July 12 & 13



Before the festival's official start, special patron events will be held at Calistoga Ranch and Promontory.

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Twilight Preview Concert at Calistoga Ranch: Wei Luo (invitation only)
5:30 PM
Piano wunderkind Wei Luo treats guests to a private preview concert in the majestic setting of Calistoga Ranch. Luo was just six when she gave her debut recital in Hong Kong – and she has since built an impressive résumé, winning multiple awards, including first prize in the 11th Chopin International Competition.

Guests at this exclusive, invitation-only event will enjoy an intimate live performance, hors d’oeuvres, and fine wines amid acres of ancient oaks at one of the world’s most luxurious resorts. This event is private and open to Festival Napa Valley donors and Calistoga Ranch homeowners only.


Founders Dinner at Promontory
6:30 PM
The name is Promontory — fittingly so, as the tucked-away vineyards carved into the dramatic hillside of this Oakville territory are merely a fraction of this wild expanse of 860-acres strewn with oak and cedar, valley crags, and rising hills. The Harlan family hosts this season’s Founders Dinner, a celebration of the benefactors and patrons whose enthusiasm, vision, and support launched Festival Napa Valley, as well as major supporters of the 2017 season.

The Harlan family’s most ambitious project to date (and that’s saying quite a lot), Promontory is one of the most talked-about wineries in the valley, and one of the most exciting winegrowing endeavors of 21st-century Napa. Will Harlan will personally guide guests through vintages of Promontory, a focused, pure, and mineral-driven Cabernet.  Experiencing Harlan family wines is a “transformative experience,” wrote author Jay McInerney in Town & Country.

The lifted, brilliant rusticity in each wine glass will truly mirror the incredible terrain that surrounds each guest as they dine among the vineyards. Prepare to be transformed.