The 2019 V Foundation Wine Celebration will take place Aug. 1-4 in the heart of the Napa Valley, offering three days of wine, food, fun and awareness for cancer research.
The event includes three days of wine tastings, receptions, lunches and dinners at exclusive valley estates, and walk-around tastings featuring the valley’s world-renown vintners, chefs and restaurateurs. Evening parties also include music from headlining artists, including The Struts and Con Brio, sponsored by John and Michele Truchard, proprietors of JaM Cellars. The weekend culminates with the annual Auction Gala at Nickel & Nickel Winery in Oakville, hosted by proprietor Beth Nickel and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, and featuring legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse and other surprise celebrity guests and dignitaries.
Passes for the 2019 Wine Celebration Weekend are available now. To register visit http://www.winecelebration.org and click on the register link. The Answer for Cancer Research Symposium and Marketplace on Saturday, August 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., is free and open to the public on a first come basis.
For 2019, the Auction Gala’s fund-a-need will raise funds for the V Foundation’s Canine Comparative Oncology program. This innovative grant-making program accelerates research by working with cancer centers and veterinary colleges nationwide to grant studies for canine comparative oncology. The V Foundation helps both pet dogs and humans living with cancer by finding cures more quickly and with less cost, as well as better informed clinical trial designs for both. The study and comparative analyses of care for beloved canine pets with cancers during their compacted life cycle translates to better treatments, care and progress for human patients.
Since 1999, the V Foundation Wine Celebration has raised more than $108 million, benefitting the V Foundation for Cancer Research. This annual signature series of events demonstrates that commitment, passion and giving become the catalyst for positive change.
“We are happy to be celebrating our first 20 years and are looking forward to what we can accomplish in the next 20 years and beyond,” said Julie Maples, co-founder of the V Wine Celebration in a statement. “Not only did we surpass the $100 million milestone in 2018, but we are also celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of our presenting sponsors, Bentley Motors.”