7 Reasons to Visit Wine Country in the Winter
Posted on January 16, 2019
Napa Valley and Sonoma are some of the most beautiful regions in the world and visiting them shouldn’t be reserved for summer and harvest. In fact, one of the most unique times to visit is winter. The cozy atmosphere, serene environment, and distinctive events make this a prime time to see your favorite wineries in Napa and Sonoma wineries, try some amazing restaurants, and join the locals at community events.
Check out these 7 reasons to visit wine country in the winter:
Say “ooh” and “ah” to the site of these colorful entities as they spread across the sky and land subtly into the vineyards. Winter in Napa and Sonoma can be rainy which means gorgeous displays of rainbows. See the rainbows when you tour wineries in Napa and Sonoma wineries.
Avoid the Crowds
Wine country is a magical place and that’s why millions of people visit every year. But the slower winter months means dodging the swarms of tourists and getting that peaceful local feel. Wineries in Napa and Sonoma wineries will pay more attention to you too when there are less folks in their tasting rooms. During our Napa Valley wine tours and Sonoma wine torus, we take you to the more hidden and family-owned wineries that are already far from the crowds. Feel that VIP exclusivity even more during this time.
Mustard Fields for Days
You’ve seen the pictures of yellow fields that go on forever. Now see them in real life. Towards the end of January, Napa and Sonoma bloom with mustard flowers. Mustard is used as a cover crop so you’ll see fields of florescent yellow light up the earth throughout wineries in Napa and Sonoma wineries.
Can we get a “YES!” It’s common knowledge that high season means high-prices. Avoid that headache all together when you come during Napa and Sonoma’s low season. Hotels and flights are cheaper allowing you the chance to splurge on what matters: wine. Or whatever else floats your boat. Spend the extra cash on high-end dining, Napa Valley wine tours, Sonoma wine tours, boutique shopping, etc.
Enjoy Cool Yet Mild Weather
A jacket is still handy in the mornings but January can warm up to 60°F. You’ll still be able to enjoy outdoor activities followed by cozying up to a warm fireplace and glass of wine.
Attend Winter Events
Wine country is filled with events each week and the winter is no exception. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a local favorite featuring light installations such as night hot air balloon displays and lighted buildings and sculptures. Another beloved winter activity is the Winter in Wineries Passport. For just $60, you’ll enjoy entrance to 17 wineries with complimentary tastings from Dec. 1 2018 to Feb. 3 2019. And if you want to avoid the hassle of driving, Napa Valley wine tours and Sonoma wine tours are the perfect cherry on top of a winter trip.
Spas, Mudbaths, and Thermal Geyser Pools
Stay luxurious and soak in the warm hot springs of wine country. With low season prices, you can enjoy luxury spas and geothermal pools. Indian Springs Resorts offers therapeutic spa experiences such as mud baths, natural mineral water pools, and more. What better way to relieve tension than by cozying up to the warmth of luxury accommodations and spa services.