About Festival del Sole

Celebrate the Art of Life

Festival del Sole has put Napa Valley on the map as a top cultural destination. The annual summer festival artfully blends the world’s finest classical, jazz, opera, theater and dance artists with curated culinary, wine and fitness pursuits, staged in Napa Valley’s most iconic settings.

A nonprofit organization governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders, the festival is dedicated to enriching the region’s cultural vitality and to supporting arts education – from nurturing young talent through the Bouchaine Young Artist Series, to presenting free community concerts, to awarding grants to local schools and arts organizations.

Festival del Sole is presented by Napa Valley Festival Association.

An Experience Like No Other

This is Napa Valley Festival del Sole.

Edoardo Ponti, Major Benefactor Maria Manetti Shrem, and conductor Carlo Ponti celebrate the debut of the LA Virtuosi Orchestra, an ensemble devoted to the advocacy and support of music education.


  • To enrich the region's cultural and economic vitality by presenting performances of the highest international quality, and innovative programs that celebrate the art of life.
  • To nurture young artistic talent, support arts education, and build new audiences.
  • To showcase the extraordinary hospitality, wine and cuisine of the Napa Valley.

Ten Magical Seasons

Napa Valley Festival del Sole was founded in 2006 by San Francisco Bay Area attorney and arts manager Richard Walker and IMG Artists Chairman Barrett Wissman. The founders envisioned a festival that would define Napa Valley as a cultural destination. Since inception, the festival has been greatly assisted by the generous support of prominent Napa vintners and resorts, dedicated patrons, generous partners, a committed staff, and volunteers. The community’s goodwill and active involvement make Napa Valley Festival del Sole the success it is today.

Board of Directors

Meet the vintners, business leaders and enthusiasts who give their leadership and support.

Festival del Sole relies on the generosity and commitment of local volunteers. Share your passion for music and the arts and join us in helping make this festival happen. learn more >

It’s always an adventure of music, settings, the stars and the stars to be.

– Tatiana Copeland,
major benefactor and
proprietor of Bouchaine Vineyards

Festival del Sole offers internship positions that give qualified individuals an opportunity to work behind the scenes of one of the premier festivals in the country. learn more >

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