POSTED ON April 26, 2014 | IN Wine News | BY Joe Becerra

Travel season in the Napa Valley is in full swing. Vineyards are green and trimmed, and wildflowers are still in bloom. The weather is clean and bright, so head to the Napa Valley and take in the Spring season in all its glory. Here are a few travel tidbits for the Napa Valley in the coming weeks.

Napa Valley Travel

Third Annual Summer Solstice Concert – Clif Family Winery

June 21st at Velo Vino, The Grove Valve Orchestra plays up a storm. The band features funk, rock, and soul. Bring your dancing shoes. Wine and food will be provided. The Clif Family winery and its Velo Vino tasting room are located in St. Helena. Tickets are limited for this event. To purchase tickets:
Note: due to the high demand of tickets, we encourage all who are interested in attending the evening’s event to book tickets now. The concert sells out within days of this announcement.


Artist René Romero Schuler at Chimney Rock Winery

Artist René Romero Schuler will make her Napa Valley debut with an exhibit at the Chimney Rock Winery on the Silverado Trail. The exhibit is entitled “Cameo,” which is in reference to the abstract figures showcased in Romero Schuler’s oil paintings. The exhibit comes to Napa through A Partnership Between Artist and Artisan, a collaboration between Romero Schuler and Terlato Family Vineyards that includes limited hand-painted wine bottles. The exhibit runs Thursday, May 1 to Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Chimney Rock Winery located at 5350 Silverado Trail.


Hall Winery celebrates Sauvignon Blanc Day

On May 16, it’s international Sauvignon Blanc Day. In celebration of this social media event, Hall will be announcing the release of its 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. Guests, upon asking, will receive a complimentary glass of Hall Sauvignon Blanc. If you are in the area, why not stop in at the Hall tasting room and give the newly released wine a try!

Looking to buy a vacation home in the Napa Valley?

Just a little bit out of my price range, but there are two quite luxurious houses currently for sale in the Napa Valley. The first is Robin Williams’ Napa retreat. Robin Williams recently listed his 640-acre Napa Valley ranch for $29.9 million. The property is in the Mayacamas Mountains between Napa and Sonoma. For you interested buyers, here is a link to a Forbes article on the house.

A second Napa Valley home is also for sale by an unknown seller. The property is to be sold on May 22 by Concierge Auctions. Concierge Auctions is a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide. The property is known as Villa de Montaña. The property, originally offered for $22.5 million, will be auctioned without reserve on May 22nd in cooperation with Daniel DerVartanian of Sotheby’s International Realty and Steven Gregory of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley.

The 20-acre, 32-room Spanish-Mediterranean estate is spread across a spectacular main house, guest cottage, and separate staff quarters. The property offers panoramic views of St. Helena village and Napa Valley. View property

Auction Napa Valley June 5-7

This is another Napa Valley activity for those with deep pockets, and for a great cause. Proceeds from the auction go to a variety of charities in the Napa area. Last year the auction raised $16.9 million.

To attend this year’s Welcome Party, Barrel Auction, and the Friday Vintner Dinner, the cost is $3000 per ticket. Ticket and event information