Last year, Napa Valley suffered through three fires that destroyed hundreds of homes.
While most wineries and vineyards were unharmed, many tourists stayed away. For a community that relies so much on tourism, it was quite a blow.
A year later, the community wants travelers to know that they are open for business. And what better way to show that than to start harvesting those grapes.
September is the peak of the harvest season, with many harvest parties, brunches, lunches, dinners, and balls taking place throughout the month.
Already, major vineyards such as Duckhorn Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa, Judd’s Hill, and Monticello Vineyards have sent their fruit into the crush phase, according to Visit Napa Valley.
Napa has more than wine harvesting going on though.
More lodging is also being built, such as the new 145-room Vista Collina Resort, a Meritage Collection property. Covering nine acres, it has nine tasting rooms from local wineries and breweries, an artisanal market, and a lawn for picnics, plays and private concerts.