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Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter (NVC)

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Connect with the WWS Community

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
WWS Member Ended $25.00 $0.00
WWS Student Member   more info Ended $20.00 $0.00
Open to the public. Please bring a friend!
Ended $40.00 $0.00
Scholarship Fund Donation
Funds are awarded annually to students in wine business degree programs at UC Davis, Sonoma State, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa JC.

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Join us for professional networking

while we enjoy 

the elegant, small production wines

of VGS Chateau Potelle

at their new Tasting House & Garden in St. Helena,

paired with bites from La Toque Restaurant

on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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 ~ Bring a stack of business cards to network! ~

~ Buy VGS Chateau Potelle wines at 30% OFF 


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The Wine Campaigner defines VGS as: 

"I have tasted all the wines of the world and VGS wines are at the pinnacle of their industry. Quite honestly, in my most un-humble (and subsequently Latin opinion) VGS can only mean one thing, Vitis Grandus Selectus!"

The wines of VGS Chateau Potelle are available exclusively to visiting guests and their club members, not in stores. We'll enjoy four, small production wines, including "The Illegitimate," a delicious blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah.

Wine and food pairing tastings at VGS Chateau Potelle are $45 per person. WWS members enjoy this unique experience for only $25 this evening and non-members for $40.

Jean-Noel Fourmeaux, a 3rd generation winemaker from Bordeaux, came to California to find out what the New World winemakers were doing. Upon arriving in Napa he said:

 "Looks good. We stay."

That was our message back to France in 1980 after we spied on California.

Au revoir France.

Hello Napa Valley!

Say "Bonjour" to VGS Chateau Potelle!

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Big Firm Know How, Small Firm Know You

This event is generously sponsored in part by Burr Pilger Mayer. They deliver the resources, experience and know-how of a Big 4 with the responsiveness and accessibility of a local firm.

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WWS events always include a raffle or silent auction as a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. Donating to our raffle or silent auction is a great way to get your products or services seen. Great donations may include:

Wine ∙ Gift Certificates ∙ Spa Packages

Dinner for Two ∙ Complimentary Wine Tasting

Wine Accessories ∙ Travel ∙ Lodging ∙ Magazine Subscription

Gift Baskets ∙ Gourmet Foods ∙ Golf Package

Wine & Food Pairing ∙ Winemaker Dinner

Stemware ∙ Books & Music ∙ Art

If you are interested in donating for our raffle at this event, please contact Christine Mueller at President@WWSNapaSonoma.com to make a contribution.

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100% of proceeds from our raffle or silent auction go to our WWS scholarship fund. There are many ways you can contribute to our scholarship fund to help deserving students meet their wine and viticultural education goals with us:

  • Make a cash donation when you purchase your ticket here on Eventbrite.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets for some fine goodies.
  • Donate an item to be featured at the auction, from gift certificates to dinners for two or a massage. Perhaps you'd like to contribute a special bottle of wine or a vineyard tour...

Last year Women for WineSense allocated $5,000 in scholarship funds to four grateful students enrolled in wine/viticulture studies at U.C. Davis, Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College.

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Not a WWS Member? Join or find out more at our event. Questions about WWS membership and its benefits? Contact Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel, for assistance. So join now and save $$ on future events!

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Alcohol will be served at this event. No one under 21 will be served.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Take the Vine! Hwy. 29 runs next to VGS Chateau Potelle. Driving? Parking is available ONLY on Dowdell Lane next to the venue. Please plan accordingly.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Communications@WWSNapaSonoma.com-- If you don't hear from us within a few hours, we're likely consulting to get an answer to your question! Please be patient.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may switch your registration to another member or guest. You may open your order on Eventbrite from the confirmation emailed to you to edit the name information. (And if this is unavailable, please send us an email of the changes.)

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Follow the instructions on your confirmation email on the steps to do so.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It does make things go faster when you do!

What is the refund policy?

Women for WineSense has a no-refund policy. However, we maintain a waitlist for tickets to our events. In the event you cannot attend and there are interested parties on the waitlist who purchase a ticket, we will refund your ticket purchase.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Follow the instructions from EventBrite's confirmation email. You can return to edit the name on display for the registration.

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When & Where

VGS Chateau Potelle
1200 Dowdell Ln
St Helena, CA 94574

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter (NVC)

Founded in 1990 by some of the top women in the wine industry, Women for WineSense offers wine education and networking opportunities for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

Our events, held in beautiful wine country locations, provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for men and women to enjoy learning about new wines and food pairings, as well as making new friends and acquaintenances.

Women for WineSense is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)6 formed in 1990 as a way to promote women working in the wine industry. WWS is committed to being the premiere wine organization offering outstanding education programs, member benefits, and networking opportunities to industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 325 members of which approximately 70% are professionals in the wine industry. For information about becoming a member, please email our Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel.



The Napa | Sonoma WWS chapter provides scholarships annually at U.C. Davis, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College to students in wine studies degree programs.

Funds are raised at our events via raffle ticket and silent auction sales. Here's a sneak peek at items up for bid at this event. (Check back frequently for updates and additions.)

 Cabo San Lucas Ocean View Getaway

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4-Night Stay in an Ocean View Room at Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort with Airfare for 2

Suggested Retail Value:  Up to $7,894

 This Getaway Includes: 

  • 4-night stay  in an ocean-view deluxe standard room at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Daily breakfast for 2
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Winspire booking & concierge service 

Download/View Cabo Getaway Flyer


La Costa #1 Resort Spa in Southern California

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3-Night Luxury Stay in a 2,500 sq. ft. 3-Bedroom Villa for up to 8 with $500 La Costa Gift Card

Suggested Retail Value: Up to $5,600

This Luxury Stay Includes: 

  • 3-night stay for up to 8 in a 2,526 sq. ft. 3-bedroom/3.75-bath luxury villa at the exclusive La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA
  • $500 La Costa gift card to use towards golf, spa treatments, dining or retail purchases
  • Discounts on additional golf, spa treatments, dining, retail, and cabana rentals at La Costa Resort
  • Winspire booking & concierge service 

Download/View La Costa Luxury Stay Flyer


 Orlando Theme Park Adventure

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1-Day Tickets to SeaWorld Orlando, 1-Day/1-Park Tickets to Universal Resort Orlando, 4-Night Stay at Choice of Select Hyatt Place Hotels with Airfare for 4

Suggested Retail Value: Up to $10,100

This Orlando Vacation Includes:

  • 4-night stay in one standard guest room at select participating Hyatt Place Hotels in Orlando area
  • 4 1-day tickets to SeaWorld Orlando
  • 4 1-day/1-park tickets to Universal Resort Orlando
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 4 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Orlando, FL

Download/View Orlando Vacation Flyer


Royal Caribbean Cruises

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Ocean View Stateroom (4- or 5-Night) Bermuda, Bahamas or Caribbean Cruise for 2

Suggested Retail Value: Up to $3,532

This Cruise Vacation Includes:

  • Enjoy an Ocean View stateroom for two for a (4- or 5-night) cruise to Bermuda, Bahamas, or the Caribbean, available year-round!  Your ocean view stateroom (up to 190 sq. ft.) includes two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, private bathroom and picture window or porthole.
  • Details about each cruise in the downloadable flyer.

Download/View Cruise Vacation Flyer


 Sip & Soar Through Napa Valley

 Balloon RideDel Dotto EstateVineyard

Hot Air Balloon Ride, Winery Tours & Tastings, Chauffeur, Meritage Resort and Spa 3-Night Stay for 2

Suggested Retail Value: Priceless

This Napa Vacation Includes:

  • Hot Air Balloon ride for 2 over Napa Valley, including Champagne breakfast
  • Private tour and wine tasting for 2 at Fontanella Family Winery in Napa
  • Cave tour and barrel tasting for 2 at Del Dotto Estate Winery and Caves in St. Helena
  • 6 consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service
  • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley
  • Winspire booking & concierge service 

Download/View Napa Luxury Stay Flyer


 Wine Enthusiast Stemware

 Wine Enthusiast Amber Stemware

 Italian Provenzale Amber Short Stem Glasses (Set of 6) 

Suggested Retail value: $130


Wine Enthusiast Tumblers

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Italian Provenzale Amber Tumblers (Set of 6) 

Suggested Retail value: $80


Winetherapy Gift Basket

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Winetherapy is a new line of premium handcrafted cosmetics made with anti-oxidant-rich grapes, all sourced from a family vineyard in Italy. Our winelover gift set includes Winetherapy Olive Oil Body Cream, Rose Wine Shampoo, White Wine Massage Oil, Grape Firming Gel, Honey Bubble Bath, Grapevine Face Mask and a set of Winetherapy soaps in wine, honey and olive oil. 

Suggested Retail value: $221


Epicurean Excursions' NV Premier Food Tour for 2

  Epicurean Excursions

Taste your way up and down the beautiful Napa Valley with Epicurean Excursions. You will meet the people behind some of the best locally produced artisan food items of the area. We will cover the local history, landmarks, weather and geography that makes this area so special. The tour travels by van to visit the towns of Napa, Yountville, Oakville and St. Helena.

Suggested Retail value: $390


Passaggio Wines 4-Pack

 Passaggio Wines 

Passaggio artisan wines are hand crafted to bring you a new generation of fruit forward, terroir driven, food friendly wines. "Passaggio" means "passage way" in Italian. Owner and Winemaker Cindy Cosco followed her passion to continue her family's winemaking tradition.

 4-Pack includes: 

  • 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay
  • 2011 Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Russian River Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2012 Sangiovese

Suggested Retail value: $170


Rancho Gordo Gift Box

 Rancho Gordo Gift Box 

What a fine gift for anyone interested in good food and an excellent introduction to Heirloom Beans! Each Rancho Gordo gift box is bursting with swell treats! 

 It includes: 

  • 1 autographed copy of Supper at Rancho Gordo by Steve Sando
  • 1 logo cloth totebag
  • 5 one-pound bags of assorted Rancho Gordo heirloom beans, freshly harvested and ready for cooking. (Note: actual beans may vary from those shown in photo.)
  • A postcard with cooking instructions for quick reference
  • The box is white with red Rancho Gordo ribbon.

Suggested Retail value: $57


Chevalier Gift Box

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With more attention to aesthetics, the new Chevalier wine glass exceeds the expectations of even the most detail oriented wine enthusiast. Featuring a thin wall, stretched stem and refined foot, we have broken barriers in borosilicate glass design to bring this spectacular piece to your table.

Box includes: 

  • 2 Sommelier Aerating Wine Glasses

Suggested Retail value: $60



Cortizza Granada Cork Purse

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The laser cut floral design is beautiful and unique in this Cortizza bag. Picture yourself at your favorite resort (or wishing you were there!) with this bag...Perfect! Combination of natural and dark brown cork. There are double snap closures at the top with a full length large zippered center pocket. The interior also has a phone pocket and another zippered pocket. The back side of the bag also has another zippered pocket. Measures 13.5" x 9.5" x 5".

Suggested Retail value: $235



Onesta Wines - 2 Magnums of 2013 Cinsault

Onesta Cinsault Bottle

Cinsault explodes strawberry and spiced rhubarb pie in the glass. With the delicate weight of a Pinot and the wild berry fruit forward attitude of a Zinfandel, this wine will quickly become your ‘go to’ wine in your cellar for all occasions.

 Suggested Retail value: $65 bottle

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