"They decorated the venue with thousands of roses. They prepared a special meal, paired with the best wine. They sent video tributes. They sang to her. They sang her praises. They embraced her with heartfelt hugs, kind words, and the respect she's earned as a champion of the arts. Last Saturday night, Festival Napa Valley, Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem along with Far Niente Winery hosted an awesome tribute to the first lady of Napa Valley wine, Margrit Mondavi, on the eve of her 91st birthday."

"For two weekends every July, the place to see and be seen in California's Napa Valley is undoubtedly Festival Napa Valley. Held at wineries and estates around the county, this two-week celebration, formerly known as Festival del Sole, includes concerts, dinners, tastings, lectures, fashion shows, galas and more."

C California Style provided a review and slideshow of the festival's special evening devoted to longtime philanthropist and culture advocate Margrit Mondavi. Earlier in the month Opening Night was also featured in C.

 

"In its 11th year, Festival Napa Valley has emerged as one of the region’s most spectacular celebrations. Consider the scope of their offerings: 60 events, ten days of food, wine, music and dance, spread throughout the lush Napa Valley landscape. Amazing chefs partner with some of the finest wineries to produce unimaginable feasts."

Downton Abbey beauty Joanne Froggatt attended the Imaginarium Gala at Festival Napa Valley.

"Wayne Brady was the emcee at the Imaginarium Gala at Festival Napa Valley."

At the Festival Napa Valley over the weekend, "her father was in the crowd while she was performing, and she got emotional talking about how she's still looking for a guy like him, saying, 'Which is why I'm still single,'" said a source. "After taking a big drink of wine, she joked, 'but that's for therapy!'"

"Kristin Chenoweth looks radiant in a red gown while performing at Castello di Amorosa as part of Festival Napa Valley on Friday Night (July 15) in Napa Valley, California."

Kristin Chenoweth performing at Castello di Amorosa for the opening night of Festival Napa Valley.

"The Emmy and Tony Award Winning entertainer helped kick off Festival Napa Valley by performing at Castello di Amorosa July 15 in Napa, California."