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Festival Napa Valley
July 12 – July 21, 2019

Festival Napa Valley is pleased to invite you to its 14th season! Blending the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, Festival Napa Valley offers programs that enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region and make the arts accessible to all. The will Festival present ten days of world class performances staged at iconic Napa Valley venues. For a full list of events click here.

Paella & Syrah Release Party
Bell Wine Cellars
Saturday, July 13, 2019
12:00  – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate midsummer, play a little bocce, taste the new 2017 Syrah and other wines, and feast on a delicious paella lunch on the patio at Bell Wine Cellars with a live flamenco duo performance. Enjoy fresh and authentic Spanish cuisine prepared by Gerard’s Paella from Santa Rosa. Sip on the newly released 2017 Syrah and other fabulous Bell wines. Entertainment will be provided by Daniel Fries, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier flamenco and Spanish guitarists. His alluring flamenco-inspired guitar music varies from exciting and uplifting to deep and dreamy.

The Rocket Man Show: Elton John Tribute Show
Lincoln Theater
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00  – 9:00 p.m

#1 Elton John musical tribute, The Rocket Man Show rocks Lincoln Theater on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM. Hand Picked by Elton John, The Show matches Elton’s insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes, including boots, glasses and jumpsuits, some of which were worn by Elton himself! With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing and participation.  Not only is this clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world, but this was Elton‘s choice as his own body double to re-enact some of the most memorable moments of his career. These moments are being used in promo for Elton’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ world tour. How’s that for peace of mind? Rus Anderson, who plays Elton in the show, has put his extensive live and theatrical experience to work nightly, performing as a young Elton John in the tribute show ‘Rocket Man’. This has earned him an endorsement from the official Elton John Fan club & praise from many prestigious clients, including The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Salsa Night at Priest Ranch
Priest Ranch
Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Try something new this summer! Join Priest Ranch for salsa lessons by their very own Wine Specialist, Jose Torres, and music by DJ Willie. Jose will be teaching guests the art of salsa dancing at the top of each hour – starting at 6 pm. This is a guaranteed evening filled with delicious food, endless dancing, and great wine. Chef Anita Cartagena, the owner of Protea, will be preparing a menu filled with authentic Caribbean cuisine. Chef uses only the freshest ingredients, allowing her specials changes daily. A few of everyone’s favorites are her Puerto Rican Beef empanadas and Lomo Saltado. Food & wine available to purchase.

Summer Fun: Barbecue & Beer
CIA at Greystone
Friday, July 19, 2019
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Summer is here, which means it’s barbecue season! Celebrate this delicious summer ritual at The CIA at Greystone, where CIA chefs will prepare an amazing menu of elevated barbecue favorites. Sonoma-based Henhouse Brewery will be on site serving their super-refreshing beers, which you can sip while listening to a live Mariachi band on our Herb Terrace. So bring the kids (there will be cotton candy!) and settle in for an evening of delicious food and drink in the heart of St. Helena.

Fantastical Family Night – Broadway Under the Stars
Jake London State Park
Friday, July 19, 2019 & Saturday, July 20, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Join the thousands of patrons that have been delighted and inspired by Transcendence’s BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS in Sonoma Valley’s Jack London State Historic Park. This award-winning event, featuring world class talent from Broadway and beyond, is set amongst the vineyards of Wine Country and begins with two and a half hours of pre-show picnicking, music and wine on the property where Jack London wrote many of his famous books. The evening culminates in a Broadway experience under the stars in the breathtaking open-air winery ruins of the park – a spectacular location that was named by USA Today’s 10Best as the #2 Outdoor Concert Venue You Shouldn’t Miss in the US. From the young-in-years to the young-at-heart, ‘Fantastical Family Night’ is a sensational, fun-filled evening for all, set to the tunes of Broadway, Disney classics, popular radio hits and beyond. Fantastical Family Night welcomes familiar faces and new friends to the stage when the Kids Summer Camp makes a spotlight appearance, while the incredible talents of the Transcendence Broadway Artists make it a sensational, hilarious and unforgettable family celebration.

Hot Havana Nights
Castello di Amorosa
Friday, July 26, 2019
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Join Castello di Amorosa for this famously hot evening of great wines paired with Cuban food, music and cigars. Enjoy a barrel tasting of Future 2018 wines, tempt your tastebuds with a buffet of authentic Cuban dishes, dance the night away under the stars to the hot Cuban beats of the Carlos Herrera Band, relax in the Cigar Lounge & enjoy hand-rolled cigars or bring your own. Dress up for the night – your best Havana-inspired party attire is encouraged! Complimentary shuttles to & from select Calistoga hotels will be provided

A Day in the Vineyard
Grgich Hills Estate
Saturday, July 27, 2019
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Please join Grgich Hills Estate and winemaker, Ivo Jeramaz, as they take you on a trip to their American Canyon vineyard – the hub of Grgich Hills Estate’s organic farming. You will start at the Rutherford winery and be transported to the American Canyon vineyard where you will walk through the vines learning about Grgich Hills Esate’s history and organic farming practices. After, you will enjoy brunch in the vineyard, paired with Grgich Hills Estate wines. Menu will include: Eggs Benedict (eggs sourced from the free range chickens at our American Canyon vineyard) Fresh Season Fruit Pastries and Coffee.

Harvest Hands Series: Learn how to Pickle
Somerston Estate
Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Priest Ranch’s Harvest Hands Series is a hands-on experience that will spark your passion for cooking while enjoying a range of wine during this four-hour adventure at Somerston  Estate. Each month will work with seasonal ingredients and a trained chef to teach you simple techniques that will take you culinary level up a notch. Everything you make will be served alongside lunch and paired with Priest Ranch wines. Wine specialists and a local chef will discuss how each wine pairs, specifically with certain foods – a skill that you will be sure to impress with at your next social gathering. You will take home recipes and samples to assist you in recreating each meal year after year. July, will look into pickling all types of fruit and vegetables.

Festa Italiana – A Midsummer Italian Festival
V Sattui
Saturday, July 27, 2019
6:00 – 9:15 p.m.

Celebrate with V. Sattui at their Annual Festa Italiana! This is a wine country event you can’t refuse! Join us as we celebrate our Italian heritage with an outdoor festival straight out of the villages of Toscana and Lombardia – an enchanting evening full of mouthwatering food and raucous laughter, lively music and old friendships, wild dancing under the stars and, of course, your favorite V. Sattui wines. This night is to celebrate life, family, and you – the V. Sattui community!