July 15 & 16



Before the festival's official start, special patron events will be held at Calistoga Ranch and Opus One.

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Twilight Preview Concert at Calistoga Ranch
5:30 PM
Acres of ancient oaks, majestic hills, and a private lake awaits at Calistoga Ranch, host of today’s exclusive preview concert. Once gathered in the resort’s private Wine Cave, guests will enjoy an intimate live performance by Samantha Hankey and Brian Zeger and hors d’oeuvres from Chef Aaron Meneghelli alongside specially selected wines from the Foley Food & Wine Society.

Concert is part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.


Founders Dinner at Opus One
6:00 PM
There are pairings, and then there are pairings. This year’s Founders Dinner is hosted by two legendary wineries: Opus One and Bouchaine Vineyards.

European classical meets Californian contemporary at Opus One, where guests make a dramatic courtyard entrance. The festivities begin with hors d'oeuvres, wines, panoramic vineyard views, and stirring music on the terrace. Patrons then segue to the courtyard for a sensational four-course dinner, paired with swoon-worthy wines from Opus One and Bouchaine.

As the evening progresses, the sensational quotient increases dramatically with a series of festive surprises, making tonight the kind of evening that can happen only at Festival del Sole.

Tonight is a special occasion to honor the benefactors and patrons whose enthusiasm, vision and support launched Festival del Sole a decade ago – as well as major supporters of the season.