When you’re visiting wine country you’ll quickly get the knack for a certain rhythm the days seems to naturally take. After lingering over breakfast and coffee, you’ll head out to visit a few vineyards and wineries and get to taste many of the area’s foremost vintages. You’ll undoubtedly stop somewhere exquisite for a small midday meal if you aren’t the kind to nibble on things all day to keep your mind clear with all the wine tasting.
In the mid-afternoon you may feel lured back to the inn for a siesta, after which you will regroup ready to explore the Napa Valley nightlife. This is where the wonderful Napa Valley Opera House comes into your daily plans. Hosting wonderful events year round, as well as offering a full restaurant and wine bar, it is the perfect place to spend a night out in downtown Napa.
June 15th – The Ray Charles Project
This tribute to the late, great Ray Charles is a performance by numerous local Bay Area musicians playing their take on a number of the beloved artist’s most notable tunes.
June 3oth – Tuesday Night Flicks: “Witness for the Prosecution” Hosted by Richard Miami
This classic courtroom drama starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton is a must-see if you have a thing for old black and white film.
July 28th – Tuesday Night Flicks: “Double Indemnity” Hosted by Richard Miami
If film noir has a special place in your heart, make sure this classic is on your calendar. Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star in this 1944 suspenseful masterpiece about the perfect crime unfolding. The amazing story was nominated for a total of seven Academy Awards in its time.
August 8th – Viva Espana!
Chef Pilar Sanchez, known throughout the area for her exceptional Spanish cuisine, will set the mood for this night abroad with traditional dishes like tapas and Paella. The food will be accompanied by Flamenco guitars, Cava, and the setting of an al fresco meal on the estate home of Linda and Paul Cantey.
September 12th – Steak & Grape Celebration
Head to Atlas Peak to the gorgeous Lagniappe Peak Vineyards of Debb and Bob Almeida for a celebration of the harvest. Wine and appetizers will be served on their deck overlooking the grapes and the Milliken watershed. The party will then move to the pavillion for a four-course meal prepared by Chef Peter Hall, accompanied by music and a library of wines, including the inaugural release of the Lagniappe Peak estate wines.
The Napa Valley Opera House has a long tradition of entertaining both locals and visitors, known for showing world class performances that showcase not only some of the Bay Area’s best talent, but the world’s as well. Don’t miss a chance to visit this beautifully renovated venue where you will get a taste for rich Napa Valley history, dating back to the time when the Napa River was the main thoroughfare to the area.
If you’re looking for other things to do and see while in the area, download this free Napa Valley vacation guide.