Called by the New York Times a â€śfeast for the senses set among lush rolling foothills and breathtaking landscapes,â€ť Napa Valleyâ€™s Festival del Sole is just that; ten sensational days of art, music, wine and wellness, nestled in gorgeous vineyards, under a Californian sun.
Beginning the second weekend in July, this unmatched span of days is sure to satisfy even the most stringent of pleasure seekers. From world-class artists and musicians, to celebrity chefs and winemakers, the Festival del Sole offers exquisite performances, culinary experiences, and much, much more. Set in intimate, unique settings such as candle lit wine cellars, or sweetly lingering over beautiful outdoor amphitheaters, events take on an ambience that is well above simple taste and beauty.
This year, attendees will be able to breathe in the colors of the Kristine Ashe Vineyards while soaking in the enjoyment of a yoga class, and compliment their healthy yoga afterglow with a sumptuous wine tasting experience. Nicole Abiouness, professional wine maker and yoga instructor, will be leading participants through inspirational yoga classes in celebration of finding balance in health, taste, and the decadent pleasures of life. Yoga and wine pairings include Abiounessâ€™ Anusara yoga followed by Kristine Asheâ€™s rose of Cabernet Sauvignon and Abiounessâ€™ rose of Pinot Noir.
Further enhancing the extraordinary lineup of world-class concerts, theater and epicurean delight is yet another healthy indulgence. Diet and fitness expert of CNNhealth, Dr. Melina Jampolis will be discussing her wellness program, â€śThe Secrets of Aging Gracefully,â€ť and examining the role of nutrition and exercise in helping pleasure seekers alike maintain optimal health during the aging process.
The joy of pleasure is made better by the elation one feels upon giving. Each season, the Festival Del Sole dedicates its evenings to support charitable causes and organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, free concert tickets are distributed through outreach programs to serve children and seniors.
When you combine gourmet farm to fork cuisine, decadent wine from skilled wine makers, topnotch art and music by world-class performers and pair it with the idyllic beauty of Napa Valley, you get an unforgettable experience. Add yoga and intelligent counsel from acclaimed wellness experts, and you have the Festival Del Sole.
April 23rd, 2012