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Events in Napa in September 2022: Harvest, Release, & More Wine Tasting Parties

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: August 4, 2022

Events in Napa in September 2022 include the Taste of Mount Veeder, the Carnivus Maximus at Crocker & Star, and Harvest Part at Inglenook. You will also find several other fun activities at wineries all around the valley.

If you are looking for some fun things to do at night, make sure to check out the shows at both the Blue Note and the Uptown Theatre. Read on for what's happening this September in Napa Valley.

Events in Napa in September

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Saturday in the Park

Date: 9/10

This year, Napa celebrates its 175th anniversary since its founding by Nathan Coombs in 1847. In honor of this momentous year, the city is inviting the public to come together for a Saturday in the Park.

This is one of the most family-friendly events in Napa in September, where everyone will get to enjoy good food and good music. For the adults, of course, there will be beer and wine. 

You'll also have the chance to play old-school games like three-legged races, apple bobbing, and hula-hoop contests. Head over to Oxbow Commons between 12 and 6 pm for the fun.

Calistoga Harvest Table

Date: 9/11

Another one of the tasty wine and food events in Napa in September is the Calistoga Harvest Table, celebrating the plentiful harvest season with 13 local restaurants and 44 wineries.

To get a seat at the 1,000 feet of tables set out in the middle of downtown, make sure to buy your tickets with anticipation, as this event may very well sell out.

The drinks start flowing at 4:30 pm and dinner is served at 6pm for this sophisticated Sunday evening event.

PGA Tour, Fortinet Championship

Dates: 9/14 - 9/18

The Fortinet Championship golf tournament will be held once again on the pristine PGA courses at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

Your golf event ticket also gets you admission into the after-golf concerts, Food and Wine Pavilion, Beers fore Birdies happy hour, Spirits Lounge, and Brew Loft.

In previous years, performers included such well-known artists as Third Eye Blind, X Ambassadors, and Charles Kelley.

>> Details about these sports events in Napa in September

Harvest Dinner

Date: 9/24

Head on over to Saint Helena for the annual Harvest Dinner, a friendly outdoor community gathering at the Bale Grist Mill. This park has great historical significance, as the mill is older than the city itself, and helped to sustain the pioneers who set up the town's first church. 

This wholesome tradition is a lantern-lit dinner event, complete with checkered tablecloths and the huge restored (and still functioning!) waterwheel of the mill as the scenic backdrop. 

In addition to good food and conversation, there will be a live auction. 

Napa Hotels Deals this September

Are you planning to stay a night or two as you enjoy these events in Napa in September? If so, you will find some great deals on places to stay throughout the valley. Click the links below to look for the best deals today!

TripAdvisor: What's the #1 hotel in the Napa Valley? Read reviews & find hotel deals on TripAdvisor!

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VRBO: Another great lodging option is VRBO. You can stay at a local's house, apartment, or even just rent a room. It's a great way to feel more like a local while visiting. Find a great place to stay on VRBO.

Uptown Theatre in Napa

Some of the best nighttime events in Napa in September are at the Uptown Theatre.

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in September

The following calendar of events in Napa in September are winery tasting events. You will find that most are on the weekend, so I've organized them for you in that way.

Most require that you purchase a ticket for entry for tasting, food, and live entertainment.

Benessere Vineyards (9/4): Winemaker Guided Library Tasting, seated educational tasting with their winemaker Matt Reid

Beringer (9/24 & 9/25): 2019 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Release Event, release of their flagship wine with a two day celebration

Conn Creek Winery (9/25): 2022 Great Grape Stomp, two sessions at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, stomp grapes to help with harvest

Crocker & Starr: Carnivus Maximus (TBD), large annual celebration the day before Labor Day, a party with food, games, and wine tasting, 12pm to 4pm

Ehlers Estate: Harvest Party (9/17)

Inglenook Vineyard: Harvest Party - Rubicon Release (9/3), wine release and harvest party starts at 6 pm until 10 pm

Merryvale Winery: Annual Harvest Party (9/25), enjoy light bites as you listen to live music and drink both Starmont and Merryvale wines, from 3 pm to 5 pm

Pine Ridge Vineyards: Stages in September (9/24), celebrate harvest and enjoy their newly released Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Biale Vineyards: Fall Release Party (9/17)

Silverado Vineyards: World Wine Guys Cooking Demo (9/8)

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: Experience Harvest at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (9/24), learn about this year's harvest with the winemaker Marcus Notaro, eat lunch outside paired with wines

Staglin Family Vineyard (9/10): Staglin Music Festival for Brain Health, help raise money as you enjoy wine, food, and entertainment

Trefethen: Hands-On Harvest (9/24)

V. Sattui Winery: Harvest Ball (9/17), with live music, food, and wine, and dancing.

Taste of Mount Veeder

Date: 9/18

Spend the day sampling wines from 30+ Mount Veeder wineries in Napa Valley.

This annual event features wines from world class wineries such as the Hess Collection and others. Some of the wineries that participate in this event are not open to the public, so it's an excellent opportunity to try something new! 

The event runs from 12 pm to 3 pm on Sunday, September 26. It takes place at The Hess Collection Winery at 4411 Redwood Road. 

>> Find tickets for this event

Napa Valley Wine Deals

Make sure to check out some top wine deals through Groupon as you enjoy these events in Napa in September.

Vintage Sweet Shoppe: Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two or Four at Vintage Sweet Shoppe (Up to 44% Off), check for availability

Envy Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take Home Bottle of Wine (Up to 50% Off), check for availability

*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

Concerts & Shows at the Blue Note

Top evening events in Napa in September include shows at the Blue Note. This live jazz club in the the heart of the city of Napa. Set inside the historic Napa Valley Opera House, this place offers a lively yet relaxing evening on the town.

>> Find tickets for these and other top shows at the Blue Note on Ticketmaster

Napa Events in September: Wine Tasting, Festivals, Music, and More

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