Best Time of the Year to Visit the California Wine Country
The wineries are much less crowded. You won’t need to fight the crowds and the traffic, particularly in the more popular wine regions of the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. The vines are dormant, showing rows and lines of bare trellising. Watch 4 Seasons in the Vineyards
Wild mustard flowers bloom in the vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. Wildflowers begin to grow among the vineyards. It’s photo opportunity time in the wine country.
The vines awaken and begin to bud. Wine country wildflowers
are in bloom and a delight to view. Visitor season begins in earnest.
The vines are full of vegetation, and the grapes show magnificently. It is hot in most areas of the wine country and there are great expectations for the coming harvest. Many tourists travel during this time and weekend crowds be considerable.
This is harvest time in the wine country. It’s great fun to visit a winery during the harvest. The harvest time varies depending on the climate and region. This is a busy and bustling time at a winery. Beware of the crowds at this time of the year.
The vines and trees show off fall colors. This is truly the most beautiful time in wine country. It is another great photo opportunity.
This short video will show the changes in a vineyard that occur during an entire year
Winter - dormant vines
Spring - bud break
Summer - harvest time
Fall - the colors of the vines