On the Scene
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Premiere Napa Valley
Held at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Premiere Napa Valley gathered more than 225 Napa Valley vintners, along with press and other wine professionals from around the world, for its annual barrel tasting and auction in celebration of the Napa Valley appellation. The wines on offer were unique selections in quantities as small as 60 bottles and never more than 240. Each bottle was hand-numbered and signed by the winemaker, increasing the allure of these wines for top collectors. Photos by Alexander Rubin for Napa Valley Vintners (1-3).
Otherwise known as Songwriters in Paradise, Sip Napa blended music and wine at four Wine Country wineries. The four-day event also offers one talented student songwriter the chance to perform. Photos by Brook Stevens Photography (4-5).
Pigs and Pinot
Celebrity chefs paired pork with Pinot Noir to raise money for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Photos by Damion Hamilton (6-7).
Art, Sip and Stroll
The highlight of a month-long celebration of Napa Valley’s status as a premier arts destination, Yountville’s Art, Sip and Stroll featured a wealth of local artists, wineries, musicians, and more for an unforgettable street fair. Photos by Partners 2 Media (8-10).
Local winemakers, distillers, and chefs shared their work and raised more than $13,000 for the Healdsburg Kinder2College Fund at this third annual event. The nonprofit helps families of kindergartners at local public schools set up savings accounts for postsecondary education. Photos by Stephanie Hopkins (11-12).
Inspire Napa Valley
Guests from near and far engaged in exclusive wine tastings and dinners in coveted locations across the region, raising more than $1.2 million for the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Photos by Bob McClenahan (13-14).