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Stomp, speed, and sip your way through harvest season in Wine Country.

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10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic, Calistoga

9/1–9/3 Quench your need for speed at this racing event hosted by Calistoga Speedway in the Napa County Fairgrounds. Watch as racers whip around the track in their traditional “410” sprint and Midget cars. calistogaspeedway.org.


Sundown Get Down, Napa

9/9 Hang out al fresco at di Rosa’s 16th annual fundraiser. Hosted in the museum’s courtyard, spend the evening eating and drinking, listening to live music, and participating in the live auction. dirosaart.org.


Napa Valley BBQ and Beer Battle, Napa

9/17 The seventh annual barbeque is hosted at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa and benefits the Napa Valley Education Foundation’s Music Connection program. Witness competing chefs and brewers throw down in this saucy, boozy battle, and taste some barbeque and hoppy goodness. nvef.org.


Stomp Party 2017, Yountville

9/30 Feel like you’re in an I Love Lucy episode and get stompin’ at Bell Wine Cellars’ annual harvest-time party. Play some bocce, eat tasty food, and compete in a barrel-stomping competition. bellwine.com.


Take Me to the River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm and Blues Revue, Napa

10/13 Based on the award-winning documentary and record, Take Me to the River, this live performance at Uptown Theatre is an opportunity to hear the sounds of legendary R&B musicians. uptowntheatrenapa.com.


Markham Vineyards: Annual Winemaker Harvest Dinner, St. Helena

10/21 Take in the fall colors at Markham Vineyards’ annual feast. Celebrate the harvest by tasting some of the winery’s older vintages, and chat with head winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls. markhamvineyards.com.

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Canvasing the Field

Tailor-Made Tours

With countless destinations vying for every visitor’s affections, it takes a Wine Country insider to curate a truly bespoke experience that turns fantasy into reality.

The Music Man of the Napa Valley Opera House

With Peter Williams at the helm, the Napa Valley Opera House heats up.

Pedal for Pinot

Explore Wine Country off road and up close with Napa Valley Bike Tours’ unique Cycling in the Vineyards program.

Hollywood in Napa

Napa Valley Film Festival pairs great movies with wining and dining.

The New Copia

Napa’s Gastro-Museum makes a comeback with the help of a renowned cooking institute.

Retro Revival

Sleep in vintage style at the revamped Astro in Santa Rosa.

The New Napa

Margrit’s Memoirs

With her platinum bob, Margrit Mondavi has long been a fixture in Wine Country, but rarely do people get such an intimate look into her life as with her new book, Margrit Mondavi’s

Winemaker for a Day

Get a taste of the wine-making life at these Napa and Sonoma wineries.

Coastal Escape

Head to Timber Cove Resort for a relaxing retreat on the Sonoma Coast.

Live Music in Napa and Sonoma Counties

Wine Country fills the summer with live music at venues from Petaluma to downtown Napa. Explore the various small and large music halls that host all-star concerts.
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