2017 Event Venues

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
Alpha Omega

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.

Auberge du Soleil
Auberge du Soleil

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.

B Cellars
B Cellars

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
Blue Note Napa

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.

Bouchaine Vineyards
Bouchaine Vineyards
Bouchaine, owned by festival major benefactors Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, began making wine long before the Carneros region earned its reputation for producing great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Bouchaine continues today to apply common-sense sustainable practices to making interesting, layered wines with sensual delight. The winery’s beautiful façade is made from recycled redwood from the winery’s original wine tanks.
Calistoga Ranch
Calistoga Ranch
Calistoga Ranch is nestled in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon on 157 lush, oak-lined acres. It is a rarefied luxury retreat where nature not only coexists with, but helps create, a completely new level of connection, comfort and contentment. Designed with relaxation in mind, the resort’s collection of indoor and outdoor spaces allow guests to fully enjoy the pristine setting that captures the rich culture of food, wine and nature inherent to the region.
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia

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.

Darioush Winery
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.
Far Niente
Far Niente
The Far Niente winery, originally founded in 1885, was purchased in 1979 by Beth and Gil Nickel and restored to its original splendor. During the three-year restoration, the original name, Far Niente, from an Italian phrase that romantically translated means “without a care,” was found carved in stone on the front of the building where it remains to this day. Surrounded by 13 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Far Niente is thought by many to be among the most stunning in the Napa Valley and is on the National Register of Historical Places.
HALL Wines
HALL Wines

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
The Ink House

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.  

Jarvis Conservatory
Jarvis Conservatory
Utilizing a grant from the Jarvis family, the Conservatory began operation in downtown Napa in 1995, providing training and support for artists. The 220-seat Conservatory, described as a jewel of a theater and an acoustic marvel, is dedicated to serious art forms not often available in other places, and at the same time, art forms relating to the large Hispanic community of Napa.
Lincoln Theater
Lincoln Theater
The Lincoln Theater is one of Napa Valley's premiere performing arts venues, located on the historic grounds of The Veterans Home of California in Yountville. Originally opened in 1957, the 1214 seat theater is a comprehensive performing arts center dedicated to the cultural and artistic well-being of the Napa Valley. 
Meadowood Napa Valley
Meadowood Napa Valley
The Napa Valley’s first ultimate country resort, offers the region’s most robust collection of amenities, activities and services including golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star restaurant dining experience. The 250-acre estate also features a varied collection of cozy cottages, elegant suites and spacious lodges in a private, forested setting.
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

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 Festival Napa Valley Music Academy.

Promontory
Promontory

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.

Quintessa
Quintessa
Great wines are about distinctiveness. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus, proprietors of Quintessa, knew that unleashing the terroir of this special site in the heart of Rutherford would result in a wine like no other. Since the very first harvest over 20 years ago, Quintessa – an estate blend that can include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère – has been a unique expression of a singular property, a wine of finesse, harmony and complexity. 
St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery
St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery

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
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

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. 

Trefethen Vineyards
Trefethen Vineyards

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.

Trinchero Family Estates
Trinchero Family Estates

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.

Weill Hall at Green Music Center
Weill Hall at Green Music Center
The crown jewel of the Green Music Center is undoubtedly the 1,400-seat Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, which opened in September 2012 and is considered one of the most acoustically superb concert venues in the world. Designed by architect William Rawn, theatre consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, and acoustician Lawrence Kirkegaard, Weill Hall was designed to replicate the intimacy and acoustics of both Vienna’s Musikverein and Symphony Hall in Boston.
Zakin Family Estates
Zakin Family Estates

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.