October is the perfect time to visit Yountville and the Napa Valley. Harvest is in full swing, the leaves are changing and harvest parties are around every corner! Scroll down to learn about some of the fun events happening during the month of October.

Sip & Snack Happy Hour

Domaine Chandon
Every Friday
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Fridays with Chandon! Join Chandon every Friday for Happy Hour from 3-5 pm in the Lounge and Patio. Enjoy the wines by the glass and exclusive menu of small bites and oysters. Plus, make your own Sparkling cocktail with the DIY garnish bar. Just stop by to say, “Cheers to the weekend!” No reservation required.

STOMP Party at Bell Wine Cellars

Bell Wine Cellars
Saturday,October 6
1:00 p.m.

This is the party we all love, an event featuring great food, great wine and the opportunity to relive the favorite “I Love Lucy” show. The STOMP competition gets every team into the grapes,  with the winners taking home both a bottle and the bragging rights. Take over the patio, enjoy the fragrance of lunch being prepared onsite, play a little bocce, and don’t miss the chance to get in the barrel with your teammates cheering you on!

V. Sattui
Saturday, October 6
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Experience harvest during one of the most exciting times of year in the Napa Valley & step behind-the-scenes of a working winery! BIG open house, old-fashioned grape stomp, meet V.Sattui’s growers and winemakers, live music, menu of foods from the live-fire Tuscan grill and wood-fired pizza ovens, and taste over 45 wines! Location: V. Sattui Winery Production-Fermentation Floor, Crush Pad, Underground Cellars & Caves, Vittorio’s Vineyard, Vittorio Room & Tasting Room. This is a members-only party. Not currently a Member? Become a Member!

Jessup Cellars
Saturday, October 13
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Jessup Cellars invite you to join them for the fifth annual ‘Art House Sessions’ 2018 season. Set in the Tasting Gallery, the intimate summer music series features the absolute best in emerging singer-songwriters sharing their stories through song and conversation. You don’t want to miss the last one of the season!

CIA at Copia
Saturday, October 13
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ready for some revelry? Join CIA at Copia on Saturday, October 13 for Oktoberfest! During this rousing festival, CIA at Copia will be slinging traditional German fare accompanied by cold beer and other delicious beverages. Did we mention there will be a live oom-pah band courtesy of The Bavarian Continentals? So don your dirndls and lederhosen and head to CIA at Copia to celebrate the end of harvest—oom-pah style—in Napa Valley!

Merryvale Vineyards
Saturday, October 13
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the most bountiful of seasons in the historic Cask Room at Merryvale Vineyards with a three-course dinner hosted by Proprietors René and Laurence Schlatter. 2018 marks the 35th Anniversary of the founding of Merryvale Vineyards and they will commemorate this occasion with the opening of a 3L bottle of 1983 Profile – one of only two remaining from the inaugural release. Dinner by Park Avenue Catering will be paired with a selection of wines highlighting the season. Bring your dancing shoes for the Get Lucky Band, an 80s Tribute band, that will have you out on the dance floor, and join Merryvale for this very special evening. $225 per person; $195 for club members (up to four tickets).

Clif Family
Sunday, October 14
8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In partnership with Clif Family, Eagle Cycling Club leads one Sunday ride per month between April and October that begins and ends at the Clif Family Winery in St Helena. All rides meet at 8:45am and roll promptly at 9:00am. Helmets are required. All riders are required to sign a liability waiver. Leaving the winery, you will take Charter Oak and Pope St to the Silverado Trail, turn left and head north, turn right on Crystal Springs Rd, left on Sanitarium Rd, left on Deer Park Rd, continue onto Howell Mountain Rd through Angwin, and descend into Pope Valley for a regroup at the Pope Valley Store. From there you will head south on Pope Valley Rd, continue on Pope Valley/Chiles Valley Rd, turn left on Lower Chiles Valley Rd, right on Sage Canyon Rd (Hwy 128) and descend on Hwy 128 to the Silverado Trail. From there, turn right and head north to Pope Street and turn left for the return to the Clif Family Winery. This ride is about 39 miles and includes about 3,300 feet of climbing. For more information contact Doug Pettie at 415-747-6965.

Lincoln Theater
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 p.m.

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. So who’s better? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down – a musical ‘showdown’ if you will – on October 16 at The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show.

Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the county’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion.

CIA at Copia
Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join legendary beer brewing master and scientist Dr. Charles Bamforth, Ph.D., at CIA at Copia as he takes you on a journey to discover the rich diversity of beer! During the first session of this four-part series, Dr. Bamforth will explain how beer is made and the importance of different malts, hops, water, and yeast. He’ll cover proper pouring technique, temperature, and storage tips, as well special terms to describe beer’s aroma and taste. Samples included! Cost: $35

Yountville Community Center
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The journey continues with this 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run, Silent Auction & Celebration. Crush 2018 is especially meaningful, as we realize a long-awaited goal. Please join as Sisters Crush Breast Cancer becomes Crush Cancer Napa Valley.

7:30 a.m. Check-in and same-day registration

9:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run starts

9:30 a.m. Post-5K Silent Auction & Celebration

1:00 p.m. Auction bidding last call

1:30 p.m. Event ends – winning bidders collect auction lot(s)

Harvest Party at Black Stallion

Black Stallion Winery
Saturday, October 20, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the ending of the 2018 harvest at Black Stallion Estate Winery. Enjoy the ending of harvest with their award winning wines, food and games. Prices: Public- $55.00 per person Napa Neighbors- $50.00 per person Wine Club Members- $40.00 per person All information may be subject to change. For more information, please email.

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Saturday, October 27
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Trefethen for the annual Halloween Bash! Spooktacular wines for tasting. Do the monster mash (tunes provided by a local DJ). Tour the “spirited” creepy old winery. Get in the spirit and into a costume…..If you dare! Frightfully good snacks. Bone-chilling fun and more! $40 per person for wine club members (limit 4 at this price)/$55 general admission (Event is for guests over the age of 21).