Top 5 Reasons to Visit Napa Valley this Winter

The vines may be dormant for the season, but the valley is alive with events and special offers this winter. Come experience the bright yellow mustard growing in-between the vines firsthand (usually from January to March) and enjoy everything from extravagant New Year’s Eve parties, special truffle dinners and winery and restaurant specials.

  1. Sparkling NYE Parties
    December 31, 2015
    The Napa Valley knows how to ring in 2016 with special hotel packages, wine-themed dinner celebrations and outstanding entertainment. Highlights include the Castello di Amorosa Masquerade Ball, the Red Tie Affair NYE Gala at The Westin Verasa, and Goose & Gander Speakeasy NYE party.
  2. Napa Truffle Festival
    January 15-18
    The sixth annual Napa Truffle Festival brings together truffle experts and master chefs to discuss, demonstrate, prepare and, finally, pair truffles with wines to feast on. Get tickets for seminars, orchard tours/dog training demos, mushroom forays, winery lunches, Truffles & Wine Dinner, cooking demos and one big Marketplace.
  3. Napa Valley Restaurant Week
    January 24 – 31, 2016
    This is the best time to come explore Napa Valley’s legendary food and wine scene. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), try out the latest culinary hot spots or revisit old favorites all week long. Eat your way through our amazing Cafés, Michelin-Starred restaurant and local hot spots.
  4. Calistoga Winter in the Wineries Passport
    December 2 2015 – February 7, 2016
    The passport price of $50 includes wine-tastings at 15 Calistoga boutique and well-known wineries. It also includes discounts on lodging and shopping. Participating wineries including Chateau Montelena, Sterling, Tamber Bey and more.
  5. Super Bowl Specials
    February 1-7, 2016
    In celebration of the “Big Game,” some of Napa Valley’s hotels, resorts, wineries and attractions have created “football-themed” packages to inspire visitors to experience a taste of the Napa Valley before, during, or after the Big Game festivities. Activities celebrating Game Week are less than a two-hour drive from Napa Valley.

Photo credit: Megan Reeves Photography 

As editor of the Visit Napa Valley blog, Jennifer brings you the Napa Valley experience with tales of tastes, treats and trips.

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