The rest of the country may be getting ready for snow, cold temperature and fir trees decorated in tinsel, but Napa Valley is still enjoying what we’re known for: wine! This year, Calistoga will be celebrating its 5th annual Winter in the Wineries Passport from December 6, 2013 to February 9, 2014. If you need a getaway from your city’s cold, dreary weather, or you simply need a break from all the holiday entertaining, come to Napa Valley where the fun never stops!
Winter in the Wineries offers a relaxed way to tour various wineries, sample the wines and even meet winemakers, the brains behind all the hard work. There are both large and small wineries to explore, allowing you to see the difference between the two. The event is relaxing, which is perfect in the winter when you’re dealing with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and it gives visitors the opportunity to see Napa Valley during the off-season when it’s cooler and quieter.
Winter in the Wineries was recognized in 2009 as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) thanks to its distinct geographic features and growing conditions. Also, Calistoga is Napa Valley’s 15th officially designated winegrowing region. To say that there are a few wineries to visit is an understatement. With the Passport, travelers can visit all of the 14 wineries around the small and charming town. When you’ve completed the wine tasting experience, rent a room at the beautiful Napa Valley Hotel and Suites that is about 40 minutes away.
Here’s what a Winter in the Wineries Passport covers:
● Passports are $75 each for adults over the age of 18
● Passport holders can use the passport at the select wineries as many times as they wish in the two-month period
● There are 14 participating wineries
● Passport holders also get discounts at many of the nearby restaurants and downtown shops
● Many wineries accept appointments so that Passport holders can have the best experience possible
By spending the night at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites, you get the best of both worlds: an intimate wine tasting experience AND top-of-the-line accommodations. Since this hotel is located in Downtown Napa, you have access to fine restaurants, shopping boutiques and other local attractions. Why not plan your winter vacation now by purchasing a Winter in the Wineries Passport and reserving a room with Napa Valley Hotel and Suites?