It’s hard to believe that Napa Valley has been producing wine since 1839, and that even after all that time, there is still so much more that Napa has to offer the world. Whether it’s a visit purely for indulging in wine, looking for new places to stay, eat and shop or even to enjoy one of the many amazing events such as wine and food pairings or music festivals, Napa Valley has something for everyone’s interests– and this year is no exception!
Here’s a list of extra reasons that we think Napa Valley should be your vacation destination this year!
Garagiste Wine Festival
Looking for a truly one-of-a-kind Napa Valley Experience? Then get your tickets to the Garagiste Wine Festival in Sonoma! The Garagiste Wine Festival features rare wines from highly sought after winemakers, most of which don’t even have tasting rooms for you to sample any of their products. The festival is a unique opportunity to not only try and buy wines that are rare to find, but also a chance to get to meet the people behind the craft. Tickets are available now, but they’re definitely going fast, so don’t miss your chance to find out why USA Today named Garagiste the #1 Wine Festival in the country!
Tickets available at https://www.garagistefestival.com/
Cakebread Cellars in Rutherford has been constructing their new visitor center for nearly two years and finally opened it to the public late 2019. The new visitor center includes a courtyard, nine private tasting rooms and a food pairing experience that takes your taste buds on a tour while you explore their culinary garden. With a large variety of niche tasting and touring options, you’re bound to discover a plan that caters to your specific tastes!
Find out more at https://www.cakebread.com/visit-our-napa-winery
Huichica Music Festival
The Huichica Music Festival is a roaming festival that will be taking a turn in Sonoma on June 12th this year. Although the line-up hasn’t been announced, we’re excited to keep our eyes on the family friendly two-day long wine, music and artisanal food festival that’s been creating such a buzz in the music and wine community. Don’t worry if you miss out on this opportunity to attend the festival– they’ll also be in Walla Walla doing it all over again later this year!
Find out more at https://sonoma.huichica.com/
Calistoga Ranch is one of those unique Napa experiences that is pushing and redefining what it is to stay in Napa, because it’s got everything your dream vacation could possibly include! Wine and yoga pairing events, zip-lining through the stunning landscape surrounding the property, exclusive trails for guests to hike, horse-back riding and even daytime events to keep the kids happy while you spend a little time in the resort’s pool and spa!
Discover more at https://aubergeresorts.com/calistogaranch/
Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
The annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway returns for its 9th year on June 9th, and although it’s not necessarily focused on wine, the festival has incredible artists perform that you won’t want to miss– Plus there are wineries that partner up with the event meaning there will be plenty of incredible Napa Valley wine available for your enjoyment!
Get your tickets today at http://www.jazzgetaway.com/tickets
1881 Napa, as you might have guessed, has been established for well over 100 years, and not only produces highly desirable bottles of wine, but also holds an incredible amount of history surrounding Napa Valley. For those of us interested in an intimate dive in to Napa’s rich history, the 1881 Napa Valley Museum this is the perfect destination to truly discover the source of Napa’s roots.
Find out more at https://1881napa.com/wine-history-museum
BottleRock Napa Valley
Looking for silent discos, a spa and salon, craft beer and wine, music performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews Band and even a culinary stage all in on event? Then BottleRock Napa Valley has exactly what you’re looking for! With historically incredible line-ups, this event alone is an incredible reason to make your way over to see Napa!
Get your tickets now before they sell out at https://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/
Roots Run Deep Tasting Room
For over a decade, Roots Run Deep has been producing one of the most outrageously popular Cabernet Sauvignon’s, the Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon, and are finally going to be giving the people what they want– a tasting room!
Keep an eye out for the official opening at https://rootsrundeep.com/
Duckhorn 40th Vintage Release
Very rarely do Wineries or Vineyards hold events that don’t require you to be a part of their wine club. With over 40 years of experience in producing Merlot, Duckhorn is generously releasing their 40th Vintage bottle and is allowing access to general admission for the special event! Enjoy Merlot’s from five different AVA’s in Napa while taking in views from Duckhorn’s beautiful veranda and enjoying their meticulously paired four-course dinner.
Get tickets at https://www.duckhorn.com/events/event-calendar/merlot-me-harvest-dinner
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley
For years, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley has been under construction and this July they’ll finally be accepting reservations! With award winning Napa Valley winemaker Thomas River Brown at the lead of the vineyard and winery, this is sure to be a luxury resort experience unlike we’ve ever seen before in Calistoga.
Check out this incredible luxury experience at https://www.fourseasons.com/napavalley/