This September, get out to Napa Valley to breathe the fresh air and take part in a number of fun events going on in the region. From comedy shows to concert series to food and wine events, there’s something exciting for everyone.
September 11, 18, and 25, 2015
ZD Winemaker Boots Tours at ZD Winery – Napa, CA
90 min. tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $85 for visitors and $70 for First Taste Members
Kick off your weekend at one of three Friday morning or afternoon tastings at ZD Winery. On each tour, you’ll explore the facility with experienced winemakers and learn the intricacies of the winemaking process. Every guest can look forward to sampling fermenting wines right out of the tanks, enjoying freshly opened bottles of wine that have just reached their peak, and snacking on craft cheeses, charcuterie, and fine chocolates after each tour.
September 4, 2015
Napa Summer Concert Series at Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater – Napa, CA
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; free
Renovated in 2008, the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater hosts over 10,000 visitors every year during the summer concert series. On September 4, take a seat on one of the tiers of the Amphitheater and listen to bands including Brad Wilson, Funk Pickles, and Doug Houser while enjoying the cool night air. You can even plan a whole day of it by visiting downtown for lunch, shopping, and dinner. Don’t forget to take a nice long stroll down the Napa River Walk after the show too for the perfect night cap.
September 11, 2015
Eddie Izzard Comedy Show at Uptown Theater Napa – Napa, CA
7 p.m.; $90-$100
Get ready for a night filled with uproarious laughter at Uptown Theater Napa. Comedian, Eddie Izzard, is set to take the stage with his hilarious stand-up that has broken box office records and sold out shows across Europe and the U.S.. With roles on FX, NetFlix and HBO, Izzard is a natural born entertainer with his absurd skits and wacky tangents. Plan a trip to downtown Napa around seeing this gut-busting show.
September 12, 2015
V. Sattui’s 130th Anniversary Harvest Ball at V. Sattui Winery – St. Helena, CA
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; $225 for members and $250 for non-members or guests
Celebrate V. Sattui’s Winery’s 130th anniversary in style at this black-tie affair. With food prepared by Michelin-star chef Luca Collami of Genoa, Italy and some of the vineyard’s finest wines, it’s sure to be a night of sophisticated indulgence.
Start the night off with champagne on the terrace and end the evening dancing to live music under a tent out in the vineyard. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes too because Abbacadabra, an Abba cover band, and Big City review, a Motown inspired band renowned in the Bay area, will be playing the night away. This is a 21 or older event.
September 12, 2015
Chefs Master Dinner at Round Pond Estate – Rutherford, CA
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $175 per person for members (limit two people), $225 per additional guest
Expand your knowledge about wine pairings and incredible food during the Chef’s Master Dinner at Round Pond Estate. With the guidance of the winery’s chef, guests will learn how to craft a gourmet amuse bouche and enjoy a sit-down dinner out on the property’s terrace. From sipping on fine wines to learning how to throw a sophisticated party of your own, the night is sure to be full of interactive and delicious educational experiences.
September 13, 2015
Napa Valley BBQ and Beer Festival at Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa – Napa, CA
4 p.m.; $50 in advance, $55 at the door
If you’d like to try another tasty beverage Napa has to offer, stop by the Napa Valley BBQ and Beer Festival. Your votes will determine the 2015 BBQ champion between chef’s Joey Ray and Pat Burke, as well as best craft brewery. Beer and BBQ aren’t the only things on the menu either. Wine lovers can also find an assortment of vintages from Judd Hill’s Winery. Plus, there will be dozens of craft beers from across the Bay area, a silent auction, live music, and loads of smokey BBQ to make your Napa outing a great one.
September 19, 2015
Peju Harvest Celebration at Peju Province Winery – Rutherford, CA
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; $225 for the public, $205 for wine club members
Dress in your best black and red cocktail attire and come wine and dine under the harvest moon at Peju Province Winery. The evening will center around wine tasting, a sit-down dinner made in-house from locally sourced food, and dessert and dancing in the Peju Tower. If this sounds like a blast to you, book your tickets before they sell out.
September 19, 2015
Stephen Wright Comedy Show at Uptown Theater Napa – Napa, CA
8 p.m.; $55+, ages 12+, all attendees under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Another comedy genius is set to take the stage at Uptown Theater Napa this September. After you enjoy dinner out at one of Napa’s best downtown spots, find your seats at Stephen Wright’s comedy show for a night of unbridled cackling. Known for his slow-paced, out-there humor delivered with a straight face, Kevin Wright is also an Academy Award winner and regular on late-night talk shows like David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. If you’re in need of a good laugh, this is a great event to check out.
September 26, 2015
Twilight Jazz at Pine Ridge Vineyards – Napa, CA
Concert: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Dinner: 6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Concert: $75 public/$50 members, Concert and Dinner: $270 public/$225 members.
Come out for a night of jazz and exquisite wine at Pine Ridge Vineyards. Happening in the Cabernet Caves, guests can look forward to live music by Brazilian Jazz singer, Claudia Villela, and guitarist, Jeff Benz.
If you book the dinner package, there’s even more to savor. After the concert, dinner guests will be escorted to a wine reception in the garden. Alongside a gourmet menu prepared by chef, Susan Lassalette’s, attendees will also be able to enjoy glasses of Pine Ridge Vineyard’s most notable wines. This is a 21 and older event.