The Napa Valley harvest season is one of the most magical times of the year to visit Wine Country. Every year from August through October, winemakers and workers race against nature to pick their grapes at the peak of ripeness. They must get them into the fermenter at just the right time to start making wine. As the season goes on, the grapes will have begun happily fermenting in their tanks giving the entire valley the aroma of new wine. A special energy is created from the buzz of newcomers and busy vineyard workers. This is one of the peak seasons to travel to Napa Valley because there is so much to do! Just make sure you take the time to pause and smell the sweet scent of fermentation in the air.
The unique spirit of the Napa Valley harvest season will especially be prevalent at the Wine Country Inn & Cottages because our property is surrounded by beautiful fields filled with ripening grapes. This is also a prime time to visit some of our winery partners to see the harvest in action!
The Napa Valley harvest season is an optimal time for visitors to tour wineries because there is an opportunity to see workers harvesting the grapes as well as crushing them into wine. The vineyards and wineries can be busy at this time, so making a tasting and tour reservation is recommended. If you would like, the Wine Country Inn & Cottages can plan your experience for you. Just let our guest service staff know that you would like to customize your stay during booking and we can arrange your adventure and transportation!
Napa Valley Harvest Parties
The Napa Valley harvest season is a time to celebrate! Winemakers have worked all year to produce the harvest and are continuing to work around the clock to finish picking their grapes. Some wineries hold events to honor this special time, including some of our winery partners. Markham Vineyards will host its annual Winemaker Harvest Dinner where guests get to sample wine straight out of the barrel. Brasswood will hold a celebration filled with music, food, special guest appearances, and some of their finest library wines. Castello di Amorosa offers dinner, tours, winemaking demonstrations, and even lets you stomp on the grapes!