Harvest is happening now but when November comes around it’s all about Napa Valley Film Festival. NVFF will be November 7-11 this year and you simply can’t miss it. Wine country’s festivals are some of the best and this one features incredible films, sneak previews, food and of course wine. If you’re visiting for the fest, don’t miss the chance to experience a genuine Napa Valley wine tasting with a tour of Napa wineries!

NVFF Basics

Napa Valley Film Festival started in 2011 to promote the best in film as well as cuisine, wine, and more. Bring harvest to a close (for the most part) with this incredible 5 day event. The schedule consists of 90 new independent films. Pass holders can attend all but tickets are also sold for individual screenings. Special events include a Festival Gala, Opening Party, and more.  And make sure to keep an eye out for food events and features on famous Napa wineries. Experience the love of film and a Napa Valley wine tasting at the same time!

Is there a contest?

Of course. Where’s the fun in a film festival without a little competition? There will be juried awards as well as audience based awards. The juries are made up of industry experts who will award the most deserving films. Awards are given right before the Festival Gala on Saturday and include Best Narrative and Best Documentary. Winners receive $10,000, thanks to Meadowood Napa Valley.
Philanthropists Jennifer King and Tim Fredel’s Rugged Elegance Foundation have supported the NVFF and paved the way for this collection of issues-based films allowing audiences to truly be touched by these works of art.

What to do when you’re not “filming and chilling”?

Make sure to explore all of wine country by booking a wine tour with Platypus Wine Tours! Discover hidden gem Napa wineries and surprise your taste buds with some incredible wines during an authentic Napa Valley Wine Tasting. Book a join-in tour through Napa wineries and make friends along the way. Or keep it exclusive with our private tours featuring a custom experience. Check out our favorite Napa wineries and find out how to really participate in a Napa Valley wine tasting with our friendly and knowledgeable guides.