Partnering with the region's finest wineries and estates, Festival Napa Valley curates memorable events that combine the best in the arts, winemaking, and cuisine, surrounded by the natural beauty of Napa Valley.
Alpha Omega, a family-owned, boutique winery in the legendary appellation of Rutherford, in the heart of Napa Valley, began its journey in 2006 to be recognized as one of the great wine estates in the world. Handcrafting wines from historic vineyards throughout Napa Valley, Alpha Omega’s world-renowned winemakers combine Old World vineyard practices with New World technology to create world-class wines that uniquely express the essence of this famous wine region. Surrounded by fountains, vineyards and mountains, this beautiful, modern farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine.
The B Cellars name and logo stand for a commitment to seasonless excellence. The letter ‘b’ and the degree symbol º refer to BRIX, a wine term which defines the optimal sugar/alcohol content in grape juice that indicates the potential for greatness. B Cellars is committed to the artisan approach, creating perfectly balanced and complex wines.
Bardessono, the only hotel in California to be LEED Platinum certified, establishes a new paradigm in what it means to truly experience Napa Valley. With 62 guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services, Bardessono embodies contemporary luxury and the simplified elegance of wine country living.
Napa Valley is full of stunning wineries and vineyards, one more beautiful than the next. Yet Beringer Vineyards is easily one of the most storied and important in the history of California Wine Country. From the perfectly preserved Rhine House, with its Victorian stone façade, soaring turrets, and gorgeously textured gardens to the ancient wine caves dug into the Spring Mountain hillside—a visit to Beringer Vineyards is full of visual wonder and historic lore.
Bouchaine is owned by Festival major benefactors Gerret and Tatiana Copeland. Today the winery is one of Napa Valley's leading producers of sustainably farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Bouchaine was the first Fish Friendly Certified vineyard in Napa Valley, and also holds Napa Green Certification.
Cardinale, born in 1982, is located in Napa Valley’s world-renowned Oakville District and crafts a single Cabernet Sauvignon from each vintage. The wine is a limited-production blend from Napa Valley’s most celebrated mountain appellations. Each of our esteemed mountain vineyards creates a beautiful note unique to their location, but the composition they create together results in a remarkable symphony of flavor and texture.
Rising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa, which translates to the “castle of love” in Italian. Castello di Amorosa is an authentically-styled, thirteenth century Tuscan castle winery replete with high walls, five defensive towers, and over 30 acres of estate vineyards. It was built over a 14-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, California.
Hailed a “foodie wonderland” by The New York Times, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia is an epicurean destination in downtown Napa, where guests can immerse themselves in the past, present, and future of food. Located in the Oxbow District, The CIA at Copia offers an array of enticing culinary experiences delivered by CIA chefs and experts, including hands-on cooking and beverage classes; lively public events and art exhibits; a signature garden-to-table restaurant; an exclusive 3D interactive dining experience; and The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum.
Surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards, picturesque forests, and majestic mountains, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is one of Wine Country’s most glamorous new properties. Napa Valley’s first resort set within a working winery, its rustic yet elegant accommodations include 85 private villas, all with fireplaces and terraces.
Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992 by former Disney Studios President Rich Frank. First constructed as the Historic Larkmead Winery in 1884, the stone building on their property is the third oldest in Napa and appears on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Frank Family stewards over 380 acres of some of the finest vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including their iconic Winston Hill Vineyard in Rutherford. Family and community are at the heart of Frank Family Vineyards, which stems from Founders Rich and Leslie Frank.
Festival Napa Valley board member Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig share a vision of artisan wines alongside expressive art and masterful architecture. HALL Wines blends traditional techniques, modern technology, and a commitment to environmental responsibility to produce exceptional California-style Bordeaux varietals that are an expression of the terroir from which they come. Indeed, sustainability is HALL’s guiding principle, expressed not merely in its LEED® Gold certified facilities or its organic vineyards, but also in its enduring commitment to supporting the arts in Napa Valley and beyond.
In 2005, vintner/philanthropists Joe and Pat Harbison were fortunate to find a small parcel of land on Oakville's east side and began development of their winegrowing estate, Harbison Estate. Sitting on the same uplifted alluvial fan and red volcanic dirt as its already famous neighbors, the site proved ideal for planting Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted to five small vineyard blocks, the property yields approximately 75 highly regarded cases of Harbison Estate Cabernet Sauvignon each vintage.
Hess Persson Estates is recognized as one of the premier family-owned and family-led companies in the world of wine, and it stands committed to pushing boundaries and elevating standards to craft wines of distinctive character. Each of the family’s wine brands – The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder and the Lions Head Collection of Napa Valley—produce outstanding, highly acclaimed wines committed to sustainable farming and winemaking practices.
John Anthony Truchard is a second-generation vintner whose heritage is rooted in the Napa Valley. First and foremost, he is a farmer. Each of his terroir-driven wines tells the story of his history in Napa. John learned traditional winegrowing, the art of growing grapes to produce wine, from his father and other pioneering Napa Valley vintners. He worked alongside them from a very early age.
Each individual vineyard is alive. At least, that’s how they see it at Nickel & Nickel. Alive with nuance and personality and attributes and peculiarities that shine through in every vine, in every grape, and ultimately in every wine that originates from this land. At Nickel & Nickel, single-vineyard, 100% varietal wine is what has given them their reputation for dynamic, interesting, nuanced Napa Valley Cabernets. Every one of their wines is the pure expression of its particular vineyard. No two vineyards are alike. No two Nickel & Nickel wines are alike. And the discrete and expertly-tended vineyards that make up Nickel & Nickel assure devoted wine lovers of a singular and extraordinary wine experience every time.
With numerous experiences that are unlike any other in Napa, Raymond Vineyards is sure to "wow" you with the most engaging tours, tastings & events. Certified Biodynamic and organic, and 100% solar powered, Raymond is one of Napa Valley's iconic, pioneering wineries with roots in the earliest foundations of winegrowing. Founded in 1974 and purchased by Jean-Charles Boisset in 2009, Raymond is a dynamic destination with a mission to ignite its guests' passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity and whimsicality. A series of uniquely crafted experiences unlike any other in wine country gives visitors the opportunity to explore the world of wine in new and exciting ways. Whether you wish to relax in ultimate luxury in the legendary "Red Room", train your palate in the corridor of senses, unravel the mysteries of Biodynamic farming in the Theater of Nature, or have a private experience tasting Raymond's exceptional wines with a wine educator, there is an experience for every level of wine lover from the newcomer to the lifelong collector.
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned sustainably farmed winery located in the Rutherford region in Napa Valley. The vineyards and winery, certified Napa Green, are recognized for exceptional estate grown, produced and bottled Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and blends.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Napa, The Meritage Resort and Spa ushers in a new way to discover Wine Country. With thoughtful, Tuscan-style décor, a tasting Village, a locally-sourced, artisanal market, and a spacious community lawn for picnic, play and private concerts, The Meritage Resort and Spa isn’t simply a resort in Napa. It is Napa at its finest. The Meritage Resort and Spa is located one hour from San Francisco, with convenient access to exploring both Sonoma and the Napa Valley.
Celebrating 50 years! Just north of the town of Napa, where the valley’s earliest vineyards were planted in the 1800s, is Trefethen Family Vineyards. Their historic wooden winery, built in 1886, stands sentinel over vast plantings of perfectly trellised grapevines. Gene and Katie Trefethen purchased this old winery and the surrounding vineyards in 1968. The winery was in a state of disrepair and their son John and his bride, Janet, took the challenge of restoring the old winery to become one of Napa’s foremost wine producers. In 1973, Trefethen released their first commercial wine. True to the family’s vision of creating an acclaimed wine estate, they have grown every grape for every bottle of Trefethen. Today, the Trefethen family’s third generation, Lorenzo and Hailey, assist their parents in continuing the family tradition of passion for the land, its people, and the art of crafting exceptional Napa Valley wines.
One of the world’s largest family-run wineries in the US, Trinchero Family Estates was founded in 1947 by Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero. From introducing the world’s first Wine Zinfandel, to overseeing a portfolio of over 45 global wine and spirits brands from the heart of Napa Valley, in St. Helena, Trinchero has been a leader in the industry, committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable farming, and innovative philanthropy.
In 2014, a group of oenophiles led by Bart and Daphne Araujo purchased the property and committed to continuing the Wheeler Farms’ legacy, reconnecting the property with its agricultural and winemaking roots. Today, Wheeler Farms is a diversified expression of Napa Valley’s rich agricultural history.