Summer Social Events and Fundraisers in Napa and Sonoma Counties
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All-star music festival BottleRock returned to Napa May 25–27 with more than 80 acts, plus cooking superstars on the culinary stage and gourmet food, wine, and beer. Photos by Mitchell Glotzer (1-3).
Inspire Napa Valley
The inaugural Inspire Napa Valley offered wine enthusiasts, philanthropists, and industry leaders a unique opportunity to mingle with Napa’s top vintners and winemakers while raising over $1 million in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Photos courtesy of Inspire Napa Valley (4-6).
Signature Sonoma Valley is a dynamic, three-day wine event that provides exclusive access to rare wine experiences, highlighting Sonoma Valley’s world-class wines, heritage, legacy, and entrepreneurial spirit. Photos by Michael Woolsey (7) and Jon McPherson (8).
Sonoma County Barrel Auction
A record-setting $840,700 was raised as 97 barrel futures were scooped up. Photos by Bob McClenahan (9-11).
Vineyard to Vintner
In the spring of 2018, Vineyard to Vintner celebrated 20 years of welcoming visitors to the Stags Leap District to enjoy backstage access to private homes and historic wineries, with private tours, barrel tastings, and food pairings. Photo by Robert Bruno (12).
YWCA Women, Wine, Chefs and Cheese
YWCA Sonoma County’s 12th annual fundraiser, held at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, raised $296,000 for Sonoma County families affected by domestic violence. Photos by Will Bucquoy (13-15).