This is an unofficial declaration that May is Bocce Month in Wine Country.
Why choose May as Bocce month? May is the ideal month to plan an outdoor activity in wine country like Bocce. The weather is at its best for a little physical activity. The rains are gone, the temperatures moderate, and the vines are looking delightful. What better way to spend a spring day than at a winery with your friends playing a round of Bocce? And why not have a month where we encourage folks to experience Bocce, a very social game that is easy to learn and takes only a few moments to acquire enough Bocce skills to have a very fun experience. Wineries with Bocce Courts: Please join us in declaring May “Bocce Month” in Wine Country.
We travel to the wine country often and very seldom do we see anyone using a winery’s Bocce court. I can only guess that people are not inclined to try Bocce if they have not played before. A game of Bocce is easy to play, so easy that it might be the only sport in the world where one can play while sipping a chilled glass of white wine. It is that easy! Once you play a game with your friends, you will be hooked. Next time you visit a winery with a Bocce court, ask if you use their Bocce set and play on their court. The rules are easy and can be found here at Basic Bocce Rules.
Here is a list of wineries in the Napa Valley that have Bocce Courts.
- Ceja Vineyards – Carneros
- Chateau Monteleña – Calistoga
- Dutch Henry – Calistoga
- Ehlers Winery – Highway 29 – St. Helena
- Nichelini Winery – 2 Courts – Highway 128
- Piña Napa Valley – Rutherford
- Raymond Vineyards – St. Helena
- Summers Winery – Calistoga
- Tudal Family Winery – St. Helena
Here is a complete list of wineries in California with Bocce courts. Play hard, play fair!
I grew up playing Bocce with my Italian grandfather and there’s nothing better than having a glass of wine and playing bocce with friends. Nice read!
Oh I love Bocce Ball! This sounds amazing!!
And that photo is three years old.
I love you, Kris, but those guys look REALLY old!
Kris Cannon says
Those two guys aren’t THAT old. And I know for sure, BOTH of them are winners!