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Spring Into Wine Country

Tiny Clusters of Wine Grapes 2024

Spring Into Wine Country

California wine country is a fabulous place to visit all year long, but there’s something about springtime that makes this place even more magical. The vineyards start to awaken as the weather warms, wildflowers bloom, and the hillsides are a verdant green following the winter rains. March, April, and May bring warmer weather, but wineries and restaurants see fewer crowds than during the busy summer and fall seasons making it an ideal time to visit.

Enjoy the Outdoors

In spring, the area enjoys mild and pleasant weather, with temperatures typically ranging from the mid-60s in March and gradually warming to mid-70s in May. Outdoor patios drenched in sunshine offer sweeping views of the awakening vines as guests enjoy the world class food that Wine Country is known for. Wineries also begin to offer outdoor tastings on open patios with comfy chairs where guests enjoy the vineyard views while they sip world class wine.

Insider Tip: Be sure to pack a jacket we will have an umbrella just in case. Temperatures can vary greatly from daytime to evening, and early spring might see some showers.

Busy in the Vineyard

Spring is a busy time for winemakers. For winemakers, spring marks the shift from winter dormancy to reawakening. Spring is a busy time in the vineyard, the groundwork for harvest is laid as this important transition occurs. The mustard is in full bloom giving the vineyards that characteristic yellow glow. As the new shoots come to life on the vines, cover crops are tilled into the soils, the ground is groomed, and sucker shoots are removed making way for the tiny clusters as they begin to form.

How About a Spa Day?

Did you know that Calistoga was founded as a spa town for health seeking San Franciscans back in the 1850’s? Built on the many hot springs and volcanic mineral waters, Calistoga still offers the ultimate spa adventure. Relax in a warm mud bath followed by a dip in the mineral water pool. Then enjoy a massage, and even treat yourself to a facial. Calistoga also boasts of many restaurants where you can enjoy everything from Cajun jambalaya to Mexican tacos or sumptuous grilled pork chops. Walk the main street and enjoy the quaint shops and boutiques. There is something here for everyone.

Experience the first taste of summer at BottleRock Napa Valley

This annual event kicks off Summer and takes place in the city of Napa from May 24 to 26. It features 3 days of the best in live music, wine, food and brew, taking place in the heart of the City of Napa at the Napa Valley Expo.

Three performance stages and a Culinary stage featuring the world’s best music artists and chefs. Local wineries and restaurants top off the experience with the best in food and wine the area has to offer.

Come For a Visit

Spring in Wine Country captivates with its rural scenery or sophisticated urban charm, providing the perfect backdrop for a leisurely wine tasting vacation. Whether you’re a seasoned wine professional or a casual wine drinker, spring wine tasting in Wine Country offers an unforgettable experience that you will always remember. So, raise your glass to the beauty of the season and embark on a journey of discovery amidst the vine-clad hills and sun-drenched slopes of this enchanting Wine Country paradise.

And don’t forget to book your designated driver. We are here waiting to show you all that Wine Country has to offer.