January is the middle of Cabernet season in Napa Valley, a great time to visit, when the crowds are thinned and there’s plenty of Cabernet Sauvignon to drink. Planning your itinerary? Here are the activities you’ll want to include, many with special savings for the month of January.
The Howell Mountain Cabernet Tasting takes place at Clif Family Winery (and if the name looks familiar, it’s because this is the same family behind those iconic energy bars). The wine-pairing experience includes delicious cuisine from the family’s own farm. It’s only available during Cabernet season and comes at $40 per guest.
Be winemaker for the day when you book the Barrel Blending Experience at Conn Creek Winery. You’ll blend any combination of the Cabernets available to create your own personalized wine, then bottle, hand cork and label it. Reservations for this special experience are required, and it’s only available 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. daily at $125 per guest.
Sattui Winery is offering special seasonal tastings all Cabernet season long, with fun themes ranging from fondue to fireside stew. The prices depend on the tasting experience you choose, from $25 to $75. You’ll want to book this weekend experience fast!
Can’t make it to Napa Valley until February? There’s still plenty to do. For example, ZD Wines celebrates its 50th anniversary starting in February, so you can book your spot at special tastings on weekends during the month. The seated tastings include current and library selections of Cabernet Sauvignon, and barrel samples.
If the first word you think of when considering Seattle is “rain,” you’re not to blame—there is plenty of rain in this most famous of Pacific Northwest cities. But there are plenty of other, more enjoyable, quintessentially Seattle experiences to be found in Washington’s largest city, and here are the top five you can pack into any visit, no matter how brief.
The Bwindi Field Tent is one of the most formidable tents for international travelers. Designed to provide safety for travelers and field researchers in remote locations, the tent provides comfort for up to three people at a time. When not used for sleeping, it can convert into a mosquito net to help cover your bed.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Start your day in Groton, Massachusetts, just a short drive outside of Boston, with a late breakfast on Main Street at Salt & Light Cafe. The casual eatery provides loads of light breakfast and lunch options, with lots of gluten-free and health-conscious menu items. A wide array of coffees and teas are available, complemented by the café’s house-made flavor shots. Pastry items and desserts are also a can’t-miss add-on to your meal.