Winter Tasting Experiences & Valentine's Events Sneak Peek

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Winter Tasting Experiences & Valentine's Events Sneak Peek

  • Jan 20, 2022
  • By The Vineyard Vixen

Experience winter in wine country with a weekend escape...

Winter is a fabulous time to visit California wine country.  You'll be dazzled by all the experiences available, such as the Trinchero Signature Fire Pit Experience where you can wrap yourself in luxurious soft blankets and sip through a decadent flight of Cabernet, start the day off with Clif Family's Rise & Wine Breakfast Tasting, or the incredible The Ruby Fox Tasting at Bennett Lane winery.

While late January - February tend to be the region's rainy season, there is no reason to fret.  Winter storms create some of the most breathtaking light as the sunshine breaks through the clouds revealing vibrant rainbows that cascade into vineyards full of golden mustard galore. Cade Estate is perched above valley below and is a great place to take in the view.  If you are feeling adventurous, make time to explore Linda Falls which is just  few minutes away from Cade Estate. Bring your cutest rainboots and be ready for some stunning photo opportunities.  

A visit to Napa Valley would not be complete without a day of relaxation at one of Calistoga's famed hot springs.  The geothermic waters that bubble up and heat the mud baths that are so popular just feel so lovely on a cool winter day.  After your treatment, you can spend the day soaking in hot pools while the steam billows up to the sky. Order a picnic basket from Sam's General Store and bring a bottle or two of wine to enjoy poolside. Pro tip: Heat therapies can intensify the effects of alcohol. Stay hydrated with drinking plenty of water,  imbibe moderately, and take plenty of cool off breaks. 

Of course you'll book a room, so you can bask in the the post spa euphoria a little longer.  Lucky for you this is the time of year to take advantage of the off season rates.  While Valentine's weekend is excluded (obviously), you can score some pretty fantastic rooms January - early March.  Check out our top lodging picks and book your winter escape. 

-The Vineyard Vixen

Where to Stay

Upcoming Events and Valentine's Sneak Peek...

5th Annual Yountville International Short Film Festival 2022

Yountville International Short Film Festival

5th Annual Yountville International Short Film Festival 2022

Yountville, CA

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 10:00 AM

Somm Sunday

Slater Run Vineyards

Somm Sunday

Upperville, VA

Sunday, January 30, 2022, 1:00 PM

Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting 2022

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association

Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting 2022

Temecula, CA

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00 AM

Midwinter Wine Supper

Soléna Estate

Midwinter Wine Supper

Yamhill, OR

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 5:30 PM

U-Jam Dance Class

The Meritage Resort and Spa

U-Jam Dance Class

Napa, CA

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 10:30 AM

VSJ 2022 Seasonal Dinner Series - Winter

Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery

VSJ 2022 Seasonal Dinner Series - Winter

San Miguel, CA

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5:30 PM

An Evening in Paris Dinner at Rustic Roots Winery

Rustic Roots Winery

An Evening in Paris Dinner at Rustic Roots Winery

Scandia, MN

Friday, February 11, 2022, 7:00 PM

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate Valentine's Weekend

Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate Valentine's Weekend

Bainbridge Island, WA

Friday, February 11, 2022, 10:45 AM

Cupid's Cave

Boxwood Estate Winery

Cupid's Cave

Middleburg, VA

Friday, February 11, 2022, 11:00 AM

For the Love of Cab

GEN 7 Wines

For the Love of Cab

Napa, CA

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 6:00 PM

Valentine's Dinner

Messina Hof Grapevine Winery

Valentine's Dinner

Grapevine, TX

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 7:00 PM

Sweet Heart Special

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Sweet Heart Special

Temecula, CA

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 11:00 AM

Valentine's Day Wine & Cheese Pairing - Couples Night!

Grinder's Switch Winery

Valentine's Day Wine & Cheese Pairing - Couples Night!

Nashville, TN

Monday, February 14, 2022, 5:00 PM

Exclusive Valentine’s Pairing with Scott Harvey

Hotel Sutter

Exclusive Valentine’s Pairing with Scott Harvey

Sutter Creek, CA

Monday, February 14, 2022, 3:00 PM

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