Festival Napa Valley announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Trinchero Family Estates Principal and Vice Chairman Robert “Bob” Torres, and Trefethen Family Vineyards CEO John Trefethen.
Haute Living, in its article, "How Athena Blackburn Is Living A Luxury Lifestyle With Purpose," by Olivia Hsu Decker, offers a excellent profile of Festival Napa Valley board member Athena Blackburn and her wide-ranging philanthropic activity.
Nob Hill Gazette reports that "It was a stunning opening night for Festival Napa Valley’s 13th season at Meadowood Napa Valley," and that "attendees had a blast at the Patron Dinner at Trefethen Family Vineyards," in their Party Pages coverage of this year's season. [View the PDF]
Haute Living looked back at highlights of this year's festival, writing that "Ten days of world-class talent has left hearts full and minds inspired. From the stunning performances to the unprecedented generosity at The Arts for All Gala, much of the magic that happened at the festival encompasses community, strength, passion, and heart." [View as PDF]
In its September/October issue, Russian Life magazine featured Festival Napa Valley patron Tatiana Copeland, her family history, and her "keen interest in the nexus of Russia, wine, and music."
Festival Napa Valley, recognized for transforming the world-famous wine region into a cultural destination, concluded its 13th summer season with record-setting audiences and an unprecedented presentation of 70 musically diverse concerts, events and programs including 22 admission-free concerts. The festival also raised $2.5 million at its Arts for All Gala, headlined by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.