Kick-off the Yountville Live weekend at the welcome reception featuring food tastings from local chefs, a wide variety of wine tastings, and a performance by critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, Foy Vance.
Eight at Eight Dinners
Thursday, March 15, 2018 8PM - 11PM
The ultimate VIP sensory experience, featuring an exquisite coursed dinner paired with a premier winery. Hosted at a premier Yountville location, featuring the very best regional chefs and winemakers. Includes an once-in-a-lifetime performance by an up-and-coming artist at the head of the dinner table. Each dinner is limited to thirty guests or less, to provide the most up-close-and-personal experience imaginable for our guests.
Bottega: Hosted by Nick Ritchie and Marc Broussard
Hurleys: Hosted by Bob Hurley and Keelen Donovan
Jessup: Hosted by Bob Blumer and Dave Barnes
Ottimo: Hosted by Giana Chiarello and Jon McLaughlin
Protea: Hosted by Anita Cartagena and Emerson Hart
Maisonry: Hosted by Amiee D'Maris and Logan Brill
Lucy: Hosted by Nate Lindsay and Jon McLaughlin
*Included in VIP Pass Only
Master Class Experiences
Friday, March 16, 2018 12PM - 4PM
Choose an intimate experience in the kitchens, wine cellars, and gardens that make Napa Valley the premier destination for world-class food and wine. The Master Class series offers guests a chance to walk the vines with the most celebrated vineyard managers, try their hands at preparing signature dishes in the kitchens of Yountville's most famous restaurants, blend wines with renowned winemakers, and more!
*Included in VIP Pass Only
Red Carpet Gala
Friday, March 16, 2018 7PM - 10PM
James Beard Award winning Chef Stephanie Izard, who recently won Food Network’s Iron Chef challenge against some of the biggest names in the culinary world, will be the featured chef for the Gala. With three Award winning Chicago restaurants under her ownership Izard is a true master at her craft and attendees at the Gala will be treated to a four course meal prepared by her that will be paired with some of Napa Valley’s finest wines. If that's not enough, we will finish off the evening with a special intimate performance by the X Ambassadors!
Taste of Yountville
Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18, 2018 12PM - 5PM
Featuring the world-class food and wines that make the town of Yountville the "Culinary Capital of Napa Valley”, complimented with renowned chefs and winemakers from Napa Valley, and a variety of participating chefs from throughout the United States.
The Taste of Yountville includes: customized programs and activations, 100 food & wine tastings, craft beers and local spirits, chef demonstrations, and live musical performances, making the grand tasting pavilions in the heart of the Town of Yountville the must see center of attention during Yountville Live.
Chef demonstration at NOYO Pavilion by Anita Cartagena.
Late Night VIP Events
Friday & Saturday, March 16-17, 2018 10PM - 1AM
Meet & mingle with the weekend’s performing artists, chefs, and winemakers at the Late Night VIP Parties. These swanky, party environments occurring at Downtown Yountville hot spots will include late night bites, craft cocktails from regional mixologists, and a selection of wines and bubbles. Each after-hours party will include live musical performances from some of today’s hottest late night artists and DJs. We will be hosting at four different locations all three nights!
Sunday, March 18, 2018 11AM - 1PM
The Bubbles Brunch features a soulful brunch buffet of craft foods inspired by a passion for open-fire cooking, provided by Executive Chef Morgan Robinson of Smoke. Guests celebrate the conclusion of the Yountville Live weekend’s events with a Stella Artois specialty bar, a build-your-own bloody mary bar, and an elegant sparkling wine and mimosa bar with fresh squeezed juices and local garnishes. Welcome to ‘Sunday Fun Day” Napa Style!