19th Annual Taste of Yountville Weekend Celebration
Yountville, the “culinary capital” of the Napa Valley will host the 19th Annual Taste of Yountville weekend celebration March 23 – 24, 2012 to showcase the town’s finest food, wine and fine arts. Taste of Yountville will culminate in a town-wide block party on Saturday, March 24 in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street.
In addition to the signature block party, the Taste of Yountville weekend will play host to several special events throughout Yountville, including local fine arts events hosted by the Yountville Arts Committee.
The Yountville Arts Committee will present the popular “Napa Valley Open Studio Artists” events throughout Taste of Yountville weekend featuring two local artist fine arts shows and sales.
The Taste of Yountville Art Show & Sale Artist Reception will be held on Friday, March 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet 30 of Napa Valley’s most prestigious artists, and view their work on display, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewelry and mixed media, at the Yountville Community Center. Admission is $5 and all works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Yountville Arts Committee.
The weekend will culminate with the feature event on Saturday, March 24 with the 19th Annual Taste of Yountville block party, where the town’s well-known restaurants and wineries will be set up for a street festival along pedestrian-friendly Washington Street with savory bites and wine.
The event, hosted by ABC7 News Arts and Entertainment Reporter Don Sanchez, will take place from noon to 5 p.m., and admission is free. Tasting tickets to experience the town’s 12 restaurants and 20+ wineries are only $1 each.
A special garden tour of the French Laundry’s two-acre culinary masterpiece by culinary gardener Tucker Taylor is also available (check website for details). In addition, a one-day Passport will be available to visitors to get stamped along the event route during Taste of Yountville for a chance to win special prizes at day’s end.
The Yountville Arts Committee will also host the two-month long Gallery at Community Center Show & Sale in conjunction with Napa Valley Open Studio Artists at Taste of Yountville.
Key sponsors of the event include the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Yountville, AM 1440 KVON and 99.3 THE VINE. For more information on Taste of Yountville and the weekend’s events, visit www.yountville.com.
A few of this year’s Taste of Yountville block party participants:
etoile at Domaine Chandon
Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar
Lucy restaurant and bar at Bardessono
Bell Wine Cellars
Cliff Lede Vineyards
Hopper Creek Winery
Somerston Wine Company