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

Premiere Napa Valley

Wine professionals attending the sold-out Premiere Napa Valley raised their paddles high, bringing in more than $4.1 million to support the Napa Valley Vintners’ mission to promote, protect, and enhance Napa Valley. Photos by Alexander Rubin. 

Attendees of the Vintage Perspective Tasting Leslie Sbrocco and Evan Goldstein hosted wine trivia at the Wine Writers Symposium Danny Meyer

Emma Swain and Russ Joy at the Barrel Tasting and Auction Guests at the Online Auction Preview Tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery



















Sonoma Film Fest

The 21st annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) featured more than 90 hand-selected films.

Amanda and George Bevan,  Mary Aarons, Steve Shor. Photo by Melania Mahoney.  Hannah, Rosemary, and Kevin McNeely, SIFF Executive Director. Photo by Melania Mahoney.  Michael Howell, John Toulze, Evan Funke, John McReynolds, Lia Rinaldo. Photo by Kingsley Hurley.













Pigs and Pinot

Chef Charlie Palmer hosted the 13th annual Pigs and Pinot at Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen. The event has raised millions of dollars for No Kid Hungry and dozens of Sonoma County scholarships, charities, and need-based organizations. Photos by Damion Hamilton Photo. 

Pigs and Pinot staff Guests at the Taste of Pigs and Pinot Gala chefs and winemakers

Ted Eillott and Susan Feniger Judges’ Choice winning team Scott Romano, Chris Cosentino, and Trevor Bird














Calistoga Crab Fest

This year’s Soroptimist International of Calistoga Crab Fest broke records with a 27 percent increase in live auction sales and a 70 percent increase in Fund-a-Need donations, which totaled $17,500 for the Read Aloud Partners Program (RAPP). Photos by Tim Carl.

Teresa Jacobsen Soroptimist International of Calistoga club members Guests crack crab  before bidding at the live auction

George Goeggel of Calistoga Ranch and Gretchen de Limur

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Masquerade Ball

Costumed revelers mingled while sipping Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection wines for the Sleepy Hollow–meets–Gatsby themed soiree at the Geyserville winery wonderland

Sip and Support

Clif Family Winery fundraisers make a big difference for local charities.

Jamming Along

Two Napa natives embrace simplicity to take the wine world by storm.

Di Rosa Art Auction

More than 230 guests dressed to impress at di Rosa’s 13th Annual Benefit Art Auction in Napa.

The V Foundation Wine Celebration 2016

Barn by Barn

Eileen Chiarello launches crowdfunding company to support “good food” entrepreneurs.

Dive In

This summer, Bardessono is throwing a monthly afternoon party on the rooftop pool deck, and everyone is invited.

Final Twist

Napa Neighbors

What's it like living in Napa? We toast a few East Bay expats living the Wine Country Dream.

A Taste of Japan in Wine Country

Chef Curtis Di Fede’s offers a delicious take on Japanese cuisine at Napa’s Miminashi.

Rock Lobster

A Maine tradition, in the form of a casual shack serving red-clawed crustaceans, comes to Napa

Stick & Ball Polo Cup

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