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January in the Napa Valley

Photo by Mars Lasar

 In January things tend to slow down in the Napa Valley and this month is an excellent time of the year to visit Wine Country. The vines are pruned back but the valley is still beautiful, it is really green and lush.  If you can come to the Napa Valley in the Winter, it may become your favorite time to visit the wine country as the traffic is usually the lightest, and many hotels, restaurants and shops feature excellent off season specials and pricing. In January, you should get more one-on-one in the tasting rooms. You may even be lucky enough to meet the owner or wine maker. 
Whatever the season make Napa Valley the destination. You will be delighted be the temperate climate and the limitless possibilities. Whether you fancy a winery tour, spa treatment, fine dining, or all of the above, come on up to the Napa Valley and stay at Auberge du Soleil!   We’re waiting for you!

January Event Calendar

January 15 — Battle of the Chefs at the CIA
Food Education: Chef Michael Chiarello vs. Chef Ken Frank. World Class Stars of Epicurean Mastery Promise an Afternoon of Entertainment for the True Foodie! A Benefit for Blue Oak School. Held at the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA
Fee: $100  Time: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 261.4591

January 16 — The Napa Valley Bridal Show
The 7th annual Napa Valley Bridal Show. Plan your entire wedding in one day, in one location at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa. Fashions by Vianett Bridal from Yountville. Over 50 exhibitors, prizes and give-aways for everyone.
Fee: $ 10.00  Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 253.9205

January 22 — Bubbles, Bonbons & Ballet!
Celebration, Benefit: The Napa Valley Ballet will be holding a decadent fundraising evening of wine, Woodhouse Chocolates, and music performed by the NV Youth Symphony at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, CA (55 Presidents Circle). There will also be a romance themed silent auction and balloon buy-in. Call for more information.
Fee: $45 pp / $75 cpl  Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 294-8820

January 23 — An Afternoon with Suzanne Vega
Live Music: Featuring Idol 2009 winner Olivia Jasmine. VIP post-show wine tasting with Heidi P. Barrett Wines. Please call for reservations, space is limited. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street, Napa CA
Fee: $30 – $40  Time: 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 226.7372

January 23 — Pianist Christopher O’Riley: From the Top
Performing Arts: “From the Top” is the preeminent showcase for America’s finest young classical musicians. Through award-winning NPR & PBS programs, online media, a national tour of live events & educational programs, “From the Top” shares the stories & performances of pre-collegiate musicians with millions of audience members every week. Lincoln Theater , 100 California Drive, Yountville CA
Fee: $39/$19 Ages 18 and under Time: 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 944.9900

January 28 — The Callaway Sisters in “BOOM!”
Live Music: When Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway combine musical forces in their highly awaited new show “Boom!”, memories come alive through the music of such greats as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Jimmy Webb and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St. Napa, CA
Fee: $30 – $40  Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 226.7372

January 28 — Boz Scaggs at Uptown Theatre
Live Music: To sing the Great American Songbook convincingly, it helps to believe in chance. Boz Scaggs believes in this sort of thing. You can tell that from the opening stanzas of ‘Speak Low,’ the sublime and sexy follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2003 standards collection ‘But Beautiful.’ 1350 Third St., Napa, CA
Fee: $65 – $80  Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 259.0123

January 29 — Railroad Earth at Uptown Theatre
Live Music: That’s the way it is sometimes: musicians play music, and don’t necessarily worry about where it gets filed. And like The Band, the members of Railroad Earth aren’t losing sleep about what “kind” of music they play – they just play it. 1350 Third Street Napa, CA
Fee: $37  Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 259.0123

January 30 — Dmitry Sitkovetsky with the Napa Valley Symphony
Live Music: Mendelsohn – The Hebrides, Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3, Stravinsky – The Firebird Suite. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville, CA
Fee: Varies Time: 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 944.9910

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