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Special for Wine Club Members: Join Us at Festival del Sole

on July 2, 2013

You are cordially invited to a spectacular evening celebrating the art of life during Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2013. Join us Saturday, July 20, for a star-studded performance of The 24 Hour Plays, followed by dinner at Far Niente with a dynamic musical concert by Frederica von Stade. Through our partnership with Festival del Sole, we are delighted to offer our wine club members VIP evening passes for $500 each ($150 off the full-ticket price).

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This evening begins at Yountville’s Lincoln Theater with The 24 Hour Plays. Watch what happens when actors, writers, directors and producers are given just 24 hours to create and rehearse short original plays and perform them in front of a live theater audience. This year’s award-winning cast includes Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard, four-time Emmy winner Allison Janney, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Calista FlockhartChristopher Meloni and Chazz Palminteri.

Afterwards, join the cast, festival patrons and fellow wine club members at our sister winery, Far Niente, for a lavish dinner and private concert. Overlooking the pond and vineyards, dine on Executive Chef Trevor Eliason’s cuisine paired with Far Niente estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The evening concludes with an intimate performance by Frederica von Stade, one of the world’s most celebrated vocalists, plus a special surprise from the cast of The 24 Hour Plays.

NAPA VALLEY FESTIVAL DEL SOLE VIP EVENING

SATURDAY, JULY 20

5:30 PM
The 24 Hour Plays
Alfre Woodard, Allison Janney, Calista Flockhart,
Christopher  Meloni, Chazz Palminteri and Star Jones.
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

8:00 PM

Dinner & Private Concert
Frederica von Stade
Far Niente

To purchase your VIP evening pass at the $500 preferred Far Niente wine club rate (full price is $650), please contact Tessa Edwards, Festival del Sole Patron Services Manager, at tessa@festivaldelsole.org or by calling 707.944.9910 ext 2. PROMO CODE:  FARNIENTE

Important: VIP evening passes must be purchased directly with Tessa Edwards, Festival del Sole patron services manager, to ensure you receive the preferred Far Niente wine club rate.

Wine Club Members may enjoy additional Festival del Sole events at a preferred rate of $850 for a full-day VIP pass or $550 for an evening VIP pass. Highlights include Audra McDonald, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Russian National Orchestra, Concord Jazz All-Stars, Sarah Chang, Dance Gala, and more. Visit www.festivaldelsole.org for the complete schedule.

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C.S., I Love You

on February 16, 2012

Valentine’s Day might be behind us now, but love is still in the air for me.

As a recent bride, it was my first Valentine’s Day with my husband as a married couple, and I wanted it to be as special as possible. I’ll admit that I was excited to finally be able to buy a Valentine’s Day card from the “Husband” section at Hallmark, but the pressure was on…what should I give my husband that shows I’m excited to be his wife? Should the tone be sexy or sweet? Traditional or creative? With so many options, it finally hit me that since the day is about celebrating with the ones we love, and I love Cabernet, that I should treat my new husband to some luscious Nickel & Nickel Cabernets!

Nickel & Nickel Cabernets

I thought even more about our recent nuptials in Sun Valley with its heart-stopping views and romantic setting, and decided to put together a case of the luscious Cabernets we chose to celebrate with at our wedding. Each wine was a special pick that mirrored our tastes: the 2005 Witz End Cab was a little bit country and a little bit rock’n roll; the 2008 Quarry Vineyard was an intoxicatingly beautiful Cabernet; and the 2006 Dolce satisfied our craving for sweetness with some hidden surprises. These beguiling wines created a most festive and indelible moment sprinkled about the tables. The wines infused our Valentine’s Day with wonderful memories of our nuptials, and I think an annual tradition has found its start!

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A Winemaker’s Thanksgiving

on November 9, 2011

How does a winemaker celebrate Thanksgiving? We asked our winemaker Darice Spinelli to get the inside track. Well, we won’t keep you in suspense—Darice doesn’t know what she will bring to the holiday table yet. “Honestly, 2011 is the only vintage I’m thinking about right now,” she says, laughing. “I’ll bring Nickel & Nickel, Far Niente and Dolce with me for sure.” With that selection, she can’t go wrong, never mind the vintage.

But before the big dinner, she and her family will converge at the local park for the Turkey Bowl, where neighbors battle it out each year in football. Now that the kids are teenagers, the games are rougher than they used to be. “We all take Ibuprofen two hours before the game!” she says.

Football and a meal with family sounds wonderful to us, and no matter how you choose to celebrate the coming holiday, may you find Nickel & Nickel in your glass.

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