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Napa Valley Events Newsletter
June, 2000

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Napa Valley Wine Auction 2000(sold out)
  • 2001 Napa Valley Wine Auction (limited number of tickets)
  • "Day After" the Napa Valley Wine Auction
  • Wine Dinner and Cooking Class
  • Father's Day Invitational Auto Show
  • Wine Country Kennel Club Dog Show
  • More Events
  • Web Cam of St. Helena vineyards
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Allergens
  • Editor's Note - A Dale Chihuly Exhibition
  • Past Newsletters

There is always a lot happening in Napa Valley! For the complete list of things to do: http://napavalley.com/events.html

June 1 - 4 -- Napa Valley Wine Auction "Kaleidoscope 2000"
SOLD OUT (http://www.napavalley.com/wineauction/) I've include the below for your information: The world's largest wine charity event, the Auction attracts about 1800 attendees from throughout the world. Opening day at Silverado Vineyards includes a preview look at the Auction Lots, Barrel Tasting, and the beginning of the Barrel Lot Auction - accompanied by epicurean delights. Events with star chefs, music and entertainment on Thursday night and during the day on Friday culminate with the Vintners' Gala Black-Tie Dinner on Friday night. Dancing after dinner. Saturday will bring the "Pride of Napa Valley" Feast and at noon the Auction begins at Meadowood Napa Valley. Dinner and dancing follows the Auction. Artist, Dale Chihuly seminar at 11am on Sunday at the CIA at Greystone.(http://www.napavalley.com/restrnts/cia/) Several Chihuly installations will be open to the public from June 1 through September 4 at four selected valley locations: Clos Pegase (http://www.clospegase.com/), Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery, Pine Ridge Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery (http://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/index.html). (More information below in Editor's Note.) Fee: Complete Package $2,000 per couple. Time: N/A Phone Number: (800) 982-1371 #4

June 7 - 10, 2001 -- Napa Valley Wine Auction 2001
Call now for your invitation to the 2001 Auction. Event sells out fast! Fee: TBA Time: TBA Phone Number: (800) 982-1371, ext. 4

June 3 -- Sunset at Sterling Barbecue
Enjoy great wines paired with a tempting barbecue dinner. Watch the sun setting over Diamond Mountain on the Tasting Room Terrace, situated 300 feet above the Napa Valley floor. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Sterling Vineyards, Calistoga. http://www.sterlingvineyards.com/ Fee: $45.00 Time: 7:00pm Phone Number: 707-942-3717

June 4 -- "Day After" the Napa Valley Wine Auction
Incredible sale of decorations used for the Napa Valley Wine Auction. Linens, tables & chairs, umbrellas, plants, and much more. Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena. Fee: Free Time: 11am gate opens (line forms much earlier) Closes at 3 PM; Visa, MC, AMEX Phone Number: (707) 942-9775

June 10 - 11 -- Wine Dinner and Cooking Class
Learn to identify great marriages of food and wine, followed by a tasting of delectable dishes and superb California-grown, Italian-heritage wines. *$125 per person, all-inclusive both days. Wine Dinner - $85 per person; Cooking Demonstration - $65 per person. La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi (formerly Vichon Winery),Oakville. http://www.lafamigliawines.com/ Fee: $65/$85/$150* Time: June 11 Cooking Class 2-4pm; Dinner June 10 5:30-9:30pm Phone Number: Hilary at (707)968-2342

June 18 -- Father's Day Invitational Auto Show
A collection of more than 80 concourse winners, curiosities and one-of-a-kind collector classic autos representing over 75 years of production. At Vintage 1870.http://www.vintage1870.com Fee: Free Time: 11 AM to 4 PM Phone Number: (707) 944-2451

June 23 - 25 -- Wine Country Kennel Club Dog Show
What could be more fun than to visit over 1500 purebred dogs in the beautiful Napa Valley? There will be dogs from all over the country attending & strutting their stuff all competing for the top spot BEST IN SHOW. Two full days! For more information you can contact kathy@freerun.com A great event for the whole family! At the Napa Valley Exposition 575 3rd St. Napa. PLEASE DON'T BRING UN-ENTERED DOGS. Fee: Free Time: 8 AM to 6PM Phone Number: (707) 265-1835 ext. 109

more events
For more events in the Napa Valley area for the rest of 2000 please look through our extensive Events Calendar: http://www.napavalley.com/events.html

A view of old, head-trained Cabernet vines near St. Helena. You can see they have set stakes for the new vines on the left and that the vines are leafing out and beginning to flower, i.e., set fruit. http://www.wineviews.com/

Check out this site for weather predictions, choose the San Francisco area: http://www.weatherplanner.com

If you are sensitive to trees, grasses, weeds and molds see what might be blooming here around the time of your visit by looking at the web site of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology : http://www.aaaai.org/nab/west.stm Select "San Jose (Station 2)," it has more recent data. Use the graph feature at the bottom of that page, input today's date 1999 (i.e. 6-1-99) and you'll get a graph of the last 12 month's activity. Click on a bar of the graph to see what was active on that date. Pack tissues ;-)

A Dale Chihuly Exhibition

Exuberance! A flash of joy! An explosion in a candy kitchen!

Writhing balloons in yellow and coral - only these are glass! 800 pieces of 3-foot long delicate horns interspersed with bulbous translucent glass gourds. Orange and red elements growing out of a writhing yellow base.

If you are in the Napa Valley between June 1 and September 4 you must stop by at least one of the four large installations of Dale Chihule's glass sculptures (glass "Fantasias" is more like it).

As part of the Napa Valley Wine Auction 2000, Chihuly was chosen to visually represent the event's theme, "Kaleidoscope 2000," celebrating the important role glass has played in winemaking.

Smaller pieces, like fluttering sea creatures frozen in mid-undulation, are available for viewing in the caves of Pine Ridge Winery through Sunday June 4.

Please read the 3 pages of Dale Chihule's biography; how can someone be so prolific? http://www.chihuly.com/chrono/chronA.html

Location Information:

Pine Ridge Winery 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa A 15-foot multi-colored tower in the vineyard near the entrance to the winery. The winery is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (800) 575-9777

Robert Mondavi Winery 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville A light green tendrilly chandelier in the portico at the entrance to the lawn area by the tasting room. Open to visitors daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm http://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/index.html 707-968-2171

Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery 1991 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford A yellow and orange/red writhing tower in the fountain in front of the tasting room. The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M 707-968-1161

Clos Pegase 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga A huge pale white and gold columnar chandelier in the Cask Room just in front of the tasting room. Hours: Daily 10:30am - 5:00pm 707-942-4981 http://www.clospegase.com

More about the wine auction next month and here soon: www.napavalley.com/wineauction

We encourage your feedback, please send your comments to our newsletter editor, Karla Noyes: mailto:editor@napavalley.com. Suggestions of topics you would like to see in future issues are welcome.


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