If you’re fortunate enough to own a piece of Napa Valley real estate, then you know that spring is truly a beautiful time of year in the valley. The hills surrounding Napa Valley are a bright emerald green this year, thanks to an especially rainy winter! Restaurants are opening their patios for outdoor dining and several food, wine and music festivals are underway to celebrate what Napa Valley is famous for.
Our wet winter delivered higher than usual average rainfall filling the reservoirs and kick starting the vineyard growing cycle. The first buds opening on vines were reported mid-March from Carneros north to St. Helena. Caleb Mosley, senior viticulturist with Michael Wolf Vineyard Services said: “With the amount of water that’s in the root zone currently, what you end up seeing is a very even push of bud break … which is a really good thing because bud break dictates how the vine is going to continue growing throughout the year.”
With the vineyards springing to life, outdoor dining in Napa Valley is truly a special treat and one of the many luxuries we enjoy in Napa Valley – especially given that we have so many highly acclaimed chefs. For a truly unforgettable experience, enjoy a wonderful meal and breathtaking, panoramic views on the wraparound deck of Auberge du Soleil. This five-star resort is home to a fine dining restaurant with 11 consecutive Michelin Stars. The Mediterranean-inspired menu is complemented by one of the most extensive wine cellars in Napa Valley.
Spring in Napa Valley includes several festivals celebrating food, wine and music. Upcoming events in April include HALL St. Helena’s Cabernet Cookoff, downtown Napa’s Culinary Crawl, and the Calistoga Food & Wine Festival at the stunning Solage resort. In May, the BottleRock music festival kicks off with an exciting line-up that includes the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Maroon 5.
Napa Valley is famous throughout the world due to our outstanding wines, highly coveted vineyards, and award-winning restaurants and resorts. People who invest in Napa Valley real estate typically don’t come here to buy a home, they come here to buy a lifestyle. Our Mediterranean climate provides us with beautiful spring weather – warm enough to sit outdoors to enjoy stunning vineyard views with a glass of wine, paired with the perfect meal, usually prepared farm to table. If you’ve never seen Napa Valley in the spring I know you will love being here during this gorgeous time of year.
If you’re interested in Napa Valley real estate, I have access to some extraordinary wineries, vineyards, estates and homes that are not on the open market and would be delighted to help you find your dream wine country property. You can reach me at 707-738-4820 or [email protected].