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WWS presents James Conaway signing "Nose"

Women for WineSense ~ Napa | Sonoma Chapter (NVC)

Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

WWS presents James Conaway signing "Nose"

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General   more info Ended $25.00 $0.00
WWS Student Member   more info Ended $20.00 $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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WWS Presents James Conaway signing Nose

Join us for an intimate conversation

and book signing with best-selling author,

James Conaway,

at Ram's Gate Winery

in Sonoma

on Thursday, June 27th,

from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


EVENT PROGRAMRam's Gate Winery Interior photo


~ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ~

Check-in, wine and hors d'oeuvres reception

Purchase copies of "Nose" onsite from Readers Books

 

~ 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. ~

An intimate conversation with the author,

led by writer Paul Franson


~ 7:15 - 8 p.m. ~

Book signing and Raffle Winners announced


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

James Conaway, photo by Peter MenzelRead Women for WineSense's blog interview with the author here and an excerpt from "Nose" on our blog here.

James Conaway’s love affair with wine took off as a wine columnist for the Washington Post. He has since authored three novels, including the recently released “Nose.”

He is also the author of nine books of non-fiction, including the best-selling, “Napa: The Story of an American Eden,” and its sequel, “The Far Side of Eden: Old Land, New Money and the Battle for Napa Valley,” which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year and described in the New York Times Book Review as "an important story, emblematic of our time."

He is a regular contributor to Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and Food & Wine magazines. He will also be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 13th Annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference in early June.


RAFFLE

As always our raffle items' proceeds go to our scholarship fund. This event's items include:

Donated by Readers Books

Lot # 1 ~ James Conaway's "Nose"

Lot #2 ~ James Conaway titles: "Nose," "Napa" and "The Far Side of Eden"

Lot #3 ~ 1-2 book store gift certificates


Other raffle items will be on hand for bidding and winning. Alternatively, 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...


MEMBERSHIP

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

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


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

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Parking is available in the venue lot.

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When & Where


Ram's Gate Winery
28700 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476

Thursday, June 27, 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.

 


~ 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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