Wine Country in Harvest Season

By Harpreet Kaur Deol

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Around September and October is the time to visit California's Wine Country, which is when harvest season occurs as temperatures drop a little and the grapes ripen to make the perfect wine. Whether looking for a weekend away with the kids or a romantic getaway with your other half, there are over 400 wineries ready and waiting for wine lovers and enthusiasts alike. The kids might not be able to try the wine, but the adults will certainly appreciate it! Read on to find out just where to stay in Wine Country this fall.

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Napa Valley is top on the list of places to stay, and this vintage caravan is a cozy place for couples to go on a relaxing retreat. There are around 14 different wineries near the accommodation, which gives glamping couples plenty of options when it comes to going on a tour, having a tasting, and even meeting and greeting the winemakers themselves. Of course, that’s not all this glamping site has to offer; there is also a hot springs spa resort not too far away, where glampers can have a romantic evening together.

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Scooting over to Sonoma Valley, you could book a stay in this upscale Japanese farmhouse, ideal for accommodating a glamping family of up to eight guests. It is the perfect place to spend a long weekend during harvest time in Wine Country, as its amenities and nearby activities feature a little something for every type of glampers.

There’s a wrap around deck for those who love to relax, there’s scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing for those who love the water, and there’s even horseback riding, tennis, and golf for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground. (Not to mention, there’s also the opportunity for adults to indulge in some wine tasting, and where better to do so than in the wine country itself?)

In the crisp evenings of a Californian Indian summer, you can all snuggle together around the fireplace, and enjoy some family bonding time with a warm cup of cocoa and some marshmallows—the kids have got to have something to drink after all!

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This inviting cottage is also in the Sonoma Valley and can accommodate up to four glampers. It's only fair to mention the Sonoma area again, because it has been rated as the number one wine destination in the U.S and its top-ranked crop is, in fact, wine grapes.

The great thing about this glamping accommodation is that it’s not all about the wine; there are plenty of other places and activities that glampers can explore. The Californian coast and the Pacific Ocean are only a 20-minute drive away, and the Redwood Regional Park is in close in proximity to the glamping site, so glampers can go for a picnic in the warm harvest afternoons.

Check out our go-to page for Wine Country getaways for more inspiration!