Wine Country

Kendall Jackson’s 2023 Kentucky Derby Party

On Saturday, May 4, Kendall-Jackson, home to “America’s number-one-selling-Chardonnay” hosted its fourth-annual Derby Watch Party at its Sonoma County Wine Estate & Gardens. Hailed as the largest West Coast Derby watch party,…

Under-The-Radar No More: Mathew Bruno Winery

Mathew Bruno Winery produced its first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2009, yet the Napa Valley winery has flown very much under the radar these past many years. A small production accounts…

The Duckhorn Portfolio: Luxury in Every Bottle

Over the past decade, and most recently with the launch of the company’s IPO in March of 2021, The Duckhorn Portfolio has emerged as one of the most dynamic and successful mid-sized luxury…

All-Star Winemaking Team Lifts Matthews to New Heights

Matthews, a family-owned and operated winery focused on expressing the purity of Washington state’s Columbia Valley, has released its first wines under its all-star winemaking team that joined the Woodinville-based winery in…

Dolce & Gabbana and Donnafugata: Sicily’s New Dream Team

Everything about the Donnafugata partnership with the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house is based around the Mediterranean island of Sicily. The two powerhouses with Sicilian roots joined forces in 2019 to create an even more powerful collaboration—a wine collection designed with Dolce & Gabbana style and Donnafugata wine expertise.

Nearing 50, Calera Continues to Captivate

In 1975, legendary vintner and pioneer Josh Jensen founded Calera (Spanish for “lime kiln”) high in the mountains of California’s majestic Central Coast. In the nearly five decades since, Calera has helped…

Opus One Premieres: Yang Bao’s Sol One

The world premiere of Yang Bao’s Sol One on November 8, 2023 marked the debut of a new collaboration between Opus One and Festival Napa Valley: Opus One Premieres. According to the composer, “Sol One”…

Discover Ross Ranch: The Perfect Blend

Nestled in the picturesque Knights Valley of Sonoma County lies Ross Ranch, a captivating estate that boasts not only exceptional California Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, but also a unique blend of warm hospitality.…

From Persia to LA and Napa Valley

The American dream of Darioush Khaledi I had the pleasure of meeting Darioush Khaledi when I joined the Festival Napa Valley’s board of directors in 2019. Khaledi was a festival cofounder and…

Ehrlich Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: The Culmination of a Dream

After twenty-five years as premium Napa Valley grape growers, the Ehrlich family is proud to release its inaugural vintage of their very own Cabernet Sauvignon under the Ehrlich Vineyard label, produced entirely from…

Cabernet for Connoisseurs

Family House San Francisco held its 27th Annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, CA on Saturday September 23, 2023. Attended by 250 people attired in the dress…

Picnicking in the Lap of Luxury

The Healdsburg winery’s new Executive Chef offers a glimpse of its culinary future over Labor Day weekend.

2023 Festival Napa Valley Highlights

The Magnificent 10 Days in the Summer Festival Napa Valley (FVN) has been dubbed the “Best 10 Days in the Summer,” and the 17th season this July exceeded all expectations! The concerts,…