Literally any time of the year is a great time of the year to tour Napa Valley. The question really comes down to what exactly you are looking for in your personal experience. Napa Valley has something for everyone year round, but you may be looking for a specific atmosphere.
Late Summer to Early Fall
This time of the year, between the middle of August and The beginning of October is harvest season. The days start before the sun comes up so that the harvesters can get the best possible taste from the grapes. You’ll see them ripe of the vine, plump and ready for picking.
Halloween to Thanksgiving
Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, things slow down a bit. The harvest has been brought in and the wine makers are busy cultivating their latest batches of luscious wines for you to taste. This is a time of relaxation. At the same time, any time between September and Thanksgiving is going to be a breathtaking time for those who enjoy the outdoors. The foliage is rich and stunning during this time of the year, with the wide variety of trees in the area all changing their colors for the fall season.
December through the New Year
Though there is a chill in the air, it’s also a festive season. Many of the hotels and local shops come to life with twinkling lights and delicate decorations. They may be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day, but the atmosphere is ongoing.
Quiet Start to the Year
From January to the end of February, things tend to slow down quite a bit. This is when the rates are the lowest and the atmosphere is the most peaceful. Since this is the lull in tourist season, it’s the perfect time for those who want to embrace the quiet beauty of Napa Valley at their leisure.
Blooming March through May
During the spring, a wide variety of scents and colors fill the air. It’s the perfect time to go hiking and immerse yourself in the natural features of Napa Valley.
Social May to August
From May to August is the busiest social season. There are plenty of festivals and a busy social climate in general. This is when the residents and the visitors come together the most and the air is charged with energy.
What is it you are looking for in Napa Valley? Choose your season to find that special time of the year when you get get what you seek.