The Festival Gala at Meadowood provides critical funding for arts education and community programs, and supports Festival del Sole's world-class programming.
The 2014 auction featured a dozen exclusive lots offering incomparable experiences around the globe, and was a huge success, thanks to the generous support of the festival's sponsors, partners and patrons.
You’ll be the stars when you walk the red carpet on the most glamorous night of the year. You and your date are going to the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, where you’ll travel by private jet and spend an electrifying evening at the most celebrated, star-studded event in the world – the Oscars.
Escape to the elegantly agrarian Nick’s Cove, where you’ll experience an extraordinary evening of exquisite cuisine, rare wines and cozy cottages at this charming hideaway on Tomales Bay.
If you’re crazy about cars, this auction lot will start your heart racing! The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is one of the most thrilling classic car competitions in the world, and you’ll go first class all the way with your Club d’Elegance Patron Badge. The second part of your exhilarating car pursuit takes place in scenic Sonoma Country. You and eleven friends will spend the day with Ana Keller of Keller Estate, exploring two of the most splendid and unexpected private car collections in Northern California.
The romance of springtime in Paris will be yours when you travel to the City of Light for an exciting week of high fashion, captivating music and dazzling dining. You’ll stay in a two bedroom suite at the luxurious Hotel Raphael, a five-star hotel centrally located just steps away from the Champs-Élysées, enjoy a couture runway show during Paris Fashion Week, and attend a thrilling performance of Faust, followed by a three-day adventure in Burgundy as the honored guests of Jean-Charles Boisset and the Boisset Family Estate.
Polish your biggest belt buckle, buff your best country boots, and grab your cowboy hat for a rip-roaring, heart pounding, boot stomping, roof-raising barbecue at Alpha Omega. Your hosts for the evening are winery owner, rodeo champion, and BBQ pit master Robin Baggett and his wife Michelle Fields Baggett. As the name “Alpha Omega” suggests, this party promises to be the “beginning and the end” of one of the most memorable evenings of all time.
For the first time, the Russian National Orchestra is offering for auction two guest spots on an exclusive patron trip to Europe. You and a guest are invited to join a convivial group of patrons on this ultra-lux trip to London, Lyon and Paris in April 2015.
Start the bidding and let the revelry begin! Screen goddess Sophia Loren makes a rare appearance at Napa Valley Festival del Sole on Saturday, July 19 for an evening of celebration honoring her life and career. You and a guest will join Sophia at her table following the concert debut of the L.A. Virtuosi, conducted by her son, Carlo Ponti. Then you will relive the magic of Bella Italia! on another special night, when you and nine friends return to Far Niente for your own legendary celebration.
On the 10th anniversary of the movie Sideways, Merlot gets its ultimate revenge on Pinot Noir. Join award-winning actresses Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh for an unforgettable evening of wine, food and fun with hosts Cherise and Christian Moueix at their iconic Dominus Estate, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog and de Meuron.
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Festival del Sole in style and luxury, when you hold the Golden Ticket that gives you ultimate VIP access to everything the 2015 Opening Weekend has to offer, round trip passage on a private Embraer Legacy 650 jet, a 2015 Bentley to drive during your stay, a guest conducting appearance, luxury accomodations and a magnificent collection of three-liter bottles from ten of Festival del Sole's Partner Wineries.
Get ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple when you take Broadway by storm! Join the cast of Rock of Ages for one rockin’ performance. You’ll have an onstage appearance in three scenes, plus the dance party after the curtain call. Then you will have a guest conducting spot with The Phantom of the Opera at the historic Majestic Theatre. You’ll also dine in style at one of Manhattan’s most sought after new eateries, and stay at a spacious two-bedroom loft in trendy Tribeca.
How can you put a price on the value the gift of art and music can have on the academic, social and emotional development of a young person?
Fund A Need supports instrument acquisition and arts education in Napa County schools, the annual free-admission Festival del Sole community concert, and grants to the Sphinx Organization, Napa Valley Youth Symphony and other organizations committed to arts education.