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!

 

The Yountville Live Welcome Reception Offers Music, Wine and Instagrammable Food

Style and class are the essence of our Welcome Reception that kicks off the Yountville Live weekend! Beautifully maintained landscaping, perfuming flowers, and twinkling string lights paint the picture of this trendy event that will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on March 15 at the V Marketplace Pavilion.

With food and wine pairings from Napa Valley’s star chefs and winemakers, as well as an intimate, enriching performance by singer-songwriter Foy Vance, the Welcome Reception is an event not to be missed.

The critically acclaimed musician will also be sharing how his rich Irish background shaped a unique aesthetic of Southern-style rock n’ roll that has been featured in numerous TV shows!

Spirit lovers will enjoy sipping on drinks courtesy of Tahoe Blue and Maker’s Mark, while beer enthusiasts can throw back a cold Stella Artois or an IPA by Golden Road.

And of course, we’re stocking this event with some excellent wine! Savor pours from Whetstone Wine Cellars, Mersenne Wines, Hestan Vineyards, and Somerston Estate, all while tasting flavorful bites of chefs from all over the country.

Yountville is known as “The Culinary Capital of Napa Valley,” so you can expect to be blown away by the food! Indulge in delights whipped up by Denver chef Frank Bonanno, Art Coutinho, and Nick Ritchie, each designed to pair perfectly with a glass of vino!

With so many amazing wineries and chefs in one place, plus the acoustic enchantment of Foy Vance, you’ll want to snag a ticket will you still can!

Experience the Culinary Mastery of Stephanie Izard at Yountville Live

Stephanie IzardSome of us fell in love with her on Bravo’s Top Chef show, where she took the title (in 2008). Others discovered her as you watched her dominate the kitchen, and also take the title, recently on Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet. Maybe you made a reservation at one of her award winning restaurants and that is when it all clicked for you.

No matter how or when you discovered this James Beard award winning chef, you know Stephanie Izard does not mess around when it comes to creating incredible bites for you to swoon over, time and time again.

And lucky for you, there are a couple opportunities to enjoy the creative mastery of Izard during Yountville Live! You can catch the What’s Shaking Little Goat?” demo* on Saturday, March 17th from 12:00pm where she will bring the flavors from her book, Girl & The Goat and the spices that go with it, cooking sauces and spice mixes to give you some new ideas to take home and test out.

At 2:00pm that same day*, Stephanie will join her husband, Gary Valentine, the “Sommelier of Craft Beer,” as he explores the hoppier side of life with some tasty treats from Golden Road Brewing and other yummy things produced by Stephanie’s incredibly creative hands.

We are thrilled to have Stephanie, and you too Gary!, be part of Yountville Live and know the Goat Army cannot wait to see her too. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from an incredible chef, and an even more amazing human being. Get your tickets today!

* These special events are not included in the standard Taste of Yountville ticket.

Eat, Drink and Dance The Night Away at our Late Night VIP Parties

KingsboroughYou’re sure to fall in love with the upbeat ambiance at all our daytime events, and we’re keeping the good times rolling all night long too! Snag a ticket while you can to one of our swanky Late Night VIP After Parties to meet and mingle with the weekend’s performing artists, chefs, and winemakers.

After our Red Carpet Gala on Friday, head over to Hotel Villagio’s historic Barrel Room, originally the location of the 1870 Gregory Winery. Lofty ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, and soft accent lights combined with the comfort of a modern event space create the perfect rustic atmosphere for this chic event.

Here you’ll enjoy a live, high energy performance from rock band Kingsborough while nibbling on delicious late night bites and sipping some bubbly.

On Saturday night, our Late Night VIP After Party will be hosted at Ottimo, one of Downtown Yountville’s hottest Italian cafes.

Flowing with wine courtesy of Chiarello Family Vineyards, craft cocktails from regional mixologists, and an assortment wood-fired pizzas, this social soiree is the recipe for a good time! Also at the party will be local favorite DJ Chris Garrity, known for his eclectic mixes of Funk, 90’s Hip-hop, and Indie Rock.

There’s no better place to wine, dine, and be dazzled than our Late Night VIP After Parties packed with tons of elegance. These are only offered on Friday and Saturday night from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM, and they’re only offered by Yountville Live!

Grab a ticket and find more information at https://yountvillelive.com/buy-tickets/.

A Big Easy Cajun Throwdown with Marc Broussard, Ted Broussard and Chef Tiffany Sewell

Marc BroussardThere is one thing I have been missing in my life, and his name is Marc Broussard.

It sometimes happens when you get lazy and don’t change the radio station often enough. You stay in a lane too long (looking at you POP playlist).

When going through the Spotify list for Yountville Live, I quickly realized how important it is to mix up my stations every day to ensure I don’t miss out on exciting talent like Marc.

Marc is a talented singer-songwriter, born and bred on the bayou. His big voice and big heart shines through his music which is a beautiful mix of classic R&B and soul.

From the first note you’ll agree — he is “Easy to Love.”

Now that I have seen the error of my ways, I have changed my stations to go like this: Monday is now EDM * Tuesday is reggae * Wednesday is country * Thursday is latin jazz * Friday is Marc Broussard * Saturday is pop * Sunday is buddha lounge. See? All better.

Now that my love of Marc has caught up with the rest of the world, we can move on…

He is coming to Yountville Live on Friday, March 16th, where he will be playing alongside his father, Ted Broussard, an acclaimed Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist and former member of The Boogie Kings. While they are strumming, singing and storytelling, Chef Tiffany Sewell of famed New Orleans Restaurant Brennan’s will be preparing delectable Cajun bites that will surely make you want to book the next flight to New Orleans to experience all of the goodness that is this region — the people, places, the music, and especially, the food.

Tickets are available*, but space is limited so we encourage you to buy them now!

* This is a special event and not included in the standard Taste of Yountville ticket.

Be My Valentine featuring Gary Valentine and Stephanie Izard

Gary ValentineGary Valentine, known as the “Sommelier of Craft Beer,” turned his passion of the [non-wine stuff] into studies at Chicago-based Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy, and is now a beer consultant to restaurants and brewers around the world.

During this demo on Saturday, March 17th (2:00pm – 3:00pm), Gary will explore the hoppy side of Napa Valley, courtesy of Golden Road Brewing.

You’ll also experience tasty dishes prepared by his special guest — his better half and favorite valentine — Chef Stephanie Izard.

Their energy is contagious, and their passion for food and drink is not to be missed. Get your tickets today!*

* This is a special event and not included in the standard Taste of Yountville ticket.