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VIP WELCOME DINNER
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00PM

Intimate VIP Oakville Neighborhood Block Party at Rudd Estate, featuring wine from Rudd and their neighbors including Dalla Valle Vineyards, Futo Estate, Screaming Eagle, and Vine Hill Ranch. Guests will be greeted at the boathouse with grower Champagnes and a variety of Whites with stations set up of Hog Island Oysters and Regiis Ova Caviar. With a culinary team comprised of the ‘Who’s who’ in the wine business, guests will mingle and watch the cooking action take place in the outdoor kitchen before being seated for a quintessential, sit-down, family style dinner in the middle of Rudd Estate’s vineyard.

Food & Beverage Donations

  • Poultry – Joel Gott of Gott’s Roadside

  • Fish – Cindy Pawlcyn of Mustards Grill

  • Produce – Lee Hudson of Hudson Ranch

  • Beer – Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz Beer

  • Caviar – Regiis Ova Caviar

Live Music:

  • Sow Belly Trio

Culinary Team

  • Head Chef: Brad Grimes, winemaker for Abreu Vineyards

  • Antonio Galloni - Vinous founder

  • Executive chef of PRESS Restaurant

  • Francoise Peschon – winemaker at Accendo Cellars, VHR, Cornell Vineyards and vintner/winemaker at Drinkward Peschon

  • Remi Cohen - COO and viticulturist at Cliff Lede Vineyards

  • Helen Keplinger – winemaker at Kerr Cellars and Grace Family Vineyards, winemaker/vintner of Keplinger Wines

  • Mary Maher – vineyard manager of Harlan Estate and BOND

  • Oscar Henquet – managing director of Rudd Estate

  • Lisa Drinkward and Les Behrens – vintners of Behrens Family Winery and Drinkward Peschon

VIP SEMINAR & TASTING
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:30AM - 1:00PM

VIP wine tasting seminar of ten unique wines at The Napa Valley Reserve in St. Helena. The seminar will feature five exceptional panelists with each of them choosing two wines that inspire them. One of the wines chosen will be a wine they helped to produce and the other will be from a winery that inspires them but is not one they are affiliated with. Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Science Officer, Maria Carrillo, will begin the VIP seminar with an update on Alzheimer’s research followed by a Q&A session.

Moderator:

  • Antonio Galloni, Vinous founder

Panelists:

  • Ray Isle, Food & Wine magazine’s wine editor,

  • Andy Erickson, winemaker at Dalla Valle Vineyards, Marciano Estate and winemaker/vintner of Favia Wines

  • Remi Cohen, COO and viticulturist at Cliff Lede Vineyards

  • Robin Daniel Lail, Founder & Owner, Lail Vineyards

  • Panelist 5 - TBD

WINE TASTING, DINNER & AUCTION
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:30PM - 12:00AM

Evening primary event at The Estate Yountville featuring a walk-around tasting including 30 of the most legendary wineries in California - (see the list here), a seated wine country dinner, a live auction of 10-12 lots, paddle raise, and an after party with live entertainment and specialty cocktails made and donated by Distillery No. 209 and Savage and Cooke.

click here to see all the Participating Wineries

VIP FAREWELL BRUNCH
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00AM - 2:00PM

VIP Farewell Brunch at Ad Hoc + Addendum in Yountville featuring Chef Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken and Waffles, seasonal fare and Bouchon Bakery pastries along with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar and wine bar.