The Best of the Best Come to Town A dark theater with bold, red velvet seats.

We love to pair wine with our favorite activities, so what better way to enjoy wine than with your favorite food and a movie? The Napa Valley Film Festival is in its ninth year of celebrating creativity through the art of wine, food, and film. This merging of craftsmanship brings the very best of the best to the Napa Valley region. Our favorite vintners will offer their best wines, chefs will offer cooking demonstrations along with their exquisite food, and independent filmmakers will present their latest work to audiences.

The festival is put on by Cinema Napa Valley, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs”. This year there will be up to 100 new films showcased in Napa Valley. The awards offered include best narrative, best documentary, best ensemble cast, best screenplay, and many more. Although many of the awards are based on a jury decision, many others are up to audiences to decide. So don’t miss a chance to rub elbows with famous actors, directors, chefs, and vintners at this spectacular event and see why folks keep coming back year after year!

Event Information

A exquisite table setting with carefully folded napkins and rows of wine glasses.

The event is based on a pass system. A “flex” pass ($125) will give you access to film screenings and wine intermissions. A “festival” pass ($225-$295) adds onto the flex pass with culinary demonstrations. And a “pass plus” ($575-$695) will give you access to both the flex and festival pass offerings as well as priority access in line and invitations to both the Festival Gala and the Friday Night Bash. If you buy the 5-day pass plus ($695) you will also be able to attend the celebrity tributes and the opening night party.

For an exclusive VIP experience, join the “Patron Circle” which gives you a year-long membership supporting the outreach programs and offers special amenities during the festival, such as an intimate cocktail hour with film directors or a sit-down dinner with Celebrity Tribute honorees.

Same-day screening tickets are also available but are only offered if there are remaining seats after all pass holders have entered the screening.

See why this is one of the most anticipated yearly festivals in Napa Valley, and let us give you the celebrity treatment with our luxurious rooms and gourmet breakfast. After the hustle and bustle, you’ll want a serene place to come back to rest and recharge. Book now because we fill up for quickly for this event!