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:

Shop these dresses:

What I wore this past weekend in Napa:

 

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Liya Top in El Marsa Floral PrintHat Attack Avalon Sunhat in Natural & Black  

Rails Georgie Romper in Sorrento Wash L*SPACE Santorini Dress in Rose QuartzLPA Alyssa Dress in Tan

Pompadour Nikita Dress

  MAJORELLE Tumbleweed Dress in Baby BlueView from the Meadow Cream Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder DressPISTOLA Parker Short Romper in Ecru

 

Kaanas Tenerife Sandal in NaturalSundress Lea Dress in Pool

 

 

Tularosa Brier Embroidered Dress in WhiteRails Amaya Dress in Light Vintage

 

 AGOLDE 90's Pinch Waist in Porcelain

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Eldora Mini Dress in Bendita Floral PrintLine & Dot Jenna Top in Sky Blue

The absolute best jean shorts! 

 

 

MAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby Blue  

 

 

What to Wear Poolside in Wine Country:

You can wear this chic blue and white print bikini anywhere but if you look closely you can see the grapes and vines in the print!! Perfect Napa bikini for the wine lover.

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, and really feel more like summer) but the air is a tad bit cooler at night. I’d recommend a summery-but-still-works for fall outfit like the below:

 

Then, when you hit later in October through December, so you can bet you can break out your boots, you just might not need those jackets yet. I think a good rule of thumb for a Napa fall look is a summery/fall dress but add booties!

I love the look of a summery dress paired with booties and a fall jacket for this time of year – that way, you look the ‘fall’ part but you’re not too hot! 

Shop this look:

ALLSAINTS Suede Rift Biker in Tan BrownRails Ellis Gauze Button Down in White

LOVE this fall hat – it’s unisex so my husband and I both wear it! 

Michael Stars Tamara Top in Safari

LPA Baina Jumpsuit in BrownBLANKNYC Suede Snap Skirt in Ginger UpASTR the Label Dita Dress in Black

 

 Rails Jaro Coat in Blue Buffalo Checksuperdown Priscilla Ribbed Top in WhiteAFRM Royce Blazer Dress in Leopard Print

Hansen + Gretel Zola Top in Sunshine Floral

 

 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 BlackJoie Emera Sweater in PorcelainSWF Halter Dress in Equilibrium

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.

LAMARQUE x REVOLVE Aricia Skirt in BeigeASTR the Label Lorrie Sweater in Hazelnut MarlCamila Coelho Danielle Leather Mini Skirt in Brown

 

Lovers and Friends Zanele Mini Skirt in OatmealCaptain's Blog Tan Double-Breasted Coat

 

 

Free People X REVOLVE Turnt Bodysuit in Honey GingerCommando Ballet Shortsleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit in Black1. STATE Turtleneck Cold Shoulder Sweater in Rich Black

 

Essentiel Antwerp Aprincess Cardigan in Off White

TORAL Petra Boot in CognacAFRM Skye Dress in Marled Port RoyaleRAYE River Boot in Dark Tan

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

n:philanthropy Electric Jacket in Black Cat  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.

 

 

 

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:

 

These three dresses are all on sale and would be so perfect for a sunny Spring day! 

Cleobella Ferris Mini Dress in Tile Print

Rails Sophia Romper in Blue Daisies                        

         

 

These pastel sandals are so perfect for a spring day in Napa! 

 

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!)

 

These two are 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 but still looks chic!

 

Pinch Provisions Road Trip Kit

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  SOLD OUT 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.

barnana-heads-to-the-salty-snacks-aisle-with-organic-ridged-plantain-chips

These chips are THE BEST. OMG.

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



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

PS – have more questions on Napa or any other destination? Join the JETSETTERS secret facebook group to get & give travel recs to our Jetset Christina community and connect with other #JSCJetsetters!

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