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Courtesy of BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock Napa Valley

This year’s festival treated guests to three days of the music world’s biggest stars on four music stages, one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity mashups, and the best in wine, food, and craft brews. Left: E-40, Ayesha Curry, and Liam Mayclem.

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Sonoma Valley // Jon McPherson

Signature Sonoma Valley

The inaugural Signature Sonoma Valley, which took place April 7–8, offered an opportunity for wine enthusiasts to taste award-winning wines, visit acclaimed vineyards, meet local vintners and growers, and experience the community spirit of the Sonoma Valley wine region. Left: Partygoers strike a pose at Ram’s Gate.

 

 

 

 

Sonoma County Barrel Auction // Will Bucquoy

Sonoma County Barrel Auction

On April 21, the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction raised a record-setting $794,500 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa. More than 250 members of the wine trade and media attended. Right: Auctioneer John Curley.

 

 

 

 

 

Vineyard to Vintner // Robert Bruno

Vineyard to Vintner

Vineyard to Vintner featured a weekend of exclusive tastings, food pairings, and backstage access to the private homes and historic wineries of the iconic Stags Leap District. Right: Winemakers from Regusci Winery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volley in the Valley // John Klycinski

Volley in the Valley

Since 2011, the Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament has raised more than $700,000 to benefit St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley—all through the generosity of local tennis enthusiasts and community supporters. Left: Charles Krug Winery’s Peter Mondavi Jr. and his wife, Katie, with Tony Prince. 

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Stick & Ball Polo Cup

Polo fans gathered at the Wine Country Polo Club in Santa Rosa to enjoy a tournament sponsored by Napa Sonoma

V Foundation

The V Foundation for Cancer Research raised more than $4.7 million at its annual fundraiser.

Rebuilding History

After a catastrophic earthquake, the Trefethens rescued their historic winery, setting it up for another 50 years of great wines.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Masquerade Ball

Yao Family Wines 2017

Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2016

Over this weekend-long event, roughly 5,000 people descended on 45-plus wineries throughout Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley to take vineyard tours, sample exclusive vintages, meet winemakers, and savor food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs.

Auction Napa Valley

The annual fundraising juggernaut shattered records

Ninth Annual Pigs and Pinot

Gaining A New Perspective

Artist Gretchen Kimball opens a painting studio in Napa so she can help open others' eyes to the joys of art

The Godfather of wine

While not the godfather of wine, per se, Hollywood entertainment mogul Francis Ford Coppola has worked diligently to further Wine Country’s global stardom. This year, Coppola celebrates 31 years in the wine industry—and a new winery in Sonoma

Leading a Horse to Water

Beyond Borders

Wine Country’s international tapestry weaves a melting pot of flavors and experiences to savor.
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