October 3, 2015CRUSH Party at V. Sattui Winery – St. Helena, CA
6:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.; $89 members, $115 guests of members
Get the full Napa Valley harvest experience at V. Sattui Winery. Mingle with owner, president, and director of winemaking to learn about the grapes, grape crushing, bottling, and more. Then, try out your very own technique in the annual grape stomping event where you can actually jump in feet first and crush grapes the old fashioned way. If you work up a sweat, cool down by sampling some of the 45 wine varieties and snacking on wood fired pizza, hors d’oeuvres, and small plates—all while listening to live music. You can even take some of the wine home with you with up to 20% off select cases.
October 3, 2015Clif Family Farm Fest at The Clif Family Farm – Pope Valley, CA
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.; $75 general admission, $50 wine club members, $20 for 12 – 20-year olds, free for kids 12 and under
Head out to the farm for a full day of family friendly activities, great food, and refreshing wines. During the 7th anniversary celebration, there really is something for everyone. If you’re interested in food and wine pairings, watch a few of the local artisan demos or attend a tasting. For those who are more into the sights, take one of the fun farm tours. And if relaxing is more of your style, you can enjoy the live music and family activities. Whatever you do, you’re sure to enjoy this lively celebration.
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015Cooking with Julie at The St. Helena Farmer’s Market – Napa, CA
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $225 general admission
Get hands-on with the food and wine of the season in this gourmet cooking class. Happening throughout October, you will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get cooking with some of the freshest fare around. You’ll start the morning off by perusing some of the local meats, cheeses, and produce at the farmer’s market with guidance from the chef. Then, you’ll get down to business chopping, dicing, sauteing, and most importantly, eating the wonderful meal you prepare. Immerse yourself in wine country culture with this true farm-to-table experience.
October 17, 2015Harvest Hoedown at Black Stallion Estate Winery – Napa, CA
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.; $45 general admission, $40 Napa Neighbors, $30 Wine Club Members
Put on your dancing shoes for the annual Harvest Hoedown at Black Stallion Estate Winery. This fun event will have country music, line dancing, lunch, and wine—all of the makings for an exciting afternoon. Plus, you can take the time to roam through the Mediterranean gardens, sit under the 100-year old olive trees, and take in the rustic architecture that makes this estate so unique.
October 24, 2015Fall Release Day at Baldacci Family Vineyards – Napa, CA
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $35 general admission, free for members
If two of your vices are wine and chocolate, then listen up. The Fall Release Day at Baldacci Family Vineyards will feature elegant flights of Cabernet Sauvignon paired with gourmet chocolates created for the event by local chocolatiers, Michael and Noelia Barnes. Centered around the celebration of the release of their 94 pt. rated 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon wines, you’ll be able to taste some of the finest wine from the vineyard. If you’re a club member, you’ll receive up to 20% off bottles and a private wine and cheese tasting in the cellar room.
October 24, 2015Honig Haunted Halloween at Honig Vineyard and Winery – Rutherford, CA
7 p.m.; $150 general admission, $125 members
This Halloween-inspired harvest event calls for costume and wine lovers alike. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and come for an evening of flights and frights. The Honig Vineyard and Winery is rumored to be haunted by founder, Louis Honig, so guests who aren’t afraid of paranormal activity can peruse the property in search of the friendly ghost or just stick to the dance floor, food, and wine at the main event. The evening will feature some of the new releases that are sure to be a scream.