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Meet our WWS Wine Industry Experts

Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter (NVC)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

Meet our WWS Wine Industry Experts

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WWS Professional Member
This event is a WWS educational career development seminar open to its Professional Members only. Simply join WWS at womenforwinesense.org before the event date to attend.
Ended $79.00 $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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Meet Our WWS Experts | “Discover Your Own Brand” Chimney Rock Winery | Napa Thursday, June 6th | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Professional Members Only ~ $79 (incl. continental breakfast, wine with lunch, and speakers seminar)Chimney Rock - Authentic Leadership 2012

"Serendipity!
This event is all about the one expert
you've always wanted to meet  ...and she's
probably the Professional Member
sitting right next to you!"

~ Chris Mueller, Chapter President

Why attend?
We're aiming to surpass last year's high marks.
Hear what attendees said last year:

"The event was awesome...I would give the event a 8!"

~ Jessica Link, Professional Member


"I would rank the event a 10 - the food, the venue,
the format, the content. It was absolutely perfect.
It was an amazing value and provided
a real chance to get to know people.
Can’t say enough good things about this.
Do more of these!!"

~ Geni Whitehouse, Professional Member

Event Program

~ 8 - 8:30 a.m. ~

Check-in, continental breakfast, silent auction* viewing, networking

 

~ 8:30 - 2 p.m. ~

Take control of your career by making the most of your own brand

Meet our experts!

Leadership training

Lunch

 

~ 2 - 2:30 p.m. ~

Silent auction* winners announced

Meet Our WWS Experts

Since Geni gave the program a "10" last year, we thought no other person could moderate the program as well as she could! Geni will kick off the day's events, introducing our experts, as well as lead a lively session on how branding affects your career and leadership.

To learn more about Geni, her brand, her expertise and more, watch the video below or read Susan DeMatei's guest post on our new website about Geni.

 

Margaret MartinProviding leadership training is WWS Professional Member and National Development Director, Margaret Martin. She worked for Mezzetta as the Director of Leadership Development where she brought structure to their performance management and recruiting processes, and delivered the Coaching for Performance workshop. She is currently the Customer Service Manager at Amy’s Kitchen in Petaluma, where she uses her coaching and organizational development skills and lives in Napa Valley.

Rounding out the day's bounty of experts in the wine industry are four top leaders in their fields:

Susan DeMateiCindy DeutschKaren Jess-LindsleyJulie Johnson

Left to right, our Professional Member Experts: Susan DeMatei, owner of Wine Glass Marketing in Napa; Cindy Deutsch, National Retail Chain Manager, TGIC Importers, Inc.; Karen Jess-Lindsley, CEO of Lindsley Lighting and former WWS National President; and Julie Johnson, Winemaker/Vintner of Tres Sabores Winery and co-founder of WWS.

To learn more about these experts (and our Expert Sessions program), visit our new website (and give us a Like!) As a sneak peek, here's a short interview with Cindy Deutsch:

Raffle and Silent Auction

*This event's Silent Auction will be heavily populated by donations from each of our experts. Expert Sessions are 90-minute private sessions with the expert of your choice for a mere $75. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund.

These sessions:

  • Offer additional educational programs to support our members in their professional goals.
  • Create networking and professional exposure for the impressive leaders in our organization to the wine industry overall.
  • Another effort to support our wine community through our scholarship program.

Other raffle and auction items will be on hand for bidding and winning. 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.
  • Bid on one of the many fantastic lot items at the Silent Auction at this event.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets for some fine goodies.
  • Bid on an Expert Session with one of our industry experts at the event.
  • 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...

MembershipNot a Professional Member? Join or upgrade before registering for this event, an exclusive benefit of WWS membership. Questions about membership and its benefits? Contact Membership Director, Ellen Reich Luchtel, for assistance. So join now to ensure you can attend, and save $$ on future events!

This event has limited seating. We hope to see you there!


FAQs

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?

Parking is available in the venue lot.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

WWSCommunications@comcast.net -- 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.

Have questions about Meet our WWS Wine Industry Experts? Contact Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter (NVC)
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Chimney Rock Winery
5350 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 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.

 


~ SILENT AUCTION LOTS ~

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


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

La Costa #1 Resort Spa in Southern California

 La Costa ResortSpa wood roomla costa lobby

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


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

 Orlando Theme Park Adventure

Orlando Theme parksorlando theme parkseaworld shamuwizarding world

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


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

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


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

 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


  ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

 Wine Enthusiast Stemware

 Wine Enthusiast Amber Stemware

 Italian Provenzale Amber Short Stem Glasses (Set of 6) 

Suggested Retail value: $130


~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

Wine Enthusiast Tumblers

 Wine Enthusiast Tumblers

Italian Provenzale Amber Tumblers (Set of 6) 

Suggested Retail value: $80


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

Winetherapy Gift Basket

Winetherapy Skin ProductsWinetherapy Gift Basket

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


  ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

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


  ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

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


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

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


 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

Chevalier Gift Box

 Chevalier Gift BoxChevalier Gift Box 

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



 

 ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

Cortizza Granada Cork Purse

Cortizza Granada PurseSide View - Cortizza Granada Purse

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



 

  ~ SILENT AUCTION LOT ~

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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