Cabernet Season at The Legendary Napa Valley

Monica Parpal |
Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Napa Valley is a destination for many, including wine aficionados and gourmets worldwide. To guide visitors in their enological and culinary pursuits, The Legendary Napa Valley—Napa's official tourism marketing organization—offers guidance and assistance to visitors as they tour America's premier wine, food, arts, and wellness destinations, from Napa to Calistoga and everywhere in between.

November through April is Napa Valley's Cabernet Season, and an especially exciting time to visit Napa Valley. Cabernet Season is the time after the harvest is complete, when new wine vintages are barrel-aging in caves and cellars, and the land begins to restore itself for another season. This is a time to slow the pace and revel in the beauty of California wine country, with opportunities to restore, relax, and reconnect.

That said, there are many events to look forward to this season. Firstly, Flavor! Napa Valley (November 20-24) celebrates all things wine and food with a five-day gala of farm-to-table dining, world-class wine tastings, and exciting experiences led by top chefs and well-known vintners from all over Napa Valley. All proceeds benefit programs and scholarships at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone Campus.

In January, locals and visitors alike will have many opportunities to indulge in good food and wine during Napa Valley Restaurant Month. Napa Valley boasts more Michelin-star rated restaurants per capita than any other wine region in the world, and during this month, prix-fixe menus with optional local wine pairings make it easy to enjoy the very best the region has to offer.

Springtime brings the perfect pairing of wine and art with the month-long Arts in April program. Guests will have the chance to try exclusive wine tastings and view compelling art collections in many local wineries, at pop-up art exhibitions, and through interactive cultural programs. After all, contemplating art is always more fun and relaxing with wine in hand.

While enjoying some of the seasonal events offered in the area, relax in local accommodations designed to keep you comfortable for the duration of your stay. The Legendary Napa Valley suggests a variety of hotels, many of which offer spas and resort services to add a sense of tranquility and peace to your Napa Valley experience.

Cabernet Season is a time to relish the flavors of the region and relax among beautiful surroundings. To take advantage of this pleasant time in Napa Valley and learn about the many seasonal events available, go to