Summer is in full swing and harvest is on its way in Yountville and the Napa Valley! Take a look at some of the exciting events that are happening around the valley during the month of August.

CIA at Copia
Friday, August 3
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join CIA at Copia for a special Conversations at Copia as they celebrate the trailblazers in food, beverage, and hospitality who paved the way for today’s new wave of phenoms. The evening includes a pre-panel sparkling wine reception, panel discussion with culinary luminaries, and post-panel walk-around reception in Copia’s Hestan Kitchen. Schedule: 5:00 p.m. – Bubbles and Book Signing with “Wine Country Women of Napa Valley” 6:00 p.m. – Film Screening: “A Fine Line” 7:15 p.m. – Panel: Women! Trailblazers & The New Wave 8:15 p.m. – Walk-Around Reception featuring Food and Wine by NorCal Women CIA Panelists: – Elizabeth Binder, Executive Chef and Owner, Hand-Crafted Catering, “Top Chef: Seattle,” Season 10 contestant – Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking, Artesa Vineyards and Winery – Tanya Holland, Executive Chef and Owner, Brown Sugar Kitchen – Joanna James, Filmmaker, “A Fine Line” – Pauline Lhote, Director of Winemaking, Domaine Chandon During this intriguing conversation, they’ll discuss their careers, the challenges they’ve endured, what motivates them, and their experience being a woman in a male-dominated industry.

Baldacci Family Vineyards
Saturday, August 4
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Farms, Barns & Vines! With stunning views of surrounding vineyards and mountains, The Red Barn is the ultimate place to spend a Saturday with friends and family this summer! Relax on the patio, in the heart of the Stags Leap District while tasting wines from Baldacci’s three Napa Valley estate vineyards. They’ve got food trucks, outdoor games, music and plenty of shade for you to kick back and enjoy the evening. Saturday, August 4th 3p – 6p Open to the public/No reservation required $25 per person Purchase on site or Reserve Now! Food trucks are paid separately. Dog Friendly ~ Family Friendly ~ Bicycle Friendly

Charles Krug Winery
Thursday, August 9
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join Charles Krug for a new summertime collaboration between Charles Krug Winery and the Napa Valley Film Festival on Krug’s picturesque Great Lawn. Enjoy an evening fill with live music, food, wine & cinema.

Pine Ridge Vineyards
Saturday, August 11
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Step into the rustic luxe of Pine Ridge Vineyards new VIP space in the caves for this exclusive dinner. After a reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, Winemaker Michael Beaulac will lead guests in a conversation exploring the finer points of his craft. An intimate multicourse dinner prepared by Winery Chef Susan Lassalette follows, paired with Michael’s selection of current wines and a vertical sampling of our FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon. Cellar 47’s striking live-edge dining table has limited seating, so early reservations are essential.

Charles Krug Winery
Friday, August 17
6:00 p.m.

Enjoy world-class stand up comedy at an iconic winery in the heart of the Napa Valley! Delicious wine and light snacks available for purchase.

Jessup Cellars
Saturday, August 18
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Jessup Cellars invites you to join them for our fifth annual ‘Art House Sessions’ 2018 season. Set in the Tasting Gallery, the intimate summer music series features the absolute best in emerging singer-songwriters sharing their stories through song and conversation.

Cliff Lede Vineyards
Saturday, August 18
6:30 p.m.

Join Cliff Lede as they celebrate summer at the upcoming Paella & Flamenco Party! The evening begins with a festive reception in the vineyards, followed by an al fresco feast in their romantically lit courtyard. Vegetarian and traditional paellas will be paired to perfection with your favorite wines. A live flamenco performance provides a fitting finale! Don’t miss this memorable taste of Spain hosted by Jason Lede and FEL winemaker Ryan Hodgins.

CIA at Copia
Saturday, August 18
3:00 p.m.

Introducing the Americana Series

Lincoln Theater will present this music, wine and food festival at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in downtown Napa. The outdoor concert will bring together three award winning Bay Area bluegrass bands to celebrate Americana roots music along with some of the Valley’s best red and white wines.

Food and wine will also be available for purchase

Lincoln Theater is delighted to partner with the Napa Valley Museum to present the Americana Series, a selection of concerts and other activities celebrating America’s finest in music and cultural offerings. “Americana” refers to the history, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States, honoring national pride, patriotism and diversity. In its first year, this series will feature a variety of events, including folk, bluegrass, rockabilly concerts and a museum exhibit, and most will be free for children and veterans!

Grgich Hills Estate
Friday, August 24
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join the Grgich and Hills families to toast the beginning of the 2018 harvest at Grgich Hills annual Blessing of the Grapes. The first grapes will be blessed on Friday, August 24, starting at 10am on the crush pad at Grgich Hills Estate. Attendees to this complimentary event can enjoy a glass of Grgich Hills wine paired with cheese during this age-old celebration of the start of the harvest. Following the blessing, the Grgich Hills team will host a reception on the patio and the winerys daily Grape Stomp will officially begin. Grape stomping is complimentary until noon for anyone who attends the Blessing of the Grapes. The tradition of blessing the first fruits of the harvest can be traced back to Old Testament times and it’s a three decades-long tradition at Grgich Hills Estate. The winery has held a blessing of the grapes every year since the winery was founded in 1977 by Mike Grgich and Austin Hills.