Napa Valley in the fall is a spectacular time of year. It’s also a great time to visit. With the kids back in school, the tourist spots are much less crowded. And, even better, there is a lot to do and see! Here are some of our top picks.
Fall is harvest season. If you’re a wine lover, this is the time to visit. The weather in fall is mild, with temperatures in the mid-80s in September and falling into the high 60s by the end of October. If you plan on stomping through a vineyard this time of year, sturdy boots are a must.
Speaking of stomping, if you’ve ever wanted to channel your inner Lucy Ricardo and stomp some grapes, you can in Napa Valley in the fall. Many wineries offer grape stomping events, including Grgich Hills Estate Winery, Schweiger Vineyards, and V. Sattui. Grgich Hills Estate also offers you the opportunity to take home a souvenir T-shirt adorned with your grape juice stained footprints.
More than Grapes!
Fall is also when the Napa Valley Film Festival takes place. This year’s dates are November 13th – 17th, 2019. It is the ultimate celebration of film, food, and wine. Each year the festival features over 120 new independent films, studio sneak previews, and filmmaker Q&A’s in gorgeous winery venues and theaters across the Valley.
Toward the end of fall, after the harvest, the vines go dormant and their leaves turn colors. Depending on the year, the vineyards can be as breathtaking as the fall foliage in New England. To enjoy all the colors in their glory, visit the aerial tram at Sterling Vineyards. As you ride up to the hilltop winery, you’ll see incredible views of the surrounding hills from all four sides.
So just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun is too. Napa Valley in the fall is a treat for all ages. Come visit us soon!
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