Cabernet Season in St. Helena

From mid-fall to spring, visitors come to the Napa Valley to enjoy Cabernet Season in St. Helena. Once the grapes are harvested and the temperatures are perfectly mild, the region becomes a haven for cozy getaways, hearty fare, and of course, the world’s most spectacular wine. It’s a time when a slower, intimate atmosphere emerges, creating personal experiences and a chance to explore all the culture (and Cabernet) the valley has to offer.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the acknowledged king of red grapes in Napa Valley, accounting for 40% of the valley’s total production and 55% of the crop value. This vine is grown throughout Napa Valley and achieves a variety of expression depending on its vineyard site. Its flavors display a wide variety of black fruits, including currant, cherry and plum, and often show notes of spice from oak aging. Food pairing: When young they are best matched with robust red meat dishes such as game and braised lamb, while older Cabs are superb accompaniments to simply prepared roasts and steaks and aged cheeses.

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Cabernet Season Events:

Napa Valley Film Festival The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is the ultimate celebration of film, food, and wine, lighting up the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga at the most colorful time of year. NVFF features over 120 new independent films, studio sneak previews, and filmmaker Q&A’s in gorgeous winery venues and theaters across the Valley.

St. Helena Jingle All The Way Join the City of St. Helena and the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce as we proudly present the inaugural holiday event ‘St. Helena Jingle All the Way’ this year at Lyman Park. The event will run from December 1 – 28. Get your skating skills ready, as we bring an ice-skating rink, food trucks, music, wine, holiday parties, an appearance by Santa and more to town.

Napa Valley Restaurant Week – Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience our legendary food and wine culture January 20-27, 2019. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), guests can try out the latest culinary hot-spots or revisit old favorites all week long. Our farm-to-table practices and Michelin-Star rated restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy it all than during Restaurant Week.

Cabernet Season Specials:

Enjoy Cabernet Season at Auberge du Soleil

Two-night stay, one room category upgrade at time of booking (subject to availability)

$100 resort credit

Complimentary glass of sommelier’s selection of local Cabernet Sauvignon* with any lunch or dinner entrée served in the Bistro or Restaurant during your stay

Daily breakfast served in their Michelin Star Restaurant

Welcome bottle of Auberge du Soleil Cabernet Sauvignon upon arrival

Access to their fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles (first-come; first-served)

Subject to availability; January thru March 31, 2019; *Cabernet by the glass selections may vary daily and by outlet and meal period.

Harvest Inn 

Harvest Inn sets the stage for unforgettable memories. California contemporary living with storybook charm, the eight-acre resort offers something for everyone. Join Harvest Inn during Cabernet Season and receive:

– Up to 20% discount off our best available rate

– 2 winery tasting experiences good for 2 people at each venue

– Complimentary wine in room on arrival

– No resort fee

Terms & Conditions: Offer valid October 22nd – March 31st, 2019 and subject to availability. Offer must be booked by March 31st, 2019. Blackout dates apply. Reservations at participating wineries required.

Beringer Vineyards

Their 2015 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 99 points! To celebrate, Beringer is offering 15% off any tasting experience that includes Cabernet Sauvignon. Use code CABSEASON when reserving online.

Advanced reservations required. Offer valid for up to 8 guests per visit.

Provenance Vineyards

Mention “Cabernet Season” at the winery to receive a complimentary pour of the current vintage of Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon as a complement to your booked Provenance tasting. Hewitt, Provenance’s sister winery, is an expression of a single legendary Cabernet vineyard – comprising distinct Napa Valley history, exceptional grape quality and the skilled hands of their winemakers and vineyard stewards.

Burgess Cellars

Two-for-One Wine Tasting on the Mountainside at Burgess Cellars. At almost 1000 feet, far over the valley floor, a visit to Burgess Cellars includes a panoramic vista that offers real perspective on the Napa Valley.

Enjoy 2-1 Offer on the ‘Tasting in the Cellar’ experience. Valued at $30. The second wine tasting fee can be waived with a minimum purchase of 3 bottles. Not valid on the ‘Mountainside Tasting’ experience.


Book your stay in St. Helena during Cabernet Season!