Things To Do: January Events In Napa Valley

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St Helena’s Little Book Of Big Experiences
Now- March 31st

St Helena has crafted 25 exclusive, “money can’t buy” experiences with their winery, lodging and restaurant partners. This is the time to enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the valley when the vines have been harvested and the wine has been put to rest in the cellar. St. Helena’s top wineries, restaurants and hotels welcome guests to cozy up in this small town with their “Little Book of Big Experiences”. They’ve put together 25 Big Experiences that will entice you to visit once, twice or more and stay for several days each trip.

Insider Tip: While you can use this little book any time of the week, we recommend booking experiences Monday-Thursday, many properties are offering even more elevated offerings during midweek.

Calistoga’s Winter In the Wineries Passport
Now- February 5th, 2017

Enjoy “Tastes From The Top” purchase this wine tasting passport to enjoy the best of Calistoga wine in the off season.

The passport price of $50 includes wine-tastings at 15 Calistoga boutique and well-known wineries and discounts on lodging and shopping at the top of Napa Valley. Winter in the Wineries Passport Series is valued at an estimated $300 in wine tasting alone and considered the best value of tasting in Napa Valley.

Insider Tip: Included in the passport are many great Calistoga lodging discounts. Come for a long weekend and enjoy 2 or 3 wineries a day at a languid pace.

Cooking Classes at CIA Copia
Throughout January
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia
500 First Street
(707) 967-2530

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia has everything for food and wine lovers and everything in between. Located next to the Oxbow Public Market on First Street in downtown Napa, the CIA at Copia provides an array of food and wine experiences, including a new restaurant, culinary and beverage classes and demonstrations, a beautiful lifestyle store, private and public events, amazing tasting experiences, and more.

Insider Tip: This newly open location in downtown Napa has a wide array of wine tastings, an amazing retail shop and a can’t miss restaurant.

Napa Valley Truffle Festival
January 13th – 17th, 2017

The seventh annual Napa Truffle Festival will feature an exciting lineup of special guests from the food and wine world, including truffle cultivation experts, dog trainers and internationally-renowned master chefs, plus winery truffle lunches, cooking demos, wild mushroom forays, truffle orchard tours, dog training demos and one big Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market!New this year: Dig Truffles? Experience – taste, learn and experience all things truffle!

Join in the fun as truffles are discussed, examined, probed, prepared, demonstrated and, finally, paired with wines to feast upon for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Insider tip: This is your chance to get up close and personal with this culinary darling. From full weekend packages to a free marketplace, there are events for everyone.

V Sattui 2017 Barrel Tasting and New Release Party
January 28, 2017
111 White Ln,
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-7774

Enjoy a selection of over 60 wines from V. Sattui Winery in their gorgeous courtyards, and underground cave cellars. The event will feature exclusive Cabernets and Zinfandels, over 20 barrel samples from 2016, new releases for the upcoming year, and food pairings to best complement your wine. Barrel tasting is a form of wine tasting where a taster or winemaker samples the wine straight out of the barrel. This tasting process takes place either during the course of wines development or prior to bottling. This is an incredible opportunity to see how a wine ages gracefully and to pick the brains of V Sattui’s wine experts.

Insider Tip: Barrel tastings are a great way to sample a wide portfolio of wine at one time. This will be a drinking evening. We recommend booking transportation so you can focus on the wine! Check out our transportation options.