In our ongoing excitement for 2017’s Yountville Live, we continue with a sneak peek of the festival with an itinerary dedicated to VIP package holders. With your VIP ticket, you’ll get exclusive access to weekend events, up-close interactions with the celebrated talent, and reserved and desired seating during presentations and performances. With 60 wineries, 36 chefs, 8 cooking demos, and 8 performances, a bit of guidance to plan out the paramount in Napa Valley weekends is a must!
Revisit our Weekend Pass Itinerary for an introduction and insight into this unparalleled festival of flavor and sound
The VIP Treatment Awaits with a Yountville Live VIP Pass
Pass holders receive:
Entry to the VIP Welcome Reception
Entry & Reserved Seating to the Welcome Gala
VIP Preferred Entry to All Events
Thursday Night Concert
Three (3) VIP Late Night Events
Two (2) Days of TASTE
One (1) Master Class Luncheon
One Music, Food, & Wine Dinner
Reserved Seating at Sunday Bubble Brunch
Concierge Services for Local Transportation, Reservations, Tours, and Tastings
Thursday, March 16th
Yountville Live starts off with a bang for VIPs at the Welcome Reception hosted by Brix Restaurant and held in their stunning gardens. Nosh on French inspired fare by Chef Cary Delbridge, begin your weekend tastings with sips from local wineries, and enjoy the sounds of an acoustic performance by Five for Fighting.
The night continues with the elegant Welcome Gala, the sublime in epicurean experiences for the foodie (or inspired foodie) in all of us. Enjoy dinner alongside world-class chefs as they craft a multi-course meal in an intimate showing of culinary prowess. Wine will be poured from local, premiere wineries and the sounds of Rodrigo y Gabriela will flow to your ears in a performance celebrating the beginning of the epic weekend. As a VIP package holder, you’ll get the best views of not only the music performance, but also the skills and expertise of the acclaimed chefs creating the evening’s tantalizing meal.
Your night is not over yet and your ticket gives you exclusive access to mingle with key players in the weekend’s festivities at the first of three VIP late night parties. Finish an epic first day with specialty cocktail in hand and enjoy a special show by the Silverado PIckups.
No stress needed in finding a late-night ride back to your weekend accommodations. Work with the VIP special concierge services to assist in finding local transportation all weekend long.
Friday, March 17th
Enjoy a slower morning in Yountville and explore the gastronomical gems that put the town on the culinary map. Step into Thomas Keller’s famed Bouchon Bakery for a pain au chocolate and a savory cup of coffee to start your day on the go. Or leverage the concierge service with your VIP package, and enjoy a leisurely, full brunch at Lucy Bar and Restaurant.
Your next stop is Taste of Yountville; four, captivating pavilions located throughout Yountville dedicated to the multi-faceted celebration with world-class wines, food, and cooking demonstrations. Start on the side of health with a visit first to the Health & Wellness Pavilion and hear discussions from established industry professionals.
Head down the street and continue the flavors of Taste with a visit to the Culinary Pavilion. This stop is dedicated to cooking demonstrations and wine explorations from key speakers, including James Beard Award winners, Master Sommeliers, and more! Sip on local wine and pick up some tips and tricks of your very own.
As evening rolls around, it’s an opportunity to choose your own adventure! Grab a seat at one of six Music, Food, & Wine Dinners. Connecting all elements of the festival, enjoy a memorable meal at an admired Yountville establishment while enjoying sips from premiere wineries and an intimate performance from up-and-coming musical talent. If day two of Yountville Live has you drained, rest and reset and prepare for the 2nd night of VIP late night parties that begins at 10pm.
Hotel Villagio, a 2016 Conde Nast Travelers Reader’s Choice Award for Top Hotels in Northern California, welcomes you for your stay during Yountville Live. While it’s centrally located and steps away from the excitement of the festival, Hotel Villagio is an oasis with it’s picturesque views and large, plush beds and complimentary amenities. Need a breather from the fast-paced fun? Book an appointment at prestigious The Spa at the Estate and let their experienced staff customize spa services to wash away any stress and regroup for the second portion of your VIP weekend.
Saturday, March 18th
We’re only halfway through this wondrous weekend and your Saturday continues with an educational element (And don’t worry, vino is included!) Gain additional culinary and wine knowledge through Yountville Live’s Master Class series. Learn a new skill in the kitchen or explore how your favorite ingredients are made in this captivating opportunity to interact and explore food and wine with acclaimed chefs and vintners.
The Master Class Series is one for the foodie and wine-lover in all of us. If your one complimentary class is not enough for the the intellectual in you, your VIP package allows an additional purchase of a second course. Get your education on!
As a VIP ticket holder, you have two days to explore Taste of Yountville and there are two more pavilions for you to experience. Stop in the NoYo (or North Yountville) Pavilion for more food, sips, and songs from up-and-coming musical talent. Or visit the V Marketplace pavilion for grand tastings with chefs and acclaimed wineries, and get to know the vendors and sponsors that make this fantastic weekend a reality.
Saturday ends with a bang at the final VIP Late Night After Party happening at Ottimo Restaurant! Get the VIP treatment and interact with the culinary and winemaking stars while dancing the night away to live DJ sets from Mayer Hawthorne and Safetysuits. Enjoy late night bites and complimentary beverages and celebrate the epic weekend of food and fun.
Sunday, March 19th
Wake up with Executive Chef Morgan Robinson’s open fire cooking and an elegant sparkling wine and mimosa bar at Yountville Live’s Bubble Brunch. You’ll have VIP reserved seating close to the action as you revel in sounds of Johnnyswim and the conclusion of an epic weekend of the celebrated best of Yountville.