It’s that time of year again. The time when eggs are hard-boiled, dipped in dye, and stored until they’re ready to be hidden for an Easter Egg Hunt. Plastic, colored, eggs are filled with sweet surprises and images of bunnies and chicks in bright pastel colors dominate storefronts. For those interested in celebrating Easter Sunday with Napa Valley food and wine, Napa Wine Tours has a few ideas for you.
Napa Valley Wineries Open Easter Sunday
With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley, Napa Wine Tours has discovered a list of approximately 50 wineries that will be open on Easter Sunday.
Castello di Amorosa
This landmark, Napa Valley winery will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for tours and tastings. Call ahead to make your reservation to enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure in the castle while tasting their Italian-style wines.
Chimney Rock Winery
Outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon wines await at Chimney Rock’s beautiful estate. Other wines to sample include Cabernet Franc, Fume Blanc, Rose of Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Gris. The talents of Winemaker and General Manager Elizabeth Vianna and her team results in wines that truly reflect the Stags Leap District where Chimney Rock’s grapes are grown. Visit from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Del Dotto Vineyards
Both of Del Dotto’s locations in St. Helena and Napa will be open on Easter Sunday also from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reserve your spots for an adventure that includes tasting Del Dotto wines straight from the barrel and enjoying sips paired with charcuterie and chocolate.
Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday, Domaine Carneros offers public and private tours and tastings. Enjoy table service and choose bites to pair with Domaine Carneros sparkling wines and Pinot Noir from their extensive menu.
William Hill Estate Winery
This winery features amazing wines and panoramic views of their surrounding vineyards. Open by appointment from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., William Hill is one of Napa Valley’s must-see wineries.
Napa Valley Restaurants Offering Special Easter Sunday Menus
Wine Country cuisine in Napa Valley has become just as renowned as Napa Valley wine. Here are a few critically acclaimed Napa Valley restaurants presenting specially created menus in celebration of Easter.
Etoile at Domaine Chandon
The five course tasting menu at Etoile offers the flexibility for an la carte menu, adding Domaine Chandon wine pairings to four of the courses, and a children’s menu. Suggested wine pairings include Chandon Blanc de Noirs, Domaine Chandon Chardonnay Carneros 2010, Etoile Brut, and Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir Carneros 2010.
FARM at Carneros Inn
The Easter celebration at FARM includes a Family Style Easter Brunch, Easter Egg Hunts, and appearances from the Easter Bunny for brunch guests. The menu includes rack of lamb, Eggs Benedict, and much more.
The Pear Southern Bistro
The three course brunch menu at The Pear makes for some difficult, yet delicious, decisions. For the first course, guests choose between a Spring Pea Soup, a salad with organic greens topped with berries and warm French Brie, and house-made duck rillettes. The five entree choices include something sweet such as Bananas Foster Waffle, something traditional like Spring Eggs Benedict, something different including a Crawfish Roll, and more. For dessert, choose between carrot cake, strawberry rhubarb crisp with vanilla ice cream, and flourless chocolate truffle cake.
No matter where you go, or what you do, contact Napa Wine Tours for a safe and relaxing adventure in Napa Valley for this special holiday.