July 19  |  6:30PM

Founders Dinner at Darioush

Invitation Only

You know the iconic movie line? If you build it, they will come. Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi were an integral part of realizing the Festival Napa Valley dream—and their unwavering support has helped the festival grow into the internationally renowned cultural event it is today.

It’s that same commitment that they bring to this very special Founders Dinner, a celebration of the benefactors and patrons whose enthusiasm, vision and support launched the festival, as well as major supporters of the 2018 season.

Guests will join the Khaledis at their magnificent, Persepolis-inspired estate to kick off the season – a season that pays tribute to the first responders who bravely fought this past year’s Wine Country fires. Tonight’s delicious, farm-sourced dinner is prepared by the acclaimed culinary team at Meadowood. They put a modern twist on the rich, nuanced flavors of the Khaledi’s Persian heritage—a culture that makes hospitality and honor paramount.

Add in Darioush’s exquisite, Bordeaux-style wines, and a series of surprise musical guests, and you have the makings of an unforgettable wine country evening.

Performers

Bryan Hymel
Bryan Hymel

Tenor Bryan Hymel, whose accolades include the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, is a regular at the world’s greatest opera houses. His first solo album, Héroïque, debuted at number three on the Billboard Classical chart and has garnered much praise.

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Venue

Darioush Winery

Noted for its Bordeaux style estate wines, Darioush implements old world labor-intensive, micro-vineyard management and new world state of the art technology to craft fine wines.  Stunning architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds highlight the experience at Darioush. Guests are welcome to sample the current release wines fireside, explore the 250-seat amphitheater or browse the unique, hand-selected merchandise imported from around the world.
Darioush Winery