Our guide to the perfect romantic getaways in Wine Country
Overflowing with elegance, vintage charm, and luxury, Napa Valley is one of the most romantic places in the country. Few destinations epitomize love the way Wine Country does, and there couldn’t be a better spot to spend Valentine’s Day. From curated wine tastings and decadent meals at Michelin-starred restaurants to unforgettable experiences exploring all Wine Country has to offer, Napa Valley is the ideal place to visit and fall even more in love this year.
Few things can bottle romance the way great wine does, and we can’t imagine a more intimate place to spend Valentine’s Day than at one of Napa’s best wineries. At Cliff Lede Vineyards, the winemakers host an intimate evening including a gourmet four-course meal accompanied by the vineyards’ finest wines, including exclusive library selections, and live music all in the candlelit tank room making for the perfect atmosphere to celebrate love.
Blending Italian culture with Napa’s gorgeous surroundings, Castello di Amorosa will transport you to another part of the world for its romantic Valentine’s Day Royal Hearts Dinner. The beautifully vaulted Grand Barrel Room makes for the perfect backdrop to enjoy the live opera performances and the authentic Italian fare and wine served throughout the evening. With formal attire required and a red carpet rolled out for your arrival, elegance and romance are guaranteed to fill your Valentine’s Day at this stunning California castle.
Rather than trying to score a reservation for a standard sit-down meal, do something different this year with one of Napa’s distinctive dining experiences. Verve Napa Valley has the tools to create the perfect custom Valentine’s Day filled with food, wine, and romance. From a private winemaking lesson, followed by an exciting sabrage lesson, to a secluded walking tour through off-the-radar vineyards, which is then topped off by a sensual aphrodisiac food and wine tour, the opportunities are endless for a personalized and extraordinary day.
If you’re seeking a truly special way to mark the annual celebration of love, look no further than a flight above the clouds in a hot air balloon. Take romance to new heights with a private ride where just the two of you will enjoy breakfast before a morning flight and then a champagne toast, all while soaking in the natural beauty of Napa. Napa Valley Balloons also curates full-day experiences, where you can combine a hot air balloon ride with a wine tour and spend the most romantic day of the year swirling and sipping world-class wines from across the Valley.