Hello winos! While Harvest is beginning to be in full swing, there are plenty of ways for you to experience everything up close. With over 500 wineries located just within Napa Valley (plus another 400 in Sonoma) there are plenty of exciting Harvest events and activities taking place in wine country. From elegant winery dinners and galas, Platypus private wine tours in Napa, hands-on activities, there are plenty of ways to get your hands (and feet) dirty this Harvest Season!
With all these amazing options, Napa and Sonoma is where you will want to be this upcoming fall season. Having the opportunity to join Napa Valley wine tours is a great way to see multiple wineries in the day going through the Harvest process. The hustle and bustle throughout the vineyards to the winery is full of exciting energy. With over 3.85 million tourists heading to Napa each year, the valley is especially booming during the most popular Harvest Season in fall.  With the chance to see a few wineries in each day, you can learn more about the processes of Harvest and winemaking.
Ready to get close to the winemaking experience during your wine country trip? How about adding a traditional grape stomp to the itinerary! Grgich Hills Estate in St. Helena is now offering daily grape stomping experiences at the winery. Enjoy a glass of wine, stomp grapes, and take home a souvenir T-shirt and glass for only $50, a truly fun experience. Just wait until you tell your friends and family of your grape stomping in Napa Valley!
How about stepping into the shoes of the winemaker to see what each day looks like during the Harvest Season? Round Pond Estate offers the incredible opportunity to see a “Day in the Life of a Winemaker!” Spend the day with the team going through each step of the Harvest process and learn about the art of winemaking,
Looking to ramp up your winemaking skills? Why not take it to the next level at Raymond Vineyards with a “Winemaker for a Day” session? Create your own unique blend, a truly one of a kind experience here in the valley. After you have chosen your blend, you then unleash your creativity with a personalized label for the bottle you will be taking home.  This hands-on Napa Valley wine making class if offered at $100 for club members or $140 for non-members for your own blend!
With these and so many more great experiences happening throughout wine country, you are sure to have an incredible Harvest trip. Make sure to plan ahead and make reservations early as this is the most popular time of the year in the valley. We hope to see you traveling with us from winery to winery on your Napa Valley wine tour soon!
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