Best Reasons to Visit a Winery in Any Season

Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Flowers Vineyard and Winery
By Megan Krigbaum Posted September 01, 2014

Winter, spring, summer or fall, any time of year is the right time to visit a winery.

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.

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