This year for Christmas, I’ve committed myself to giving my family experiences over items, which is why I’m buying a few passports to Calistoga’s ongoing Winter in the Wineries
series. A passport includes wine tastings at 15 distinct wineries in the northern Napa Valley, from famous locations like Chateau Montelena to boutique spots like Tank’s garage winery. Most wineries require an appointment, though with the event running for two more months, there’s plenty of time to schedule a few tastings, and there are also deals on downtown lodging and shops included in the passport. Winter in the Wineries continues through Feb. 7 at various wineries in and around Calistoga. $50. 707.942.6333.