Packing for a Weekend in Napa Valley : What to Wear in Wine Country For Every Season

So you’ve finally booked your trip to visit California’s Napa Valley or Sonoma County, and you can already picture yourself sipping Cabernet in the vineyards, surrounded by gorgeous grape vines and rolling hillsides… but the big question is WHAT DO YOU PACK?! California is one of the most beautiful places on the planet – and NAPA is a whole other level – it’s gorgeous, and you’re going to want to pack some outfits that will match the iconic vibe.

I grew up about an hour from Napa Valley and Sonoma, so over the years I’ve definitely come to understand all of the different Napa styles and seasons, and what goes into the perfect ‘wine country casual’ outfit, anytime of year. So whether you’re heading to Napa for a bachelorette party, a girls’ weekend, a romantic getaway, or a honeymoon, here is my Ultimate Napa Packing Guide of everything you’ll need in wine country.

Average temperature in Napa Valley By Season

Summer: 81°F
Winter: 59°F
Fall: 76°F
Spring: 70°F

What to Pack for a Summer Weekend in Napa:

Summer in Napa. Are there three better words in the English language!? Napa’s high season is Summertime- and for good reason. It’s GORGEOUS in Napa in the Summer, the vines are blooming, the skies are blue, and the weather is usually hot-hot-hot.

My general Napa weekend packing list is: A wine tasting outfit for each day you’re there, a nighttime dinner outfit to change into after tasting, shoes to go with each outfit, a workout outfit if you plan on exercising, and a travel outfit for the way there/back to Napa. Here’s what I love to wear in the Summertime.

What to wear in Napa in the Summer:

It generally stays hot in Napa from about May through late October, meaning it’s a perfect excuse to keep wearing your summer clothes into fall and during harvest season in Napa.

Click on the products below to shop my favorite summer Napa outfits:

What I wore this past weekend in Napa:

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Liya Top in El Marsa Floral Print

Hat Attack Avalon Sunhat in Natural & Black


Rails Georgie Romper in Sorrento Wash L*SPACE Santorini Dress in Rose Quartz

LPA Alyssa Dress in Tan

Ready to Bloom Ivory Floral Print Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress

Pompadour Nikita DressPompadour Nikita Dress

This dress is perfect for any season – spring summer or fall in Napa!

 juliet dunn High Waist Short in White View from the Meadow Cream Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder Dress

PISTOLA Parker Short Romper in Ecru MAJORELLE Tumbleweed Dress in Baby Blue

Rails Amaya Dress in Light VintageKaanas Tenerife Sandal in Natural

Cult Gaia Lani Earring in Natural 

Sundress Lea Dress in Pool Sundress Adela Dress in Dubai Banana

Tularosa Brier Embroidered Dress in White

MISA Los Angeles Becca Dress in Casablanca Blu ShellBB Dakota Been So Long Dress in True Teal

 juliet dunn V Neck Maxi Dress in Pastel Pink

 Show Me Your Mumu Emery Jumpsuit in French Blue AGOLDE 90's Pinch Waist in Porcelain RAYE Gable Wedge in Natural

    It's a Perfect Pick Navy Blue Floral Print Cutout Maxi Dress

Line & Dot Jenna Top in Sky Blue

 FAITHFULL THE BRAND Eldora Mini Dress in Bendita Floral Print



The absolute best jean shorts 


MAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby BlueLine & Dot Lora Dress in White  



 .  Rails Cassia Dress in Ivy Stripe   

What to wear in Napa in the Fall:

Harvest season in Napa Valley is such a beautiful time to be there – and Fall Napa outfits are just the best. The weather in the early Fall in Napa is some of the best of the entire year (September and October are harvest season and just GORGEOUS in the Valley) but the air is a tad bit cooler than the Summer, so you can bet you can break out your boots, you just might not need those jackets yet. 

Hansen + Gretel Zola Top in Sunshine Floral

Rails Ellis Gauze Button Down in White RAYE x House Of Harlow 1960 Doute Boot in Taupe Brown

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Catrina Mini Dress in Plain Black


        ALOHAS West Cape Boot in Croco Brown

LPA Baina Jumpsuit in Brown

BLANKNYC Suede Snap Skirt in Ginger Up

ASTR the Label Dita Dress in Black

superdown Priscilla Ribbed Top in White 

Rails Jaro Coat in Blue Buffalo Check

AFRM Royce Blazer Dress in Leopard Print


Hudson Jeans Barbara High Waist Bootcut in Tobacco Brown Coat


These are legitimately the best black skinny jeans in the game, y’all. They are SO slimming, and so comfy. I love them.

If it’s a warmer Fall day (or harvest season), I love these outfits!

Show Me Your Mumu Viola Mini Dress in Black

Joie Emera Sweater in Porcelain

Free People Frankie Maxi Dress in Brown Combo

SWF Halter Dress in Equilibrium ACACIA Bonnie Cotton Dress in Clove


What to wear in Napa in the Winter:

Winter in Napa is cozy, chilly, and super romantic. Napa is one of the few places in the world I can say I love just as much when it’s pouring down rain in the winter as I do when it’s 85 and sunny in the Summer.

Winter can get chilly and occasionally rainy, but it never snows in Napa. So break out those over-the-knee-boots, adorable sweaters and coats, and a great winter hat to protect your hair from any potential rain.

Shop the look: this cardigan, thermal bodysuit, faux leather skirt, and over-the-knee suede boots.

ASTR the Label Lorrie Sweater in Hazelnut Marl LAMARQUE x REVOLVE Aricia Skirt in Beige


Lovers and Friends Zanele Mini Skirt in Oatmeal

Essentiel Antwerp Aprincess Cardigan in Off White Captain's Blog Tan Double-Breasted Coat

Camila Coelho Danielle Leather Mini Skirt in Brown


Free People X REVOLVE Turnt Bodysuit in Honey Ginger

Commando Ballet Shortsleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit in Black

1. STATE Turtleneck Cold Shoulder Sweater in Rich Black

MAJORELLE Tatiana Faux Fur Coat in Arctic Fox

TORAL Petra Boot in Cognac

AFRM Skye Dress in Marled Port Royale

RAYE River Boot in Dark Tan

Hansen + Gretel Cupid Dress in Polka Dot

A cute dress like this polka dot one with a classic black coat would be a great winter in Napa outfit!

LAMARQUE Malva Coat in Black

n:philanthropy Electric Jacket in Black Cat Schutz S-Heires Boot in Black 


ASTR the Label Lorrie Sweater in Hazelnut Marl


A.L.C. Desi Sweater in BlackNine West Women's Alaine Suede Over-The-Knee Boot, Black, 7.5 M US

I love this sweater, these over-the-knee boots, and this black felt hat from Nordstrom – the perfect winter hat in Napa to shield you from any potential rain while looking super chic.

Lola Cruz Pointed Toe Bootie in Camel


What to wear in Napa in the Spring:

If you’re planning a trip to Napa this Spring, you’re in luck – Springtime in Napa might be my favorite season of all – it’s warm, but not too hot, and you can get really creative with your Spring Napa outfits. It’s also Mustard season in February/March which is just GORGEOUS – it’s when all the mustard seed flowers bloom over the vineyards, it’s like a yellow version of the Lavender Fields in France. In the Spring, you’ll definitely need to check the weather report since the weather can vary so much (it can be rainy and cold or sunny and Summer-like! Just depends on the day).

Click on the products below to shop my favorite Spring Napa outfits:


Cleobella Osaka Romper in Neutral Muddye Cleobella Ferris Mini Dress in Tile Print



Cleobella Harlow Ankle Dress in Lemon

Rails Sophia Romper in Blue Daisies

     Clare V. Alice Tote in Natural


What else should I bring with me for my trip to Napa?

I’m a big fan of bringing a wine carrier to tote around my new bottles that I buy while I’m in wine country (did you know you should NEVER leave your wine in the car? Especially in the Napa heat in the Summer!)

Pinch Provisions Road Trip Kit

this one’s more expensive but I’m obsessed with the fact that it looks like a purse but is a cooler bag! Great for packing snacks or sticking a bottle or two in.

And, if you’re planning on bringing any wine home with you in your suitcase – you’re definitely going to want to stock up on these! I use them all the time for packing wine for travel in my suitcase, and they are AMAZING!

Another thing I always have with me in my purse is my Wine Wipes – these keep your teeth from getting stained from red wines and keep them nice and white even after a full day of wine tasting! I’m obsessed.

I like to pack a cooler if we’re driving from winery to winery full of some water and snacks so I don’t get too hungry when bouncing from winery to winery (and lots of ice-cold La Croix).

Some wineries will have great cheeses and crackers or breadsticks, but let’s face it, when you’re starting drinking Cab Sauv at 10 am, that is just not enough. Here are some of my go-to wine tasting snacks that fit right in my purse (and are usually the same snacks I bring on planes!)

This almond butter is so good, so healthy, and so easy to throw in your purse, I buy it by the case! My favorite flavor is “vanilla almond butter!”

Oh Snap Fresh Dill Pickle Snacking Cuts, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Thank you, snack Gods, for creating these pickle bites. They are SO good, and so addicting. Perfect snack for a day of wine tasting.


These chips are THE BEST. OMG.

And make sure you stop for lunch at one of my Top Places to Eat in Napa Valley!



Have a blast in Napa, and let me know how it goes in the comments!!

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