Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2019
Inspire Napa Valley (INV), benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, is committed to inspiring change in Napa Valley by bringing wine enthusiasts and industry leaders together to advance research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia and enhance care for those living with the disease. INV raises critical funds to help families in Northern California struggling with Alzheimer’s care and fund cutting-edge research nationwide.
Friday, May 3: VIP Welcome Dinner at Rudd Estate. Guests will be greeted at the boathouse with grower Champagnes and a variety of white wines with stations set up of Hog Island Oysters and Regiis Ova Caviar. With a culinary team comprised of the ‘Who’s who’ in the wine business, guests will mingle and watch the cooking action take place in the outdoor kitchen. They will later be led into the middle of Rudd Estate’s vineyard for a quintessential, sit-down, family-style dinner with wines shared by Rudd and their Oakville neighbors. Live music by the Sow Belly Trio will complete the evening.
Saturday, May 4: VIP Wine Tasting & Seminar at The Napa Valley Reserve. VIP wine tasting seminar of ten unique wines. The seminar will feature five exceptional panelists with each of them choosing two wines that inspire them. One of the wines chosen will be a wine they helped to producer and the other will be from a winery that inspires them but is not one they are affiliated with. Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Science Officer, Maria Carrillo, will begin the VIP seminar with an update on Alzheimer’s research followed by a Q&A session.
Saturday, May 4: 30-Vintner Walk-Around Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction at The Estate Yountville. The primary event at The Estate in Yountville, which includes a walk-around wine tasting highlighting 30 of the most legendary wineries in California, seated dinner, live auction of 10-12 lots, paddle raise and after party with specialty cocktails and live entertainment.
Sunday, May 5: VIP Farewell Brunch at Ad Hoc + Addendum Garden. VIP Farewell Brunch featuring Chef Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken and Waffles, seasonal fare and Bouchon Bakery pastries along with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar and wine bar.
Southside Yountville/Stewart Cellars Courtyard
Friday, May 3, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
For 1-night only, Southside Café in Yountville is offering a 10-piece bucket of Fulton Valley Buttermilk Fried Chicken for $28.
Sides and salads are also available.
Wine is available for purchase at Stewart Cellars.
No reservations necessary. Available from 4:00 p.m. until sold out.
Castello di Amorosa
Friday, May 3, 2019
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
$115 members | $145 non-members
Join the Castello di Amorosa winemaking team and taste your way through the newest releases and future vintages at The Grand Barrel Party! Over 40 Castello wines available for tasting and the last chance to taste and purchase select wine futures from the acclaimed 2017 and 2018 vintages from the barrel. Test your taste buds with the blind tasting challenge. Enjoy Italian foods to pair with the evening’s wines Barrel making demonstration by Nadalie Cooperage.
Complimentary shuttles to Downtown Calistoga.
Friday, May 3, 2019
Early summer in the Napa Valley is simply spectacular. Vibrant flora, blooming trees and an abundance of fresh summer fruits and vegetables arrive in Wine Country. Join Chef Mackenzie Rupp as she presents her favorite warm-weather recipes. And as a special treat, each dish will be paired with summer’s favorite wine – rosé! This hands-on Cooking Class includes: Hands-on cooking class in our professional cooking school, three-course dinner, expert rosé wine pairings for each course, recipe cards to take home
Crocker & Starr
Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Wine, food, games…what fun!
Join Crocker & Starr in celebrating the new release of the 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 ‘Casali 9’ Malbec Blend at Spring Fling. Taste and purchase the new wines along with other estate wines, all paired with tasty bites from Mark’s the Spot Fine Food, including their iconic ‘Oooh Girl’ Fried Chicken sliders, and play games in the spring sunshine.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join Priest Ranch in celebrating the spring releases at the Priest Ranch tasting room on Saturday, May 4th. Members and VIP reception will begin at 5:30 with Winemaker Craig Becker exploring new releases and small bites to compliment each one. Then at 6:30 it will be time to tie the bibs and prepare yourself for an overflowing table with fresh Maine lobsters, prawns, corn, garlic, artichokes, onions, red potatoes, fresh sourdough baguettes, and drawn butter. The new releases will be served alongside dinner and into the evening with a live music performance following the meal.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$45 adults | $20 kids
Young princesses will be showered with tea, housemade sandwiches, cookies, storytelling, special princess appearances and more at this unforgettable affair. Mommy & Me Princess Tea Includes: tea, juice and assorted sandwiches, sparkling wine for adults, freshly baked cookies, mini cooking demonstration by the talented chefs, storytelling by magical Princess, and a sweet treat to take home.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
11:00 a.m .- 3:00 p.m.
$80 members | $95 non members
Treat Mom to a luxurious seated al fresco brunch on the Terrace overlooking Vittorio’s Vineyard. Each delicious course will be paired with V. Sattui sparkling wines and 90+ point selections. Brunch menu, prepared by Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti and team, includes: 1st course: Selection of fresh-baked Italian pastries 2nd course: Grapefruit Brulee with fresh mixed berries and mascarpone cheese 3rd course: Prosciutto Benedict with fingerling potatoes and truffled hollandaise (or) Vegetable Quiche 4th course: Flourless Chocolate Cake with strawberry coulis and salted caramel gelato.
Space is limited. Book early! 21+ over only please.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$20 members | $25 non members
Join Provenance Vineyards in supporting our friends at Napa Humane who work tirelessly to promote the welfare of companion animals across the Napa Valley. Bring your own pups, enjoy the remodeled patio and delight in a flight of the newest spring releases. Palooza hamburger and hot dog cart will be on site during the event if you’d like to purchase your lunch to enjoy on the patio as well. 100% of your entrance ticket will be donated to Napa Humane.
Pestoni Family Vineyards
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$50 members | $60 non members
JOIN PESTONI FOR THEIR ANNUAL SPRING PARTY! Enjoy their Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 Rosé, Sangiovese and a sneak preview of the new Domingos Brothers Red! Enjoy Hog Island Oysters, charcuterie, house made pizza and enjoy live music!
Napa Valley Museum Yountville
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:00 p.m .- 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Charbay Distillery the Napa Valley Museum Yountville continues its popular TOP DRINK Cocktail Festival, which will return for its eighth year on May 19, 2019 from 2 to 4:30 PM. Guests will enjoy signature Charbay cocktails made from its ruby red grapefruit vodka, created by Napa Valley’s best mixologists. This year’s event features more bartenders than ever from an impressive roster of local restaurants, including Andaz Napa, Harvest Table, Goose & Gander, Gran Eléctrica, Johnny’s, NapaSport, Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, The Q Restaurant & Bar, Ca’ Momi Osteria, Forge Pizza, Oenotri, Brix and Solbar. Attendees will be among the first to try original cocktails paired with delicious bites by some of the region’s best chefs, and will cast their votes for the winner of the coveted Top Drink award. Bob Hurley, Eduardo Dingler and Matt Smith are the event’s official judges. Museum admission to the current exhibitions: Picasso & The Masters of 20th Century Printmaking, in the Main Gallery, and Laurie Shelton’s “Cows,” in the Spotlight Gallery is included with tickets.
Participating restaurants and Charbay have donated gift certificates which will be raffled during the event – which will also include a raffle of (2) 3-day General Admission passes to this year’s BottleRock, two (2) gift certificates for Gourmet Dinner Package on the Napa Valley Wine Train, and a pair of tickets for each of Thursday and Friday nights at Brian Culbertson’s 8th Annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway at the Lincoln Theater; Thursday tickets include the Brian Culbertson Wine Reception and Silent Auction benefitting The GRAMMY Museum.