Thinking of visiting Napa and Sonoma Wine Country this year and want to avoid peak season crowds? Consider a visit during the Spring or early Summer. Although both areas are popular year-round tourist destinations, wine country tends to be especially busy from late summer to mid-October during harvest “crush” season.
Take a fun Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco and enjoy a leisurely day of wine-tasting in California’s historic wine country. No need to worry about drinking and driving. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach across the Golden Gate Bridge to scenic Napa and Sonoma Valley. And yes… there’s free Wi-Fi onboard, as well as an expert friendly narrated tour guide to answer any questions and keep you entertained as you wind your way through picturesque wine country. Continue reading →
Internationally recognized as the “largest wine event in Sonoma County,” the weekend brings together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, as well as some of the county’s best chefs . Enjoy Winemaker Lunches, Winemaker Dinners, Winery BBQs, Wine Auction… and more! Visit Sonoma Wine Country website for more info on schedule and tickets.
Silver Oak Cellars Release Day – 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Yet another good reason to visit Napa Valley Wine Country this summer, especially if you’re a wine aficionado – or (like us) you just love Silver Oak Wines.
Celebrate the Release of Silver Oak’s highly praised 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Silver Oak Cellars Release Day takes place on Saturday, August 6th from 9am-3:30pm. Wine-tastings and purchases can be made at both Silver Oak Cellars’ wineries – in Oakville and Geyserville.
Silver Oak Cellars Release Day
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Celebrate the Release of Silver Oak’s highly praised 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at Silver Oak Cellars Release Day in Napa Valley, California.
Wine-tastings and purchases can be made at both Silver Oak Cellars’ wineries – in Oakville and Geyserville during Release Day rom 9am-3:30pm. Tickets run $20-50 per
person depending on location (see info below):
Napa Valley is one of our favorite getaways – we love playing tourist there! We’re lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so it’s only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city (about one hour north of SF) to the scenic wine country – it makes a great day trip, romantic weekend or vacation. If you’re visiting San Francisco from out-of-town, Napa Valley is a “must-see” destination.
Napa Valley Wine Country is beautiful year-round. However, the most interesting time to visit the area is during the Harvest Season, or “Crush” (when the grapes are picked) – late Summer into Fall (August-October).Note: The Harvest Seasoncan vary due to climate. This year’s fairly cool summer in Napa means that the harvest will be later than usual, most likely not starting until after Labor Day (September 6 — for our international readers).
September and October are great times to visit San Francisco – the cool summer fog is gone. And in nearby Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country, harvest season is in full swing. As locals, we love playing tourist for the day – the “city by the bay” and surrounding areas offer so many fun things to do and see. Here are a few suggestions for visitors and locals alike:
1. Take a fun Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour. Book early because it sells out almost every day. Once an infamous Federal Penitentiary, Alcatraz (“The Rock” ) was home to Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud.The “Cell Block” audio walking tours are fascinating. See famous waterfront views of San Francisco Bay and the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Visit fun local attractions, including Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Victorian homes, North Beach… and more!