July 29, 2018
Festival Napa Valley's Thirteenth Season was covered widely in regional, national, and social media as a must-attend festival.
Bizbash places Festival Napa Valley as #2 in its listing of San Francisco's Top 100 for 2018.
Communities Digital News presented a review of the 2018 summer season of Festival Napa Valley, calling it "an inspiring celebration combining the arts of winemaking and culinary expertise with preeminent classical music performances."
Blogger Rachel's Stylish Life covered Taste of Napa at Vista Collina Resort, "the perfect way to spend a summer day in Napa Valley."
Walnut Creek Magazine offered a lengthy photo feature on the 2018 season, noting that its "performances and the incredible bounty of the region create a week’s worth of wine country magic."
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the "whopping $2.5 million" that festival patrons donated at the Arts for All Gala and Auction. The Napa Valley Register also reported the auction results, running a photo of the night's main performer, Kristin Chenoweth, with the Napa Valley vocal arts students who performed with her.
A Festival Napa Valley Instagram takeover of the Violin Channel curated by Sophia Bacelar was hugely popular, as was a Facebook live video featuring an interview with violinist Joshua Bell, composer John Corigliano, Producer Niv Fichman and conductor Michael Stern.
E! Online shared an image from the Arts for All Gala, mentioning Kristin Chenoweth's performance with 10 local vocal arts students.
Sunset highlighted the festival's "energizing performances in magical wine country settings, paired with Napa Valley’s food, wine, and hospitality."
The San Francisco Chronicle included Festival Napa Valley in its "ultimate Bay Area outdoor summer concert guide for 2018," and Marin Magazine included the festival in its list of Northern California music fests that "bring a stellar combination of sounds, food, wine and fun to beautiful settings, all within a few hours of Marin."
7x7 noted that "sophisticates should mark their calendars for this Wine Country celebration of musical and culinary delights, with free chamber concerts and luncheons at some of the region's poshest spots."
Communities Digital News wrote that, No matter which events you choose to attend at this year's Festival Napa Valley, all of your senses will be aroused and will awaken in a full sensory experience... There is nowhere else in the world quite like the Napa Valley and no festival like this one."
Napa Life highlighted the festival's free series of 12 chamber concerts throughout the valley on July 18-20.
The Press Democrat had a long interview with the festival's Executive Producer, Charles Letourneau, and wrote that, "after a dozen seasons... the 12-day Festival Napa Valley is growing nicely into its lofty ambitions, attracting up-and-comers in the jazz, dance and classical music worlds along with established artists such as soprano Renee Fleming and violinist Joshua Bell... many of the tickets for the concerts from July 18 through July 29 are being snapped up like cult cabs at an auction."
Montage Magazine called Festival Napa Valley "the perfect blend of arts, culture and wine... with breathtaking performances in unparalleled wine country settings."