We cherish the history of our wine community in Napa Valley and the chance to provide wine appreciation events throughout the year.
We look forward to your participation.

Annual Events


Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. PDT

Via Zoom

2021 | 30th Annual Wine Seminar

“Napa Valley’s Old Vines and the Wines They Give Us”

Please join us for a spectacular opportunity to savor the flavors of wines from vineyards planted at least fifty years ago in Napa Valley. Our online moderator, Tegan Passalacqua, is not only winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars and the magnums of Barney’s Backyard Petite Syrah bottled exclusively for NVWLA; Tegan is also co-owner and winemaker for Sandlands and a founder of Historic Vineyard Society, committed to preserving the old vine vineyards of California.

Kelli White, Director of Education for the Pacific Union Company, first provides an historical overview of winegrowing in Napa Valley. Our four panelists then share their wines and winegrowing preferences. Each has chosen a wine near and dear to one’s heart for the old vine flavors it exemplifies.

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Kelli White, Director of Education for the Pacific Union Company, first provides an historical overview of winegrowing in Napa Valley. Our four panelists then share their wines and winegrowing preferences. Each has chosen a wine near and dear to one’s heart for the old vine flavors it exemplifies.

Tegan and Kelli are joined by:

Bob Biale, Founding Owner
Robert Biale Vineyards | www.biale.com

Rosemary Cakebread, Owner and Winemaker
Gallica | gallicawine.com

Michael Hirby, Winemaker and Proprietor
Relic Wine Cellars | www.relicwines.com

Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Winemaker and Owner
Bedrock Wine Company | bedrockwineco.com

Registration includes a tasting kit for the first 50 registrants able to pick up a kit in Saint Helena the day before the seminar.

30th Annual Wine Seminar

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Diana H Stockton –

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Rick Brennan –

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Top: Bob Biale, Robert Biale Vineyard; Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Bedrock Wine Company
Middle: Tegan Passalacqua, Turley Wine Cellars
Bottom: Rosemary Cakebread, Gallica; Michael Hirby, Relic Wine Cellars

Wine List

Bedrock Wine Company
Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Winemaker
2019 Oakville Farmhouse Red Wine
175 cases
14.2% ABV

Rosemary Cakebread, Winemaker
2016 Saint Helena Petite Sirah
60 cases
14.2% ABV

Relic Wine Cellars
Michael Hirby, Winemaker
The Archive
2019 Calistoga Alfred Frediani Vineyard Carignane – Old Vines
99 cases
14.1% ABV

Robert Biale Vineyards
Tres Goetting, Winemaker
2018 Oak Knoll Aldo’s Vineyard Zinfandel
320 cases
14.8% ABV
Turley Wine Cellars
Tegan Passalacqua, Winemaker
2018 Saint Helena Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel
650 cases
15.9% ABV

Upcoming Events


POSTPONED to a future date

Online via StreamYard

In honor of Women’s History Month
Napa Valley Wine Library Association


Two Visions. Varied Experiences. Truly Inspiring.

A conversation with Cathy Corison and Colleen FitzGerald of Pine Ridge Vineyards

Colleen FitzGerald is ten years into her career in the wine industry. She has been inspired by the innovation and determination of Cathy Corison, whose journey began nearly 45 years ago.

Colleen earned her BS in biochemistry from Cal Poly in 2012 and began working for Pine Ridge as a harvest intern in 2013. She became its enologist in 2015 as well as assistant winemaker in 2018. In 2020, Pine Ridge launched its first new label in 25 years, a sparkling version of their proprietary Chenin Blanc+Viognier blend guided by Colleen.

After graduating from Pomona College, Cathy earned an MS in enology from UC Davis in 1978 while working in the tasting room of Sterling Vineyards. She then interned with Freemark Abbey, going on to become winemaker at Yverdon in 1979. In 1980, Cathy was hired by Chappellet Winery as winemaker before founding Corison Winery in 1987.

This Perspectives event provides a rare opportunity for Colleen and others to learn and be inspired by Cathy's experience and the hurdles she’s had to overcome.

Cathy Corison of Corison Winery
Colleen FitzGerald of Pine Ridge Vineyards

Past Virtual Books on Wine Evening

Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys

Moderated by Kelli White
with authors Lucia Albino Gilbert and John C Gilbert

And five Napa Valley winemakers: Sandi Belcher of Arns, Sally Johnson of Blum and Pride Mountain Vineyards, Cathy Corison of Corison, Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr, Celia Welch of Corra

Order your printed copy of the REPORT Summer 2020 delivered right to your mailbox.

Napa Valley Wine Library
Collection Fund
Support the Napa Valley Wine Library Collection

During these times of two yards of separation, we hope you will be in touch with our participating and hugely supportive wineries, be they favorites, new to you, or ones you’ve long been curious about.

We encourage you to take advantage of the special opportunities now being offered. Whether it’s to place an order for wine, sign up for a virtual tasting, or plan a visit.

The list of wineries that have taken part in recent events, been dollar supportive, or both:

Wine News


Professor Emeritus Harold Olmo

Savor: California’s Vanishing Chardonnay
will be presented via Zoom
Tueday, November 10, 2020
6:00pm - 7:15pm

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P.O. Box 328
St. Helena, CA 94574

Events Information:
Diana H Stockton
Editor and Events Manager

Membership information:
Rick Brennan
Accounts Manager

The Napa Valley Wine Library Collection
is housed at the St. Helena Public Library.
For information please be in touch with Lynne Albrecht,
Technical Services Supervisor,
Saint Helena Public Library
(707) 963-5244 x 706 or lynne@shpl.org

The purpose of the Napa Valley Wine Library is to preserve and disseminate information regarding viticulture, enology and wine lore, particularly as it pertains to the Napa Valley.