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Napa Valley features a variety of musical endeavors, several located outdoors among the beautiful vineyards and vistas of the valley. See some incredible chamber music live in the vineyards during a premier event of the year. Music in the Vineyards is an almost month-long August festival that is much-anticipated here at The Wine Country Inn & Cottages. Listen to some world-class musicians while enjoying a glass of some world-class wine. It’s a match made in heaven!
Acclaim stems from a tradition of successful events, and Music in the Vineyards has had an impressive track record since its debut in 1995. The idea of creating a chamber music festival in Napa Valley was developed by orchestra musicians Michael Adams and Daria Adams. During the first year, guests were invited into the home of Michael’s parents for a modest house performance. From there, the festival was budded, blossoming into a series of six concerts to be held just three months later. Originally slated as a two-week festival, an accidental booking turned it into a three-week event. During the second season, a dozen performers played at Spottswoode Winery, the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Rutherford Winery, Schramsberg Winery, and more. Now, the festival is held at even more venues and features even more talented musicians each and every year!
This year’s Music in the Vineyards Festival will take place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 27. This incredible annual event features some of the best chamber music in the world. You’re sure to love the sweet sounds of the Pacifica Quartet, Chiara Quartet, and Escher Quartet, among others. The Chiara Quartet has earned profound recognition playing their concerts from memory. Meanwhile, the Escher Quartet is returning for their fourth engagement with the festival! Other familiar faces returning include flutist Lorna McGhee, violinist Axel Strauss, conductor Osmo Vanska, and pianists Wei-Yi Yang and Michael Brown.
A variety of Napa Valley wineries will be participating in this year’s Music in the Vineyards. From hosting to sponsoring, these wineries create a platform for these talented artists to perform. This year’s sponsors have not yet been announced, but last year’s list includes some of our noted winery partners. Just a few participants for the 2016 Music in the Vineyards were Freemark Abbey, Beringer, Robert Mondavi, Silverado, and Markham. Our list of 10 best wineries to visit in Napa just might include some of this year’s participating locations!
Stay at Our Napa Valley Resort During Music in the Vineyards!
The Wine Country Inn & Cottages is the perfect destination during Music in the Vineyards. Stay for a weekend, week, or for the entire festival at our premier vineyard-view resort. Wake up every morning to a picturesque scene before enjoying a cup of coffee on your private porch. Indulge in a gourmet complimentary breakfast, including daily quiches, juices, and seasonal fresh fruit. Then, after a day of divine music, return in the evening for a glass of wine by the pool as the sun sets.