As another perfect Napa Valley summer rolls to an end, the vineyard managers and winemakers of Napa Valley are busily preparing for the annual harvest to begin. From September until early November, the harvest will occupy nearly everyone in Napa Valley. Harvest season in Napa Valley is not all work and no play. Harvest parties are scheduled throughout the Valley, during this time, attendees are treated to the finest wines, food, and entertainment.
And, in the glorious morning sky, a famous Napa hot air balloon ride will likely float by, taking the occupants on a memorable journey above the communities and vineyards of the region.
A Sampling of the 2019 Winery Harvest Parties
Celebrating the harvest, introducing new wines, or simply enjoying the great weather, several Napa Valley wineries will be hosting their 2019 Harvest Party.
Here are just a few:
- 10th Annual Carnivus Maximus MMXIX, St. Helena, September 1, Noon to 4 PM
- Named one of Napa Valley’s Top Ten Not to Miss Harvest Parties, Carnivus Maximus MMXIX offers a feast provided by top local purveyors and live music by the Sow Belly Trio. This year, the wines to be released will be the 2016 “Stone Place” and 2016 “1 Post” Cabernet Sauvignons. Visit their site to book your reservation.
- Harvest Celebration and Grape Stomp Competition at Castello di Amorosa Winery, Calistoga, September 20 from 6:30 PM to 10 PM
- Entry fee is $95 for Wine Club Members, $125 for Guests, but only $30 if you are ready to stomp. Sip the wines as you enjoy the grape stomping competition!
- Harvest Party at Silenus Winery, Napa, October 12 from 5 PM to 9PM
- Entry Fee is $75 per person and Wine Members receive 2 complementary tickets. Enjoy the Silenus & Artisan Vintner wines, listen to live music, and enjoy a wonderful dinner.
Try a Hot Air Balloon Bay Area During Your Stay in Napa Valley
Another outstanding highlight of your harvest party visit to the Valley should be a Napa hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley. See the actual grape harvest from a unique perspective as you and your group drift lazily above the Valley floor. Make note of the sites you will be visiting as you soar among the clouds enjoying the mountainous backdrop.
View our packages and reserve your harvest season Napa Valley balloon ride. If you have any questions, please call us at 707-253-2222.