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Courtesy of BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock Napa Valley

This year’s festival treated guests to three days of the music world’s biggest stars on four music stages, one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity mashups, and the best in wine, food, and craft brews. Left: E-40, Ayesha Curry, and Liam Mayclem.

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Sonoma Valley // Jon McPherson

Signature Sonoma Valley

The inaugural Signature Sonoma Valley, which took place April 7–8, offered an opportunity for wine enthusiasts to taste award-winning wines, visit acclaimed vineyards, meet local vintners and growers, and experience the community spirit of the Sonoma Valley wine region. Left: Partygoers strike a pose at Ram’s Gate.

 

 

 

 

Sonoma County Barrel Auction // Will Bucquoy

Sonoma County Barrel Auction

On April 21, the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction raised a record-setting $794,500 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa. More than 250 members of the wine trade and media attended. Right: Auctioneer John Curley.

 

 

 

 

 

Vineyard to Vintner // Robert Bruno

Vineyard to Vintner

Vineyard to Vintner featured a weekend of exclusive tastings, food pairings, and backstage access to the private homes and historic wineries of the iconic Stags Leap District. Right: Winemakers from Regusci Winery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volley in the Valley // John Klycinski

Volley in the Valley

Since 2011, the Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament has raised more than $700,000 to benefit St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley—all through the generosity of local tennis enthusiasts and community supporters. Left: Charles Krug Winery’s Peter Mondavi Jr. and his wife, Katie, with Tony Prince. 

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Connolly Ranch Fundraiser

Chef Bob Hurley presented Dinner at the Ranch, with ingredients culled from the property’s farm and gardens, to raise money for the nonprofit’s educational programs that connect kids with animals and agriculture

The Spirit of Giving

The farm communities of Napa and Sonoma counties developed with a barn-raising philosophy, with neighbor helping neighbor. And although the region has grown exponentially, that tradition lives on - on a much, much larger scale.

V Foundation Wine Celebration

The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser garnered more than $10.6 million for cancer research.

Green Music Center Fall Opening Gala

Notes Worth Savoring

Richard Arrowood celebrates five decades of making fine wine.

Wonder Women

From gardening and winemaking to fundraising and philanthropy, these women are blazing trails in Wine Country. How do they do it?

Grgich 90th Birthday Gala

Friends, family, and wine club members gathered at Grgich Hills Estate Winery for a private dinner to toast Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s 90th birthday

Alexander Valley Film Festival

The Queen of Cuisine

Caterer extraordinaire Elaine Bell celebrates 25 years of creating tasty delectables for clients

Staglin Music Festival

The Staglin family’s 20th annual Music Festival for Brain Health garnered nearly $3.5 million to benefit the International Mental Health Organization/One Mind Institute and the Tug McGraw Foundation.

Cooking up Success

Over the past 20 years, Cheng has quietly become one of the most prominent personalities in the Napa Valley, dovetailing business success with serious philanthropic contributions. Now, with the tasting room, the unassuming entrepreneur is stepping into the spotlight.

Martini Madness

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