There’s no denying that Valentine’s Day in the Napa Valley is truly something special. Wineries galore, incredible scenery, decorations that speak to the soul, tempting romantic treats everywhere you go – so much choice! Unfortunately, that does mean it can be hard to find the right experience for you and your sweetheart. Although every Napa Valley experience is special, we think these five take romance to the next level.
Napa Valley Wine Train
Napa’s Wine Train is one of the coolest blends of traditional fun with modern flair. You’ll step onto a luxurious locomotive, nestle into comfortable seats, and have your every need attended to as you wind through the valley. The Wine Train pairs an incredible Valentine’s Day dinner with champagne, local wines, and romantic music to help set the mood.
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
The Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves are really man-made wine cellars built in the shape of caves, rather than natural stone caverns – and they aren’t even the main attraction. It’s what’s directly outside the winery that makes it so special. Tucked into the Carneros region of Sonoma County, it gives you a glimpse of half the countryside right from the wineries tasting zones. Ask for a tour and explore the “caves,” then settle in with your favorite wine and dine on gourmet cheese. Your wish is there command!
Feeling a bit of classic romance in your soul this Valentine’s Day? Stop by the Uptown Theatre and snuggle in with your sweetie for a movie. Or, stop by for a live comedy show, a music event, or even a fun night with a magician. Performance like the Redneck String Quartet and Uptown’s marvelous Michael Jackson tribute ensure there’s a little something for everyone.
Cabernet Wine Tours
You love your sweetheart and cabernet – Napa Valley is the place for you to be on Valentine’s Day for sure! February is Cabernet season, and that means most wineries are running tours specific to the deep red n’ delicious vintage. Spend the day hopping from location to location, testing some of the most incredible wines from the past year and beyond. Then, snuggle down with your sweetie for a quiet evening in with your favorite tasted brand.
Greystone is the Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) campus, but it’s the architecture that makes this place truly special. It looks like a picture pulled directly out of a medieval storybook – complete with towers, stonework, and an incredible front yard. If you’re planning on asking for her hand in marriage – or even getting married – you’ll be pleased to know they offer event space for rent. But even without renting, just taking a walk through the grounds during a snowy day is cause for pause enough. Make this number one on your list of places to stop for pictures if you don’t visit anywhere else.
Falling in love with Napa is easy – just as easy as falling in love with your sweetheart the first time around. There’s so much to do and experience, but the experience scales with your preferences; stay in, snuggle up, go on adventures, or meet new people – it’s just waiting for you to get started together. For accomodations, contact Napa Valley Hotels and Suites.