Napa Valley's Seasons

Winter is a great time to visit California Wine Country. The crowds and traffic that are prevalent throughout the summer and fall are gone, making for leisurely dining and un-crowded wine tasting. The guestrooms at Milliken Creek Inn & Spa were designed for guests to enjoy being indoors... soaking in our spa tubs and reading by the fire. Our "Soothing Stones" spa treatment is another great way to heat up the winter. The cooler weather inspires our local chefs to cook heartier foods, making it the best time to drink the great red wines from our region.  And since Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wines in the Napa Valley, it’s really more appropriate to call this ‘Cabernet Season.’ 

Spring announces itself in the valley with a dazzling display of mustard fields as far as one can see. The weather’s warming trends beckon and crowds are still down - this is the locals' choice as the best time of year to visit. Spring also draws some of the biggest names in rock music to Bottlerock Napa Valley, a great blend of music, food, wine and beer.

Summer is busy, so book everything early. It virtually never rains and is a delightful 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the afternoon and 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. The vines are ripening and the valley is jumping. Outside massages in our riverside tent are very popular and should be booked in advance.

Fall is what is known as the "Crush." The valley is at its peak season. Starting in August through October, the wineries are picking grapes and this is the season to visit if you want to see the Napa Valley in action. Flavor! Napa Valley is the highly anticipated food festival celebrating all things culinary.