Travel and Leisure's headline announces that "Festival del Sole is Back, and it is Glorious," saying this summer’s program "is full of can’t-miss events..." In a precise summary, it says the festival is "12 days packed with concerts, festive dinner parties, dance performances, and schmooze-worthy vintner luncheons. With 47 events spread across various locations, we thought we’d help by picking out the highlights." Click through the link to see their picks.
In its final pre-season article, Napa Valley's paper of record notes that Festival del Sole "has become one of the valley’s annual summertime treats, combining classical, opera, dance and theater performances with memorable meals, yoga classes and other activities," and includes 10 essential facts about the festival, from an interview with General Director Sonia Tolbert.
NBC Bay Area calls Festival del Sole "the July soiree that alights in Napa Valley for several days and nights, bringing with it exquisite eats and special orchestra appearances and special thespian appearances and jazz greats and young performers and exercise." After a program review, NBC summarizes: "it is hard to stop the hand-flailing and excitement... see all that this European-style, swanky-cool party has to offer. The bag is deep and the gems inside are plentiful."
Just two weeks ago today, Festival del Sole had the honor of producing an Ode to Joy flash mob for HALL Wines that wowed the large crowd at the 2015 Auction Napa Valley Barrel Auction. The surprise performance was a first of its kind in the Napa Valley and served as a preview to Festival del Sole's landmark tenth season. Wine Spectator and others reposted the video on their sites.
Napa Sonoma Magazine, in its June 2015 issue, published its Top Ten list of reasons why you should attend Napa Valley Festival del Sole.
Haute Living offers a review of the festival's "10th Landmark Season... an affair you definitely won’t want to miss."