May is here and spring is in the air! May is the perfect time to visit Yountville and the Napa Valley. The vines have come out of hibernation and the weather is warming up. We have gathered some of fun events to make your trip to Napa Valley even more memorable.
2022 Spring Fling Party at Crocker and Starr
Crocker & Starr
Saturday, May 7, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wine! Two new releases of Crocker & Starr’s favorite wines, 2021 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and 2019 Malbec ‘Casali 12’ will fill your glass while you soak in the sunshine. Lunch! The BBQ will be loaded with delicious Tri-Tip and Chicken prepared by everyone’s favorite grill master JB Wilson. And to fill your picnic basket, delicious sides will be provided by one of Napa Valley’s favorite local restaurants – The Q. Bring your friends and family to sip, savor, and enjoy. Looking forward to seeing you here for Great Fun, Great Friends, and Great Wines!
Thai Cooking Class at Vista Collina
Vista Collina Resort
Saturday, May 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Sushimotos culinary team will be providing step-by-step instructions for the creation of Tom Yum Soup (Hot and Sour Soup), Beef and Broccoli, and Fresh Spring Rolls. After cooking your dish, everyone will gather to enjoy your creation and a glass of wine. $90 per person.
KALÍ ZOË Art & Jewelry Pop Up
Gallery at the Yountville Community Center
Friday, May 13, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
KALÍ ZOË” by artists and sisters Arianna and Callie Spiros at Gallery at the Yountville Community Center. The Spiros sisters, raised in Northport, New York, founded the Napa-based fine jewelry and art studio Kalí Zoë to carry forth their artistic vision. Kalí Zoë translates to “may your life be good” in Greek, and their work celebrates small moments of beauty in the natural world. While the exhibit runs through Friday May 13, a number of pop-up events also are scheduled. Paintings will be on gallery walls throughout the exhibit and jewelry will on display during the opening and at follow-up events. At other times jewelry will be showcased in a large linen book. “Art and Jewelry Pop-Ups” will occur on Fridays 11:00 AM-5:00 PM on April 15, 22, 29 and May 13. Additionally, you can bring your child to a “Children’s Sketch & Design Class Sat April 23, 11:00-11:45 PM. Elementary-school aged children are welcome with all materials provided, and parents or guardians are asked to stay during the class.
Women in the Arts Dinner
Meritage Resort & Spa
Saturday, May 14, 2022
The first in a soon-to-be-announced series, “Women in the Arts” will showcase composer, performer, and 2019 Miss America titleholder Nia Imani Franklin in an intimate speaking event and dinner featuring women-owned or operated wineries, and producers that feature female winemakers. Dinner includes a 4-course, perfectly paired meal. Join composer, performer, and 2019 Miss America titleholder Nia Imani Franklin in an intimate event celebrating Women in the Arts. An in-demand composer, Franklin has had her music performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Friction Quartet, and others. She was Festival Napa Valley’s 2021 Composer-in-Residence. With a degree in music from East Carolina University and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Franklin is a powerful voice for empowering women in music, a mission advanced by “Compose Her,” an organization she founded in 2019. She was a recipient of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education, following which she earned the titles Miss New York 2018 and Miss America 2019. As a recording artist, Franklin’s vocal style ranges from classical to R&B to gospel. She will be performing in concert at San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower on May 15. The “Women in the Arts” Dinner includes a 4-course meal with wine pairings provided by Peju Winery and featuring Sara Fowler, Vice President of Operations and Wine Making as well as Trinitas Cellars featuring General Manager, Sonyia Grabski. Menu and wine pairings to follow. The series is presented in partnership with Festival Napa Valley. A portion of the proceeds provides college scholarships for girls from Napa County schools.
Street Food Napa Valley – Italian Menu at Clif Family
Clif Family Winery
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join Clif Family on Wednesday, May 18th for an Italian themed Street Food Menu featuring Short Rib Trapizzino’s, Fried Olives w Calabrian Chili Aioli and Caprese Salad. The menu and wine orders will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to enjoy on the Clif Family patio (until 5:00 p.m.) or to-go. All orders can be placed online, by phone or in person at the food truck.
Chardonnay Classic at Meritage
Meritage Resort & Spa
Friday, May 20, 2022 – Sunday, May 22, 2022
In its second year, The Chardonnay Classic stands to be the preeminent Chardonnay-focused wine event of the year. Bringing together the world’s finest vintners in an exclusive invite-only participation. We will showcase the immense variety and expression of a single varietal. From light & crisp to rich & oaky, still to sparkling – we gather together vintners, industry experts, and enthusiasts alike to celebrate the incredible range of Chardonnay! Set in the beautiful Napa Valley at sister properties Meritage Resort & Spa and Vista Collina Resort, guests will indulge in the art of crafted luxury – from exquisite meals to rare vintages; the Chardonnay Classic is an experience you will never forget!
Art Sip & Stroll
Saturday, May 21, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join art lovers in in Yountville, the Heart of the Napa Valley, for this artistic outdoor stroll on Saturday,
ART: Enjoy over 50+ juried Artists – fine art, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, live music, and more. Shipping and Will Call services are available onsite.
WALK: The event is spread out through the center of Town. Ample parking is available, after which guests can walk or ride a shuttle to the event site.
TASTE: Your $35 tasting package includes a glass with wine tasting tokens to be used at any wine tasting stop PLUS the 2022 collector’s poster. Purchase an outdoor lunch onsite and relax in one our park like venues or make reservations to dine at one of our fabulous restaurants.
Meet the Vintner – Mark Porembski & Jen Williams of Zeitgeist Cellars
Heron House Yountville
Thursday, May 26, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meet the amazing couple behind Zeitgeist Cellars will be in the house pouring their dynamic and terroir driven wines. Come meet Mark & Jen, learn about the “spirt of the time” and maybe leave with a signed bottle!
Wines: Trousseau Gris, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sleeping Lady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon