Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on November 1, 2007

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Halloween has come and gone as has the annual crush for the most part. Here’s a quick round-up of events taking place in and around the Napa Valley this first weekend in November.

Friday, November 2

  • Hess Collections flags flyingOne of our favorite wineries, The Hess Collection, will host an art lecture series featuring Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Bishop will lead a lecture and discussion presentation on Anselm Kiefer, who is an internationally celebrated German painter that has two works currently on display in Hess’ art gallery. Admission is free, but a prior RSVP is required. Lecture starts at 5:30pm at 4411 Redwood Road in Napa. Call 707-255-1144 x208 for more information

Saturday, November 3

  • The di Rosa Preserve will host an opening reception for Gay Outlaw, who has been internationally recognized for her photography and sculpture which explores form through structure, pattern and translation. The reception is from 6pm – 8pm at 5200 Carneros Highway in Napa. There is no charge–for more information, call 707-226-5991
  • The Calistoga Downtown Jazz & Blues Festival will be in full swing on Saturday from 11am – 4pm. The event will feature live music venues and wine tasting throughout the downtown shops and galleries. Participating wineries include Bennett Lane Winery, Cuvaison, Silver Rose Cellars, Chateau Montelena Winery and several others. Restaurants pairing for winemaker dinners include All Seasons Bistro, Brannan’s Grill, Bosko’s Trattoria, The Calistoga Inn, and Wappo Bar & Bistro. For a full rundown of the music schedule and participating restaurants and wineries, go here (warning PDF). Call 866-306-5588 for more information


[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, winecounry, napa valley weekend, Hess Collection Winery, di rosa preserve, Silver Rose Cellars, Wappo Bar Bistro, Calistoga]

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has written 195 posts on The Cork Board. She's lived in the heart of the Napa Valley for nearly a decade and is a foodie with a love of photography. Follow her on Twitter @KRJ99 and visit her website.

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