San Francisco | Napa Valley

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!

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

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.

Often considered a nature walk in the sky, hot-air ballooning is a fine way to ride into the sunrise. It's also one of most unique and inspiring ways to appreciate the Napa Valley’s lush, rolling hills and gorgeous coastline.

Poetry Inn is a small luxury Napa Valley hotel perched on a hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Stags Leap District. Beyond its gated drive, guests experience the ultimate in privacy, serenity, and world-class hospitality with unparalleled Napa Valley views.

Conn Creek Winery’s enduring commitment to Bordeaux-styled red wines started in 1973. Conn Creek was among a small group leading a renaissance of the Napa Valley and played an important part in establishing Napa Valley’s reputation as a fine wine-growing region. 

October 2, 2017 to October 8, 2017

The Safeway Open is part of the 2017-2018 PGA TOUR FedExCup schedule, October 2-8, 2017, and will host many of the top PGA TOUR players in the world. Enjoy world-class golf together with great offerings of food, wine and music when it returns to Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. 
More details at SafewayOpen.com 

July 14, 2017 to July 23, 2017

Festival Napa Valley is committed to enriching the cultural vitality of the community and making the arts accessible to all. Blending the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, the festival pairs world-class performances with culinary and wine pursuits staged in iconic wine country settings. The annual summer celebration of the art of life has transformed Napa Valley into a cultural destination.

This year, Festival Napa Valley will be July 14-23, 2017 with featured artists such as Bill Murray, Joshua Bell, San Francisco Ballet, and more. 

In the Napa Valley, art and wine go hand-in-hand. Art galleries and special installations at wineries and public spaces are prevalent throughout the valley. One of the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture gardens can be found at Auberge du Soleil, 2017 Best of winner for Arts & Culture.

The Trefethen Family Winery, originally known as Eshcol, was founded in 1886, a period of great viticultural activity in the Napa Valley.  Phylloxera and Prohibition however, brought wine production to a halt and the winery fell into disrepair until 1968 when John and Janet Trefethen set out to restore it to its former glory. Trefethen won a Global 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for architecture from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network for this achievement.

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