A multitude of flowers, elegant white light and the magic of summer sets the stage for this year’s Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley, which conjures the notion of an enchanted garden.
Meadowood’s beautiful, natural setting, gracious hospitality and exceptional culinary and wine experiences make it the perfect host for Festival del Sole’s annual charity event. The evening begins with a reception at the luxurious private wooded estate, where guests can mingle and sip on radiant JCB sparkling wines.
An alfresco dinner on the Vintner's Glen follows, prepared by the Meadowood culinary dream team and paired with fine wines from Boisset Family Estates and Gallo Signature Series. After dinner the stars will shine with the Concord Jazz All Stars and a special appearance from Cuban jazz legend and 10-time Grammy-award winner Arturo Sandoval. The most prodigious Cuban trumpeter of his generation, Sandoval forged his own bold synthesis of bebop and Cuban styles and played a central role in revolutionizing Cuban music. Last year he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The evening will culminate with a live auction led by famed auctioneer Fritz Hatton, featuring once-in-a-lifetime luxury lots benefiting Festival del Sole and local arts education programs.
Elegant white attire for ladies, summer dinner jackets for gentlemen. Event takes place in the Vintner's Glen at Meadowood; shoes for the lawn are recommended.
Meadowood Napa Valley
900 Meadowood Lane
St. Helena CA 94574
From Napa: Take Soscol Avenue north to Trancas Avenue, turn RIGHT onto Trancas for .7 mile. Turn LEFT onto Silverado Trail/CA-121 north for approximately 17.3 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Meadowood Lane, veer LEFT to arrive at Meadowood.