It’s always a fine time to visit Napa Valley, but mild temperatures, smaller crowds, epic deals, and special events make Cabernet Season- November through April- one to remember. During these months the region seems to roll out the red carpet — or lemon yellow carpet, to be exact — as the fields come alive with blankets of mustard flowers. Cool events abound, too, including the Napa Truffle Festival, Napa Lighted Art Festival, and Napa Valley Restaurant Week in January, and the Yountville International Short Film Festival in February. You can even lace up for March’s Napa Valley Marathon, one of the "12 Top Marathons Worth Traveling For." 

Want to save your pennies for bring-home bottles? During Cabernet Season there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to explore Napa Valley. Make the Napa Valley Welcome Center your first stop and pick up Downtown Napa’s Tasting Room Card for only $15. This card provides 50 percent off at tasting rooms all within easy walking distance. Up-Valley you can purchase the Calistoga Winter in the Wineries Passport ($60) for complimentary wine tasting flights at 16 Calistoga wineries. Or check out St. Helena’s Little Book of Big Experiences ($75) offering visitors 15 special winery experiences, such as food and wine pairings, barrel tastings, and wine club member benefits for a fraction of the price.

Check-In: This slower-paced season leaves plenty of time for relaxation, so settle in at one of these fantastic lodging properties that include some serious perks:

Solage Calistoga is offering a Ho, Ho, Ho, Avoid the Snow package for Cabernet Season to help you stay warm in wine country with geothermal heated pools and the perfect cabernet. Receive a $250 resort credit to use as you wish toward award-winning spa and dining.

Experience St. Helena during Napa Valley’s Cabernet Season and cozy up at Wine Country Inn & Cottages with their Cozy in Cabernet Season package, which includes a bottle of cabernet and fresh-baked cookies upon arrival, two cozy scarves to take home, daily wine county breakfast, and weekend wine tasting served in the Winery House hosted by a local vintner. 

This Cabernet Season, immerse yourself in wine country with an extra night of serenity at Carneros Resort. Their Wine & Wander package includes a third night free in a luxury cottage of your choice (with a three-night or longer stay). 

Hotel Yountville invites guests to experience Napa Valley at the height of harvest while the temperatures are mild with a curated package to highlight the flavors and favorites of Cabernet Season in the Valley. The Cab Season package includes overnight accommodations from November 2019- February 2020, Cabernet-filled local chocolates from Kollar and a Stewart Cellars Classic Tasting for Two.

We hope you come and enjoy Cabernet Season- the most wonderful time of the year in Napa Valley!