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Cornerstone Cellars

Stephanie Wolden
 
December 19, 2015 | Stephanie Wolden

A Holiday in Yountville

The town of Yountville is a year 'round quaint little hamlet nestled in the heart of Napa Valley. Businesses and residents alike cherish the sense of community and harmony that the town has fostered over the years since its seedy saloon town days. But when the holiday season rolls around the town’s folk become a bit giddy with anticipation for the annual Festival of Lights.


During the month of November workers can be seen high up in the trees and posts stringing the millions of lights that will adorn the streets throughout the winter months. The actual festival takes place on the day after Thanksgiving, with local vendors pouring wine and serving small bites during the day, and a ceremonious town lighting at sundown by Santa himself.

Carolers dressed in Dickens-esque period costumes and cozy horse-drawn carriage rides down twinkling streets turn Yountville into a veritable winter wonderland — sans snow. Even still, this year has seen some especially cold nights. But couples would rather bundle up and huddle together for a sweet walk to dinner, forgoing the car heater, so that they can take in the splendor of their holiday in Yountville.

Washington Street, which runs through the center of our mile-long town, stays lit up clear through the end of January…right before Mustard Season is to bloom.

Cornerstone Cellars invites strollers to warm up inside our comfy tasting room with a custom flight of reds, whites, or all of the above.  It’s a magical time of year and we look forward to sharing it with you.  

Happy Holidays!

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