If you are thinking of having a Napa Valley getaway vacation in California, visiting the wine country is something that you should definitely not miss.
With its charming vistas of rolling hills and miles and miles of the green vineyard, filled with the best quality grapes in the world, the Napa Valley is the perfect getaway spot for wine connoisseurs, gastronomists, people who want to experience the five-star lifestyle, and those who just want to appreciate nature.
Let’s find out how you can make the best of your tour in Napa Valley.
Work With a Tour Planner to Design a Custom Napa Wine Tasting Tour For Your Napa Valley Getaway
A custom Napa wine tasting tour with a personalized itinerary, according to your preference, is way more fun than going on a car ride from one place to another. Depending on your tour plan, you will be received by a chauffeur-driven car right at the airport that will deliver you to your hotel. From there, you can get world-class transport to explore the bounties of the beautiful Napa Valley.
Whether you have opted for a tour bus or a luxury limousine, you are guaranteed to have a unique and memorable experience. As you travel across the lush green landscapes of the Napa Valley, your chauffeur will provide you with valuable information on the stunning sights, the rich history of the wineries you visit and the fragrant wines you will taste.
The drivers do not drink on duty and you can have the peace of mind that you are in safe hands and not have to worry about driving yourself.
During the tour, you will enjoy a day of wine tasting in California’s wine country and discover quaint wineries and vineyards in a day. You will also make various stops at the best tasting rooms to sample the most delicious and aromatic wines in California.
The tour offers you an opportunity to learn the culture of the local winemaking industry and enjoy all the delightful lunches and dinners served at the wineries. Not least of all, you can take in the awe-inspiring views of the rolling Napa Valley vineyards — a sight that you will never forget all your life.
A Visit to the Less-Traveled Silverado Trail Wineries
The breathtaking Napa Valley has more than 500 amazing wineries that offer truly unique wine touring and tasting experiences. The Napa Wine Tours can take you to visit the less-traveled Silverado Trail Wineries, where you can taste rare vintages, explore new varietals, and blend your own wine, without experiencing too much human traffic, adding to the relaxing feeling.
Tour Star at Clos du Val
The tours cater to the most discerning wine tasters and travelers and will start at the romantic Clos du Val Winery in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. The winery still has its original ownership and focuses on crafting complex, estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.
Tour Stops at ZD Wines
The charming ZD Wines are owned and operated by the deLeuze family. The winery’s premium mainstays are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. As one of the most favored destinations in Napa Valley, a visit means an opportunity to taste top-of-the-line reserve wines, library wines, and limited production wines exclusive to the winery.
Lunch at the Iconic Gotts Road Side
Located in St. Helena, Gotts offers exclusive private options for guests who want a picnic experience as part of their winery touring. The venue provides scrumptious signature roadside dishes and beverages in a beautiful outdoor setting that overlooks the rolling hills of Napa Valley.
Depending on how many people you are taking with you, you can reserve a picnic table, the North Lawn, either fully or partially, or the whole restaurant. The perfect stop for your Napa Valley getaway.
End the Day at Dakota Shy
This premium winery requires reservation for wine tasting in an elegant, living-room style space with vintage design accents. The soulful winery uses only the most scrumptious grapes to make wines and sources the highest-quality grapes from the most prestigious places in Napa Valley, including Howell and Veeder, Pritchard Hill, Oak Knoll, Oakville, St. Helena, and Calistoga.
Using the unique characteristics of each site, Dakota Shy creates the most complex and potent Cabernets.
Make the Most of Local Events During Your Stay
Make the most of your Napa Valley Getaway by researching and taking part in local events during your stay. Here are some of Napa Valley’s favorites:
The BottleRock Napa Valley is an annual music festival held at the Napa Valley Expo and is a three-day rock and roll event featuring artists like Pharrell Williams, Elle King, Santana, Logic, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
The event also serves a roster of master vintners and chefs with musicians and celebrities on the Culinary Stage and features cuisine like fresh oysters and paella that is enjoyed with local craft brews.
Napa Jazz Festival
Napa Jazz is a yearly wine and jazz festival in California wine county.
The event brings A-list artists that perform jazz, rock and roll, etc., in various concerts.
The wonderful combination of music, wine, and the beauty of the landscape creates an unforgettable cultural experience.
Fans of car racing can attend the NASCAR competitions and Cup Series to get a full race weekend experience. NASCAR returns to Sonoma Valley from June 10 to 12 so don’t miss it.
Make Dinner Reservations in Advance
California Wine Tours and Transportation offers you a mouthwatering experience of culinary delights for your Napa Valley getaway, unlike any other. We have a list of some of the most notable restaurants and eateries in Napa Valley that can cater to all kinds of guests, whether you are looking for a romantic candlelit dinner, a celebratory dinner with family, a school field trip, and corporate retreat.
You can enjoy a scrumptious dinner in the picturesque setting of rolling greens amidst the stunning verdant backdrop of Napa Valley.
Some of our top picks for spring and summer are:
Charlie Palmer Steak House
Serving the best steaks, chops, seafood, sides, and aromatic wines in an airy setting.
Sky and Vine
An airy rooftop bar featuring fire pits, outdoor games, and gorgeous views of the wine country. An extensive menu includes corn dogs, burgers, sandwiches, hot wings, sliders, and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages:
Bistro Don Giovanni
The rustic-chic Italian restaurant is located in the heart of the Napa Valley and offers fresh and scrumptious Italian and French-style cuisine that can be enjoyed with an indoor fireplace or outdoor fountain-side seating. Click here
With a cozy and rustic vibe, Celadon is the place to get the best comfort food, wines, specialty cocktails, and more when you are on a Napa Valley tour. Click here
Cole’s Chop House
A classic American steakhouse, Cole’s Chop House is known for its juicy dry-aged, USDA-certified prime steaks, premium Black Angus beef, New Zealand lamb, formula-fed veal, and fresh seafood.
Take a Balloon Ride
Want to have a truly out-of-this-world experience for your Napa Valley getaway? Don’t forget to take a hot-air balloon ride in the early morning. Climb into very comfortable and safe balloon baskets to take to the skies and have a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the verdant valleys and elegant estates during your memorable flight.
The experienced pilot will share ballooning’s colorful history and some of the region’s highlights. Enjoy the flight with some tasty beverages.
Do you want to explore the world-renowned Napa Valley Wine County with style and comfort? Just kick back and relax, and California Wine Tours and Transportation will take the stress of planning a wine tasting tour for you.
Visit our Napa Valley Wine Tours today and reserve your tour today. Your Napa Valley getaway awaits!