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Behind the Vines: Wolf Family Vineyards

Wine tasting is a transporting experience from the sound of the clink-and-cheers, to the taste that allows you to vividly recall a special moment; and visiting places where the wine is made like Wolf Family Vineyards in St. Helena, is truly magical.It’s sipping a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon next to a lush vineyard setting or [...]

By | 2017-04-13T12:04:16+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Duckhorn Vineyards

Duckhorn Vineyards is in the quaint and charming village of St. Helena. On a mosaic lane that has a beautiful garden and a waterfowl collection. This crevice of the valley is simply lustrous and majestic to visit anytime of the year; and Duckhorn Vineyards, delectable wines to sip anytime of the year. All of exquisite tastings [...]

By | 2017-03-20T17:58:19+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Favia Wines

Favia Erickson Winegrowers is a collaboration between Annie Favia and Andy Erickson. These two find vivacious, one-of-kind vineyards that are ideal for growing sensational wine grapes. Favia Wines are known for fruit-forward, renowned varietals, each having unique and distinct aromas and characteristics. But it’s all about the grapes. Favia Wines has been growing grapes and making [...]

By | 2017-02-21T04:24:54+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Flora Springs

Flora Springs stems from sustainable living and organic farming. Their love for land influences simply everything that they do, including accruing land in Napa Valley's most bountiful and lustrous appellations: Rutherford, Oakville, St, Helena and Carneros. Flora Springs was one of the first wineries to pick grapes at night, crafting a practice that delivers cool [...]

By | 2017-02-21T04:32:54+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

Nestled in one of Yountville’s most historic places, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley offers a truly one-of-kind experience in wine country. It’s a mecca of culture, filled with highly edited furnishings and artwork. The collections of art on display include Napa Valley favorites, Bay Area’s most esteemed painters, as well as notable artists worldwide—all of which are [...]

By | 2016-11-09T15:13:54+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

NVFF16 Doc Shorts About Conservation and Preservation

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 3: Six unique stories challenge our thinking about changes in our environmental history, beautiful landmarks, and agriculture foundations. Our Documentary Three Shorts Program combines elements of beautiful scenery, heartwarming storytelling and sweet sentiments. This is what magic behind the camera looks like, in purest form—truly a collection of shorts not to miss [...]

By | 2016-11-02T20:10:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Festival, News|0 Comments

The Artisan Pavilion Experience at Farmstead

Integrated within the Wine Pavilion experience, we are featuring local artisans displaying and selling their items of craft Saturday, November 12 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Sip wine as you browse through samples and demonstrations by the craftsmen themselves in this unique and interactive experience at Farmstead in St. Helena, which is truly an a one-of-kind ambiance. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:53:44+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Rombauer Vineyards

Every bottle from Rombauer Vineyards is filled with so much joy and delight—it stems directly from the family that has created and cultivated wine for thirty-five years in Napa Valley. With a sly smile on his face, K.R. Rombauer says, "It's all my mom and dad's fault" when asked how he got into the business [...]

By | 2016-10-24T15:50:18+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments


Texas native MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. A chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips led him to director Richard Linklater, who launched the actor’s career in the cult classic Dazed and Confused. Since then, he has appeared in over 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion; [...]

By | 2016-10-20T16:45:37+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Festival, Film, News|0 Comments

7 Things You Never Knew About Raymond Vineyards Trailblazer Tribute Dev Patel

Dev Patel catapulted to success in 2009 when he starred in the Academy Award® winning film Slumdog Millionaire and received rave reviews for his performance and garnered a number of award wins including the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, The British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, The Broadcast Film Critics' Choice [...]

By | 2016-10-20T12:29:51+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Festival, News|0 Comments
NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12