The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley

CIA Greystone in the evening, site of The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley

CIA Greystone in the evening, site of The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley

The Flavor! Napa Valley™ festival is a four-day food and wine event holding its inaugural session this month, from November 17-20, 2012.  One of the highlights of the festival is “The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley”, a foodie-nirvana experience bringing together over 120 wineries and over 25 restaurants from across the valley.  This mouth-watering event will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18th at the historic Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone in St. Helena.  Tickets are still available so you should go here to buy themImmediately.

Wine varietals from A to Z will be poured at the event (literally: we’re talking Albarino to Zinfandel here) from wineries that are nationally known as well as some more boutique ones.  A sampling of the winery participants at The Appelation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley we are particularly fond of are Behrens Family Winery, Beringer Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Chappellet, Chiarello Family Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Cornerstone Cellars, Crocker & Starr, Etude, Grgich Hills EstateJohn Anthony Vineyards, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Kenefick RanchMumm Napa Valley, Neal Family Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, St. Clement Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Staglin Family Vineyard, and Tyler Florence Wines.

And the food should be incredible.  The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley participants will have access to some of the best chefs from throughout the valley preparing dishes that night.  Geographically speaking, these are the chefs who will be at Greystone on November 18th, and what restaurants they will be representing:




St. Helena


  • Christian Ojeda, from The Lakehouse at Calistoga Ranch
  • Brandon Sharp, from Solbar at Solage
  • Matt Spector, from JoLe

Tickets for The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley are $150 per person, although Napa Valley residents can purchase tickets at a $30 discount.  Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets.


The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley — 2 Comments

  1. Dang! I wish we’d known about this event a while ago; we’re actually going to be tasting our way through SoCal that weekend.

    Is this the thing that led you to stumble upon our blog? 😉

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