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Keep up with the who's who in Wine Country.




BottleRock Napa Valley

Some 120,000 fans turned out to watch more than 80 artists perform at the wildly popular three-day music and culinary festival. Highlights included sets from Mumford and Sons, Bishop Briggs, Too Short, and Neil Young (who played past curfew)—plus live-​cooking demonstrations from food-world celebrities. Meanwhile, dozens of acclaimed local eateries dished out mouthwatering fare, and wineries, breweries, and distilleries served crowd-pleasing sips.  Photos by Mitchell Glotzer (1-3).

Napa’s Best Cellars Dinner

Music- and wine-industry luminaries filled the caves at Miner Family Winery in Oakville for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s fundraiser, which garnered more than $90,000 for innovative cancer research. Photos by Stephanie Wolden (4-5).

The Neighborhood Table Community Dinner

St. Helena Hospital Foundation joined forces with the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce to host the inaugural Neighborhood Table Community Dinner on Adams Street. Proceeds benefited the vital medical services of Adventist Health St. Helena. Photos by Aperture Media and Design (6-7).

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

More than 40 Dry Creek Valley wineries opened their doors for a weekend of food and wine pairings, tastings, and more. Photos by Charles Gesell and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (8-11).

Signature Sonoma Valley

A chic party, rare tastings, and exquisite dining experiences were on the agenda at this immersive event that celebrated Sonoma Valley’s distinctive terroir. Photos by Michael Woolsey (12-13). 

Sonoma County Barrel Auction

The lively auction event raised $645,000 to support the Sonoma County Vintners and its American Viticultural Area partners. Photos by Bob McClenahan (14,16) and Scot Hampton (15).

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