Event Overview

A Magical Weekend Dedicated to Finding Cures for Cancer

The 17th Annual V Wine Celebration will be August 6-9,2015

Join us for the Celebration!


Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Duke University

Head Coach for Team USA

Mike & Mickie Krzyzewski

We have created a fabulous series of events beginning Thursday evening, with exclusive winery dinners, hosted by the proprietors, at Raymond Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, ,Joesph Phelps, and B Cellars.

Don’t miss the fun and excitement at our newest event at Club Red! Join us after dinner for dancing and celebration at the Wine Lounge in Club Red at Raymond Vineyards.

Presidents & Vintner Grant Honorees will be treated to an al fresco luncheon at Hall Winery on Friday afternoon. That evening, we will kick off the V Wine Celebration weekend with the “Let’s Get It Started” party, featuring the All-Stars of Research . We will showcase renowned restaurateurs, preeminent vintners and a connoisseur barrel auction, followed by dancing to global sensation, Project M.

On Saturday morning, we are excited to present the Cancer Research Symposium where the nation’s leading physicians and research scientists share the latest advances in cancer treatments. Following the symposium, savor boutique and legendary wines with a fusion of edibles at the Innovators & Icons Marketplace . Saturday evening, guests celebrate together at Nickel & Nickel Winery while enjoying Silent & Showcase auctions, an extraordinary Gala Dinner and Live Auction. The night tops with a private performance by Huey Lewis and the News, back by popular demand. The evening caps with the popular After Party at the Villagio Inn & Spa.
If you want to have a fun filled weekend while at the same time making a difference in the fight against cancer, please join us August 6-9, 2015 in the beautiful Napa Valley!

To be a part of this fun and memorable weekend, call 707.963.0611. Invitations and registration materials will be mailed in March, 2015.


The V Wine Celebration reserves all rooms at the Villagio Inn & Spa and its sister property, the Vintage Inn, exclusively for our weekend guests. As headquarters for the weekend, rooms at the Villagio Inn & Spa will be filled first, with priority to guests participating in both days’ events. We encourage you to register early to ensure availability as we expect this event to sell out.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your reservation is not confirmed until paid in full.

2015 Ticket Prices*

Thursday Evening Winery Dinner $295.00 per person

Host a Doctor $295.00 per Doctor

Friday Evening Only $1,750.00 per person

Saturday Evening Only $2,250.00 per person

Friday & Saturday $2,500.00 per person

Saturday Only Table for 10 $22,500.00

*Hotel accommodations not included.

Hotel Accommodations

The Wine Celebration blocks the entire Villagio Inn & Spa and its sister hotel, The Vintage Inn, exclusively for V Wine Celebration guests. These partner hotels are pleased to offer V Wine Celebration guests special rates for the weekend.

All rooms must be reserved through the V Wine Celebration office. The hotel will not book your hotel room directly.

Your hotel stay must be secured with a credit card.  If your reservation is canceled less than 30 days prior to the event, your credit card will be charged for the full value of your hotel stay.  A deposit equal to 100% of the first night’s room rate and taxes will be charged to your credit card on July 1, 2015. The balance of your room rate and taxes, porterage, housekeeping, and incidentals will be due upon checkout.

For both Villagio Inn & Spa and Vintage Inn:

Guest Suite – $475.00, per night, plus tax

Guest Room – $375.00 per night, plus tax

There are a limited number of hotel rooms available so register early.

One stop registration! You can register to attend and reserve hotel rooms at the same time by simply calling our

V Wine Celebration office at 707.963.0611 or sasha@winecelebration.com


NAPA VALLEY, CA, AUGUST 10, 2015 – The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser, The V Wine Celebration, garnered more than $10.6 million over the weekend of August 6-9 for cancer research. With an unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor, the total included more than $7.8 million in “fund-a-need” donations to support pediatric brain cancer research.


“There are moments in your life where you feel like everything you have done up until then leads to this one single moment,” said Julie Allegro, founder and co-chair of The V Wine Celebration. “Tonight was one of those nights. The feeling in that room – the excitement, the tears, the energy – we were all one, for a brief moment. And together, we exceeded our wildest goals and raised over $10 million, and will make a dent in finding a cure to cancer.”

This year’s V Wine Celebration gala dinner at Nickel & Nickel winery welcomed back Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski to rouse the crowd in the same way he has inspired and motivated players during his basketball coaching career. He suggested renaming The V Wine Celebration “The Winning Foundation” “because that’s what The V Foundation has done. It’s found cures. Jimmy (Valvano) was all about winning. That’s why this foundation was formed. Instead of being in his hospital room and saying, ‘I’m going to die,’ he said, ‘I’m going to win.’ “

“Everybody in this room is part of the team tonight,” he added. “Everybody will do something to help.”
The most compelling component of the auction was the fund-a-need, with more than half the guests raising their paddles to pledge donations to support research into pediatric brain cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.

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