Just to be clear — there’s always something going on in wine country. Yes, the official “wine season” in the August to October period is the very best time to visit. But there are other moments on the calendar to take a look at. Spring’s vines may be bare, and the weather wetter and colder, but warm hearths are fired up for great food festivals.
Summer can get hot and crowded, but music festivals attract fun-seekers of all stripes. And while winter may feel bare, the truth is that the crowds are gone and tasting rooms are more mellow and relaxed. Regardless of when you go, bottles will be ready for uncorking, fine tastings, and good times with friends old and new alike.