Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Napa Events: Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series revealed

Artists for this year's edition of the Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series (formerly known as the Robert Mondavi Windery) have been revealed. The following 5 acts have all been confirmed to appear: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Patti LaBelle The Revivalists Michael Franti & Spearhead Ben Harper & The...
Rodrigo y Gabriela Yountville Live Napa music festival

Five for Fighting, Rodrigo Y Gabriela set to headline Yountville Live in Napa

Five for Fighting and Rodrigo Y Gabriela will headline the next edition of the Yountville Live music, food and wine festival. Mark your calendars for March 16th through the 19th. The festival will take place in and around the town of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley. Other artists...
Zella Day Interview, Concert Highlights Live in the Vineyard - Video with Loni Starkvideo

Zella Day interview, concert highlights including “Mustang Kids” (Video)

Stark Insider is all about West Coast music, indie film, wine country and a bit of wanderlust. Subscribe to us on YouTube, San Francisco's largest arts and entertainment channel. At just 21 years-old, singer-songwriter Zella Day appears to be on the fast track to major success. Part of that can be...
The Groove is Not Trivial - Mill Valley Film Festival

5 MVFF films with a connection to wine country

Being a fan of wine country, and all the interesting personalities that call the place home (and work), every year I like to skim the catalog and see if any films are about wine itself, are shot on location in the area, or have a filmmaker connection.

Coppola’s classic movie wine labels – kitsch or cool?

Coppola Winery revealed three new wine labels today. Granted, not especially remarkable news. This happens all the time. Wineries partner with an artist and produce something intriguing, something artful and colorful designed to grab our attention. But what made this email stand-out from the pack is that the labels feature...

Napa News: Culinary Institute of America expands, takes over Copia Center

Expansion is in the air for the famed Culinary Institute of America. The Napa Valley Register is reporting that the other CIA has received the go ahead from Napa to move into the long dormant Copia Center. Located at 500 First St. in downtown Napa, Copia was purchased for $12.5...
Cochon Heritage Fire - Napa - Charles Krug

Heritage Fire returns to Charles Krug Winery in Napa

It's summer and Stark Insider is scouting some of San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma's best food and wine events. Embrace your wanderlust and follow Loni Stark and Team Stark on the adventure of a lifetime. Heritage Fire is back! Now in its eight year, the whole animal, live-fire and outdoor food and...

Ben Rector “Brand New” Live in the Vineyard (Video)

Loni Stark continues her exploration of the creative impulse, in and around San Francisco. Recent Stark Insider video features include a profile of the new $21 million SF Opera Lab, Dirty Dancing re-visited, the art of swordplay on the set of Cyrano, and mini-doc with the talented YouTube-winning a capella group Pentatonix. There's a lot...
Lenny Kravitz - BottleRock 2016 Line-up

BottleRock 2016: Ramsay, Morimoto, Florence to headline culinary stage

Napa is set to once again become the epicenter of all things music, food, and wine. BottleRock returns this month, and as we saw last year, in addition to marquee bands and artists, the festival is also emphasizing a culinary component. Masterchef Gordon Ramsay, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Food Network's Tyler...

Pentatonix Live: New single “If I Ever Fall in Love” + interview (Video)

A capella group brings new single and The Hugs to Napa.