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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.