Monday, November 27, 2006

Holiday Season in Wine Country

If you are planning to visit Wine Country this month, I recommend you call ahead to the wineries you are planning to visit. Many have special events early in the month to celebrate the holidays. You can also visit two websites that have good listings of events occurring in wine country: LocalWineEvents.com and WineCountry.com. Both websites include events in Napa, Sonoma, and other parts of Wine Country throughout the state and country. When you visit LocalWineEvents.com, be sure to vote for "Rick's Wine Country Journal" as one of your favorite blogs.

Another reason to call in advance is to find out the wineries' holiday schedules. Most wineries close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. A few close for one or both of these days. All wineries are closed on Christmas. Most, but not all, wineries are closed on New Year's Day.

December is a nice time in Wine Country. It's quieter than in the summer and fall, so tasting room staff have more time to spend with you. The hills start to turn green, so you will see the beauty of dormant vines surrounded by vibrant hills.

If you would like to take a private Wine Country tour, feel free to call me at (866) 326-4237 (toll free) or e-mail me by clicking here.

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