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Lunch al fresco with Nancy while you take in the unmatched valley views and exceptional cuisine. After lunch, Nancy will escort you to a destination that epitomizes the “new face” of Napa Valley…the exciting and fresh Checkerboard Vineyards from renowned Diamond Mountain. Taste the proof in the barrel and in the bottle as you savor Checkerboard 2007 Cab (95 – Robert Parker) with the engaging owners, Steph Martin and Dennis O’Neil, who are creating a rare taste of what some say is the next “it” wine in Napa Valley.
Finally, retreat to the incomparable Meadowood Resort for an enchanting stay in luxury accommodations, and to commemorate your “Napa Valley and Vine” experience, the winning bidder takes home a collector’s 3bottle pack of each elite wine, signed personally by the producer.
Donors: The Duck Blind, Meadowood, Napa Valley Tours & Transportation FUND-A-NEED FOR NVG’s ANNUAL
FARMWORKER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Photos: Steven Rothfeld
The mission of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards.
At the core of preservation is our efforts to weave sustainability into everything we do, and this includes building a sustainable workforce. Vineyard workers form the foundation of our industry, and are on the frontline for quality and environmental best practices in our vineyards. Sustainability starts here. Growing world-class grapes depends on a world-class workforce. A collaborative partnership that provides our farmworkers with top-tier education and access to community resources is vitally important in continuing to improve our collective quality of life and the product we produce.
Each spring, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers produces the only comprehensive education and resources program for farmworkers in the Napa Valley. This program covers issues that are critical for employment development, health and well-being, and our quality of winegrape production. Attendees learn first-hand about increasing quality in our vineyards, gain valuable skills in management and leadership, and are able to exchange information with workshop presenters and experts. Feedback for this program reflects that it is of irreplaceable value to attendees and that it results in heightened productivity, a better understanding of our industry, and increased awareness of our community resources.
NVG would like to make this opportunity available to all vineyard workers in Napa Valley on an ongoing basis.
In order to do so, we need your help! Please help us foster education and opportunity in the Napa Valley by raising your paddle in support of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ 2012 Farmworker Education Programs. Our goal is to provide this education for all of Napa’s vineyard workers, and the funds we raise tonight will go directly towards covering expenses related to this program and making this so. You can make a difference!
STOMP AND CIRCUMSTANCEThe Royal Treatment at Next Year’s Harvest STOMP!
Show your clients, employees or family how special they really are, and roll out the red carpet for STOMP 2012! Catch all the action with a reserved PREMIER table that is fit for a King or Queen and their royal court, as you and 9 guests will be seated with none other than current NVG 2011 STOMP Chair, Andy Beckstoffer.
This lot starts by checking in for two nights to the exclusive Bardessono, a newly defined boutique hotel experience that weds “deep green” design with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness. This 62room hotel, with restaurant, bar, pool and in-suite spa butler program, models its hospitality after the enduring expressions of land and family that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead.
Featured in USA Today Travel, Forbes and In Style, Bardessono is a hot spot for anyone who wants to experience the best in Napa Valley.
That evening, gather for an intimate reception at the NVG President’s home and rub elbows with the valley’s movers and shakers! Kick off Saturday with a shopping extravaganza at Range Mercantile in St. Helena – the Valley’s “it” place to get your 2012 STOMP outfit! Once you’re dressed to the nines, Magnum Tours will transport you in style to next year’s party on August 26, 2012. You and your lucky guests will enjoy the festivities while sharing a selection of the very best wines from the NVG’s “secret stash” and special dinner service, so you only have to get up when you feel like dancing.
Reserved tables for STOMP such as this are in HIGH demand, but with this package, the winner will be guaranteed first-class treatment that will make next year’s STOMP your own Right Royal Party!
Donors: Bardessono, Magnum Tours, Range Mercantile