Though California’s wine country is a day-long drive from the bright lights of Hollywood, wine loving movie buffs can experience the best of both worlds with this truly unique Napa Valley vacation idea—join Beau Wine Tours for the Napa Valley Film Festival! Created by founders Brenda and Marc Lhormer, the festival gives locals and travelers alike a chance to experience Oscar-worthy cinema among some of the world’s finest restaurants and wineries.
The screening schedule is a great way to organize your Napa Valley Film Fest vacation–but be sure to leave your afternoons free! Each day, several hours are held back for wine tasting at the Napa Intermission, or up-valley at the St. Helena Wine Pavilion. And select screening venues also offer wine to pair with your popcorn!
Beau Wine Tours is happy to help with your itinerary of wine tours and tasting rooms, and you should also join the Festival’s Vintner’s Circle to gain access to exclusive wine dinners and other perks.
Between flicks, visit the Culinary Theater, held at the downtown Napa Culinary Institute of America. Stars of the kitchen and the silver screen will talk about what inspires their creativity, whether they’re making films, whipping up a signature dish or handcrafting wine. All guests will sample the food and wine pairings at the talks, hosted by luminaries from their respective industries including Lou Diamond Phillips, Wine Spectator Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobeic, and the filmmakers behind the festival’s features.
Special culinary events like Variety’s 10 to Taste offer guests a chance to sample the work of ten talented chefs. Other events are available when you join the Vintner Circle, including Vintner’s Circle Dinners held at the Film Festival’s winery partner estates. For a comprehensive sampling of both food and wine, you can’t miss the Festival Gala for a once-in-a-lifetime Napa Valley vacation experience!
This is truly a standout Napa Valley vacation opportunity—and best of all, by attending the Napa Valley Film Festival, you’ll not only sample the finest wine, food, and films, but you’ll also be supporting Cinema Napa Valley. This nonprofit offers educational programming and outreach to local students year-round!
Contact us today to learn more, and for other amazing Napa Valley vacation ideas.