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



Photo by Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography

Midsummer Medieval Feast

June 22
Castello di Amorosa
4045 St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga
Food, wine, and medieval-themed fun. $180. castellodiamorosa.com.

40th Anniversary Celebration

June 23
Pine Ridge Vineyards
5901 Silverado Trail, Napa
Celebrate with wine, food, and live music. $55. pineridgevineyards.com.

Experience Alexander Valley

June 23–24
Multiple locations, Sonoma County
Everything from cooking classes to vineyard yoga. $200. alexandervalley.org.

Dancing Under the Stars

June 30, July 28, August 18
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville
Salsa dancing, with food and wine. Price TBA. francisfordcoppolawinery.com.

49th Annual Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

June 30 and July 7, 14, 21, and 28
Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville
Live music on summer evenings. Price TBA. robertmondaviwinery.com.

La Fiesta de la Paella

July 14
Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards
23555 Hwy. 121, Sonoma
Spanish cuisine, music, and flamenco dancing. $100. gloriaferrer.com.

Festival Napa Valley

July 18–29
Multiple locations
Performances from Napa Valley’s artistic scene. Festival passport $10,000; individual tickets available. festivalnapavalley.org.

2018 Murder Mystery

July 19
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Solve a murder with your meal. $195. winetrain.com.

Festa Italiana

July 28
V. Sattui Winery
1111 White Ln., St. Helena
Italian festival with food, music, dancing, and wine. $125. vsattui.com.

Napa Porchfest

July 29
Downtown Napa
Local musicians perform on downtown Napa porches. Free. napaporchfest.org.

V Foundation Wine Celebration

August 2–5
Multiple locations, Napa County
Cancer research fundraiser featuring dinners, wine, music, and auctions. $350–$2,750. winecelebration.org.

Napa Town and Country Fair

August 9–13
Napa Valley Expo
575 Third St., Napa
Fair with a concert stage featuring various bands. $10–$13. napavalleyexpo.com.

Bounty of Sonoma County Dinner

August 10
Jordan Winery
1474 Alexander Valley Rd., Healdsburg
Wine reception, dinner, and dessert. $200. jordanwinery.com.

Winemaker Dinner and Bocce Tournament

August 11
Trione Vineyards and Winery
19550 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville
Food, wine, and bocce in the vineyards. $165. trionewinery.com.

Gravenstein Apple Fair

August 11–12
Ragle Ranch Park
500 Ragle Rd., Sebastopol
Fair with tastings and games, crafts, and entertainment for the family. $10–$15. gravensteinapplefair.com.

Main Street Reunion

August 17–18
Main and Third Streets, Napa
150 vintage cars on display, with food and drinks available. Free. donapa.com.

Fay Vineyard 25th Anniversary Dinner in the Vineyard

August 18
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
5766 Silverado Trail, Napa
Wine-tasting reception and three-course dinner in the vineyard. $299. cask23.com.

Napa Heritage Fire

August 26
Charles Krug Winery
2798 Main St., St. Helena
Drinks and food from top local chefs. $150–$200. cochon555.com.

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Russian River Road Trip

From Sebastopol to Guerneville, discover the people, places, and—of course—wines of the Russian River Valley.

All Aboard: Napa Valley Wine Train’s Latest Tour

Experience Wine Country in a whole new way on Napa Valley Wine Train’s latest tour.

Wine Country Cozy

Ten fabulous ways to heat things up when the temperature drops.

Wine Country After Dark

Napa and Sonoma Counties’ booming nightlife keep the party going—and the wine pouring.

Wine Made Easy

Become a vintner with Wine Country’s posh new wine club.

A Cut Above

Anyone can be a butcher.

Festival Fun

Head to these fests for good ol’ times.

Vineyard Vows

Expert advice on tying the knot, Wine Country style, from one of the Bay Area’s best in the business.

On Top of the World

You strap yourself into the creamy leather seat, the engine whirs evenly, and the helicopter flutters gently upward. Within seconds, you’re getting an unfamiliar view of Napa Valley, appreciating—perhaps for the first time—the way the valley narrows just north ofSt. Helena, the interlocking triangles of Chappellet’s winery roof, and the oxbow curve of the Napa River.

Winemaker for a Day

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

Cutting-Edge Cutlery

Get sharp in the kitchen with St. Helena’s newest knife shop.

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.
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