In Napa Valley, we don’t celebrate winter. We celebrate Cabernet Season! Even here, the weather gets a little cold and rainy during the winter season, but that doesn’t mean that we retreat to the indoors. Instead, we embrace what’s around us, which usually includes good food and the finest wines.
The unofficial Cabernet season starts in November and runs through April. The pace is slower, the crowds are quieter and harvest season has come to a close – and hopefully a successful one at that. With a setting that is much quieter than the norm, it gives locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the best wine, food, arts and wellness that sometimes get lost in the excitement of Napa Valley.
Below are just some of the exciting events to take part in during Cabernet season.
● Educational tastings at the wineries
● Hearty dishes that pair well with Cabernet Sauvignon and other red wines
● Invigorating spa treatments
● Exploration of arts and theater
● Specials on Cabernet and other wines
● Deals on two-for-one tastings
● Lighted parades
● Festival of lights
● Seasonal ice skating
During Cabernet season, visitors tend to come from nearby locations since traveling is less popular during the winter season. That said, people from around the Napa Valley area often need a refreshing getaway, and Napa is the place to find it. It’s a short drive from many cities, and it offers everything you need to restore your inner self: wellness, arts and culture, freshly grown food and the best wines. Since the setting is quieter and more intimate, you can also enjoy a special anniversary or birthday during Cabernet Season.
For instance, reserving a room at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites means that you get jacuzzi tubs, ceramic tiled baths, marble vanities and comfy king or queen beds. Take advantage of our seasonal packages that offer additional amenities like free breakfast or massages.
No matter what the reason is for wanting to get away for the weekend, Napa Valley has it all. Join us for this year’s Cabernet season and enjoy the five-star cuisine, delicious wine selections and holiday activities that will give a new meaning to the term “winter.”