The natural beauty of Napa Valley is spectacular in its own right. Festival Napa Valley™ supplements that with stunning, behind the rope events at the region's finest wineries and estates. Whether enjoying a refreshing lunch on a private terrace overlooking a vineyard, or dancing beneath the stars to the sound of live gypsy music, you will be warmly welcomed by the festival's generous and esteemed hosts.
Alpha Omega, a boutique winery owned by Robin and Michelle Baggett, is located in the heart of Napa Valley on the Rutherford Bench. Alpha Omega began its journey in 2006 to be recognized as one of the great wine estates in the world. Handcrafting wines from historic vineyards in Napa Valley, Alpha Omega creates a wine that uniquely expresses the essence of the terroir of this famous wine region. Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wines.
The warm country atmosphere of Auberge du Soleil is paired with a commanding and spectacular view of the Napa Valley. Since the mountainside resort opened, guests have been drawn to Auberge for its tranquility, style and unmistakable romance. The pleasures of escape, total privacy, and the intimacy of having a beautiful spot to share are part of the timeless allure of Auberge du Soleil.
The B Cellars name and logo stand for a commitment to seasonless excellence. The letter ‘b’ and the degree symbol º refer to BRIX, a wine term which defines the optimal sugar/alcohol content in grape juice that indicates the potential for greatness. B Cellars is committed to the artisan approach, creating perfectly balanced and complex wines.
Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House. The Blue Note Napa seamlessly blends the quintessential Greenwich Village jazz club experience – an intimate atmosphere where the stage is so close to you that you feel as if the performers are playing in your very own living room – with the Northern California wine country ambiance and the historic architecture of the ninetieth century Napa Valley Opera House. Dining at Blue Note Napa is an experience to delight all the senses.
Situated next to the Oxbow Public Market on First Street in downtown Napa, this newly expanded California venue offers an array of food and wine experiences for visitors to the burgeoning Oxbow district.
Festival del Sole board member Kathryn Hall and her husband Craig share a vision to craft artisan wines alongside expressive art and masterful architecture. HALL Wines blends traditional techniques, modern technology, and a commitment to environmental responsibility to produce exceptional California-style Bordeaux varietals that are an expression of the terroir from which they come. Indeed, sustainability is HALL’s guiding principle, expressed not merely in its LEED® Gold certified facilities or its organic vineyards, but also in its enduring commitment to supporting the arts in Napa Valley and beyond.
The Ink House is a luxury inn featuring sumptuous accommodations with an Italian flair. The two-story Italianate residence was built in 1885 and has been lovingly restored by the Castellucci family. Following its opening in Spring 2017, the Inn will join the family’s group of luxury estates and wines collectively known as Castellucci Napa Valley. The Inn is conveniently located on Highway 29 just a few minutes south of St Helena.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center is dedicated to theater and music instruction and performance. It offers professional quality theater in a college setting, featuring a five-show season as well as acting, music and production courses led by industry professionals. It is the official home of the Napafest Academy.
Hidden beyond the upper reaches of Oakville’s southwestern borderlands, Promontory winery is perched on a knoll among the western hills of Oakville. The scale of the surrounding territory evokes the impression of a small national park, encompasses an entire watershed, and embodies all the hallmarks of an unparalleled winegrowing estate – diversity of soil, elevation, exposition, and climate.
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned sustainably farmed winery located in the Rutherford region in Napa Valley. The vineyards and winery, certified Napa Green, are recognized for exceptional estate grown, produced and bottled Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and blends.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the 1976 Judgment of Paris, was founded in 1970, and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate. The winery's scenic FAY Lake will be the site of the festival's Vintner's Luncheon. The area around the lake has recently been replanted with native plants and luncheon guests will be among an exclusive group to experience this beautiful, private part of the estate while tasting a selection of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' iconic wines.
Family-owned Trefethen Vineyards has earned many major awards and accolades over its 40-year history, beginning in 1979, when its 1976 Chardonnay was chosen as "Best Chardonnay" in the world at the Gault-Millau World Wine Olympics in Paris. Located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, the estate vineyard is nestled in a verdant landscape of vines at the cooler, southern end of Napa Valley. The winery's original building was constructed in 1886 by a Scottish sea captain, Hamden McIntyre, and originally known as Eshcol.
One of the world’s largest family-run wineries in the US, Trinchero Family Estates was founded in 1947 by Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero. From introducing the world’s first Wine Zinfandel, to overseeing a portfolio of over 45 global wine and spirits brands from the heart of Napa Valley, in St. Helena, Trinchero has been a leader in the industry, committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable farming, and innovative philanthropy.
Situated on 150 acres, and facing southwest on Howell Mountain, Zakin Family Estate looks out over the Napa Valley from as high as 1,450 feet above the valley floor. The vineyards benefit from consistent sun throughout the growing season and rocky, volcanic soil; conditions ideal for growing cabernet grapes. The family home, designed by Stanley Saitowitz, compliments and is an integral component of the natural environment in which it sits. Indeed, both the house an the wines take their inspiration from the land from which they spring.