The Filmmakers Are Coming to Napa Valley

There is a crisp chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change, and while some are thinking of Pumpkin Spice and cozy sweaters, the people of Napa Valley have two different things on their mind: harvest, and of course, the Napa Valley Film Festival. When the vineyards explode with fall colors, it's a sign: [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:28:08+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News, Travel|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Eleven Eleven Wines

There are many reasons one could provide when probed with the question “What made you decide to start a winery?” On a simple level, a love of viticulture, fermented beverages, and farming suffice. However Ellie Anest, Aurelien Roulin and Carol Vassiliadis, founders of Eleven Eleven Wines, credit the hand of fate as the major force [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:47:47+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Behind The Vines: Charles Krug Winery

For the last half century, the Mondavi name has been synonymous with successful Napa Valley winemaking. In a region with well over 500 wineries, only a handful can claim the same legacy and passion that defines Charles Krug Winery, and the Mondavi family. Speaking with Peter Mondavi Jr., we learned what it means to earn [...]

By | 2017-06-27T14:42:58+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Meet The Theaters

These unique theaters in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga showcase our films and provide the forum for post-screening Q&As with attending filmmakers. From turn-of-the-century art house theaters, to state-of-the-art facilities, our theaters provide memorable movie watching environments. Keep an eye on the Intimacy Rating: the more stars, the smaller and more intimate the venue. [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:48:06+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News, Travel|0 Comments

Easy Wine Popsicle Recipes

The mornings are getting foggier, the sun is setting earlier, and the vineyards are all in various stages of harvest. It's true: summer is coming to an end here in Napa Valley, and that means it's time to send summer wines off with a bang (and to buy your passes before the NVFF16 Summer Sale [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:48:13+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

What Long Meadow Ranch Brings to the Table

The Long Meadow Ranch  team at Farmstead lives by a saying: “From our farm to your table.” We spoke with second-generation vintner Chris Hall to find out what that means exactly. The Hall family has been farming fruits, vegetables, livestock, and of course their world-renowned grapes in the Napa Valley since 1989. “I grew up [...]

By | 2017-06-27T14:30:35+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Behind The Vines: Caldwell Vineyard

John Caldwell is the original wine industry maverick and the man responsible for “introducing” the most prized Bordeaux rootstock and grapevine clones to California. John not only held the original licensing agreement with the French government for the ENTAV–INRA clones, which are now considered industry standard in the United States, but also wrote the definitive [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:48:24+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

Behind the Vines: Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

There is no formula to making great wine. No instruction manual or secret recipe. Because great wine is not an exact science—it’s an art form. The only guideline a vintner can follow is to give his or her winery the best chance to fulfill the artistic vision behind the process. And to do that, as Materra | Cunat Family [...]

By | 2017-06-27T14:36:18+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

The NVFF Experience

It’s Wednesday morning, November 11, 2015, and Nick Ahumada approaches a theater for his first film screening at the 5th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF). He’s been preparing for weeks now, researching the upcoming festival’s diverse variety of films, requesting time off of work, mapping out his schedule, and gearing up for the week-long [...]

By | 2017-06-26T13:47:45+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine|1 Comment

Wine Movies to Go With Your Wine (For Under $25)

The best way to learn is by doing, which means the best way to learn about wine is by drinking it, right? These four films give unique insight into the world of wine - from how it's made, to it's impact on culture and it's role in our lives both big and small. We've paired each film with a wine [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:48:40+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine|3 Comments
NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12