EVENTS

Featuring Music, Food, Wine, and MORE!

Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5PM – 7PM

The Yountville Live weekend of events kicks off in style with the Welcome Reception.  Indulge in an intimate, enriching performance by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Foy Vance and share in his rich Irish history and unique aesthetic of Southern American-style rock & roll.  This is a performance not to be missed!  Attendees at the Welcome Reception will enjoy food and wine pairings from some of the chefs and winemakers that make the Town of Yountville “The Culinary Capital of Napa Valley.”

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, will be the featured chef for the  Red Carpet Gala.  With three Award winning Chicago restaurants under her ownership (Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat), Izard is a true master at her craft. Attendees will be treated to a four course meal prepared by her that will be paired with a beautiful selection of Charles Krug Wines, who are celebrating their 75th Anniversary.  After the epicurean extravaganza ends, guests will be escorted to a very intimate performance space, featuring a very exclusive performance by multi-Platinum selling group X Ambassadors, who are best known for their hit singles “Jungle,” “Renegades” and “Unsteady” from their debut LP VHS.  The evening will be hosted by Kelly Rizzo, who is host of “Eat Travel Rock TV,” the popular on-demand entertainment series where she goes behind the scenes and off the cuff with master chefs, rockstars, and other creative industry heavyweights, while traveling the world.

TASTE OF YOUNTVILLE

Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18, 2018
12PM – 5PM

The legendary Taste of Yountville is a 2-day food and wine event held in the heart of Yountville featuring world-class chefs, wineries, and international recording artists.  Three tasting pavilions throughout town will feature 35 top restaurants sampling signature dishes, 60+ wineries pouring amazing selections, 18 live musical performances, 6 chef demos featuring local and celebrity chefs and musicians, mixologists, craft beers, customized activations, and more each day!  This jam packed event is designed to dazzle your senses, offering our guests an in depth music, food, and wine experience unlike any other!

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Performances by:  Dave Barnes, Keelan Donovan, Corey Harper, Jon McLaughlin, David Ryan Harris, Sawyer, Logan Brill, Kingsborough, Rooty
Culinary Demos by:  Jarvis Green & DJ Dallas Green, Chris Kollar, Lisa Dahl

SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Performances by:  Keelan DonovanJon McLaughlin, Keaton Simons, High Noon, and MORE!
Culinary Demos announcing soon!

GRAND CRU WINE TASTINGS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 17-18, 2018
2PM – 5PM

Experience the highest level of wine making excellence at the Grand Cru Tasting Pavilion during Taste of Yountville, where Napa Valley’s most extraordinary winemakers will be pouring distinctive selections of their top-shelf wines in an elegant art lounge.  INCLUDES:  Exclusive, elevated tastings with some of Napa Valley’s most awarded wineries featuring $150+ per bottle price points from 16 winemakers per day and access to the Grand Cru lounge, an elegantly designed lounge space to unwind during Taste of Yountville.

** Included in VIP Pass or available for purchase

CELEBRITY CHEF DEMOS

Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18, 2018
12PM – 5PM

Join us at the Heritage Culinary Pavilion where local and celebrity chefs, winemakers and mixologists will pair up with musicians throughout the weekend to share in a creative culinary experience that will culminate in mouth-watering dishes.  Chefs will demonstrate signature dishes with how-to lessons for a live audience and will hang out after the demo to answer questions and, where it pertains, will sign a copy of their latest cookbook.  Audience members will receive food & wine tastings with select demos, but will all walk away from every demo with something to tell their friends and family about!

SATURDAY, MARCH 17:   Stephanie Izard (12:00PM – 1:00PM), Gary Valentine (2:00PM – 3:00PM), Joy Bauer & NEEDTOBREATHE (3:30PM – 4:30PM)

SUNDAY, MARCH 18:  Bob Blumer (2:00PM – 3:00PM), ‘Stories Behind the Song’ ft. Emerson Hart, David Ryan Harris, and David Hodges (3:30PM – 4:30PM)

BUBBLES BRUNCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
11AM – 1PM

Yountville Live welcomes guests to celebrate the conclusion of Yountville Live with the Bubbles Brunch that will feature an intimate performance by GRAMMY-nominated groupNEEDTOBREATHE. The South Carolina foursome recently released their EP, HARD CUTS: Songs from the H A R D L O V E Sessions featuring singles “Waiting” and “Count On Me,” which both hit No. 1 on the iTunes Rock chart upon release over the Summer.  The Bubbles Brunch will also feature a soulful brunch buffet of craft foods inspired by a passion for open-fire cooking, provided by Executive Chef Morgan Robinson of Smoke.  The event will be hosted by Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the author of 12 New York Times best-selling books including her latest From Junk Food to Joy Food.

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

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!

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: Performance by Marc Broussard + Chef Nick Ritchie
  • Hurleys:  Performance by David Ryan Harris + Chef Bob Hurley
  • La Toque with Silver Trident: Performances by Keaton Simons and Corey Harper + Chef Ken Frank
  • Jessup Cellars: Performance by Dave Barnes + Chef Bob Blumer
  • Ottimo: Performance by Jon McLaughlin + Chef Nick and Chef Art
  • Protea: Performance by Maggie Rose + Chef Anita Cartegena
  • Stewart Cellars: Performance by Logan Brill + Chef Morgan Robinson

*Included in VIP Pass Only

 

 

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