5th Annual Napa Truffle Festival – Grow/Eat/Gift More Truffles: Programs for Everyone

Grow, Feast Upon and Gift More Truffles!

something for everyone…


Napa Truffle Festival

Grand and Epicurean Truffle Weekend Packages Now Available

Whether you’re growing, preparing, consuming or gifting,
the fifth annual Napa Truffle Festival offers something truffle for everyone!

truffle cultivation seminars 
• cooking demos • truffle orchard tour • dog training demos
exclusive winery lunches 
• wild mushroom forage • Truffles & Wine Dinner
and one big Marketplace!

Gift yourself, and the foodies in your life, a very special truffle weekend with a
Grand or Epicurean Truffle Weekend Package.


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Friday, January 16

Scientic Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar with truffle orchard tour and dog training demo

Designed for current and prospective truffle growers, this in-depth seminar provides a detailed technical overview of the science and methodology, as well as the economics involved in truffle cultivation. Presented by American Truffle Company’s Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Thomas and Managing Director Robert Chang, you will learn about the myriad of scientific factors one must consider to successfully grow truffles.

Dogs sniff things out! There is no better machine to sniff out mature truffles than the highly sensitive nose and the extreme mobility of a properly trained dog. Just like rigorous science is required for successful truffle cultivation, a scientific approach is key to effective truffle dog training. In the Friday seminar, ATC’s Master Dog Trainer Alana McGee will cover the science of canine truffle scent location and its practical implementation. On Saturday, Alana will demonstrate the main principles at Robert Sinskey Vineyard’s Truffle Orchard.

Includes: Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar and buffet lunch on Friday, plus truffle orchard tour and dog training demonstration on Saturday. Winery Truffle Lunch at Peju Province Winery on Saturday available à la carte.

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Saturday, January 17

All About Truffles

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Come learn all about truffles—the cuisine, the sex and the science! In this exciting, comprehensive primer about all things truffle, you will get tips on cooking with truffles from our Michelin star host chef Ken Frank who will discuss how to handle fresh truffles in the kitchen, as well as common myths and misconceptions about the various truffle species and “products.” You’ll also get a glimpse into the science of truffles with world-renowned truffle scientist Dr. Paul Thomas and truffle expert Robert Chang; plus why science plays a key role in how truffles are grown and harvested.

To round out the truffle day, our Master Dog Trainer Alana McGee will guide you through the fascinating and fun world of training dogs to harvest truffles, complete with a demonstration at a real truffle orchard, located at Robert Sinskey Vineyards.

You will be transported directly from the Westin to the fabulous Winery Truffle Lunch at Peju Province Winery, then on to the truffle orchard tour before returning to the Westin.

The complete day’s package includes: Continental Breakfast, All About Truffles Seminar, Truffle Orchard Tour and Dog Training Demonstration, and Winery Truffle Lunch & Wine Pairing at Peju Province Winery.

Take Your Truffled French Fries With a Grain of Salt

“Winter months are becoming milder and summer truffle fruiting seasons wider, so some species are moving northwards, and prices are likely to increase, ” explains Dr. Paul Thomas, Chief Scientist at the American Truffle Company and Director at Mycorrhiza Systems, England…As quoted in the HuffPo article by Maya Albanese.
Read the article…

Register Today!

Festival Packages/Tickets
Purchase your choices à la carte.

Grand Truffle Package
January 16-19
ultimate all-inclusive package
(does not include accommodations)

Epicurean Truffle Package
January 16 -19
includes all but the Truffles & Wine Dinner

Wild Mushroom Forage

David Campbell, Wild Mushroom Forager Included in Grand or Epicurean Truffle Packages 
(or sign up for waiting list)


Scientific Grower Seminar
Friday, January 16
includes buffet lunch
and Saturday truffle orchard tour

All About Truffles
Saturday, January 17
truffle cuisine, myths and dogs
includes continental breakfast
(lunch optional)

winery lunch table

Winery Truffle Lunches
Saturday, January 17
Peju Province Winery
tour, tasting and lunch

Sunday, January 18
St. Supéry Estate

Vineyards & Winery
cooking demo, tour, tasting and lunch

Shaving Truffles

Truffles & Wine Dinner
Saturday, January 17
La Toque
multi-course dinner paired with wines
prepared by Michelin star chefs

cooking demo

and one big…
Monday, January 19
Oxbow Public Market
.showcasing local wines, artisan vendors
and specialty food products
à la carte truffle menus, wines, cooking demos
and a chance to win a black diamond (truffle)!

Westin Verasa Napa Preferred Rates now available.