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2017 Safeway Open

Published July 14th, 2017

Mickelson announces return to Napa's Safeway Open

Phil Mickelson, a World Golf Hall of Fame member and the winner of 42 PGA Tour events, has committed to play in the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa for the second year in a row, tournament Executive Director Jeff Sanders said. Michelson tied for eighth place at the Safeway Open last year after shooting a 14-under-par on the North Course. Mickelson, who drew large crowds, had rounds of 69, 69, 69, and 67. He earned $162,000.

The Safeway Open is the season-opening event on the PGA Tour's 2017-18 wrap-around schedule and will be played October 2-8.

For more information, please visit www.safewayopen.com. To purchase your tickets today, go here: http://www.safewayopen.com/tickets.html.


 

Check Our Our New Balloon Package!

Published July 12th, 2017

Get a Bird's Eye View of the Beautiful Napa Valley with Our New Balloon Package

Witness the unrivaled beauty of the Napa Valley from the vantage point of a hot air balloon as you float gently and quietly in the early morning skies over miles of vineyards and rolling hills.

Our Balloon Package includes:

  • Our best available rate for one night accommodation in a deluxe guest room
  • Balloon ride for 2 guests
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and return service
  • Pre-flight coffee, tea, and pastries
  • In-flight photo
  • Post-flight champagne breakfast at Domaine Chandon Winery

The rate also includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free Wifi, and complimentary evening wine reception. Valid through October 31, 2017.

Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room today at 707.257.7220 or 800.522.8999. You can also book through our website.

Flight times vary throughout the year, from 5:30am-7:00am. Balloon rides may be cancelled due to weather. Subject to availability and black out dates. Two night minimum required. All activities are for two guests. All package attendees must be 21 years of age to participate in wine tasting tours and activities.


 

Summer has Arrived at Heritage Eats

Published June 29th, 2017

4 Ways to Welcome Summer at Heritage Eats!

Summer Catering Promo

Free delivery on your next catering order of $75 or more!

PROMO CODE: HE SUMMER
Valid through July 8, 2017

View the Catering Menu

Outdoor Patio Events

Host your next gathering on our outdoor patio! Perfect for groups of 15-30.

Submit an Event Inquiry

Monday Night Kids Eat Free is Back!

Monday nights after 4:00pm, Kids Eat Free with purchase of an adult meal (1:1. 12 years and younger).

View Adult and Kids Menu

Watermelon Wednesdays

Every Wednesday this summer, enjoy 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon for $3. Cheers!

21 years and older only. Valid through August 31, 2017.


 

NVFF Announces New Pass Products & Screenplay Competition

Published June 27th, 2017

Napa Valley Film Festival Announces New Passes for November 8-12 Event

New Products offer more flexibility for locals; Sprint Sale and Local Discounts End June 30

Organizers for the 7th annual Napa Valley Film Festival, taking place November 8-12, have announced new passes that offer different options for participating in this annual cultural event. The 5-day festival features over 100 new independent films; 300 visiting filmmakers, actors and producers participating in Q&As; culinary demonstrations, wine tasting experiences, special events and parties; Celebrity Tributes, Awards Ceremonies; VIP receptions and dinners, and more.

The new Weekend Pass ($225) is good for those who can only take advantage of the Friday-Sunday weekend. The "Flex Pass" is for locals who only want to see films. This $125 Flex Pass allows the bearer to go to five movies and Q&As, any day, anytime, at any of the nine NVFF theaters in the Valley. Holders of any pass enter into screening venues prior to those without passes who wait in a Rush Line hoping to purchase last minute $20 tickets if seats are still available.

Popular passes that have been available each year include the movie lover's Festival Pass ($295/$275 in Spring Sale); the movie fan and partygoer's favorite Pass Plus ($695/$675 Spring Sale); Midweek Pass (Wednesday-Thursday; $125); and the VIP Patron Circle Pass (VIP access starts at $2500pp). A 10% off locals discount applies to the Festival Pass and Pass Plus for all residents of Napa and Sonoma County until June 30. The Spring Sale also ends June 30 and prices will go up in the Summer Sale, beginning July 1 and ending September 30.

"We are excited to offer more flexible options for those who might not be able to commit to the full festival, or who can't do more than see a handful of great films and Q&As with the filmmakers," said NVFF Co-Founder/Director, Brenda Lhormer. "We wanted to be responsive to our audiences and make it easier for those who live here or love visiting here to create their own NVFF customized experiences based on time, budget and interests. Hopefully the new NVFF passes might be just the ticket!"


Napa Valley Film festival Announces Inaugural Screenplay Competition

20 Lucky Finalists Will Attend Festival for Chance at Mentorship with Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter, Jim Rash

Napa Valley Film Festival organizers have announced an inaugural screenplay competition in partnership with Screencraft. The competition is open for entries until July 28. The screenplay competition is just one highlight of the five-day festival, November 8-12, which features over 100 new independent films, panels, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting experiences, special events, parties and much more.

Screencraft will oversee the entries and professionally evaluate and score the submitted screenplays. 20 lucky finalists will be invited to attend NVFF with complimentary festival filmmaker passes and will enjoy access to the festival and all the activities and parties, including the Industry Mixer at Raymond Vineyards.

Two winning finalists will be offered invitations to the renowned NVFF Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program, hosted by Meadowood Napa Valley. AIR participants include the narrative feature and documentary feature directors who are selected to screen their films in competition at the festival. The directors and the two screenplay competition winners will be treated to six nights at the Meadowood Napa Valley resort, and attend two days of seminars, panels and networking sessions with film industry veterans.

Screencraft is also inviting two prestigious screenwriters to attend NVFF as members of this year's festival faculty. They will serve as mentors to the Artists-in-Residence and will also participate in a panel focusing on writing for film and TV. Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Jim Rash (The Descendants), will serve as one of the mentors, with the other mentor to be announced soon. The panel will be open to all NVFF passholders.

"This exciting screenplay contest builds on the always popular Pitch Competition that we've produced the last four years," said Marc Lhormer, NVFF Co-Founded and Executive & Artistic Director. "All great cinematic storytelling emanates from the work of a talented screenwriter. We look forward to discovering and sharing wonderful new voices at this year's film festival."

Screenwriters can submit their original feature screenplays for consideration through one of the following three platforms:

Festival passes are on sale now. Visit NVFF.org or call 707.226.7500 for more information.


 

Kick Off Summer With Us!

Published June 20th, 2017

Kick off your summer at the 1st annual Napa Valley 1839 FC Festival on June 24th at the Napa Memorial Stadium! Doors open at 3pm!

$20 bracelet includes access to all activities and ticket to the match.

  • Bounce houses
  • Bubble soccer
  • Cross bar challenge
  • Soccer bowling
  • Food
  • Merchandise Sale: Buy one item, get second 50% off
  • Napa Valley 1839 FC vs CD Aguiluchos USA @ 7:00pm

JOB POST: Alkar Human Resources

Published June 20th, 2017

The Business Development Sales Rep position will be responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships and partnerships with client companies throughout Napa and Sonoma area. Duties include generating sales opportunities by setting meetings with decision makers and supporting the needs of current and prospective clients.

Candidates must have a sense of urgency, integrity, drive, and an ambitious personality.

Duties include:

  • Generate business leads
  • Convert business leads to sales
  • Develop partnerships and relationships with new and existing customers
  • Work within a team atmosphere
  • Manage time effective
  • Utilize company resources to help build success

Qualifications

  • 3 year's experience as outside sales person
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Past success experiences

Salary: DOE plus bonus. Excellent benefits. Monday-Friday schedule.

Contact Carina Hurtado at carinah@1alkar.com.


 

Come and Be Social Every Thursday!

Published June 20th, 2017

No reservations required! Come on by and bring your friends! We look forward to having you join us!

Food and Music Line-Up:

  • July 6th: Dabba - Indian Flavors, California Vibe
  • July 13th: Cross Road Chicken - Wood Oven Fare
  • July 20th: Tips Tri-Tip - World Famous "Cubed" Tri-Tip Sando!
  • July 27th: Cousins Maine Lobster and Live Music by the Hots!
  • August 3rd: The Foodie Farmhouse - Fresh and Local
  • August 10th: Rebel Dogs and Harvey's Gourmet Donuts
  • August 17th: El Sur Empanadas - Argentina!
  • August 24th: Drums and Crumbs. Live Music by the Bear Market Riot!
  • Sept 7th: Plantanito Papusas - Salvadorean Cuisine
  • Sept 21st: Smokey's Old Skool BBQ and Live Music by Whiskey and Honey!

Save the Date for Our Upcoming Events!

  • June 24th: Come see us and our Starmont Rosé at the inaugural Napa Rosé Fest!
  • August 17th: Second Annual Lobster Feed at Starmont Winery

Check out our website at StarmontWinery.com for more information.


 

Celebrate Father's Day in Napa Valley!

Published June 12th, 2017

Father's Day weekend is a great time to stay in Napa Valley. From classic cars to barbecues and wine tasting, there's something for everyone! Click on each link for more information and to register.

Saturday, June 17th

Sunday, June 18th

 


 

Father's Day at Vintner's Collective

Published June 12th, 2017

We love our Dads!

Please join us on Sunday, June 18th from 2:00pm-4:00pm as we celebrate Father's Day with Ancien, Azur, and On Q! New releases include the 2016 Ancien Pinot Gris, the 2016 Azur Rosé, and the 2014 On Q Apassionata. And that's just the beginning!

Enjoy tasty bites from Mark's the Spot, including:

  • Mac Daddy Mac N Cheese Bites. Three cheese macaroni rolled in toasted bread crumbs and served with bacon aioli.
  • Beef Short Rib Slider. Braised beef topped with caramelized onions and a horseradish aioli.
  • Oooh Girl Chicken on a Stick. Tender pieces of Mary's crispy chicken skewered on a chopstick served with black pepper aioli dipping sauce.
  • New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels. Steamed in white wine, served in a half shell, and topped with a ginger lemon dressing.
  • Cinnamon Chocolate Bites. Rich, moist, and topped with a chocolate walnut glaze.

To RSVP, call us at 707.259.1980, or email rsvp@vcnv.com. Complimentary for Wine Club Members. All other guests are $35 per person.


 

Hotel Recommendations

Published May 24th, 2017


Rates starting at $179/night

For groups of 10-15 rooms per night Sunday-Wednesday arriving April through July.

  • 10% off best available rate
  • 2 upgrades at the group rate (based on availability)
  • 2 VIP amenities
  • Complimentary hot breakfast, free wifi throughout the hotel, complimentary wine reception daily, free parking

Contact Kim Smith at 707.257.7220 or ksmith@napawineryinn.com, and request Spring Into Summer to book your group.

Offer valid for booking until June 15th for arrivals until July 31st. Based on availability. Some blackout dates may apply.