Fall is a vibrant time in wine country. If you’re looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving cooking chores this year, one of the most enjoyable ways to connect with family and friends is by indulging in wine tasting in Napa. Local restaurants and wineries are serving up delicious holiday meals and premium wines, and there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to take part in.

Whether you’re planning a quiet couple’s weekend away or are a family group seeking something a little different this year, Napa Valley offers plenty of fun choices for enjoying the long holiday weekend.

Dinner Reservations

Many families have made a Napa Thanksgiving a yearly tradition, so be sure to make your reservations far enough in advance. Options include everything from the Napa Valley Wine Train’s three-and-a-half-hour dinner package to La Toque’s 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner featuring an award-winning wine list. You can find a list of Napa Valley restaurants serving dinner on Thanksgiving here.

What’s Happening Thanksgiving Weekend in Napa Valley

Many shops, galleries, and Napa wineries will be open over the Thanksgiving weekend, and there’s an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking trails where you can take in the gorgeous red and gold foliage. You might also want to spend some time visiting Sonoma County’s charming plazas and quaint towns that hold holiday lightings throughout November.

No matter what your plans are, November is a wonderful time to visit Napa Valley. If you want to experience everything the area has to offer in a less crowded, more relaxed way, Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect occasion to do it. With the fall crush completed and the weather still pleasant, you’ll be charmed in ways that will delight and surprise you.

An Unforgettable Thanksgiving Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

Once you’ve satisfied your turkey and fixings cravings, why not add a visit to Strala Vineyards to your itinerary? Conveniently located on the Brasswood Estate in St. Helena, we serve up one of the most enjoyable wine tastings in Napa, pouring premium wines that are sure to delight your palate. We also offer outdoor tastings and lunch pairings, as well as guided wine tastings that blend wine, food, and culture.

Contact us today to schedule a visit. Happy Thanksgiving!