Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by TrevR on December 4, 2008

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There are loads and loads of events taking place this weekend in the Napa Valley as many local businesses look to capitalize on the upcoming holidays. Here are a few we think are worth checking out if you’ll be in our neck of the woods.

As always, feel free to browse the events calendar on our community site and don’t be shy about adding your upcoming Napa Valley events either!

Saturday, December 6th

  • The new Verismo Wines Tasting Lounge will host a grand opening event at the Washington Square Center in Yountville (that’s the complex that’s home to Napa Valley Grille). What that means for you is FREE tasting of their Inaugural releases between 1pm – 6pm. Call 707-251-8028 for more information
  • While you’re at Washington Square, you might as well check out the Holiday Open House, which also runs from 1pm – 6pm and will include food provided by surprise guest chefs, wines from Verismo and Girard Winery, live jazz and pictures with Santa. There will be a raffle at 4pm that will include a Girard Winery Magnum, a Verismo Wine Lounge Gift Basket, a Napa Valley Balloon Ride for two, gas certificates and more. The event itself is free, pictures with Santa cost 2 canned food items. Call 707-224-0191 for further details

Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th

  • This weekend is also the Rutherford Wineries Passport Weekend. Numerous Rutherford wineries, including Alpha Omega, Honig, Piña Napa Valley and more, will offer exclusive barrel tastings, wine and food pairings, sales of future wines and special Passport Weekend discounts. The event, which costs $50 per person for both days or $40 per person for Sunday only, runs from 11am – 4pm. For a full list of participating wineries, go here. For more information, ring 707-302-1124


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