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Women in Wine 2013

Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter (NVC)

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Women in Wine 2013

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
WWS Member: Early Bird Ended $75.00 $0.00
WWS Member Ended $95.00 $0.00
WWS Student Member   more info Ended $45.00 $0.00
General Ended $95.00 $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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| 6 - 7 pm |

Wine and appetizers in the Courtyard

Review and bidding on auction items*

Buena Vista Historical Winery

| 7 - 7:30 pm |

Welcome from Jean-Charles Boisset

Press House Tasting Room, Buena Vista

Auction and winners announced

A Family in Wine

Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo

| 7:30 - 8:30 pm |

Women in Wine Panel Discussion

“Thinking Outside the Bottle:

Successful Women in the Wine Business”

 

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Each year we select a few dynamic women in the wine industry who've forged their own stellar paths in the industry. The fun begins when our panel moderator puts some intriguing questions to our savvy group of women. Hear what they have to say about how they got started in the wine biz, what obstacles they ran into and how they've triumphed over it all!

Our 2013 panelists are: 

 

Gina Gallo, Winemaker,
Gallo Signature Series, E & J Gallo

Michaela K. Rodeno, Vintner,
Villa Ragazzi, former CEO St. Supéry

Claudia Schubert, President,
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines


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Gina Gallo  photoGINA GALLO - Named #6 in the Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry in 2012, Gina Gallo is the winemaker behind the top-of-the-line premium brand from the largest family-owned winery in the world, E. & J. Gallo Winery. It produces more than 70 million cases of wine per year under 60 different brands and is the largest exporter of California wine in the world, distributing to 90 countries across the globe.

 

Michaela Rodeno photoMICHAELA K. RODENO - Ms. Rodeno is an experienced corporate director and recently retired CEO. Her 40-year career in the wine business spans the development of two prominent French-owned Napa Valley wineries (Domaine Chandon and St. Supéry) from inception to financial success. The Rodeno family grows, bottles and markets a small amount of Napa Valley Sangiovese under their Villa Ragazzi label, which Ms. Rodeno re-launched in 2011 after a decade-long hiatus.

 

Claudia Schubert photoCLAUDIA SCHUBERT - As president, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E), Claudia Schubert oversees Diageo’s wine business in North America. She is a member of the Diageo North America Executive team. Prior to her appointment leading the wines business in September 2012, Claudia served as general manager, West Control States where she was instrumental in shaping and implementing Diageo’s new Control States route-to-market strategy while delivering strong business results. She also led the transition of Diageo’s Washington spirits business from a control to an open state.

 

Tom Wark photoTOM WARK - Mr. Wark is an American wine blogger, a public relations professional in the California wine industry, and founder of the American Wine Blog Awards. In addition, Wark is also executive director of the National Wine Retailers Association (NWRA) and the American Wine Consumers Coalition (AWCC), roles which position him to advocate for both retailers to have better distribution access to today’s market and consumers to have wider choices in their wine purchases across the country.

 

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Buena Vista Winery logoFounded in 1857 as the state’s first premium winery, Buena Vista has a rich, delicious heritage as the first premium—and certainly the most colorful—of all of the wineries in California. Today, the legend has been re-born under the vision of Jean-Charles Boisset as part of the Boisset Family Estates Collection. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to the winery, tasting room, and visitor’s center.


 

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Last year the Napa|Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense raised more than $6,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded this year to four students enrolled in wine/viticulture studies at U.C. Davis, Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College.

 

This year WWS plans to surpass the 2013 funds raised to award $2,000 per student at these schools in 2014. Funds are raised throughout the year at WWS’ events, with donations from wine industry suppliers, individuals and this event’s auction in particular.

There are many ways you can contribute to help deserving students meet their wine and viticultural education goals with us:

  • Make a cash donation when you purchase your Women in Wine ticket here on Eventbrite.
  • Bid on and win one of the many fantastic lot items at the *Auction at this event.
  • Donate an item to be featured at the auction, from gift certificates to dinners for two, a massage, or a winemaker's dinner. Perhaps you'd like to contribute a special bottle of wine or a vineyard tour...

All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund.

We hope to see you there! Cheers!


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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?

Parking is available in the winery's lot. Bear in mind there is a long walk from the parking lot to the courtyard.

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.

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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.)

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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.

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Buena Vista Historical Winery
18000 Old Winery Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 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

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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


 ~ 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

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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



 

  ~ 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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  News and Updates
2013-08-17 13:43:46

THIS JUST IN!

Here are some of the auction lots we'll be offering. (All proceeds go to our scholarship fund. See the description below left in the Event Details section.)

~ LOT 2 ~

Lunch for 6 with Chef Sarah Scott

(may bid in 3 sets of pairs)

Former Executive Chef at the Robert Mondavi Winery, she has cooked alongside Thomas Keller, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Alice Waters, Daniel Boulud and many others and now consults with many wineries.

Includes the critically acclaimed cookbook, “The Wild Table,” by Sarah Scott

Meal accompanied by Darioush wine

~ LOT 3 ~

3 bottles of Villa Ragazzi wine

Signed edition of "From Bubbles to Boardrooms, Act I" by Michaela K. Rodeno

Tour and Tasting for 4 at Villa Ragazzi

~ LOT 4 ~

$50 gift certificate to My Girlfriend's Closet in Sonoma

+ an accessory

~ LOT 6 ~

From Ram's Gate Winery:

1 bottle of 2010 Carneros Chardonnay

Wine key

and a "crave" card

We'll post more auction lot information as it becomes available over the next few weeks.

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