Pope Valley Winery will be hosting its annual May BBQ on Saturday, May 18. The historic winery is located in the northeastern region of Napa Valley and features a rich history, as the winery dates back to 1897. When approaching the winery, you’ll drive up a long country road and an unpaved driveway, which sets the scene for what lies ahead. What Pope Valley Winery is known for is its classic, down-to-earth setting. Guests are treated like friends instead of visitors, and the atmosphere is simple, uncomplicated and leisurely. If you’ve dreamed of strolling around Napa Valley vineyards under the sun, sipping on wine and laughing with friends, this is the winery to do it at.
As a tribute to summer fun, Pope Valley Winery hosts an annual May BBQ that begins at 2pm and lasts until sundown. During the BBQ, the winery pours several specialty tastings, provides tours of the property, hosts a bocce ball tournament and features live music. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine from the select Pope Valley wines. There will also be many appetizers, a delicious menu that includes barbeque tri-tip and chicken, side dishes and dessert. Food will be served at 3:30pm.
If you taste something that you like, the Pope Valley tasting room will be open for purchases. You’ll find an extensive library that includes red wines, white and rose wines, dessert and late harvest wines as well as clothing and wine accessories. Treat yourself or treat others; you won’t find another library quite as extensive as this.
Like any barbecue, the setting will be casual and relaxed, and even nice pets are allowed, providing they are on a leash. If you’re planning to spend the weekend in Napa Valley, there are plenty of events going on, so be sure to take advantage of the full calendar at this time of the year and enjoy the various wine tours and tastings. Each winery has its own special story, and for the laidback Pope Valley Winery, it’s 70-year-old vineyards and a wine production of 5,000 cases each year that make this location a special part of Napa history.