Rolling hills of vines. Cabernet and chocolate pairings. Hot-air balloons rising at dawn. Dinner a deux at a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Napa Valley is surely one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate romance. And Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now’s the time to plan something big. Here’s a partial list of unique Napa Valley Valentine's Day experiences to get you in the mood.
Valentine's Day Dining
The Charter Oak - Cozy yurts offer the perfect intimate setting to celebrate Valentine's Day. With special additions to the chef-curated legacy menu, the Yurt Experience also includes a welcome glass of Chandon Etoile and a Hennessy cocktail finale.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at FARM - Reconnect over an intimate three-course dinner for two at Carneros. Relax with your loved one and enjoy FARM’s seasonally-inspired tasting menu, complemented by exceptional cocktails and local wine pairings.
Lobster for Lovers by Napa Valley Lobster Co - Looking to stay in? Enjoy a fresh Maine lobster roll kit for two with a sweet surprise, perfect for a romantic night in at your hotel suite.
For the Love of Cab Wine Pairing Dinner - Grab the cab lover in your life and savor an intimate cave setting and a beautiful evening of incredible wines and delicious food at the Estate Cave at Meritage Resort.
TRUSS Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner – Celebrate love with a decadent, four-course meal comprised of oysters with caviar and cucumber; mushroom and truffle tortellini; a choice of roasted squab with citrus and braised greens or Maine lobster dressed in radish, tobiko, and sunchoke; and passion fruit dark chocolate with rose and lychee to end on a sweet note. For a bespoke keepsake, guests can surprise their valentine with a personalized bottle or wine glass etched with a heartfelt message or symbolic date, to be presented upon arrival.
Winery Experiences to Love
Mira Winery - To celebrate Valentine's Week, Mira Winery is offering a special two-for-one couples tasting experience for you to enjoy with a loved one.
Artesa Winery Valentine’s Lobster and La Jefa Lunch - This exclusive experience begins with a sparkling wine greeting and guided tour of the winemaking facility, followed by an elevated 3-course meal with a luscious lobster pairing. Each course is crafted to pair with a unique Artesa wine, with perhaps a surprise or two mixed in.
Pope Valley Winery - Let love bloom among the vines. Whisk your sweetheart away to historic Pope Valley winery for a romantic tasting for two followed by a bottle of Sangiovese Brut Rose. Enjoy a romantic stroll through our uninterrupted picturesque vineyards followed by a Northcoast Zinfandel Port and chocolate pairing.
Couple’s Mixology Class - Learn how to shake, pour and garnish three craft cocktail recipes while enjoying plenty of sips and tastes along the way. Led by the Carneros Resort’s talented Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Amanda McNeil, this hands-on mixology class features Avion Tequila & Del Maguey Mezcal paired with fresh winter citrus, herbs, and edible blossoms sourced from the resort’s new culinary gardens. Small bites from the resort’s new pizza oven offer the perfect accompaniment to it all.
A Be Bubbly Valentine’s Day - Grab your Bubbly beau and head down to Be Bubbly. Join us for a romantic evening full of bubbles, performances by Juliano Wade, performance artist, and Briana Amr, violinist. Tickets include a glass of the Leflaive Brut Rosé Champagne.
Napa Lighted Art Festival - A fun and free way to top off the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner, grab your sweetie and stroll the Downtown Napa Lighted Art Festival. Featuring 8 lighted sculptures on display throughout downtown, The Napa Lighted Art Festival is a celebration of creative arts, technology, and lights.
Galentine’s Day Drag Brunch - Grab the girls for a pre-Valentine’s bash at Avow surrounded by bubbles, brunch, and beautiful Queens!
Fall in Love with the Great Outdoors
Art-lovers missing weekend museum strolls can add di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art to their Valentine’s Day itinerary. The outdoor sculpture park is now open on weekends allowing guests to explore the scenic two-mile loop or simply relax and birdwatch by the property’s 35-acre lake – aptly named Winery Lake.
Active Wine Adventures will sweep you off your feet with their new Hike & Wine Tours. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors together with a refreshing walk through the redwood and pine forests, wrapping with a romantic private picnic lunch and tasting at a small boutique winery.
There’s nothing quite as romantic as floating on cloud nine high above the vineyards. Surprise your sweetie with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley. Whether you enjoy it now or later, it’s a gift sure to be remembered.
Soak up a little taste of Venice right here in Napa with a private sunset river cruise on the Napa Valley Gondola. Complete with wine and a personal serenade, it's one of the most romantic experiences in the valley.
Harvest Inn sets the stage for romantic memories with soaring redwoods, exquisite views of the Mayacamas Mountains and vineyards, delicious food and wine pairings, and pampered lounging at our secluded adult-only pool. For the month of February, enjoy this curated package for two, which includes:
Sparkling wine in your room upon arrival
Chocolate covered strawberries
Bubble bath amenity
A dozen red roses
Steeped in romance and charm, Hotel Yountville presents an intimate wine country retreat, anchored by a Heritage Valley Oak in the heart of Napa Valley. Indulge in true romance and luxury with the Romance Package, which includes:
Breakfast for two
2 Hotel Yountville bathrobes
Rose petal turn down
Red wine & chocolate truffles
Meritage Resort has mixed up the recipe for a perfect Valentine’s Day with your beloved. Celebrate the season of love this February with cooking classes, comedy shows, gourmet in-room dining, wine, and bubbles tastings, and so many more activities designed to make your heart beat faster. The Love, Napa package includes:
Complimentary Champagne at check-in
$150 Dining Credit
$500 Spa Terra experience/retail credit
Sparkling wine and chocolate strawberries in suite upon arrival
Bottle of resort select red or white Trinitas wine
Complimentary valet parking
Celebrate love all February long- your romantic stay awaits at Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort. Start your getaway with total relaxation by stepping into the spa for your mud bath and massages for two. After your treatments, slip into two luxuriously soft chamois robes for use during your stay. End your evening on a sweet note with Earth & Sky Chocolates and a bottle of bubbles to celebrate!
The Inn on First is your perfect home away from home for Valentine’s Day. The Lovers’ Package includes:
Rose petals on the bed
Full bottle of Mumm sparkling wine
1 dozen homemade chocolate truffles
Celebrate romance with the ultimate in wine country luxury at Auberge du Soleil. The Ready for Romance offer includes:
Sparkling wine welcome amenity
Champagne and caviar in-room dining add-on
Floral bouquet featuring one dozen roses
$200 spa service credit
Nightly love notes, poems, sonnets delivered with elevated culinary turn-down amenity
Take-away “Do Not Disturb the Romance” door hangers