We’re coming up on what many people consider the absolute best season in Napa: harvest season! What with all the grape crushing, winery tours, and outdoor dining at Napa restaurants, it’s a terrific time to enjoy good times and make lasting memories with friends and family.

Here’s a rundown of events taking place during peak season, which lasts from August to October.

Napa Valley Winery Harvest 2022 Events

Saturday, August 20, 2022: Pinot & Paella

If you want to experience a taste of Spain with your Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, head down to Cuvaison, one of the pioneers of modern Napa Valley winemaking, from 6 to 9 pm. You can watch the sunset from the winery’s fabulous outdoor patio and enjoy the Latin Fusion sounds of the Carlos Herrera Trio.

Sunday, September 4, 2022: Carnivus Maximus MMXXII

Grab your dancing shoes, hat, and sunglasses and make your way to Crocker & Starr Winery in St. Helena to celebrate their 26th harvest. You’ll enjoy new releases of Cabernet Sauvignon and Brut and taste rare large-format library wines from the winery’s cellar. Food selections include offerings from local purveyors like Fatted Calf Charcuterie, Hog Island Oyster Co., and more. And you’ll be moving and grooving to live music by local talent, Sow Belly Trio.

Sunday, September 4, 2022: Harvest Celebration at Chandon California

This year’s theme at Chandon California is “Rising Star,” a celebration of young vines and up-and-coming winemakers. With a portfolio of 25 sparkling and still wines to choose from, you’ll have much to celebrate and much to pour!

Saturday, September 17, 2022: Harvest Ball

Here’s your opportunity to participate in the Valley’s most sensational black tie fall event. From 5:30 to 11 pm, you an enjoy world-class entertainment, incredible culinary delights, and a selection of acclaimed wines that you can sip as you stroll the beautiful grounds at V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena.

Friday, October 14, 2022: Crush Party

Another fun V. Sattui Winery event is its highly anticipated Crush Party from 6 to 9:30 pm. Besides getting a behind-the-scenes look at a working winery, you’ll enjoy an old-fashioned grape stomp, get to meet the growers and winemakers, and enjoy good food and wines while listening to live music by Papa Joe & The New Deal.

Searching For the Best Napa Restaurants for Outdoor Dining?

Look no further than Downtown Joe’s! You can’t go wrong by choosing our Napa riverfront restaurant’s indoor or outdoor dining options while visiting the Valley to experience the excitement and rush of the harvest season. We take phone-in reservations up to four hours ahead of seating time and online reservations 24 hours in advance. Of course, walk-ins are always welcome, and you never have a long wait!

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