Virtual Cooking, Musical Performances Throughout Napa Valley Featuring World-Renowned Classical Guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas
June 15, 2020, Napa, CA – Bouchaine Vineyards is proud to honor our country’s resilience as America reopens with a very special Fourth of July weekend celebration. Bouchaine, in partnership with Festival Napa Valley, is sharing great food, music, and wine.
James Beard Award-winning Chef Joey Altman and acclaimed guitarist, Pablo Sáinz Villegas, along with many other Napa Valley professional musicians join together as Bouchaine extends its virtual wine tasting and cooking series “B Together” on July 3 and 4, both live and virtually.
As Napa Valley reopens, Bouchaine’s owners and Founding Sponsors of Festival Napa Valley, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland note, “We are delighted to continue the tradition of gathering together each July for fabulous music and food in the beautiful Napa Valley. This year would have marked the 15th anniversary of Festival Napa Valley and we believe that by harnessing technology, we can reach a new audience to enjoy outstanding music, great chefs, and great wines.”
On Friday, July 3, beginning at 12 noon, James Beard Award-winning Food Network host and restaurateur, Chef Joey Altman will be joined by classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas for a special “B Together” cooking and musical performance virtual broadcast from Bouchaine’s new state-of-the-art kitchen.
The celebration continues on Saturday, July 4, as a crescendo of musicians will stand in solidarity with Napa Valley’s restaurants. Between the hours of 5 pm to 8 pm, musical performances will take place street-side at over 30 venues, highlighting each restaurant’s cuisine. Restaurants participating in the Fourth of July “B Together” program include Bistro Don Giovanni, Farm, La Toque, Mustards Grill, Press, Sol Bar, and a host of others throughout Napa Valley.
Of Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Plácido Domingo has called him “the master of the guitar”, The New York Times has described his talent as “virtuosic playing … irresistible exuberance,” Billboard Magazine has called him the “global ambassador of the Spanish guitar,” and press from around the world has called him the “successor to Andrés Segovia”. He has just recorded a new album with Plácido Domingo; participated in a concert at a stadium in Madrid for over 85,000 people; and played a concert on a floating stage on the Amazon River in Brazil, televised for millions of people around the world. And now, he has been especially invited to play at Bouchaine for this Fourth of July celebration.
Other musicians joining the celebration on July 3 and 4 include: Matt Vincent, violin; Eric Moore, cello; Kristen Lloyd, harp; and Fred Payne, bagpipe.
“I am honored and excited to be part of Bouchaine’s Fourth of July celebration,” says noted James Beard Award-winning Chef Joey Altman. “Bouchaine and Festival Napa Valley have asked me to cook with legendary Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas. He will share one of his favorite recipes and then I will share my favorite recipe for hamburgers and cocoa-chili baby back ribs. Food, wine, and music will come together in a fabulous live-stream way!”
The celebration will culminate on the evening of July 4 with a virtual concert streamed from Bouchaine Vineyards from 10 pm to midnight, highlighted by a return performance by classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas and other artists.
Both the July 3 cooking demonstration and performance, plus the July 4 evening concert can be enjoyed on Bouchaine Vineyards’ Facebook Live page.
Bouchaine Vineyards has long been both critically and environmentally acclaimed as a premier producer of Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Noted as the first “Fish Friendly Farming” certified vineyard in Napa Valley, and also both Napa Green Land and Winery certified, Bouchaine continues to seek sustainable farming methods that elevate the distinct quality and expression of their wines.
Family-owned Bouchaine Vineyards is located at 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa, CA 94559. More information is available at www.bouchaine.com or by calling (800) 654-WINE or (707) 252-9065.
About Bouchaine Vineyards
Bouchaine Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Carneros District. Originally planted in the late 1880s, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland have been the proprietors of our estate since 1981. Meticulous sustainable farming techniques and the estate terroir allow for crafting award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Bouchaine continually endeavors to create the perfect bottle of wine embodying the excellence of Burgundy, the exuberance of California and the terroir of Carneros.
About Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley blends the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, making the arts accessible to all through world class performances and inspiring educational programs year-round. The Napa Valley Festival Association, a nonprofit organization governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders, annually presents a 10-day concert series each July. The Festival brings together more than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants, chefs and vintners. Bouchaine Vineyards is a founding sponsor of Festival Napa Valley and also underwrites the Bouchaine Young Artists series, which features prominent up-and-coming musicians to perform at free concerts for the community during the Festival.
About Chef Joey Altman
James Beard award-winning Food Network host and restaurateur, Chef Altman, has been appearing weekly in “B Together” live stream offerings. He has featured items from his soon-to-be-opening Mexican/Jewish cuisine restaurant, ¡El-Oy! in North Beach, plus offerings reminiscent of his “Pantry Pirate” episodes where he makes dishes from items found in most people’s kitchens.
About Pablo Sáinz Villegas
Of Pablo Sáinz Villegas, The New York Times has described his talent as, “virtuosic playing … irresistible exuberance,” Billboard Magazine has called him the “global ambassador of the Spanish guitar,” and press from around the world has called him the successor to Andrés Segovia. He has been awarded the “Galardón a las Artes Riojana” and the “Ojo Crítico” Award from Radio Nacional de España, the first time that this distinction has been granted to a guitarist. Socially committed, in 2006 Pablo Sáinz Villegas founded the philanthropic project “The Legacy of Music Without Borders”, whose mission is to bring music to people as a means to humanize their environment and promote understanding between different cultures. Thanks to this project, he has shared his music with more than 32,000 children in Spain, Mexico, and the United States.