Best Time to Visit Wine Country

By Jackie Dreyer

While many would argue that there's no bad time of year to visit Wine Country, this region of California, which encompasses both Napa and Sonoma Valleys, is at its best come fall. Both beginner and expert wine lovers alike will appreciate a trip to Wine Country in autumn, because you'll get a firsthand look at what harvest time is all about. See the wine grapes get picked and crushed, starting their jouney to becoming the delicious bottles of wine you'll have in front of you.

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Napa Valley Wineries & Accommodations

There are over 450 wineries in Napa Valley alone, which probably leaves you wondering, "How do I know which wineries to go to?" Everyone has their personal favorite, from the biggest names in the business to the hidden gems of the winery scene, but we're more concerned with finding you the perfect luxury rental in Napa Valley from which you can explore them all.

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In Napa, you'll find yourself choosing between a romantic vintage caravan, cozy cabins, or a luxurious villa. We love the intimate feel of the 1954 “Spartan Manor” trailer, outfitted with retro decor, like a 1950s vintage gas stove and oven. It's just the type of luxury rental a couple needs for an intimate Napa getaway filled with wine tastings and scenic drives.

Sonoma Valley Wineries & Accommodations

Sonoma Valley and glamping seemingly go hand in hand; there are a plethora of luxury camping options in and around this part of California's Wine Country. Try a tree house surrounded by Redwoods or a riverfront cabin, each with its own private hot tub.

If you're trying to organize a Sonoma Valley excursion for a group, this luxury bunkhouse on a ranch near the coast will more than do the trick. Oenophiles looking to glamp with their furry companion will be thrilled to book this pet-friendly rental for four.

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Our personal favorite, however, is an impeccably designed and styled luxury cabin (that's also pet-friendly!). It's expansive patio and deck areas make for a great place to gather your whole glamping group and share a recently-purchased bottle of wine or two as the sun sets.

For more information on where to stay in Wine Country, check out our post on the Top 10 Wine Country Escapes and Glamping Hub's page dedicated to all things Wine Country.