494 - Warm, Welcoming Weekend with Napa Valley's Long Time Locals

Redmon, Strala Vineyards

Auction ends: Monday, June 3, 2019 12:15:00 PM

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  • 24 bottles of Napa Valley wine

  • 2 nights' accomodations for 6 guests in three cottages on winery property

  • Amenities include bocce, barbeque, fire pits and hot tub

  • Private transportation for a day of wine tasting at two small production, family-owned wineries

  • Tour guide and concierge services provided by Doug White at Beyond the Label

  • Chef Brent Pennington of Pennington Provisions to provide lunch, including wine and food pairing on the winery property

Join the owners of Redmon, Strala Vineyards and Beyond the Label for a fabulous weekend of amazing food, wine and comradery. Come see the Napa Valley through the eyes of those who have lived in this small community for more than 150 years combined. 

Join your hosts to hear their stories and learn about the evolution from a small farming community to a world-class wine region.

Lisa Redmon, the owner of Redmon as lived in Napa Valley for 45 years. She began making wine 20 years ago in her garage and today produces 1,500 cases per year that are sold only through the winery.

“I spent my teenage years working at my family’s A&W restaurant situated right across the street from St. Helena High on Highway 29 in the Napa Valley. My dad made a special deal with the school so that I could leave class early each day to run over and work the lunch hour at the restaurant to help out our family. I learned a lot about hard work during those years!”

Doug White, the owner of Beyond the Label, is a third-generation native of St. Helena and a tour guide in Napa Valley. He started his company in 2012 and offers private, curated tours introducing his clients to some of the best small wine producers in Napa Valley.

“As a kid, my weekend entertainment included riding our bikes in the vineyards, throwing grapes at each other and sending the tourist who stopped us looking for the winery called Falcon Crest to Lake Berryessa instead!”   

Jason and Laura Ray, the owners of Strala Vineyards, made their way to the Napa Valley region in 2000 to care for the vineyards of some of the pioneers of the Napa Valley. Their company, Napa Select Vineyard Management, today farms 120 acres and 65 ranches.

“In 2005 I was working in a vineyard as an employee and Ernie Giovannoni popped out of a bush and told me, “You can make a lot of money working for someone else, but you’ll never get rich,” said Jason Ray. “Then he said, ‘Why don’t you take my ranch over as your first?’ Five days later I started my own business!”

This lot includes a case of wine each from Redmon and La Strala, tour guide and concierge services and wine and food pairing lunch for six guests.

Mutually agreed on date to be scheduled. Expiration date December 2020.

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