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VGS Chateau Potelle: It’s Very Good S*!%

On the edge of downtown St. Helena sits a quaint white house with an inviting yellow door. As you make your way through the flower and topiary garden, both French, and American flags hang in the doorway. This is VGS Chateau Potelle. When owner Jean-Noel Fourmeaux du Sartel first came to America, he had [...]

By | 2017-09-24T17:18:57+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Food & Wine|0 Comments

Paraduxx Wine Uncorks Innovation

A division of Duckhorn Wine Company, Paraduxx is the only Napa Valley winery solely dedicated to contemporary wine blends. To learn more about what makes a Paraduxx blend unqiue,  I talked with Don LaBorde, the Paraduxx Winemaker, about the way in which he utilizes his background in art and wine science to craft the perfect blend of [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:41:46+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Food & Wine|0 Comments

Welcome to the NVFF Vintner Circle, Davis Estates!

At the forefront of technology and modern rustic chic, Davis Estates is establishing itself as a winery with elegance, vision, and of course, fantastic wine. What started off as Mike and Sandy Davis’ dream is now a 155-acre property featuring wine caves, a historic barn, a hospitality center, and vineyards in Calistoga, Rutherford, Carneros, and [...]

By | 2017-09-14T12:16:20+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Food & Wine|0 Comments

Grgich Hills Estate: A Story Fit for the Screen

In 1977 Hollywood created the enduring classics Annie Hall and Saturday Night Fever.  At the same time, in the heart of Napa Valley, another classic was born. Out of a dusty spot in the Rutherford appellation, Mike Grgich was breaking ground for a new winery, and like the movies, this enterprise has endured through time.  The story of Grgich [...]

By | 2017-04-19T12:00:52+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Festival|0 Comments

NVFF Education Programs: Workshops, Contests, and Screenings

After launching our first ever High School Short Film Competition in partnership with NapaLearns, in January, we put together three student film workshops to encourage, inspire, and teach young filmmakers how to create their own projects. Our first workshop took place in March, and was taught by NVFF award winning filmmaker, Kim Rocco Shields. During this [...]

By | 2017-05-16T15:37:37+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Education, Festival|0 Comments

Some of our Favorite Dishes from 2016!

To give you a taste  of what will be on the festival menu this year, we’re featuring some of our favorite dishes from NVFF16. At the Napa Valley Film Festival, there is no shortage of the best wine and food to pair with the great movies we’re curating for you. Enjoy and Cheers!   1st Course [...]

By | 2017-03-20T18:11:40+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments
NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12