Inside Sutter Home’s Live in the Vineyard

Gavin McGraw Rocks the Crowd at Live in the Vineyard
Gavin DeGraw Rocks the Crowd at Live in the Vineyard

Napa Valley is bursting with beauty during the fall season; the best of the arts, food and wine come together during these gorgeous months. Live in the Vineyard, a VIP-only weekend filled with music, wine and food in the heart of wine country, was hosted this year by Sutter Home Family Vineyards in St. Helena.

The three-day event is the quintessential fall festival that marries the lush scenery of wine country with the recording industry, celebrity chefs and top-tier winemakers. LITV selected winners from a random drawing where 200 lucky people received a VIP trip to Napa Valley to experience this fabulous festival.  Bobbi Hach-Jacobs and Clare Parr, each owners of their own radio promotion companies, combined their 20 years of experience to create LITV, a twice yearly event held in Napa Valley in April and November.

Only invited guests or radio contest winners had the opportunity to experience the jam-packed musical lineup that included Five for Fighting, Gavin DeGraw, Jason DeRulo, Jonas Brothers, James Blunt, Kevin Rudolf and more.

James Blunt Performs at Live in the Vineyard

It isn’t a trip to Napa without learning a little bit about wine. LITV’s Grand Wine Tasting featured over 25 of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries pouring a wide selection of varietals and vintages. Before the music, winners also had the opportunity to enjoy some history on the Sutter Home wines, including their very popular White Zinfandel varietal that pioneered the wine industry. All of these amazing wines were paired with culinary delights designed by Michelin rated chef, Ken Frank. Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello also participated in the festival by hosting private cooking events at his home.

Chef Michael Chiarello cooking in his home
Chef Michael Chiarello cooking in his home

Be sure to keep up on LITV’s announcements about who’s playing next time around, what vineyards will be involved, and other exciting news about taking the event to the next level!

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