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.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 60th Annual Grand Tasting | 2024 such an enjoyable success!

60th Annual Grand Tasting

— Current Releases and Library Wines —

Upcoming Events


Books on Wine

Books on Wine Evening with Richard Mendelson

Thursday, August 8, 2024

Reception: 5:30 p.m.

     Wines by The Napa Valley Reserve
     Appetizers from Meadowood

Program: 6:00 p.m.

     Richard Mendelson in Conversation
        with Kelli White
     Book sales and signing with the Author

The Napa Valley Reserve
1000 Meadowood Lane, Saint Helena

Common Ground: Charting the Future of the Napa Valley with author Richard Mendelson and Kelli White, Director of Education for the Wine Center at Meadowood

In the splendidly vinous setting of The Napa Valley Reserve, Richard, long-time Advisory Board member and local resident since 1986, shares with Kelli his sense of place and challenges he sees ahead for a commitment to excellence in farming, winemaking and the quality of day-to-day life in our Valley.

An internationally noted wine lawyer and author, Richard founded and directs the Wine Law and Policy Program, School of Law, UC Berkeley. He also lectures at UC Davis and the Universities of Aix-Marseille and Bordeaux.

Books on Wine Evening
Members Only Event | $25

Books on Wine Evening
Members Only Event | $25

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

Visual Oral History: Silver Oak

Screening of our Visual Oral History video in which Jeff Davis interviews David Duncan, CEO, Silver Oak.

A reception at the winery with Silver Oak wines and appetizers is followed by the screening. Q&A’s with David and Jeff conclude our program.

60th Annual Grand Tasting | 2024
— Current Releases and Library Wines —
At The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa

Our Annual Grand Tasting brings together 60 prestigious Napa Valley wineries from 16 appellations. Meet owners and winemakers (often one in the same) as they pour their wines and celebrate varieties from case productions of less than 50 to more than 2,000.

Books on Wine Evening:

Wine Library Wing of Saint Helena Public Library with
Frances Dinkelspiel, author of Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards

Distinguished journalist and author Frances Dinkelspiel discusses wine fraud and greed as she brings us up to date on Mark Anderson, her miscreant subject …

Books on Wine Evening:

Wine Library Wing of Saint Helena Public Library with
Randy Caparoso, author of LODI!: The Definitive Guide and History of America’s Largest Winegrowing Region

Both a photographer and journalist, Randy has been chronicling the vinous action of the Lodi AVA and the 7 AVA’s within it since 2010 for the Lodi Winegrape Commission. (These AVA’s date from 2005.) Randy’s subject is germane to Napa Valley …

2023 | 32nd Annual
Wine Seminar
“Cabernet from Napa Valley’s Mountainsides, East and West”

At Mayacamas Vineyards

On a wonderfully clear and bright fall Saturday in the matchless setting of the Winery Library and Hospitality Center of Mayacamas Vineyards & Winery, our panel of six winemakers moderated by Tegan Passalacqua presented a memorable history and tasting of their Cabernet sestet.

The Lantern Slide Collection

The Lantern Slide Collection
85 hand-tinted glass slides collected by
Frona Eunice Wait, ca. 1880, 35mm slide
copies taken by Gene Dekovic, 1981
February 4, 2022

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Events Information:
Diana H Stockton
Editor and Events Manager

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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 Cecila Raffo,
Technical Services,
Saint Helena Public Library

“The purpose of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association is to collect and share the stories of the wines and vines of Napa Valley and in Wine Country Around the World.”

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Updated - 7/22/24