For the season of fall, wine country experiences harvest – which is basically like the holiday season for everyone involved. It’s chaotic, stressful, rewarding, and what we’ve all been waiting for. You can smell the fermentation and oak in the air as winemakers turn grape juice to that glorious stuff we love call wine. Wine tours in California become busier and wineries in Napa and wineries in Sonoma have a lot of work to do! Don’t miss out on the fun – check out the different ways to celebrate harvest.
Grape Stomps
A classic method that isn’t really used anymore but, we fell in love with the idea of trying it after since seeing I Love Lucy. Harvest is when wineries in Napa and wineries in Sonoma will allow guests to try grape stomping.  Some wine tours in California will give you the chance to try it. Ask us about how you can grape stomp!
Hands-On Harvest
Get your hands dirty with hands-on harvest activities. Wineries in Napa and wineries in Sonoma offer packages that will allow you to step into the life of a winemaker with a hands-on approach. See which of our wine tours in California offer this!
Winery Parties
They’re happening constantly throughout harvest so you can’t miss them! Celebrate the 2018 vintage with great food, tasty wines, live music, and a lot of socializing. Many wineries in Sonoma and wineries in Napa require that you buy tickets ahead of time so get to it!
Wine Tours
Wine tours in California during harvest are simply the best! Wander through beautiful wineries in Napa and charming wineries in Sonoma and experience harvest in a unique and memorable way. Our join-in wine tours include a visit to 4 family-owned, small production wineries so you can escape the crowds and experience the hidden gems of wine country. Our private tours offer the chance to customize your trip and choose what to do and where to go.
Happy harvest from all of us at Platypus Wine Tours!