Enjoy the Whimsical Crush Season in Calistoga

The California harvest season is a whimsical experience when staying in Calistoga. Known for its hot springs and world-class wine, this northern Napa Valley town adds another dimension to the wine country.

calistoga-chamber-calistoga-crush-season.jpgThe natural beauty of this perfectly preserved town, named a "Distinctive Destination" by the Trust for Historic Preservation, maintains the intimate nature of yesteryear. During the harvest, from mid-August to October, the vineyards of Calistoga transform from a luscious landscape to a buzzing dance filled with the vivacious movement of the ripened grapes. The ambiance is breathtaking as the season's colors come to life with vibrant hues of tangerine and copper, and the sweet scents of the soft fruity notes from harvest's crush fill the air.

With an all-embracing personality, this spirited community offers a one-of -a- kind experience.  Many local Calistoga wineries host special events featuring the finest of the season's harvest.  Tasting rooms offer opportunities to sample the freshly picked grapes as they make their way to be transformed into the red and white elixir of the appellation. Production tours during the harvest offer a sneak peek into the winemaker's world as they feature the season's crush - the ultimate time to experience the most exciting process of crafting fine collections of decadent wines in Napa Valley.
In addition the harvest's festivities, guests can experience the warm and genuine vibe of the community. A variety of attractions, offers every visitor the best accommodations to choose from to compliment their individual needs. Whether you are looking for a rejuvenating spa experience in one of the naturally heated geothermal pools, to soar above the Valley in an invigorating hot air balloon, or to experience an unforgettable wine tasting adventure, Calistoga offers something for everyone.

With so much going on during the vibrant harvest season, it is highly encouraged to make reservations to fully experience the harvest first hand. Here are some Napa Valley wineries to keep in mind:

Coupled with the spirited setting and a level of hospitality that fits the personality of every guest, each stay is unique and intimate. Calistoga is a perfect place to "Make Napa Valley Yours".

For more information about Calistoga, Hot Springs, Where-to-Stay, please visit the Calistoga Visitor's Center website at www.visitcalistoga.com or contact the Center via phone at (707) 942.6333 or TOLL FREE 1 (866) 306.5588.