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.

Upcoming Events


Books on Wine

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.
in the Napa Valley Wine Library Wing
Saint Helena Public Library


Distinguished journalist and author Frances Dinkelspiel discusses wine fraud and greed as she brings us up to date on Mark Anderson, her miscreant subject of Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California. Frances's research was done in part with the Napa Valley Wine Library Collection.

As Chris Howell of Cain Vineyard and Winery has put it, “Wine and fraud have been together since the beginning.” Convicted arsonist Anderson died last March after nearly $5M in inventory had gone up in flames in his wine storage facility on Mare Island. Collectors, wine shops and wineries lost entire vintages and libraries in the safekeeping of Anderson, including wine from Frances’s own family cherished for over a century. Please join us for a stirring presentation of a dark, tantalizing dimension of the business of making wine.

With wines from wineries featured in Frances’s book
and a book signing with the author after her talk

There is no charge for this program,
but seating is limited

Photo Credit: Kelly Sullivan

60th Annual Grand Tasting

— Current Releases and Library Wines —
Sunday, April 28, 2024
In the Grove at Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa

3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

More than 100 wines made exclusively by Napa Valley wineries and poured by their winemakers are sure to please and provoke your palate.

Come savor this portrait in wine with our valley’s exceptional practitioners.

Catered by La Saison, Napa

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

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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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 Cecila Raffo,
Circulation Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator,
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.”

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds benefit the NVWL Collection and our public programs

Updated - 2/26/24