Upcoming Events

September 14, 2017 to November 11, 2017

September, 14th – November, 11th

Exhibition – „Highlights of the Wine Culture“

The exhibition „Highlights of the Wine Culture“ organized by the German Wine Institute makes it possible to experience culture and history of German wines in the city hall of Mainz. The most beautiful sights from German wine growing regions are shown, chosen by an independent jury from hundreds of recommendations.

For further information see: http://mainz.de/freizeit-und-sport/feste-und-veranstaltungen/veranstaltu...

September 20, 2017 to October 29, 2017

September – end of October

Federweißer stands in the centre of Mainz

Annually – in late summer / early autumn – pretty wooden huts open their window shutters in the centre of Mainz and offer „new wine“ – meaning Federweißer and red sweet cider. A variety of substantial traditional meals such as onion cake or bread and dipping supplement the wine enjoyment.

For further information on the different locations see: www.mainz.de/freizeit-und-sport/feste-und-veranstaltungen/federweisser-s...

October 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017

Discover the iconic events: the Masterclass, and the Retrospective Wine Tasting. Then this year, there will be more dinners, breakfasts and lunches to help showcase the regions burgeoning food credentials, and music talent.

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November 8, 2017 to November 12, 2017

The ultimate film, food and wine experience, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) lights up wine country at the most colorful time of year, November 8-12, 2017.

NVFF features over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in beautiful screening venues throughout the Napa Valley. Attendees can interact with over 300 visiting filmmakers at screenings and events, including culinary demonstrations, wine tasting pavilions, the Festival Gala, Celebrity Tributes, Awards Ceremonies, and an array of parties.

Notable past attendees include: Matthew McConaughey, Kurt Russell, Viggo Mortensen, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lee Daniels, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin Costner, Mike Myers, Michelle Monaghan, Bill Paxton, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Miles Teller, Colin Farrell, Dave Grohl, Judy Greer, Jeffrey Wright, and more.

November 18, 2017

Hosted by Lake Breeze Wines, the widely anticipated Grapest 5K Run is coming to Langhorne Creek, South Australia this November.

Sprint, jog or walk through 5 or 10 kilometres of picturesque vineyards at dusk, before rewarding yourself with 1km of wine-tasting stations.

Stay and enjoy the after-party with live entertainment by 'Hurricane Fall', one of the country's top up-and-coming country rock bands, as well as food vans, cellar door packages and more wine from the surrounding award winning vineyards.

If running isn't for you, tickets are available to purchase for the 1km Wine-tasting Walk or after-party as well. Find more information and tickets here. 

November 23, 2017 to December 31, 2017

The Napa Valley shimmers with holiday happenings and festivals aglow with twinkling lights and a wealth of good cheer. The holidays fall at the height of the region's Cabernet Season, the perfect time of year to enjoy Napa Valley's famous red wines. 

Events throughout November and December include the Santa Wine Train, the Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood, the Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade, the Napa Lighted Art Festival and many more. Join us in celebrating the holiday season

January 12, 2018 to January 15, 2018

The American Truffle Company returns to Napa with the eighth annual Napa Truffle Festival – bringing together two complementary aspects of European truffles:  the best chefs in the world known for their truffle cuisine, and the best truffle experts/scientists in the world recognized for their expertise and data on truffle cultivation. Gourmands and aspiring truffle growers alike will  find a bounty of activities throughout the festival weekend to satisfy their appetite and curiosity for the flavor and knowledge of one of the world’s most prized and delectable foods.

Recognized around the world as a wine and culinary Mecca, Napa Valley will again serve as the host for the festival weekend, partnering with The Westin Verasa Napa as “truffle central” for check in and programs. They also extend exclusive, special room rates for Festival guests.

Unique to this Festival is our Master Chefs team led by Michelin star chef Ken Frank of La Toque, presenting culinary demonstrations, and showcasing their extraordinary skills and talents in a tour de force Truffles & Wine Dinner on Saturday evening.

Leading the scientific track will be American Truffle Company cultivation expert Robert Chang and mycorrhizal expert/scientist Dr. Paul Thomas.  Other special guests include Certified Professional Dog Trainer Alana McGee, wild mushroom forager/mycologist David Campbell, the team at Robert Sinskey Vineyards Truffle Orchard and, everyone’s favorite, Rico and Lolo the truffle dogs.

The Festival concludes on Monday with a lively Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace —from farm, orchard and vineyard to kitchen, table and glass—showcasing local artisan vendors and their specialty food products, plus cooking demos, fresh truffles for sale and a chance to win a real black truffle! The Marketplace is free to the public to browse and purchase truffle menu items à la carte.

Join us for this remarkable and delicious weekend!

January 21, 2018 to January 28, 2018

Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience our legendary food and wine culture January 21-28, 2018. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), guests can try out the latest culinary hot-spots or revisit old favorites all week long. Our farm-to-table practices and Michelin-Star rated restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy it all than during Restaurant Week.

March 4, 2018

The 40th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (NVM) is dedicated to fostering and promoting quality road racing in an inspiring setting. Known as the "biggest little marathon in the West," the Marathon has earned a reputation for outstanding runner support, attention to detail, and a beautiful point-to-point course.

In 2016 Forbes magazine rated NVM one of the "12 Top Marathons Worth Traveling For" and American Express' Departures magazine declared NVM in their "Ten Travel-Worthy Races That Make for Truly Memorable Journeys on the Run."

Returning to the Napa Valley on March 4, 2018, runners can register now for the full or 5K marathon. From expert to novice, the Marathon has something for everyone.

March 15, 2018 to March 18, 2018

Yountville Live is the ultimate, luxury getaway event, featuring exclusive performances from some of today’s hottest recording artists, exquisite foods from world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries.

This super-luxe weekend, held March 15-18, 2018, is the perfect combination of premium entertainment and epicurean experiences with all of the luxury and sophistication that the Napa Valley has to offer, for guests who appreciate the art of living well through discovery and exploration.

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