Thursday, March 5, 2020
6.00 pm - Refreshments and Winery Tours
7:00 pm - Program
In the Tasting Room
and Hospitality Center of
Trinchero Napa Valley
3070 North Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena  

Books on Wine Evening

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Heather Sandy Hebert, author of
The New Architecture of Wine: 25 Spectacular California Wineries
with Bob Torres, Principal & Vice Chairman, Trinchero Napa Valley and Erin Martin of Erin Martin Design.

Twelve of the 25 wineries in Heather’s new book are in Napa Valley, including Trinchero Napa Valley. Each was built or, in the case of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, renovated in the last ten years.

Please join us to hear from Bob what Trinchero Napa Valley envisioned for its new winery campus, how Erin interpreted the interiors, and from Heather the how and why of choosing wineries for her book.

Celebrate the sophisticated blend of agriculture and style that defines California wine country.”

As wine tourism has increased, California vintners have embraced the call to create splendid spaces where visitors can taste their unique varieties and enjoy conversation about wine.

Please join us in the Tasting Room of Trinchero Napa Valley at 6:00 pm for a glass of wine and a chance to tour the adjacent winery with Bob Torres. The Hospitality Center next door opens at 6:30 pm with wine and small bites to be followed by the evening’s program at 7:00 pm.

Copies of Heather’s book will be on sale for signing with the author.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 pm - Refreshments
7:00 pm - Program
In the Wine Library Wing of the
George & Elsie Wood Public Library
1492 Library Lane
Saint Helena

Books on Wine Evening

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Jullianne Ballou
Warren Winiarski Wine Writer Collection Fellow,
UC Davis Library

Jullianne is here to discuss year one of her inaugural two-year Wine Writer Fellowship at UC Davis Library where she is engaged in active research to document the influence of wine writers on the kinds, styles and qualities of wine in the United States since Prohibition and to develop and provide content and access for the materials at UC Davis Library. Our Napa Valley Wine Library Collection has played a prominent role in her research. Selections from its archives will also be on exhibit

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5.30 pm - Appetizers & Refreshments
6:30 pm - Program
At the main house of historic
Glendale Ranch
750 Conn Valley Road
Saint Helena

Books on Wine Evening

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Alexandria Brown and her just published
Hidden History of Napa Valley

"Napa Valley is known for its wine and winemakers, but just beneath the fertile soil lies another, more complex version of its history. Uncover the story of Napa’s first Chinatown—once home to nearly five hundred immigrants—that dwindled to fewer than seventeen residents before the last buildings were razed in the early twentieth century. Meet the small but determined group of African American farmers and barbers who called Napa home and the indomitable May Howard, a successful businesswoman and brothel owner. Learn about the Bracero Program that kept many of Napa’s wineries, including Krug, Beaulieu and Stag’s Leap, thriving during World War II. Join author Alexandria Brown as she explores these lesser-known stories of the ordinary people who helped shape modern-day wine country.”

Copies of the book available for sale

Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:00 am to Noon

Saint Helena Library, Saint Helena

Hands-On Vine Care
with David Heil

“How to Tell If It’s Ripe!”

Session begins by Barney’s Backyard at the Saint Helena Public Library and then moves into vineyards adjacent.

We’ll be covering veraison, sugar levels, crop estimates and other essentials at harvest time.

Thank You

Wine Weekend | 2019

29th Annual Wine Seminar
“Because it Looked like Home—A History of Italian Vines and Wines in Napa Valley”

57th Annual Grand Tasting
Vintner’s Choice: “Discovering Wine Styles of Napa Valley”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
200 Taplin Road
Saint Helena, CA

Books on Wine reception

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Please join us for a celebration of The Best We Can Be: The Life and Wisdom of Joseph Phelps with members of the Phelps family at the winery.

This wonderful book of Joe's memoirs has been published by Val de Grace Books, Inc., Napa
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We interviewed Joe for our Summer 2005 REPORT; his granddaughter Allie just poured for Phelps at our 2018 Annual Tasting.

Joseph Phelps Vineyard wines and small bites from the winery’s in-house chef will be served and the Phelps family will join us for reminiscences and Q&A’s at 6:00 pm

Please note: Joe’s book, The Best We Can Be: The Life and Wisdom of Joseph Phelps, is only available at the winery. There is a special price for all NVWLA members at this event.

Thank You

Wine Weekend | 2018

28th Annual Wine Seminar
“Napa Valley, Alta California and the Wine Legacy of New Spain”

56th Annual Grand Tasting
Vintner’s Choice: “Designated Vineyard Wines of Napa Valley”

Wednesday, March 13, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Napa Valley Wine Library Wing of
the George and Elsie Wood Public Library
1492 Library Lane
Saint Helena, CA

Books on Wine reception

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Bianca Bosker, author of the recently published Cork Dork will discuss and sign copies of her book.

Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn't know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor.

She has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The New Republic, among other publications.

Refreshments will be served

Co-sponsored with the George and Elsie Wood Public Library

This event is free of charge
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Friday, September 29th, 2017
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidential Circle
Yountville, CA
707 944-0500

Panel Discussion

Napa Valley Museum will host a panel discussion relating to the Smithsonian “Bittersweet Harvest” exhibition and "Braceros: The Napa Valley story,” featuring L. Stephen Velasquez of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, author Mireya Loza, Rosaura Segura and Dr. Sandra Nichols from Napa Valley College, detailing the impact and legacy of the Braceros program both in Napa Valley and nationwide. Free to the Public.
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2017
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Napa Valley Wine Library Wing of
the George and Elsie Wood Public Library
1492 Library Lane
Saint Helena, CA

Author Talk

St. Helena Local Marcus Marquez
Presented by Napa Valley Wine Library Association & Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library
Come and meet Marcus Marquez and discover his new book, a perfect read for locals looking to further explore their hometown.

Marcus Marquez is General Manager of Brasswood Estate and co-creator of Goose & Gander. He has co-created Michelin recommended restaurants, an award-winning winery, and launched and represented wine brands.

Refreshments will be served.

SH Public Library Friends & Foundation

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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.