With a population of under 3,000 and spanning an area of just 1.5 sq miles, it’s no surprise that many haven’t heard of the town of Yountville, CA. That is NOT to say, however, that there is nothing there to see. This little town puts on some incredible events, most notably: Yountville Live.

This annual festival brings world-class food and wine and pairs them with an incredible lineup of bands. This year’s festival was the biggest yet! Big shots like X Ambassadors and Foy Vance took to the stage, while top chefs like Stephanie Izard, Bob Blumer, and Lisa Dahl paired their own unique flavor harmonies with world famous Napa Valley and Sonoma wines.

While the months before the event were shadowed by the horrific north bay fires and the much more recent, Parkway shootings in Yountville, Yountville Live rose above it to promote a message of love and peace with numerous programs to offer relief to the victims. Thousands ended up coming to Yountville Live this year, not just to enjoy great food, wine, and music, but also to provide support and rise above the grief to create a brighter future in the warm Napa valley light.