July 20

What to Expect Day 7

The warm hospitality of today’s Vintner’s Luncheon at The Ink House is a fitting prelude to the evening’s festival debut by actor and comedian Bill Murray, who will present a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature. Guests can then choose between a Patron Dinner at Auberge du Soleil or Trinchero Family Estates, or a grooving After Party.

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Vintner's Luncheon Hosted by Castellucci Napa Valley
12:00 PM
The Castellucci family invites guests to experience their generous, warm hospitality first hand at today’s luncheon at The Ink House, a historic, newly restored luxury inn.

A Napa Valley landmark for more than 130 years, The Ink House is the first in the family’s collection of estates and inns to launch this year as part of their new endeavor, Castellucci Napa Valley.  Blending Italian elegance with Napa Valley sophistication, lunch will feature an exquisite chef-prepared menu paired with the family’s own wines, including their flagship Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

The historic, two-story Italianate residence was originally built in 1885 by Theron Ink, one of California’s most successful agriculturalists, and guests will be among the first to view its new, dedicated-to-luxury incarnation. 
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends - New Worlds
From Hemingway to Bach
6:00 PM
In addition to being a fine actor and one of the funniest people on the planet, Bill Murray is a lover of poetry and superior prose. His passion for both, and his friendship with acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler, led to this singular evening of music and words.

Performing with a chamber trio, the irresistible Murray will read various texts – poems by Whitman, and passages from Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany – interspersed with instrumental pieces by Bach, Ravel and Piazzolla and classic songs by the Gershwins, Bernstein and Stephen Foster. New Worlds is a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature, starring masters of their art.

Bill Murray appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series
Patron Dinner at Auberge du Soleil
8:30 PM
There are few places where one can stand and look out onto the expanse that is Napa Valley and find a more enchanting, breathtaking view than from Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. This luxury resort – one of a timeless collection of exceptional properties by Auberge Resorts—has been a destination of note for more than three decades.

One of the pioneers of the what grows together, goes together tenet, Auberge is the quintessential place to drink in all that makes Napa what it is. Guests will dine on Executive Chef Robert Curry’s innovative, seasonal culinary artistry on the famed Auberge du Soleil terrace, with its bird’s-eye view of acres of twisted olive trees, rolling tree laden slopes, and endless vineyards.

Whittier Trust Patron Dinner Series
Patron Dinner at Trinchero Family Estates
8:30 PM
Immerse yourself in Napa wine history at this glorious dinner on the rustic yet elegant 22-acre grounds of Trinchero Napa Valley, a site more than a decade in the making. The family purchased the former Folie a Deux winery in St. Helena back in 2004, and now, with the completion of their grand new visitor center and tasting room last summer, the Trinchero family is ready to welcome you.

With the spirit of the Trinchero family’s deep commitment to both Napa and welcoming people to it, today will feature a multicourse, sustainably centered dinner in the stunning fountain courtyard beneath the stars – paired, of course, with lauded bottles from the Trinchero Napa Valley portfolio.

Whittier Trust Patron Dinner Series