Enjoy 10 Days of Food, Wine and Music at Festival Napa Valley

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Festival Napa Valley has announced their lineup for 2018! From July 20-29, locals and visitors will be treated to some of the best music, art, performances, food, and wine in Napa Valley. The 13th season of this annual festival has much to offer! Need a place to recover between events? The events are held near Churchill Manor’s convenient downtown location. Experience the festival all day, then come recharge at our luxury bed and breakfast! 

It’s never too early to begin planning your trip to Napa Valley. Let us assist you in creating your itinerary. We can offer details on our favorite things about Festival Napa Valley. You can also download our free Vacation Guide. It contains featured local events, like Festival Napa Valley, plus our recommendations for dining, shopping, activities and more!  

Location Is Key

The most important factor in planning your visit is to make sure you are staying in a prime location. Every year, Festival Napa Valley showcases some of the most beautiful theaters, vineyards, and estates in the area. These venues serve as the perfect setting for the amazing performances, thanks to event organizers who meticulously pair each of the events to a venue. The events are spread across the region, with some centered in downtown Napa and others located 40 minutes away. Luckily for us at Churchill Manor, many of the most anticipated events are just a short drive away!

Taste of Napa

Easily considered the festival’s signature event, Taste of Napa features more than 70 local wineries, restaurants and top artisans from the region. This year, the event will be held on July 21 between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The stunning new location boasts Tuscan-style decor! In addition to all of the exclusive wines available for tasting, The Taste of Napa will also include live music. You can also expect an appearance by celebrity chef Ryan Scott. Savor some of Napa Valley’s most coveted cabernets while enjoying this elaborate outdoor cabaret!

Engaging Performances

Lincoln Theater will house many of the performances during the festival. Luckily for guests at Churchill Manor, the theater is only a 15-minute drive away. Joshua Bell is a Festival Napa Valley favorite and return performer. He will deliver his world premiere performance of The Red Violin’s Oscar-winning score on July 26. Watch the Academy Award-winning film while Bell and orchestra provide the soundtrack, live. The film’s director, Canadian filmmaker Francois Girard and the film’s composer, John Corigliano will also be in attendance!

Also at the Lincoln Theater, you can enjoy a ballet production by America’s oldest professional ballet company, the San Francisco Ballet! Tenor Michael Fabiano and soprano Larisa Martinez will deliver a musical rendition of songs from West Side Story.

You can also find a variety of free events, including a tribute to first responders concert that aims to honor those who dealt with the devastating wildfires in Northern California last year.

Unwind at Churchill Manor

Your stay at Churchill Manor will be the cherry-on-top of your fun festival vacation. Between filling up on art, music, wine, and food, you’ll appreciate the comfort of Churchill’s luxurious suites such as the Stags Leap room. The Manor also provides a variety of packages designed to further enhance your stay with spa services or extra bottles of wine. Be sure to start each day off on the right foot with our exquisite three-course breakfast!