Napa and Sonoma October Harvest Events

vintage drawing of a harvest eventOctober in Napa and Sonoma Valley, during harvest events, is perhaps the most beautiful time of year to be in wine country.  The grape vines have some of the most striking fall colors anywhere, as each varietal turns a different hue. With the changing pools of autumn gold and rust colored leaves,  the warm air and wine crush in full swing, Napa and Sonoma Valley are buzzing with fall excitement. The tapestry of color that adorns the Napa Valley in autumn, and the famous crush, make this a gorgeous scene not to be missed.

Harvest events for all ages

Napa and Sonoma harvest is dependent on summer weather and the sugar content of the grapes themselves. It generally begins in August with the lighter grapes such as Chardonnay, and ends in late September or October with the darker grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa harvest in October is also a great time to visit Napa Valley with children because of the variety of family-friendly harvest events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of the crush or take a leisurely tour of the valley’s estates, we invite you to experience a few of our favorite wine country harvest events:

The Harvest Fair

Voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County in 2015, The Harvest Fair marks its 42nd year of showcasing our county’s world-class wine harvest, award-winning beer and abundance of culinary discoveries. The event offers a complete farm to table experience, and features incredible menu pairings, locally crafted beers and cider. The Grand Tasting Ticket offers highlights such as educational demonstrations, a cooking competition, expanded interactive tastings, World Championship Grape Stomp and The Wine Country Marketplace, where you can purchase locally procured jewelry, clothing, luxury soaps and olive oil.

1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa

Fri Sep 30, 2016 (4 PM – 9 PM)

Sat Oct 1, 2016 (10:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

Sun Oct 2, 2016 (10:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

Harvest Festival at Landmark Vineyards

Experience true Sonoma wine country living as a horse drawn carriage takes you on a ride through the vineyards. Delicious food, bocce ball, live music, and fabulous wine make this highly anticipated event not to be missed!

101 Adobe Canyon Road, Sonoma

Sat Oct 1, 2016  (11 AM -2 PM)

The St. Helena Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival has been St. Helena’s most-beloved Fall event for 30 years. The festival features live music, a kids carnival, a wine lounge, a food alley, and an array of arts and crafts, a Fun Run, Pet Parade, and ends with the Harvest Festival itself.

Oak Avenue, St. Helena

Oct 15, 2016 (11 AM – 4 PM)

Cornerstone Cellars Harvest party

Enjoy a perfect afternoon in Yountville as you celebrate with  gourmet wood fired pizza’s cooked on a classic 1946 International harvester, paired with the Cornerstone wines and live music.

6505 Washington St, Yountville

Sun Oct 23, 2016 (2 PM – 5PM)


There’s nothing like experiencing harvest events in Napa and Sonoma counties as a local. If you’re considering making that happen, contact us. We’d love to have you as a neighbor, and to help you find the perfect home or home away from home right here in California’s beautiful Wine Country.