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Recent Press Coverage

Preiser Key
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Preiser Key

"For anyone who thinks Napa is only about wine," writes Preiser Key in their March issue, "the Festival demonstrates that the wine industry and the cultured arts go harmoniously hand-in-hand... while this type of programming may have its entertainment equal elsewhere, throw in the wines, vines, and hospitality of Napa, and Festival del Sole transforms to a superlative and singular event." See the PDF.

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The Weekly Calistogan
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Weekly Calistogan

The Weekly Calistogan previews season nine of Festival del Sole as "world-class classical music, jazz, opera and ballet along with curated culinary, wine and wellness adventures that celebrate the art of life." See the PDF.

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Napa Valley Register
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Napa Valley Register

The Register notes that, "From glamorous gala evenings featuring renowned artists to lively food and wine pursuits, Festival del Sole will present more than 60 cultural events for every interest and budget in various Napa Valley venues." Read the article online.

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NBC Bay Area
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area says the festival's newly announced season gives fans "a handful of months to dream of outdoor arias and local wines." The article sums up the festival thus: "Theater, drama, song, and the breaking of bread come together in the valley in myriad ways over the middle of July. Think of it as swanky stories for the mind with a dose of pretty summer casual." View as PDF.

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New York Social Diary
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
New York Social Diary

Jeanne Lawrence captured the Festival del Sole experience in her vibrant coverage in the New York Social Diary.  Her articles ran in three separate segments.

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Nob Hill Gazette
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Nob Hill Gazette

This post-festival article recaps the Meadowood Gala, calling it "worthy of the Great Gatsby himself." Read the full  article as a PDF

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San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 28, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle

Correspondent Catherine Bigelow offers a glowing review of the Meadowood Gala in a half-page story that heralds the festival's "sumptuous settings, award-winning artists, primo vino and four star feasts." See the PDF.

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Sanfranista
Friday, July 26, 2013
Sanfranista

This blog, which covers "style, substance, and shenanigans in the city by the bay," writes that "Festival del Sole, also known as Napa Fest, is an annual extravaganza of the best food, wine, and culture that Napa has to offer." See the blog post.

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The Weekly Calistogan
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The Weekly Calistogan

Correspondent Ann Ernst describes the festival's final luncheon: a sparkling brunch at Domaine Carneros, quoting winemaker Eileen Crane: "the festival was like a 'moveable feast' with art, music, food and wine, said Eileen Crane at the end of the brunch. 'It was like an adult fairy tale.'" Read the article online.

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Haute Living
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Haute Living

The summer issue of Haute Living features Festival del Sole's Founders Dinner with a full page article. Read the article online here.

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Heather Desaulniers Dance Commentary
Friday, July 19, 2013
Heather Desaulniers Dance Commentary

This blogger on all things dance notes in her coverage of the festival's annual Dance Gala that "Every year, balletomanes and ballet novices (and those who fall somewhere in the middle) join together at Yountville’s Lincoln Theater, in eager anticipation of the Napa Valley Festival del Sole’s Ballet Gala." Read the post here.

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Napa Valley Register
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Napa Valley Register

The newspaper featured an article on the first Bouchaine Young Artists Concert, by violist Benjamin Penzner saying "it was obvious to all that this 17-year-old musician is well on his way to a career in music." [Read article as a PDF.]

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San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle

Catherine Bigelow features Napa Valley Festival del Sole and its Founders Dinner in the Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle, likening the festival’s eighth season to fine champagne. Read the article as a PDF.

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The Weekly Calistogan
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Weekly Calistogan

The paper features an article on A Taste of Napa, held at the Napa Valley Country Club, calling the popular event "a day of tasty bites of food and stupendous sips of wine." [Read the article as PDF.]

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Napa Valley Register
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Napa Valley Register

At the season's dramatic first concert at Lincoln Theater, the "curse of Rachmaninov," the "dazzling technique and virtuosity" of Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and the "awesomely powerful yet extremely skilled" RNO all combined to create "a nonpareil performance."

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San Francisco Magazine
Thursday, July 11, 2013
San Francisco Magazine

Napa Valley Festival del Sole was featured in an essential summer sand pail list that tells readers to go to Napa “for the arts, not the wine,” and notes that, thanks to Festival del Sole, “July is the one time of year in which there is significantly more to do in Napa than just guzzle wine.” Read the article online or as PDF.

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California Home and Design
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
California Home and Design

In its feature on "Five Things to Do in Wine Country in July," this stylish magazine called Festival del Sole "Napa Valley's most elegant event of the year." See the article as a JPG file or online; it also ran in 7x7SF.

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Marin Magazine
Monday, July 1, 2013
Marin Magazine

Festival del Sole appears in the Calendar section of Marin Magazine’s July issue with a fantastic signature image and an accompanying description that points to the range of stellar experiences to be expected. 

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SF Weekly SFoodie Blog
Friday, June 28, 2013
SF Weekly SFoodie Blog

This popular Bay Area blog highlighted A Taste of Napa as a perfect road trip "ripe for potential drive time" that is "wallet friendly and in a sweet locale." See the full post.

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New York Times In Transit Blog
Friday, June 28, 2013
New York Times In Transit Blog

Festival del Sole is highlighted as a top event for summer, one where “the area’s vineyards become a destination, and not just for oenophiles.” 

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