Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on July 10, 2008

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It’s shaping up to be another hot, muggy, smokey summer weekend in the Napa Valley. Here are a few events we’ll be keeping an eye on. As always, check our event calendar for more current and future events.

Saturday, July 12th

  • The folks over at Folie à Deux will host a “Fo-Luau à Deux” party featuring the Napa Valley-favorite The Maikai Gents. Judd Finklestein and his group will bring the sounds of the islands to the heart of the valley. This event will be a walk-around food and wine pairing extravaganza with pairing stations placed throughout the Barrel Room and the patio/picnic area. The winery will debut its newly released 2005 Lewelling Cabernet Sauvignon–a much-anticipated, first Folie Reserve tier wine, from the esteemed Lewelling Vineyard in St Helena. Tickets are $35 per person ($25 per person for wine club members) and more information can be found here.

Sunday, July 13th

  • A somewhat unique event will come to the valley on Sunday morning. The 2008 Napa Valley Inline Marathon and Half Marathon will take place out on Silverado Trail starting bright and early at 7am. A pack of inline skaters–aka rollerbladers–will skate north bound 6.55 miles before doing a 180 degree turn near the intersection of Silverado Trail and Oakville Cross Road. The number of laps to be made depends on if the skater is doing the full (26.2 miles) or half (13.1 miles) marathon. For any of you looking to get an early start to your winetasting, be forewarned that a seven mile stretch of Silverado Trail will be closed to all traffic for the bulk of the morning.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Napa weekend, 2008 Napa Valley Inline Marathon, Folie à Deux winery, the Maikai Gents, 2005 Lewelling Cabernet Sauvignon, Silverado Trail, St. Helena]

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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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