome.  

New Business & Shopping: 

  • After 28 years in Yountville, Gallery 1870 has moved to 1270 First Street Napa behind the Archer Hotel. The Grand Opening with Pete Tillack will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 and feature art specials, silent auctions, raffles and more.  
  • Folklore recently opened in Downtown Napa on Third Street. This record store, café and cocktail lounge will be a spot for guests to enjoy wine, vinyl records, food, coffee, beer and more. Folklore is open 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  
  • Johnny Was is now open at 1210 First St. This bohemian-inspired women’s clothing store is known for its intricate embroidery, luxurious fabrics and unique prints that evoke a free-spirited and eclectic vibe. Its hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday’s from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

New Wine Tasting Rooms:  

  • No Love Lost Wine Co. opened in Downtown Napa at 960 Clinton St. on Sept. 8. This new tasting room has a mission to make wine approachable and attainable for anyone who is curious. No Love Lost Wine Co. honors tradition and value while producing the most quality wines possible.  
  • Arch & Tower, a new tasting room from Robert Mondavi, officially opened in Downtown Napa. Located at 930 2rd St., Arch & Tower serves as an elegant and inviting space for guests to enjoy daily wine, culinary experiences and special events. At Archer & Tower, guests will enjoy a variety of unique experiences, including expert-led wine and food pairing events, educational seminars and interactive activities designed to enhance appreciation of wine.  
  • From winemaker Jesus Maciel and viticulturist Roberto Corona, MaCo Tasting Room is now open in Downtown Napa. MaCo features delicious wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Merlot and more. MaCo is located at 1000 Main St., with the entrance in the back plaza along Napa Creek.  
  • T Vine Tasting Room is now open at the southeast corner of First and Main. The tasting room, owned by Jim Regusci with wine made by Bill Nannacrow, features wines from T Vine’s historic vineyards with grape varieties like Charbano, Grenache, Primivito and Zinfandel. 

New Food & Drink: 

  • The Haven Cocktail Lounge is now open at CIA at Copia. This new addition honors the origins of classic cocktails with emphasis on technique, presentation, flavor and high-quality ingredients. It’s cocktail menu features items like a Mai Tai Consommé, The Ritz Cocktail, Fig Leaf Daiquiri and more. The Haven Cocktail Lounge is open Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.  
  • From Judd Finkelstein is a new cocktail bar in Downtown Napa, The Fink. Located in the Hatt Building at Napa River Inn, The Fink has the theme of an old boathouse in Napa. It’s menu features signature cocktails ss well as a selection of hearty bar snacks like beef tacos, margherita pizza and more. On Sundays, join The Fink for Seersucker Sundays, which invites guests to dress up in their best seersucker suit or dress and join the celebration of another era.  
  • From the owners of Cadet, Chispa Tequila Bar officially opened on Aug. 21 at 1500 First St. Chispa is a tequila-centric gathering space for those seeking a great cocktail, a deep dive into agave spirits, a mix of raw seafood towers and unexpected bar bites.  

Happy Hours, Menu Updates & Specials:  

  • The Grove at Copia introduced their Garden Happy Hour, which is an outdoor happy hour that features an expanded food menu with delicious specials and casual outdoor seating. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, wood-fired pizzas, appetizers and drink deals will be available from the outdoor kitchen from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The indoor happy hour will continue to be Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa introduced soft serve ice cream to its menu, featuring dairy and non-dairy options on a rotating menu. The 8-oz dairy and non-dairy cups are $8, 4-oz kids cups are $4 and topping can be added for $0.50 per topping.
  • Hog Island Oyster Co. has a happy hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This happy hour features a special small plate at a discounted price plus oysters at $2 per oyster, as well as discounted beer and wine.  
  • Ox & The Fox, located in the First & Franklin Marketplace, brought back its Taco Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to close. This deal includes deals like $2 tacos, $4 taco truck lagers and $5 margaritas.   
  • Outer Space Wines has a Happy Hour Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each Thursday, join Outer Space Wines for a selection of tiny-production, high quality wines for $7 by the glass or $25 by the bottle with some wine cocktails available for $7. Snacks include deviled eggs, goat cheese and roasted red pepper tapenade crostini or cheese ‘n’ crackers – each for $8.  
  • Kerr Cellars hosts a Wine Wednesday every first Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each month, three Kerr Cellars wines are poured, served with bites from Oentori. Tickets are $50. 
  • John Anthony has introduced a Bubbles and Caviar Tasting to its menu. The new menu features John Anthony’s ultra-limited new release, 2018 La Dame Michele Single Vineyard Blanc de Blanc with caviar and a tasting of three sparkling wines.
  • Stop by The Fink in Napa River Inn to enjoy a Winks & Fink’s package. This VIP service is available from Tuesdays through Sundays and allows the option to choose from any room type. The package includes an overnight stay at Napa River Inn, a $50 credit at The Fink, access to live music throughout the week, fresh pastries delivered every day to your room and more. 
  • Croccante Artisan Pizza added a new lunch special available from Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This new special includes a personal-size Detroit with a side salad for $18.50.  

Transportation Updates:  

  • Amtrak San Joaquin has expanded its bus service to access Napa Soscol Transit Center. Bus Route 7 goes up to Humbolt and down to Martinez where riders can catch the train. Learn more about getting to Downtown Napa here

For more information about Downtown Napa, including dining, wine tastings, shopping and things to do, visit donapa.com.   

 

ABOUT NAPA TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 

Created in 2010, the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) is the official destination marketing organization for Downtown Napa/City of Napa. With a mission to increase overnight visitation and improve the local economy, the Napa TID promotes nearly 50+ hotels and bed and breakfast properties, premier dining, wine tasting, shopping and local entertainment. The Napa TID utilizes its website (DoNapa.com), participates in the creation of local events and develops targeted marketing programs that drive overnight stays during the off-season and mid-week occupancy throughout the year. 

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