The VIP Reception

11:30am – 12:30pm

Skip the lines, experience some of the city’s best chefs. VIP ticket holders are invited to arrive early and experience the VIP reception area before the Grand Tasting from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

Our VIP experience starts before you even enter the festival. Stop by for your first taste of the day and enjoy a delicious glass of wine or craft cocktail – all before you enter the main event!

First Bite

Chef Jeff Roberto (Sushi on a Roll) breaks down a fresh caught bluefin tuna and turns it into sushi

Nibble on fresh rolled pasta from Cesarina Mezzoni (Cesarina) on Saturday and lust over table side mozzarella from Tim Kolanko (Cucina enoteca / UKG) on Sunday

Chef Aron Schwartz (Brandt Beef / Ranch 45) serves up some Steak & Eggs — Brandt Beef Eye of Rib, Caviar, Steak Sauce, Micro Arugula

First Glass

Rock Angel and Whispering Angel Rosé

First Beverage

Enjoy a pre-batched beverage from the aesthetically pleasing Tap Truck

The VIP Lounge/Tent

Once inside the Grand Tasting, venture your way over to the VIP Tent to experience interactive tasting experiences as well as bites and wines exclusively for VIPs

Brandt Beef Tasting Experiences

Brandt Beef Bone Marrow Luge Collaboration with Dos Hombres Mezcal

The Bite: Roast Brandt Bone Marrow Tostada — Chilean Seabass, Micro Cilantro, Shaved Jalapeno

The Luge: Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal

DAOU + Brandt Beef Pairing Experience

Brandt Beef Shawarma — Pickled Onions, Cucumber, Tahini, Harissa, Lettuce, Flatbread

Napa Valley Vintners Experience

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Rosé Wines

1:00 – 2:30 PM – White Wines

2:30 – 4:00 PM – Red Wines

VIP Restaurants

Saturday – Deckman’s, Fort Oak, Kingfisher, Marisi, The Fishery, Wormwood and Wrench & Rodent

Sunday – Azuki Sushi, Deckman’s, Jeune et Jolie, Marisi, MARKET Restaurant + Bar, Matsu, Mister. A’s, Nine-Ten, Valle and Wormwood

Wineries, Calera, Caymus, Chateau Montelena, Cobb, Double Bond, Ground Wine Co., Kosta Browne, Made by Light Wines, Parea, Saison, Scarpetta, Somnium, The Wonderful Project, Vinos Finos de California / Vocal Vineyards




Access to VIP Area


VIP Saturday


Access to VIP Area


VIP Sunday


Access to VIP Area