Napa's Festival del Sole Returns for a Fifth Season

     Festival del Sole returns to Dario Sattui’s Castello di Amorosa – a winery modeled after 13th century castles – for a fifth year to present world-class music under the stars for three nights: July 20-22.


     Headlining this year’s events at Castello di Amorosa are international stars Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Nina Katova, jazz-pop prodigy Nikki Yanofsky, Francesco Demuro and conductor Omer Wellber.

     Also appearing is actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno. A recipient of the National Medal for the Arts – as well as an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony award winner – Moreno will open the program with a special reading.

     “Festival del Sole is a great event,” said Dario Sattui. “The castle is a perfect backdrop for the immense talent performing throughout this great international summer music festival. Once again, the lineup of international stars is incredible.”


     All performances will take place in the castle’s outdoor courtyard, built with handmade, antique European bricks. It provides for an ideal acoustical venue for world-class music.


     Festival director Richard Walker noted, “Five years ago, we set out to create a festival combining the best in music, art, food and wine. And we have done just that. Today, Napa Valley Festival del Sole has become one of the country’s leading summer music festivals.”


     The ten-day festival schedule, which includes events at other venues, is packed with performances for every taste and budget – from classical music to tango and jazz, and from wellness programs and art exhibitions to wine tastings and after-parties. There even will be a croquet match pitting artists against vintners.


     Festival del Sole operates under the umbrella of Festival Association Napa Valley, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


     Concert tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling 888-FDS-NAPA.

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