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The Napa Valley grape harvest season begins at different times depending on the progression of the growing season. During harvest, the valley is teeming with excitement and urgency as growers rush to pick each vineyard at their peak ripeness.

This year, crush will begin mid-August. This is a time full of calculated hard work, reward, and celebration. Many wineries offer special tours, tastings and harvest themed experiences.

Upcoming Special Activities:
To join in some traditional Grape Stomping, visit: Schweiger, Grgich, Peju, and Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival.

Wine production tours will be offered at the following: Frog’s Leap, Bell Winery, Inglenook, Mondavi, and Clos Pegas.

When visiting the Napa Valley during this busy season, it is key to plan ahead to ensure an unforgettable experience. Here are some ways that Napa Native can help you when planning your Harvest experience:

Provide designated driving:
Many visitors to the valley under value the importance of hiring a designated driver. Remember that you’ll be visiting multiple wineries, and it’s likely you won’t want to opt out of the tastings.

Personalized concierge service:
Whether you want to avoid the crowds, or immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of harvest, your trip is tailored to your interests and needs.

Get the local experience:
Let us take you through the day in the life of a local, whether we are mountain biking through redwoods, paddle boarding the Napa river, or hiking to outstanding views of the valley – you’re sure to get the inside scoop and a more intimate look at what our Valley has to offer, besides our delicious wine and decadent cuisine.