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


Thursday, October 21, 2021

5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Author’s Talk and Book Signing
In the Wine Library Wing of the
George & Elsie Wood Public Library
1492 Library Lane
Saint Helena 

Program hours are subject to change in observation of Covid-19 restrictions at Saint Helena Public Library. Event must conclude by 7:30 p.m.

Books on Wine Evening

James O. Gump, Professor Emeritus and author of his just published
Maestro: André Tchelistcheff and the Rebirth of Napa Valley

André was born 120 years ago in 1901 and arrived in Napa Valley in 1938 to forever change its wines and vines. He came at the invitation of Georges de Latour to be chief winemaker for Beaulieu Vineyard founded in 1900 by Georges and his wife Fernande.

The list of winemakers mentored by André at Beaulieu and later as a consulting winemaker is as long as it is impressive. Come hear from Professor Emeritus James O. Gump how André instilled and inspired new practices for growing and making the wines of Napa Valley. We’ll also learn of André’s extraordinary experiences prior to coming to the valley that readied him for his successful pursuit of a new career in wine.

Copies of James’s book will be on sale for signing with the author. Or can be purchased directly from Napa Book Mine.

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There is no charge but space is limited
and a reservation is essential

For further information about this event: editor@napawinelibrary.com

Annual Events



Sunday, April 24, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa

2022 | 58th Annual Grand Tasting


Marc and Angelina Mondavi discuss the 75th Anniversary of CK Mondavi and Family

Marc Mondavi and his daughter Angelina share details of CK Mondavi & Family’s 75 years in the wine industry. The 3rd and 4th generation Mondavis look forward to continuing the family legacy well into the 21st century.

Oral Histories, Past and Present

Guest: Former St. Supéry CEO, Michaela Rodeno

We share excerpts from her Visual Oral History and also share portions of visual oral histories featuring George Hendry of Hendry Ranch Wines, and Dr. Richard Peterson, a Napa Valley winemaster, innovator and author.


Two Visions. Varied Experiences. Truly Inspiring.

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

2021 | 30th Annual Wine Seminar

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

Our online moderator Tegan Passalacqua, winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars and Sandlands and a founder of the Historic Vineyard Society, is joined by author, historian and sommelier Kelli White and four fellow winery principals: Bob Biale of Robert Biale Vineyards, Rosemary Cakebread of Gallica, Mike Hirby of Relic Wine Cellars, and Morgan Twain-Peterson MW of Bedrock Wine Company.

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-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:

Professor Emeritus Harold Olmo

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

© Napa Valley Wine Library Association
All rights reserved
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.

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