The sun always seems to shine brightly upon Napa Valley during Live in the Vineyard, and the spring edition continued that tradition. In addition to the picturesque weather, Guests attending this exclusive three-day Wine Country event enjoyed fantastic music, wonderful wines, and delicious food.
On Friday evening, Live in the Vineyard returned to the historic Uptown Theatre in Napa, where the event’s reputation for introducing newer artists and welcoming more familiar musical names was further burnished. Family of the Year, Oh Honey, Needtobreathe, The Ting Tings, and Florida Georgia Line each brought a unique energy to the stage, delivering sets that wowed the crowd from start to finish.
On Saturday afternoon, Sutter Home Winery welcomed rock icon Melissa Etheridge for an intimate performance. Charcuterie, cheeses, and mini cupcakes were served alongside glasses of wine, including the newest addition to the Sutter Home family, our fun and festive California-style Sangria.
Accompanying herself on guitar, Melissa opened her set with “Chrome Plated Heart,” a bluesy standout from her 1988 self-titled debut, followed by a captivating “No Souvenirs.” After treating the audience to her signature hit, “Come To My Window,” she answered fans’ requests for “California” and “I’m The Only One,” before wrapping with a fiery “Bring Me Some Water” and a well-deserved standing ovation.
Just a few hours later, the Uptown Theatre was rocking once more, with Live in the Vineyard winners and guests enjoying sets from Greg Holden, Life of Dillon, The Veronicas, Priory (including an onstage dance party with audience members), and headliners Lifehouse. Wrapping up another weekend of great music paired with wine and food, it made for a moment worth hanging onto for a lifetime.
We’re so proud to have hosted Melissa Etheridge at the Sutter Home Winery. Check out our exclusive interview with her as well as her latest album, This Is M.E., which includes the new single, “Monster” (download the song for free right here).
Plus, if you followed Sutter Home’s Live in the Vineyard updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram over the weekend, you might have noticed us dropping a few #hints along the way. Well, Melissa Etheridge autographed a pair of Ovation guitars as prizes in a brand-new sweepstakes!
Good luck, and we look forward to sharing news of our next exclusive event.