Summertime is nearly here and June is fast approaching. It’s time to start filling in your calendars with all the fun festivities and wine-related Napa Valley events taking place next month.
Auction Napa Valley
300-plus auction lots will be open for bidding during the valley’s biggest charitable weekend. Get a head start on the event at the Young Winemakers’ Dinner on Wednesday, June 3 at the restaurant at Meadowood where you’ll get the chance to meet with some of Napa Valley’s emerging winemakers. The live auction features 50 lots, including luxury trips to Napa Valley’s finest wineries and one-of-a-kind experiences like a one-day Navy S.E.A.L. immersion or NASCAR driving experience in Las Vegas. The barrel lot auction gives bidders the chance to stock up on their favorite valley wines, while the online e-auction offers 200+ one-of-a-kind bottles from throughout Napa Valley. Can’t make it to the main event? Online auction lots go live on Sunday, May 31.
2015 Napa Valley History Tour
Tickets start at $25
From historic downtown walking tours to insider access to Ehlers Estate, The Hess Collection and the Nichelini Family Winery, you’ll enrich your knowledge of wine, from its colorful history to the most modern, sustainable winemaking methods. Guests on the tour will venture deep into sprawling caves at Schramsberg Winery or learn about Napa’s ambitious female winemakers at Missouri Hopper Vineyard. Food and wine pairings are handled by top-notch local chefs and lunch and transportation are included with your reservation. Register for a single walking tour on the final day, or go big with a deluxe four-day full event pass.
The Great Grape Study – Cabernet Franc – Back Room Wines
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; $15 tasting fee
The grape experts at Back Room Wines make it their mission to share their knowledge with the world. Every Thursday night, The Great Grape Study focuses on one grape to show the variety of factors that influence its flavor and quality.
LobsterFest at Pine Ridge Vineyards – Pine Ridge Vineyards
$135 for Club Members, $145 for non-Members
Pine Ridge Vineyards is proud once again to present their annual LobsterFest. Feast on fresh lobster, prawns, and other expertly-prepared delicacies from the sea. The event is likely to sell out (the reservations list for Saturday, June 20 is already closed) so be sure to book your space now for this delightfully delicious dinner!
Taste of Howell Mountain at Charles Krug Winery – Charles Krug Winery
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; $125
35 Howell Mountain wineries will showcase their finest wines alongside gourmet food pairings and exquisite desserts. Enjoy live music while you bid on auction items to benefit the Howell Mountain Education Foundation. The event is likely to sell out, so purchase your ticket now!
Midsummer Medieval Festival – Castello di Amorosa
6:45 p.m. – 11 p.m.; $135 for Members, $175 for Guests
See a live jousting tournament, falconry show and realistic sword fighting, then gather in the courtyard for a kingly feast and range of accompanying wines. Make your reservation early and wear your most regal Medieval finery.
Looking for more events? Check out our Events page for this month and beyond.