There is something quite extraordinary about Napa Valley as a destination. Not only does it cater to visitors with varying ages and preferences, but it is abuzz with a flurry of activities all year round. Whether it is wine tasting, shopping, dining, adventure activities, or relaxation, the valley offers it all.
What is most magical about this region, is its scenic beauty. The sight of spectacular rolling hills and lush vineyards dotting the entire landscape of wine country can leave anyone spell-bound. Grapevines are the stars of Napa Valley. By about March every year, the dormant vines featuring bright green leaves start pushing out buds. By May, the grapevines are blooming, and by the time harvest season approaches (early August to early November depending on the type of vines), the excitement in the vineyards is palpable. The aroma of ripe grapes, vintners keeping an eye on every vine to clock the perfect time for grape picking, and the plethora of harvest parties and celebrations are an experience in itself.
If you are not familiar with Napa’s grapevine growth, here are five cool things worth knowing.
Overall, the grapevine story suggests that flowering is the most important time for winemaking. If this phase lasts 10 to 14 days, and is blessed with ideal weather conditions, then vintners are certain of producing an excellent vintage.
Whether you visit Napa during the grape picking season, or you plan a trip to see the blooms, plan your stay at a comfortable boutique hotel, such as Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. Close to all the shops, restaurants, tasting rooms, and other downtown Napa attractions, our quaint accommodation puts you in the ideal location for exploring all of wine country.
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Come see the blooming vineyards of Napa Valley this spring, and enjoy plenty of other interesting Napa experiences. Call us at 707-226-1871 to book your suite or reserve your room online.