Napa Valley Festival del Sole

Napa Valley Festival del Sole
Napa Valley Festival del Sole

The Napa Valley Festival del Sole recently announced details of its 2012 event. Festival del Sole will be held July 13 – 22 and features an exquisite 10-day pairing of world-class artistry, exclusive food and wine events, wellness programs and premier lifestyle experiences.

This Napa Valley event has long been popular with music lovers, foodies and wine connoisseurs. Festival del Sole offers attendees a wide variety of intimate and unique settings for audiences to experience the world’s luminaries of music, dance and theater, in addition to incredible fine cuisine and wine that have made the Napa Valley one of the world’s finest lifestyle destinations.

This year’s Festival del Sole will feature an amazing list of performing artists, Including: violin superstar Joshua Bell, sopranos Danielle de Niese and Lisa Delan, famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, baritone Nathan Gunn, cellist Nina Kotova, guitarist Angel Romero, pianist Hélène Grimaud, the Russian National Orchestra, and dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet.

The exceptional entertainment that is planned will also be accompanied by an array of epicurean experiences that feature the legendary hospitality of nearly 40 of the Napa Valley’s finest wineries, estates and restaurants.

Festival del Sole highlights also include: the Napa Valley premiere of 24 Hour Plays, a feat of extreme theater that involves writing, rehearsing and performing a series of plays in just 24 hours.

The Napa Valley Festival del Sole is also a popular venue for celebrities. A-list actors appearing in this event include Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Chris Noth and Hugh Dancy. Additional performance highlights this year include the return of the popular Bouchaine Young Artist Series.

Throughout the festival, event guests may choose from a variety of unparalleled food and wine experiences ranging from intimate dinners at private wineries to outdoor Vintners Luncheons to tastings and samplings.

Prices for single ticket begin at $39. The Bouchaine Young Artists Series and Golden Gate International Children’s Choral Festival concerts are free, though tickets are required for admission.

To buy tickets and learn more about Festival del Sole and see an itinerary of each day’s events,  please visit:, by phone at 888-FDS-NAPA [888-337-6272], or in person at the festival office, 1556 First Street, Suite103A, in downtown Napa.


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