Make the most of this annual event in Napa’s culinary capital
Held every spring in the heart of Napa Valley’s historic and charming town of Yountville, the Taste of Yountville is an annual celebration of the area’s amazing food, wine, and music, showcasing California’s world-class chefs and wineries as well as internationally known recording artists. For one day, downtown Yountville transforms into the culinary capital of Napa County, with tasting pavilions, live music performances, wine tasting booths, and chef demonstrations filling the streets for an experience like none other. Here is all you need to know about the first Taste of Yountville of the new decade.
While Napa is known for its wine, a big part of the local culture revolves around the world-renowned chefs who both take up residence here and take inspiration from the area’s epicurean culture to continue to innovate in their field. Throughout the day, you will learn to expand your culinary horizons and gain a deeper appreciation for food from celebrated chefs from near and far.
In addition to demonstrations, samplings, and recipe tutorials from award-winning chefs, you will also be able to indulge in dishes from top local restaurants, getting a taste of multiple cuisines all in one day.
Regardless of your knowledge of wine, everyone from novices to connoisseurs will find something to love among the wines featured in Taste of Yountville. Every year, the festival takes pride in recognizing well-established and historic wineries alongside hidden gems and new players to the game that all contribute to Napa’s rich wine culture.
Focusing on limited production, single-vineyard varietals, hope & grace is a returning winery this year, showcasing their unique range of artisan Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Dry Riesling. Priest Ranch is a new participant for 2020, whose 230 acres of vineyards produce high-quality, distinctive, and unique wines reflective of the property’s variety of elevations, exposures, soils, and microclimates.
While wine-lovers will rejoice in all of the offerings at Taste of Yountville, there will also be a number of delectable local beers and spirits available alongside Napa’s best wines.
Exhilarating Musical Performances
Taste of Yountville’s food and wine experiences are elevated further through a musical showcase of live performances taking place throughout the day. Up-and-coming artists along with Grammy-nominated favorites make for a well-rounded lineup that appeals to a range of musical tastes, maintaining the energy and excitement of the event all day long. Past acts have included everyone from Colbie Caillat and Foy Vance to the Plain White T’s and Leslie Odom Jr.
If you’re looking to extend this one-day event into a full weekend experience, Yountville Live transforms Taste of Yountville into a four-day VIP celebration of food, wine, and music. Built for foodies and those with a deeper appreciation for Napa’s food and wine culture, Yountville Live offers VIPs a weekend full of unique access to celebrity chefs, vintners, and musicians hosted at a number of exclusive locations throughout the Napa Valley. Kicking off with an exquisite welcome dinner followed by days of interactive dining experiences, private vineyard tours, a decadent brunch, a Red Carpet Gala, and more, this four-day experience is a can’t-miss for culture lovers from near and far.
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