Monday, July 19  |  6:30PM

Donor Exclusive: Jean-Yves Thibaudet at Darioush

Invitation Only

Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, passionate and longtime supporters of Festival Napa Valley, have a love of art, wine, and hospitality imbued by the rich traditions of their Persian heritage. To them, these are vital components of a life well-lived and generously shared.

A couple whose passion for music is rivaled only by their prowess in making outstanding wines, the Khaledis host an exclusive donor dinner and private concert at their magnificent Napa estate, which is inspired by the ancient capital city of Persepolis. Guests will be treated to a very special concert in the winery’s picturesque amphitheater, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who over the past three decades has built an unsurpassed reputation as one of the world’s top pianists. “Every note he fashions is a pearl... the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed,” raved The New York Times.

A Persian-inspired dinner prepared by Executive Chef Sean Massey will be paired with Darioush’s exquisite Bordeaux-style wines. Capping off the evening is the crown jewel of the estate, Darius II, an intense but elegant and age-worthy, limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon.


Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Jean-Yves Thibaudet

For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. From the very start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, and his profound professional friendships have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion, and visual art.



Darioush Winery

Noted for its Bordeaux style estate wines, Darioush implements old world labor-intensive, micro-vineyard management and new world state of the art technology to craft fine wines.  Stunning architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds highlight the experience at Darioush. Guests are welcome to sample the current release wines fireside, explore the 250-seat amphitheater or browse the unique, hand-selected merchandise imported from around the world.
Darioush Winery