Winter, spring, summer or fall, any time of year is the right time to visit a winery.
Winter: Barren vines look like sticks during the quiet winter months, but you’ll have more chance to interact with winemakers. Look for good wine deals during the holidays.
Autumn: Wake up early during harvest to see workers bringing in grapes. On the cellar tour, check out the crush (but watch out for forklifts).
Summer: Everyone wants to see grapes on the vine in the summer, so book hotels and restaurants in advance. Ask about outdoor winery parties.
Spring: In the spring, vines are covered in bright green leaves and little buds or white flowers. Many wineries release new vintages then, so snap up a few.