Prelude
July 12 & 13

 

Prelude

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

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

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 resume, winning multiple competitions 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 amidst 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.

THURSDAY, JULY 13

Founders Dinner at Promontory (invitation only)
6:30 PM
The name is Promontory –  fittingly so, as the tucked-away vineyards carved into the dramatic hillside of this Oakville estate 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.

Harlan Estate’s most ambitious project to date (and that’s saying quite a lot), Promontory is one of the most talked-about projects in the valley, and one of the most exciting estates of 21st century Napa. Will Harlan will personally guide guests through vintages of Promontory, his family’s latest sultry, stately Cabernet.  Experiencing Harlan family wines is a “transformative experience,” wrote author Jay McInerney in Town and Country.

Dining among the eponymous vineyards, you will find the lifted, brilliant rusticity in your wine glass truly mirrors the incredible terrain that surrounds you. Prepare to be transformed.