BottleRock Napa Valley 2017: Wine, beer and food guide

BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off its 5th installment this Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2017.

BottleRock Napa Valley main stage. Image: BRNV

NAPA, Calif., May 15, 2017 – Nothing seems to go together better than live music and adult beverages. They take the edge off from your week and help you settle in for a rockin’ evening of wine swirling and hip wiggling to your favorite tunes.

BottleRock Napa Valley. Jam Cellars Stage. Image: Greg Miller.

BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off its 5th installment this Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2017. BottleRock keeps getting better year after year. This annual festival touts a musical line-up to impress, featuring: Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Tom Petty, Modest Mouse, Michael Franti, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis, Ben Harper, The Roots, Mavis Staples and 70 other artists!

When you place a music festival adjacent to downtown Napa, there are some pretty high expectations for the wine and food being served. For that reason alone, the VIP 3-day experience is absolutely worth the investment. Last year BottleRock created a VIP only pass-thru between the two main stages, making traveling from the Main Stage to the Jam Cellars Stage a lot easier. Add in the added attractions, including more shade in VIP, plus more seats, more food and a special tented area where artists perform pop-up shows of the greatest intimacy and the VIP deal is sealed.

BottleRock Napa Valley 2015. Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds gets intimate with the crowd. Image: Greg Miller


In addition to this year’s killer music line up, you won’t want to miss your chance to sample wine, beer and food from a list of vendors that rivals the musical lineup.

BottleRock will tease your palates with a glut of incredible wines from some of the most heralded producers in the world. From crisp Sauvignon Blancs to creamy Chardonnays, elegant and luscious Pinot Noirs to powerful Cabernet Sauvignon wines, the Napa Valley has it all, and BottleRock offers the best of the region. You certainly won’t go thirsty while listening to your favorite music. Try wines from Miner Family, Chandon, Blackbird, Etude, Silver Oak and Chappellet.

BottleRock Napa Valley wine tastings. Image: BRNV




As with the wine, there are equally high expectations for the food, and once again the festival does not disappoint. Featuring more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region on the globe, it’s no wonder that Napa Valley is regarded as a must-visit region for its culinary excellence as well as its wines.

The BottleRock menu of offerings reflects this vibrant culinary scene, featuring a variety of delicious nibbles and bites from many of the area’s finest chefs and restaurateurs that pair perfectly with a glass of artisan wine or craft brew. You can get up close and personal with culinary delights by visiting the Culinary Stage where BR offers mouth-watering mash-ups of your favorite musical artists and Napa famous chefs. Look for tasty morsels from legendary Napa restaurants: Oenotri, Morimoto, Redd, Goose & Gander, Miminashi, Angéle, 1313 Main, Bouchon Bakery, and La Toque.

BottleRock Napa Valley. Giant burger for the foodie. Image: BRNV


If you’re the type of person that really just likes a cold beer while at an outdoor festival, you’re in luck as a brand new craft beer lineup debuts at BottleRock this year. That lineup includes many SF Bay Area breweries pouring their ales, lagers and stouts to whet your palate, including Lagunitas (Petaluma CA), Napa Palisades Beer Company (Napa CA), Heretic Brewing Company (Fairfield CA), 21st Amendment (San Francisco CA), Berryessa Brewing Company (Napa Valley CA), Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. (Sonoma CA), Fort Point Beer Company (San Francisco CA) and North Coast Brewing Company (Ft. Bragg CA).

BottleRock Napa Valley, serious foodies are in heaven. Image: BRNV

There’s more. BottleRock just announced they are adding a more traditional art – sculpture –  into the mix this year. Featured artist and Napa Valley resident Gordon Huether will display five sculpture installations throughout the festival grounds, including Hand of the Land, Barrel Rings, Redhead, Reflections and Silver Twist.

“BottleRock reflects the best of Napa Valley, pairing great music with the amazing wine, food and weather for which the Valley is known,” stated Justin Dragoo of Latitude 38 Entertainment. “For our art program in 2017, we wanted to continue the theme and feature Gordon who is perhaps our area’s most renowned artist. He is internationally acclaimed but makes his home here in Napa. The Valley is lucky to have Gordon as one of our own, and we are thrilled to showcase his work at the festival.”

In addition to Huether’s installations, also on display will be Laura Kimpton’s LOVE sculpture plus murals by JM Rizzi, Ian Ross, David Young and Zio Ziegler.

BottleRock Tickets are sold out, but you can visit the ticket exchange to purchase.

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BottleRock Napa Valley. Cheers to a fabulous weekend. Image: BRNV
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