Thank You for Joining Us at Yountville Live 2018!

Thank You for Joining Us at Yountville Live 2018!

The fourth annual Yountville Live took place between March 15th-18th, 2018, centered around the 25th Annual Taste of Yountville with nearly four thousand people joining us across the long weekend to hear music performed by Foy Vance, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE, Rita Wilson, Emerson Hart, The Sisterhood Band, Maggie Rose, Jon McLaughlin, Dave Barnes and many many more.

Attendees were treated to delectable bites provided by local and out of town renowned chefs like Stephanie Izard, Bob Blumer, Lisa Dahl, Ken Frank, Bob Hurley, Tiffany Sewell, Frank Bonnanno and more. Tastings by some of the best wineries that the Napa Valley has to offer as well as specialty cocktails by Basil Hayden, Knobb Creek, Tahoe Blue, Makers Mark, water was provided by San Pellegrino and beer by Golden Road and Stella Artois were seen across two pavilions. With over three locations set up around Yountville attendees had their senses dazzled all day long and had a chance to engage with major activations by Southwest Airlines, Lynx Grills, DC Solar and Sacramento International Airport and vendors ranging from jewelry, food, high end bags by Brahmin and more.

The biggest success was seen through the generosity of attendees, sponsors and especially partners of Yountville Live who donated money as well as items for auction in the wake of the tragic shooting at The Pathway Home on March 9th. Yountville Live joined our charity partner and the Town of Yountville to honor the three lives that were lost, Ms. Loeber and Drs. Gonzales and Golick through the 3 Brave Women Fund that was created to support the victim’s families. With the help of Mayor John Dunbar who spoke eloquently about the 3 Brave Women Fund, Pathway Home and honoring the lives lost, $6,000 dollars was raised over the course of the weekend from our Silent Auction held on Saturday Macy 17 and direct donations given through our “dipjar”.

Yountville Live has just launched an online auction to raise even more money for the 3 Brave Women Fund with help from our generous community, wineries, media partners and others. The eBay auction is live now and includes a pair of VIP tickets for next year’s event, a flyaway package to see NEEDTOBREATHE, concert tickets, tastings, dinner and much more.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to all of our attendees, sponsors, musicians, chefs, wineries, restaurants, staff and especially the Town of Yountville for making Yountville Live 2018 such a wonderful memory. While we battled some intermittent rain, it was nearly impossible to dampen everyone’s spirits. We learned a lot this year and are already busy at work on improvements for next year to make it an even more amazing time. Thank you for your patience, your suggestions and your contributions to another terrific long weekend in Yountville, “the culinary capital of Napa Valley”.

See you in 2019, or if you are lucky, maybe you will win our contest for Live in the Vineyard Goes Country

Photographs from The Weekend at Taste of Yountville

Auction For Concert Tickets, Wine Tastings and More To Benefit The #3BraveWomenFund

Auction For Concert Tickets, Wine Tastings and More To Benefit The #3BraveWomenFund

Following the success of our silent auction during Taste of Yountville, we have nine (9) more items that are now available via online auctions on eBay. We hope you will bid often, and bit a lot, as all the proceeds go to benefit the #3BraveWomenFund.

(2) Tickets to NEEDTOBREATHE 2018 Tour + Meet & Greet + Airfare
GRAMMY-nominated group NEEDTOBREATHE are set to hit the road on a headlining tour across the country and you and a friend can bid on a chance to attend a mutually agreed upon show on the tour, as well as meet the band. See tour dates here*.

Round trip air travel for you and a friend on Southwest Airlines-operated, published, scheduled service in the United States and Puerto Rico. (Ground transportation and hotel accommodations are not included). Note: If you pick a show in a city or country not served by Southwest Airlines, you will be responsible for transportation to and from the nearest airport served by Southwest Airlines.

(2) Tickets to Hall & Oates + Train at Golden 1 Center (May 1, 2018)   
Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train today announced their momentous co-headline North American summer tour, kicking off May 1st in Sacramento, CA. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a show stopping joint set. You and a friend can bid on a chance to attend! (Transportation and hotel accommodations are not included).

 

(2) Tickets to Ed Sheeran at AT&T Park in San Francisco (August 21, 2018)
GRAMMY winner Ed Sheeran is heading out on his 2018 North American Stadium Tour and we have tickets to his San Francisco show on August 21, 2018 at AT&T Park.

You and a friend can bid on a chance to attend. Transportation and hotel accommodations are not included.

 

Tour + Wine & Food Pairing for (6) at Hess Collection Winery
You will receive a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, featuring works from Donald Hess’ private collection, and pairing of three current release wines expertly matched with three exquisite creations from The Hess Collection’s Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson. You will also receive a one-time 10% discount on all wine and merchandise purchases on the day of your scheduled event.

 

Signature Tour and Wine Tasting for (4) at Robert Mondavi
This in-depth winery tour follows the path of the grape from the vineyard to the cellar to the finished wine.

Guests walk into the To Kalon Vineyard, visit the winemaking cellars (including fermentation and barrel aging) and receive a seated educational tasting of three wines with one of our wine education specialists.

Lunch or Dinner for Two at Cook St. Helena
Mix two of Napa Valley’s most beloved chefs together, place them in adjoining shared restaurants and then throw in a big handful of family and you get this lovely spot. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch or dinner at this petite eatery that draws locals with its locally sourced Northern Italian cuisine & elegant atmosphere.

 

(2) Tickets to The Best in Wine Country Awards
The Best of Wine Country Awards recognize the wine country community for its excellence in all things that make wine country so great — the creative, innovative, philanthropic, eco-friendly and unique components of wineries we know and love.

We have a second set of tickets available in case you are a party of four.

 

Chris Heuer(2) VIP Tickets to Yountville Live 2019
Enjoy two VIP tickets to Yountville Live 2019, 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, paired with a unique variety of some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries.

 

We will have a couple of signed guitars from various artists who played during Yountville Live … more details on those coming next week!

$6,000 Raised During Live Silent Auction for #3BraveWomenFund

Following the recent tragedy that took place at our charity partner, The Pathway Home, we wanted to do more to help the organization as well as the families of the three women who lost their lives that day through the #3BraveWomenFund.

While there was only a few days between the incident and our event, we scrambled to put together a silent auction at the Taste of Yountville event. We put a call out for donations to our many amazing partners and wineries, media companies and other local businesses jumped to action to contribute.

We received offers of almost 30 bottles of wine, artwork, show tickets, and gift certificates for meals and tastings. The next day, thanks to the efforts of Chris Heuer and Susan Rousseau, who put the auction together in record time, as well as Nanette Humer, who helped to oversee the live auction as well as many other volunteers, we placed 16 items out for bid during our event. With the incredible support of the Taste of Yountville attendees, we were able to raise almost $5,000.00!

In addition to the silent auction funds, we introduced everyone to the Dip Jar, which enabled us to collect nearly $1,000.00 in credit card donations during the event.

Above: ABC 7 News did a short piece on our efforts.

Below: You can click on the image below to see a few photos taken during the live auction.

We wish to send a heartfelt thank you to the following organizations who donated their goods and services to help support the #3BraveWomenFund. We are lucky to work within a true community where so many wonderful people jump to action in times of need. 

In fact, there was so much support from the community that we could not auction it all during our live event. We have nine (9) more items that will now be sold in online auctions!

Unfortunately, this will not include the rest of the incredible wine we had available as we are prohibited from selling these items on eBay, and we were unsuccessful in finding another economical auction platform that could support our efforts. Because of this, we will be returning the wine bottle donations back to the following wineries who also offered their support:

We are grateful for their offers to help, and we are deeply sorry we were not able to get their donations into the live auctions to support the families even further.

I would like to thank our local community for springing into action to help us raise money for the #3BraveWomenFund. It is now up to all of us to show our support of all of these organizations — buy their wine, eat at their restaurants, and use their goods and services.

And remember, we are not done yet.

X Ambassadors Meet & Greet Photos @ Yountville Live

A few lucky contest winners and birthday celebrators got a chance to meet the X Ambassadors after their performance. It all went so surprisingly quickly we didn’t get everyone’s names properly, so if you see a friend in here, please let them know where to find their photos!

Like The Expensive Stuff? Check Out the Grand Cru Tasting Experience

Upgrade your Grand Tasting experience with access to the Grand Cru Wine Tasting Pavilion.

On Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm – 5pm, we will be featuring some of Napa Valley’s most admired and sought after winemakers and wineries like Cliff Lede, Hill Family Estate, Peju Province Winery, Eleven Eleven Winery, and more who will be pouring only their premier wines from their portfolio. 

Best part? You can upgrade this for a mere $50. Come see us in the General Will Call area to get you set up. Cheers!