The holidays have come and gone and its time to start the new year! I have gathered together a selection of events that are sure to start your 2020 off with a bang!
Yountville Restaurant Week
Discover the “Culinary Capital” of the Napa Valley
January 26 – February 1, 2020
Yountville, Calif. is considered the “Culinary Capital” of Napa Valley. The town is home to many fine dining establishments that have earned Yountville shining stars on the culinary map of America.
In conjunction with Napa Valley Restaurant Week, Yountville Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine throughout the town and experience our legendary food and wine culture January 26 – February 1, 2020
Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20 or $30) and dinner ($38 or $48), guests can try out the latest culinary hot-spots or revisit old favorites all week long.
Daily, visitors journey to Yountville for artisanal, farm-to-table meals at restaurants that have rendered even the toughest food critics to melt like butter. It’s a destination to expand and explore your culinary palate!
Art House Short Film Series
Saturday, January 11, 2020
In partnership with the San Jose Short Film Festival and CellarPass.com, Jessup Cellars presents our 7th Annual ‘Art House Short Film Series’. Running monthly January through April. Each gathering features four award-winning short films paired with a Jessup Cellars wine and Artisan Flavor-Infused Popcorn created by Chef MikeC.
From animation to comedy to drama, Jessup Cellars takes guests on an emotional and inspirational ride through the cinematic and culinary arts. The screenings include meet-and-greets with guest filmmakers and the opportunity to purchase wines in support of indie short film projects.
The January screening will also be a sneak preview of the 3rd Annual “Yountville Int’l Short Film Festival” happening February 6th – 9th. Stay tuned for more details!
Napa Lighted Art Festival at CIA at Copia
CIA at Copia
Saturday, January 11 – Saturday, January 18
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join CIA at Copia in January for the 2020 Napa Lighted Art Festival! The nine-day festival of lights, features original light sculptures, interactive exhibits, video art, and more, creating an illuminated art walk throughout Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District.
The CIA at Copia will be home to the Angels of Freedom exhibit, an interactive light installation that invites you to transform yourself into an angel with giant illuminated wings and a halo. Stunning in person and a heavenly photo op!
In keeping with the theme, CIA at Copial be offering a full plate of divine events and activities during the festival, like evening tours of Copia, a “Smells like Heaven” palate challenge, a chicken wings cooking class, angel cookie decorating, “flights” of beer, and more. Stay tuned and sign up for e-mail updates for more details!
They’ll also be running our acclaimed interactive 3D Dining experience throughout the festival, so make your reservations now for an unforgettable culinary experience.
This unique and magical light festival starts January 11.
Sponsored in part by Illumination Technologies.
Charles Krug Winery Comedy Series
Charles Krug Winery
Friday, January 17. 2020
Join Charles Krug Winery for a fabulous night of laughter, delicious wines, tasty nibbles, and something fun as Charles Krug continues its Comedy Series. They will showcase some of the best up and coming talent in the comfort of the Charles Krug Comedy Lounge. Bring your friends for something fun and different in Napa Valley.
January 17, Brandon Vestal will perform.
Presented by The Laugh Cellar.
The Beatles White Album Live in Concert
Friday, January 17, 2020
The Beatles released The White Album in 1968, but never played any of the songs live. By the time the album came out, the band had retired from live performances. Aside from a spontaneous rooftop performance at their studio in London while recording the album ‘Let It Be’, Beatles fans never got to hear them play live.
Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy has painstakingly transcribed and arranged The Beatles White Album “In Its Entirety” for Rhythm Section, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Choir. Special guest musicians from the Sacramento area have collaborated for this concert in an effort to support The SPMA Guitar Project and the iHeartMusic.Org Scholarship Fund, which helps to bring music education, and guitar programs to underserved schools.
Coq Au Vin and Cabernet Pairing
Saturday, January 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Come warm yourself by V.Sattui’s crackling fire with a flight of their award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons and a slowly-stewed bowl of Coq au Vin with Porcini-Parmesan Polenta. Hosted by Wine & Food Expert, Marc Golick, this Cabernet Season pairing event will highlight the 90+ Point Napa Valley Cabernets, including older vintages, and demonstrate their versatility with this decadent French dish. Recipe card included. 21 and over please. Tastings: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Where: V. Sattui Vittorio Tower RESERVE
Tasting Room Cab + Coq au Vin pairing price: $50 member | $60 non member
Wine 101 Class with Winemaker Laura Barrett
Clif Family at CIA at Copia
Saturday, January 18, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join Clif Family for an educational afternoon with Clif Family Winemaker Laura Barrett as you dive into the differences between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Pairings from CIA at Copia will be provided to show just how versatile these two wines can be. Ask Laura any of your wine questions and learn why everyone loves Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay at Clif Family.
Nuns and Roses: Violet Grgich and Friends Bring Early Music to Life in the Napa Valley
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Celebrate the rich and dynamic works of early music composers with a chamber concert featuring the Napa Valley’s own Violet Grgich in performance with Les Violettes and Ensemble Vermillian. This special concert brings together the innovative and inspiring music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Christoph Bernhard, and two ground breaking women composers, Hildegard of Bingen and Isabella Leonardaa for a rare event not to be missed!
In keeping with the period, the audience will be seated on the stage with the musicians for a truly intimate and unique musical experience. Les Violettes features Corey Carleton, voice; David Wilson, violin; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; Violet Grgich, harpsichord; Frances Feldon, recorder. Ensemble Vermillian includes Frances Blaker, recorders; Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello; David Wilson, violin.
The selection of works reveals the complexity and sacred beauty of early music written by some of the most brilliant talents of the period.
2020 Barrel Tasting and New Release Party
Saturday, January 25, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Be the first to taste the 2019 vintage straight from the barrel! Taste over 60 different wines: Over 25 barrel samples, from the 2019 vintage, New Releases Preview the 2017 vineyard-designated Cabernets Preview the 2018 single-vineyard Zinfandels Big award winners & top-scoring wines from 2019 Retrospective Cabernet tasting. Enjoy hearty food stations and passed appetizers to complement the wines plus live music!
Yountville Kiwanis Crab Feed
Yountville Community Center
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Join us for the best Crab Feed in Napa Valley. Start the evening at 5:30 p.m. in the pre dinner wine tasting where you can taste from six of Yountville’s best wineries and tasting rooms, while enjoying Live Music. Then we move into dinner with all you can eat Crab, Pasta, Salad and Bread along with premium wines! This event sells out each year so don’t wait! Buy your tickets today!