In Napa December Means Holidays Tours & Tastes

Dec. 1st, 2010 | by Jim Beazley

I’m writing this on December Eve..that’s right, November 30th.

In the past I looked forward to “The Holidays” about as much as Scrooge.

This year will be different. I’m getting an early start. The family was fully involved in Napa’s Christmas Parade two days after Thanksgiving. Pheenix drove our decorated PT Cruiser as Spencer tossed out candy. (That lasted about 1 block!) Sidney manned the ’47 Packard, daughter Brooke accompanied Carol and me walking the Historic Inns of Napa banner. And Daryl took pictures.

Tonight I’ll watch the George C. Scott version of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” and drink good wine. I’ll cry and then I’ll watch Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.” That should do it.

If it doesn’t, getting ready for the 6th annual Napa B&B Holiday Tour and Taste on Saturday December 4th will slap me into the spirit. There are lights to string, a tree to build, decorations to resurrect and cookies to bake.

With 12 of Napa’s finest B&Bs en holiday regalia, we will kick off the season featuring wine from John Anthony Vineyards and Napa Cellars; tasty bites from Pearl Restaurant and Grace’s Table; and divine chocolate truffles from Anette’s Chocolate Factory. Francesca Fanelli (harp), Sonia & Lenny Murphy (guitar & vocals) will provide the carols to get the spirits flying.

If you haven’t bought tickets definitely plan for next year…because over 350 others have once again made this charity event a sellout.

So why am I telling you about an event that’s sold out? To offer hope for the rest of your Christmas. Because even if you’ve missed the Holiday Tour, there’s still LOTS of ways you can show your loved ones you care.

Take our Gift Certificates (please!) You decide the amount we issue the good news. We’ll even throw in a $50 gift card for YOU to use for your next visit.

Don’t feel THAT generous? Buy a set of our super sheets for YOURSELF! At just $150 for Queen size and $160 king we’ll help relieve any guilt by including a $50 gift card to pass on to loved ones. Sleep on THAT!

It’s already freezing here at night. And with this Winter predicted to bring record cold, what better place to be than a cozy Beazley House room with your own fireplace and hot tub? Our December rates are HOT! Right now they’re nearly 40% off our regular rates.

And in December and January you’ll find there’s no waiting in the tasting rooms, nor for that choice table right by the fire at our finest restaurants. And they practically wipe your chin. (Okay. Probably not. But they will lay the napkin right in your lap!).

Just like home, but with better food. Winter never felt so welcoming!

-JB