Saturday, August 25
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Inglenook in Rutherford

2018 | 28th Annual Wine Seminar

“Napa Valley, Alta California and the Wine Legacy of New Spain”


Wine Seminar at Silver Oak Cellars, Oakville in 2017 | Photography: Tim Kennedy

Please join moderator Gilles de Chambure MS for an exhilarating gallop from the Gulf of Mexico north as we taste the wines from vines brought by Spanish conquistadores, planted by Franciscan missionaries, and nurtured from Baja to Alta California, where they are tended today in the valleys of Guadalupe and Napa. We are indebted to General Mariano Vallejo for his insistence that good wine be always on one’s table.

You will taste wines in a variety of styles from historic to modern, from Baja to Napa, including those by our Hispanic vintners native to Napa, with forebears from Mexico. The seminar is followed by a lunch prepared by Inglenook’s Winery Chef, Alex Lovick and accompanied by wines from Inglenook, a founding winery of NVWLA.

Sunday, August 26
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa

2018 | 56th Annual Tasting

Vintner’s Choice:
“Designated Vineyard Wines of Napa Valley”


Annual Tasting at Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa in 2017 | Photography: Tim Kennedy

Sixty to seventy-five Napa Valley wineries will pour their estate wines and those from other named vineyards. For a vineyard to be designated on a label, 95% of the grapes must have come from that vineyard. This Annual Tasting provides a wonderfully focused expression of our Napa Valley vineyards.

Wine Country Women of Napa Valley
In addition, author Michelle Mandro will be signing copies of her recently published book, Wine Country Women of Napa Valley. Michelle interviewed 65 women in the valley. Her interviews each include a portrait photograph and a favorite family recipe paired with wine. Many of those interviewed have ties to wineries pouring at our tasting this year—Cornerstone, Grgich Hills, Honig, PÉJU, St. Supéry, Tres Sabores, and Truchard.

Michelle will be joined at her table by interviewees Ashley Keever and Ranko Anderson.

Bookseller Napa Bookmine will hold signed copies for pick-up at the end of the tasting.

Plan on joining us for this exceptional tasting
A list of wineries and their wines can be viewed here »

— 2018 —
Admission to the Tasting includes a year’s membership in NVWLA

  • Individual Membership is $100.00
  • Double Membership is $190.00

Panevino provides assorted cheeses, its salumi and other savory bites. The Model Bakery bakes, slices and donates its baguettes.

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