Intimate Yountville Live

If you love a good food and wine event but hate dealing with crowds, then I would suggest Yountville Live next year. There are many events that have food and wine and some are now adding music. Think about Bottlerock in Napa or Outside Lands in San Francisco. Both have huge crowds. Not so for Yountville Live. At least, not yet.

This event was a more intimate event where I never felt like I was battling crowds. While part of this could be price point, I believe it's more a case of it is still a bit of a secret. I've been at food tents where there are lines to get the bite. Not here. I've been to places where it's impossible to find parking. Not here. (If you didn't find street parking there were convenient, luxury shuttle buses available to parking and the other venues.)

Even though I could go for only one day and for the tasting tent and none of the dinner events or classes, I was impressed and look forward to returning next year. 

Chocolatier Chris Kollar

cooking demos with samples!