Napa Valley: Summer Events Spotlight

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nashvilleInNapa2012.jpgAugust 11 -- Nashville In Napa
Support music education in our local schools and join some of the finest songwriters from Nashville, top winemakers from Napa Valley, and a local Farm-to-Table chef to enjoy music, wine and food. This "one-of-a-kind" evening includes appetizers and sit-down, family style dinner paired with white and red wines poured by the Winemakers themselves! Entertainment takes place inside Baldacci's wine caves and features 7 songwriters performing two 1 hour sets. Location: 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Fee: $175; Time: 4:30 p.m.; Phone: 707.944.9261

August 11 -- Hands Across The Valley
Join us for the Annual Hands Across The Valley event. Food and Wine Tasting Reception presented by Napa Valley premier restaurants and wineries. A Silent and Live Auction including cult wine lots, private dinners with celebrity chefs and exciting overnight packages. Hot, Hot, Hot Caribbean Theme! Buffet dinner prepared by Culinary Institute Chefs.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 2555 Main Street, Napa, CA
Fee: $100; Time: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Phone: 707-226-6136

August 17 -- Back Room Blow Out XLVIII
Back Room Wines hosts its 48th "Back Room Blow Out," a walk-around wine tasting, on this Friday evening. Visit and taste with 4 local vintners. Enjoy their wines & hear their stories. Taste wines from Green & Red, Miss Olivia Brion, Phoenix Ranch and Neiman Cellars. Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Wines poured on sale for 10% off tonight only. Location: 1000 Main Street Shop 120, Napa
Fee: $10/credit back with purchase; Time: 5 - 8 P.M.; Phone: (707) 226-1378
August 18 -- Harvest Brunch and Vineyard Walk
Join Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford House to celebrate their Harvest Season. Enjoy a day in the vineyard, food and wine pairings, and other fun activities including the Annual Grape Stomp competition! Call to RSVP. 1960 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA
Fee: $10 Vineyard Walk/$45 Brunch; Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Phone: 800-373-5896

August 18 -- Barrel to Bottle Blending @ Bourassa Vineyards
Celebration, Wine Education: Help us create our new blend and bring home a bottle directly from the barrel for your own enjoyment! We will also be "christening" the new pizza oven Vic has built from a wine barrel - the design is brilliant and we can't wait to test it out! Bring your own toppings and invite your friends!
Location:190 Camino Oruga, Suite 5, Napa
Fee: $50.00/person includes bottle of wine; Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm;
Phone: 707-254-4922

August 25 -- Kathryn Hall Cabernet Release Party
What better way to end the summer than with a HALL California Beach Party featuring 2009 HALL "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon! Join Kathryn Hall on the "beach" at our St. Helena winery! Enjoy live music, dancing, local seafood and seasonal California inspired cuisine alongside our extraordinary wines.
Location: 401 St. Helena Hwy S., St. Helena
Fee: $75/person; Time: 6pm-9pm; Phone: 707-967-2626


September 7 - 8 -- Gourmet Weekend Cooking Class: Summer Bounty @ CasaLuna

Celebrate the garden bounty and vibrant flavors of summer in this hands-on cooking class. Menu includes items such as Homemade Ravioli with Herbed Tomato Sauce; Vegetable Strata with Salsa Verde and more. Includes recipe handouts, meals prepared and wine/beverage served with the meal. Maximum 8 students. Saturday, Sept. 8 classes begin at 12pm and end at 4pm.
Location: 1316 South Oak Street, Calistoga CA 94515
Fee: $350 includes meals & wine; Time: 3:00pm-8:00pm; Phone: 877-968-2665

jermaineJackson_StaglinMentalHealthMusicFest2012.jpgSeptember 15 -- Staglin Family Music Festival for Mental Health
Join us for the Annual Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health. This year's Festival will feature the music of the Jackson Five with Jermaine Jackson live in concert! Kick up your heels while raising funds and hope for the 57 million Americans who live with mental illness. The event will include a free scientific symposium, a reception, a concert and a dinner. Location: Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford CA
Fee: $750 per person; Time: 12:00pm; Phone: 707-944-0477

September 15 -- Harvest Ball at V. Sattui
Come help us celebrate the Harvest and revisit the culture and cuisine of Italy's best-known region with an authentic and traditional Tuscan banquet combined with Napa Valley hospitality and the finest V. Sattui wines for an evening you will long remember! Chef Osvaldo Baroncelli of Prato Italy along with Napa Valley Chef Shannon Kelly. Make your reservations early!
Location:1111 White Lane, St. Helena CA; Fee: $200 Members / $225 Non-members;
Time: 6 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Phone: (707) 963.7774

September 15 -- Napa Valley Aloha Festival

The festival will include live entertainment and vendors from the Hawaiian/Polynesian community in the form of authentic food, music, dance, arts, crafts, clothing and wares from vendors all over the West Coast and Hawaii. Cultural presentations (lei making, etc) are interactive and may have a small participation fee.
Location: Napa Valley Expo Fairgrounds, 575 Third Street, Napa CA
Fee: Free; Time: 10am-6pm; Phone: 707-966-4017

September 15 -- "Hoedown Showdown" Chili Cook-Off
Got a taste for fun, great chili and doing a good deed? Then the Fourth Annual Hoedown Showdown is your ticket! Dancing, live and silent auctions, beer, wine and of course the best darn chili around. Teams brew up their best pots to win your vote. Benefits Browns Valley Elementary school.
Location: 3275 Browns Valley Road, Napa CA 94558
Fee: $25 Advance/$35 At the Door; Time: 4pm-8pm; Phone: 707-227-4300

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