The V Foundation and Wine Celebration have been monitoring current events related to the COVID-19, and given these unprecedented times, we have elected to change our direction.
We were more excited than ever to share the vision of this year’s Wine Celebration Experience with you, but instead, this moment has given us the opportunity to pause and assess what is truly important. While nothing would make us happier than to gather with you this August in the beautiful Napa Valley, the health and well-being of event attendees, volunteers and our employees is our number one priority.
We have made the difficult decision to make the Wine Celebration a virtual event on August 8, 2020 and are forced to cancel the physical events that are currently scheduled August 6-9, 2020 in the Napa Valley.
We recognize that many of you who have joined us annually for years will be missing the reunion we have come to treasure. As a virtual event, the V Foundation Wine Celebration will enable remote participation and collaboration from anywhere in the world. As we re-imagine what the virtual auction experience will look like, please keep an eye out for future email communications, so we can be in touch! We are excited to be able to “see” you soon!
We are grateful to every one of you for helping us raise more than $115 million for cancer research in the last 21 years! Pivoting to virtual fundraising in lieu of live events presents a financial challenge, and it is with that in mind we ask for your support now. Please consider a direct donation to the V Foundation.
Our thoughts go out to all our winery, restaurant, and hotel partners who have been affected by the recent developments related to the spread of COVID-19 as well as all the hard-working researchers and health care professionals and to anyone who has been impacted by this virus.
While things may certainly look a bit different this year, our MOMENTUM in the fight against cancer will continue this August! In the meantime, stay safe and in care of your loved ones.
The V Foundation Wine Celebration Team