Bust out the sparkling wine and confetti poppers - New Year’s Eve in the Napa Valley is a cause for celebration. From casino nights to a Gatsby-themed soirée, we’ve gathered a list of the best prix fixe dinners, dance parties, and champagne toasts happening on New Year’s Eve. Here are our favorite events to say goodbye to the old, and usher in the new.
Begin your New Year's festivities with an event at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia, one of the world’s premier culinary institutions, located right in downtown Napa. Pop! A Sparkling Wine Celebration features an eclectic selection of champagnes and sparkling wines paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres from CIA chefs. Sample and stock up on your favorite bubbly beverages while enjoying live music all night long. Take your wine knowledge to the next level with their Bubbles for Every Occasion course, where you’ll talk about tasting, buying, serving, and pairing sparkling wine. Compare wines from many price points and styles to find your favorites for any occasion.
Stop by the JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre for their annual New Year’s Eve Spirit Ball: A Wild and Brilliant Masquerade of Love, Live Music, and Light. See the Bay Area’s hottest bands, dancers, aerialists, comedians, magicians and more. A few minutes away, Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar in downtown throws a party spanning three floors with live music, casino games, food stations, passed hor d’oeuvres, and flowing champagne.
The upper valley has some parties of their own. Castello di Amorosa winery in Calistoga throws their annual Casino Royale formal bash with card and dice games, a plated dinner, dancing, and a toast to the new year with a glass of Spumante at midnight. Keep it casual at The Saint Wine Bar in downtown St. Helena. Their Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve party features wine, dancing, cocktails, live music, and a bottle of Michel Gonet Brut Champagne. A few miles away, Two Birds/One Stone restaurant raises a glass to 2019 with live music, buffet bites, party favors, and a midnight balloon drop.
The Napa Valley Wine Train is hosting a dinner ride with delicious appetizers, a gourmet 4-course meal, bubbly, and a rail trip aboard the historic train. Skip the sparkling wine and visit downtown’s newest brewery. Stone Brewing Napa is hosting a craft beer pairing dinner. The three-course pre-fixe dinner also features live music and a complimentary midnight toast for all. Acacia House and Alba Restaurant are also preparing some prime multi-course feasts.
Blue Note Napa always throws exceptional shows come New Year’s Eve. This year, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G takes the stage for an intimate evening of world class music, fine Napa Valley wines, and a wine country inspired menu. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve market menu prepared by Chef Quentin Garcia in this historic downtown jazz club.
Opt for a comfortable night in with the Napa Winery Inn, only minutes from all the action on New Year’s Eve. The Napa Winery Inn provides comfortable guest rooms and unparalleled guest services at an affordable price point. Spend the night enjoying a hosted wine tasting reception, take a walk to one of the many dining options only steps from the hotel, and wake up to a delicious complimentary wine country breakfast.
Napa Winery Inn is thrilled to have been selected as one of Conde Nast’s award-winning hotels for 2018. We believe in providing affordable and comfortable accommodations for all of our guests, so that you may enjoy more of what the Napa Valley has to offer, no matter your budget. See why more people are choosing Napa Winery Inn as their home base on their wine country vacation.
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