10-28-2011 — Calistoga Announces Fall-Winter Events

New Events Join Calistoga’s Fall and Winter Line-Up of Seasonal Celebrations

Chick Harrity ImageCALISTOGA, Napa Valley, California; October 2011 — The Napa Valley town of Calistoga is the ideal place to experience an extraordinary range of unique events this fall and winter. A world-class food and wine pairing celebration and a Napa Valley-wide international film festival make their debuts this November, and join other long-standing, seasonal music, food, wine and holiday events.

Special lodging offers are available during many of these events for those who want to extend their stay during Cabernet Season, as the months between November and March are known in Napa Valley. For complete information, tickets and lodging offers, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or call the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at (707) 942-6333.

November 9-13, 2011: Napa Valley Film Festival

The inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival will showcase the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema in an extended weekend of screenings and VIP events enriched by world-class food and wine. Calistoga is one of four walkable villages hosting films, filmmakers, seminars and hospitality events. For special Calistoga lodging packages during the Napa Valley Film Festival, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

November 17-20, 2011: Flavor! Napa Valley

The Napa Valley’s top chefs and renowned vintners invite you to indulge in the inaugural four-day celebration of farm-to-table dining, world-class wines and fun epicurean and enological experiences in one of the world’s premier wine and food destinations Among the culinary talents participating are Calistoga’s Brandon Sharp, the Michelin-starred chef at Solbar, and Matt Spector of JoLe, as well as many acclaimed wineries from the Calistoga American Viticultural Area. For tickets, lodging packages and information, visit www.flavornapavalley.com.

December 2, 2011-February 3, 2012: Calistoga’s Winter In the Wineries

Now in its third year and better than ever, Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport program lets connoisseurs explore 15 award-winning Calistoga wineries at a leisurely pace, for one low passport price, during this two-month window. Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting flight at each participating winery while discovering both small artisan producers and historic wineries in Napa Valley’s 15th officially designated American Viticultural Area, plus special tours and the chance to meet winemakers. Passport holders are also entitled to special offers at selected lodgings and restaurants. Passports are an exceptional value at $50 each; ticket purchasers must be 21 and over. To buy passports or for information, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

December 3, 2011: Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

Napa Valley’s quirkiest holiday tradition stars vintage tractors, trucks and construction vehicles festooned with lights as they rumble down Calistoga’s scenic main street in a nighttime parade you have to see to believe. This year’s parade will have an extra spark as fanciful entries celebrate Calistoga’s 125th anniversary in their own unique way. The event is free and perfect for the whole family. Visitors are invited to come into town early for a good viewing spot and to enjoy dinner before or after the parade, which starts at 7 p.m. Restaurant reservations are recommended. Please visit www.CalistogaVisitors.com to find a complete listing of fine local restaurants.

SOURCE: Calistoga Chamber of Commerce