Press Highlights

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“A feast for the senses…”

–The New York Times


 “An international cultural summit.”



“California wine country’s top summer festival.”

– Travel+Leisure


"A summer festival like no other."

Wine Country This Week


"Nestled in picturesque Napa Valley, the ten-day extravaganza is a cornucopia of lavish lifestyle experiences and performances to stir the soul."

– San Francisco Examiner


“A must-see.”

– Town & Country


“ ...a thrilling showcase of talent.”

– Bachtrack


“Summer’s most extravagant wine, art, and music festival.” 

– Diablo Magazine


“I’ve been to a fair number of wine events, wineries, and concerts in Napa and Sonoma over the years, but Festival del Sole may very well top them all. This summer evening at Meadowood was one for the ages.”

– Stark Insider


"Sun-drenched days and moonlit nights, bountiful banquet tables and dazzling art, free-flowing fine wine and beautiful music from top-caliber talent -- what's not to like?"          

– Contra Costa Times


"Some of the world’s most incredible musical artists in the setting of Napa Valley….a match made in heaven."

– KCBS Radio


“A great festival, where the ingredients are a musical gourmet's dream. The stars are twinkling in the Napa Valley.”

– BBC Music Magazine


“The weeklong festival continues to cultivate a high-end mix of musical, gastronomical and oenological offerings, including luxurious post-concert dining - and the lineup of soloists is notably starry.”

– San Francisco Chronicle


“America 's newest and possibly most posh music festival.”

– Los Angeles Times


 “ of the hottest tickets on the global classical music circuit.”

Diablo Magazine


“Festival del Sole is securing Napa Valley’s place on the short list of the world’s performing arts meccas.”

– C Magazine


“Festival del Sole, a classical music extravaganza augmented with a generous dollop of food and wine, has quickly become a hot ticket in Wine Country, thanks to its roster of top-notch artists.”

– Press Democrat


“Rich in content with stars of the concert world who love performing at this venue as much as the audiences love hearing and seeing them.”

– Nob Hill Gazette


“A world-class classical music festival that pairs perfectly with Napa Valley's renowned wine and food.”                 

– Savor Wine Country


“One of the more significant cultural events in the history of the Napa Valley.”

– Napa Valley Register


“… a tantalizing mix of music, fine wine and five-star cuisine.”

– Sacramento Bee


“If there is a better combination than the trio of fine wine, haute cuisine, and virtuoso musical performances, I don’t know what it is.”

– Gentry Magazine


“The 10-day Festival del Sole was perfection: The events were elegant and flawlessly organized, the music and food world-class, the weather cooperative and the Napa Valley scenery idyllic.”

– New York Social Diary