The townsfolk of Yountville invite visitors and friends alike to “Taste Life Here” during the Taste of Yountville (March 14-16, 2014). Taste of Yountville often coincides with bud break in Napa Valley vineyards-effectively, the beginning of the wine season when everything is green, the mustard is blooming, and the vines are coming to life.
The event’s signature street party celebrates everything that’s delicious about Yountville, on Saturday from noon-5 p.m. Food and wine lovers will sip and sample while strolling down Yountville’s charming main thoroughfare, indulging in savory bites from the town’s famed restaurants, and tasting microbrews and the finest wines from dozens of Napa Valley wineries. Tasting tickets are $1 each; block party tastemakers have previously included Bouchon Bakery, Bottega, étoile at Domaine Chandon, Hurley's Restaurant & Bar, Redd and others; wineries include Cliff Lede, Domaine Chandon, Cornerstone and many more.
There will be live entertainment in several locations along the route, an arts and crafts fair to meander through, and an exciting “passport" program with a punch-attendees who have their Taste of Yountville Passports stamped in five spots along the route will be entered to win free Yountville swag. Chef demos and garden tours, plus a juried show showcasing the work of local artists and artisans, round out the festivities.
$10 Art Show Artists Reception Friday, March 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wine and small bites will be served, Yountville Community Center
FREE Street party Saturday, March 15, noon-5 p.m.
Tasting, Passport activities, live entertainment, crafts fair, culinary demos and garden tour, in the town center (tasting tickets $1 each)
FREE Art Show and Sale all day Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16
Yountville Community Center