Saturday
July 25

What to Expect Day 9

Start the day right with an invigorating yoga session at Solage Calistoga. A leisurely Vintner’s Luncheon at Seven Stones in St. Helena precedes Festival Live, a night of theater and celebrity at Lincoln Theater. The red carpet night ends on a high note with a Patron Dinner at the iconic Quintessa, along the valley’s famous Silverado Trail.

Full Calendar

Yoga in the Vineyard at Solage Calistoga
9:30 AM
Rustic but refined. Gracious and green. Wellness paired with indulgence. These qualities make Solage Calistoga the perfect setting for this year’s Yoga in the Vineyard. Start the day right with a gentle and invigorating yoga practice with Ulrika Engman. Once limber and cooled down, attendees are free to reward themselves with a wine tasting and nutritious, light bites.
Vintner's Luncheon at Seven Stones Winery
12:00 PM
Nestled within the hills east of St. Helena are 45 acres that contain a luminous jewel box of a winery. This is Seven Stones, home to one of the world’s premier contemporary craft collections. And it is here that Ron and Anita Wornick will host a festival luncheon, served with 360-degree views of Napa Valley. 

Jeff Banker, who held San Francisco in thrall to his New American Cuisine at Baker and Banker, will prepare four courses befitting the California-rustic beauty of the surrounding land and sky. Amid the decorative art and outdoor sculpture gardens, guests will enjoy the highly rated Seven Stones Cabernet, along with other curated Napa Valley selections.
Festival Live: Pinot Noir Unscripted at Lincoln Theater
5:30 PM
The dark, seedy underbelly of the Napa Valley is the setting for Pinot Noir UnScripted, a completely improvised play by Impro Theatre, one of L.A.’s most acclaimed improv theater groups. Starting with a single audience suggestion, Impro Theatre delivers hard-hitting, improvised tales, spinning “an entire play into comedy gold right before your eyes” (Los Angeles Times).

In Pinot Noir UnScripted, a team of gifted actors pays tribute to Noir’s tough-talking private eyes and femme fatales, incorporating improvisational jazz and song. From the brutal sneer of Mickey Spillane’s Kiss Me Deadly to the cynical chivalry of Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity, Noir’s poetry and violence, desire and destiny all find new life in Napa through the unpredictable staging, improvisational wit and verbal dexterity that infuse the stories of Impro Theatre.

View Impro Theatre Trailer.
Allegro After Party at Quent Cordair Gallery
8:00 PM
Following the evening's performance at Lincoln Theater, Allegro Pass holders will head to an After Party at Quent Cordair Fine Art, an art and sculpture gallery dedicated to the fusion of the romantic and realistic schools. If the art in the collection were wine, it would be lush, with notes of strawberries and stone fruit, rounded off with just the right amount of exuberance and earth to keep it grounded on terra firma. In addition to a selection of fine wines, guests will be treated to small bites from Eiko’s Restaurant, a Napa favorite that delivers imaginative twists on traditional Japanese cuisine.
Patron Dinner at Quintessa
8:00 PM
An evening of food, wine and enchantment at the iconic Quintessa winery is a difficult proposal to pass up. Hosted by proprietors Valeria and Agustin Huneeus, tonight begins with a glamorous red carpet welcome, and follows with dinner under the stars at this quintessential wine estate.

Designed with environmental sensitivity in mind, the graceful structure of the winery blends seamlessly into the contours of the eastern facing hillside. Guests will dine on a gourmet meal paired with handcrafted Quintessa wines, amid the vineyards of the remarkable estate. The festivities continue after dinner as guests are invited into the winery’s tank room to kick up their heels on the dance floor.