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BottleRock Napa Valley: What You Need to Know

Posted on May 14, 2018

Napa Valley: the world-famous wine region. Known for its Cabernet Sauvignons, hundreds of wineries, and hosting the best 3-day party of the summer – BottleRock Music Festival. For 3 days, during Memorial Day weekend, guests can enjoy concerts and performances by famous musicians and top chefs while eating amazing food and drinking the finest wines. It’s a music festival elevated – Napa style. Staying out of town for the festival? Check out our North Sonoma wine tour including amazing Russian River wineries.

The Line-Up

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BottleRock features some of the biggest names in music. This year the headliners include Bruno Mars, Muse, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, and more. If you’re looking to jam out to some oldies, Billy Idol and Earth, Wind, & Fire will be performing. Check out the full line-up!

What makes BottleRock unique? The Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage will feature famous chefs including Trisha Yearwood – Grammy-winner, TV host, and NY times bestselling cookbook author. Iron ChefMasaharu Morimoto and Food Networkstar Chef Giada De Laurentiis will also be taking the stage. With them, Snoop Dogg, George Lopez, and Halsey, will be part of some amazing culinary demonstrations. Combining culinary arts and musical talent is so Napa!

Need a Ride?

Festival goers can use Napa Valley’s Vine Transit System for free and into the late hours during the weekend. For those staying out of town, reserve a seat on The BottleRock Buses, running from Sonoma, Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, and more! Staying in north Sonoma and got time to kill? Enjoy these Russian River winerieson our North Sonoma wine tour.

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Explore Food, Wine, and Local Vendors

Find foods from award-winning chefs and restaurants as well as a large selection of famous Napa wines. Who ever heard of a music festival where the food was Michelin-awarded and the wine wasn’t from a box?

Don’t forget about the vendors featuring boutique items from T-shirts to handmade jewelry and spa booths for mid-fest relaxation.

What To Do When All of Napa is Booked?

It’s no secret that BottleRock fills up all hotels. Festival crowds have booked rooms far into Sonoma and Russian River areas. And when there’s time to kill what do you do? Luckily all regions surrounding Napa are beautiful! And Russian River wineries are some of our favorites! This region boasts historical, family-owned establishments, that really stand out from the touristy spots in the Valley.

Platypus Wine Tours Offers Fun Join-in Tours For Your stay in North Sonoma

Some may have single day BottleRock tickets and want to explore the region. While Napa Valley may be busy and difficult to navigate at this time, North Sonoma is the ideal region to uncover. Many believe this is the most authentic region with charming and inspiring wineries such as the famous Russian River wineries.

For those staying in this region, what better way to really dive into the culture than by joining a North Sonoma wine tour. Russian River wineries offer unique wines you won’t find anywhere else as well as a more intimate experience. Check out a few of our favorite Russian River wineriesand see why they’re truly something special.

And who knows, maybe to escape the crowds, you’ll find a famous musician or Chef at these Russian River wineries– or maybe on your North Sonoma wine tour.

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