Although the whirlwind celebrations of the autumn harvest and the Christmas and New Year’s galas have passed, January is a great time to visit Napa Valley. While the crowds in January are thinner than at other times, Napa Valley’s businesses and communities offer opportunities to learn, enjoy, and be entertained. Wine tastings, cooking classes, hot air balloon Napa Valley rides, and other venues are open and ready to demonstrate that Napa has something for everyone all year long.

To first get the “lay of the land,” consider bundling up for a memorable hot air balloon Napa Valley ride drifting silently above the villages, farms, and vineyards of Napa’s remarkable terrain. With Balloons Above the Valley’s complete hot air balloon Napa experience, you can enjoy a delicious, chef-prepared champagne brunch following your hot air balloon Napa ride before embarking on your pre-arranged winetasting tour in the afternoon.

Calistoga Winter in the Wineries Passport  

After a memorable hot air balloon Napa ride, purchase the Calistoga “Winter in the Wineries” Passport. Until February 5th, enjoy wine tastings at 15 of Calistoga’s fasciating wineries for just $50 per person. The package also includes discounts to many of the excellent local lodgings. This opportunity makes for a terrific long weekend getaway during which you may enjoy 2-3 wineries per day at a leisurely pace. The $50 package is valued at $300.

Culinary Institute of Copia Experience

The Culinary Institute offers an array of tasting and learning experiences. Visitors can attend wine and culinary classes and demonstrations while enjoying the new restaurant, lifestyle store, and other food and drink-related public events. The Culinary Institute happens to be situated at Napa’s Oxbow Public Market, also the site of the Balloons Above the Valley meeting point where your hot air balloon Napa Valley experience begins.

Napa Valley Truffle Festival

Want to learn more about the enticing world of one of the world’s great delicacies? From January 13-17, also at Oxbow Market, the Napa Valley Truffle Festival hosts their annual event where world-class chefs demonstrate their skills at cooking with truffles. Demonstrations for cultivating, preparing, and matching with the right Napa wines are included. Moreover, don’t miss the truffle-hunting dog training demonstrations.

Art After Dark at Oxbow Commons

On Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13 and 19-20, you can view securely tethered local hot air balloon Napa Valley at Oxbow Commons. The balloons are dramatically illuminated as part of the weekend Art After Dark events. While visiting the event, be sure to make your reservations for future Balloons Above the Valley hot air balloon Napa rides.

Contact Balloons Above the Valley for Your Hot Air Balloon Napa Experience

Complete your Napa adventure with a Balloons Above the Valley hot air balloon Napa ride. View impressive Napa Valley landscapes from an exciting new perspective as you drift quietly above the landscape.

For reservations or to purchase a gift certificate for a future hot air balloon Napa Valley experience, you can book here or phone 800-464-6824.