Jessup Cellars is opening our doors to receive visiting filmmakers, winemakers, artists, and social butterflies at our #NVFF13 Festival Front Porch. Front Porches are social spaces where the Festival conversation continues! Enjoy wine-fueled discussions and interact through social media to see your engagement LIVE on our social screens, provided by SONY. We’ll also be featuring Chef MikeC’s new mind-blowing technique to Flavor-Infused Popcorn with food flavors and pair with the release of our 2011 Napa Valley Zinfandel. To score passes visit Napa Valley Film Festival online.

We welcome all to come “sit on our porch” and celebrate all things film, food, and wine, Friday through Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm. Open to the public, with an elevated experience for Passholders. Get your passes at We’ll see you there. Jessup Cellars’ schedule follows…

Friday, November 15th

11:00am to 6:00pm: Festival Front Porch

Napa Valley Film Festival Pass Holders visiting Jessup Cellars “Front Porch” (Bordeaux room) will receive a complimentary Flavor Infused Popcorn & 2011 Zinfandel Wine Pairing created by Chef MikeC of Raise the Root. Guests who check in on Facebook and “Like” us will be automatically entered to win a Season Pass to our upcoming Art House Short Film Series.

All Festival Pass Holders will also receive special offers on wine tastings and purchases. Ten percent of all wine sales will be banked for Jessup Cellars’ Art House Short Film Series crowd-funding project. Projects will be chosen via sites such as at the close of the series in March 2013.

11:30am to 12:30pm: Pop(corn) Culture & Demos with Chef MikeC

Chef MikeC will be onsite to demo his amazing Flavor-Infused Popcorn technique and recipe paired with the release of Jessup Cellars 2011 Napa Valley Zinfandel!

SPECIAL GUESTS: Narrative Shorts 2 filmmakers there 11:30-12:30 (Penciled in: Ralph Macchio and Fiona Walsh)

Saturday, November 16th

11:00am to 6:00pm: Festival Front Porch

(See above)

12:00pm to 1:00pm: SPECIAL GUESTS

Narrative Shorts 1 entourage

2:30pm to 3:30pm: SPECIAL GUESTS

Brave Miss World Director Cecilia Peck and Producer Inbal Lessner

PRIVATE EVENT – 8:00pm to 11:00pm: VIP Dinner with Short Filmmakers
Jessup Cellars’ Oscar Shorts, Art House Dinner with Chef Bob Hurley

Surrounded by Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery’s film-themed art exhibition, guests will indulge in an Oscar-winning inspired dinner created by celebrated Chef Bob Hurley of Yountville’s own Hurley’s. Chef Hurley and Winemaker Rob Lloyd will pair dishes and wines for this intimate feast honoring past Academy Award winning short films. We’ll also share a sneak preview of some of Jessup Cellars most prized wines just prior to release for the holiday season. Chef MikeC will kick-off the evening by demoing his flavor-infused popcorn.

Sunday, November 17th

11:00am to 6:00pm: Festival Front Porch

(See above)

11:00am to 2:00pm: Zinfandel & Zydeco with Sony’s Wine & Vine Campaign

We’re pairing our Zinfandel & Zydeco Release Feast with Grammy nominated artist Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic and Napa Valley Film Festival sponsor Sony Electronics and their Wine & Vine Social Media campaign. They’re using the new app Vine, which is all about sharing 6-second videos. Filmmaker Marc Menchaca, director of the film This is Where We Live is shooting the videos.

Zinfandel & Zydeco Tix:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: Movies on the Move

(See above)

2:00pm – 3:00pm: SPECIAL GUESTS

The Girl on the Train actor Nicki Aycox and possibly Larry Brand, Director

4:00pm – 5:00pm: SPECIAL GUESTS

Lord Montagu Luke Korem Director and Producer Russell Graves