FRIDAY, AUGUST 6
PRESIDENTS CLUB & VINTNER GRANT HONOREES LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 2:30PM
Hosted by Proprietress Gina Gallo
Featuring Special Guest Speaker CNN Commentator Paul Begala
Chef Jeffery Russell, Former Chef Aureole & Charlie Palmer Group
Executive Chef Nash Cognetti Tre Posti
Presidents Club and Vintner Honorees will be treated to a special luncheon and world-class wines at the newly restored Louis M. Martini Winery, hosted by Proprietress & Winemaker Gina Gallo and featuring CNN Commentator, author and professor, Paul Begala.
Paul Begala will entertain guests with a witty and highly informed perspective on today’s headlines. Paul has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. In addition to appearing on air, Paul writes commentary for CNN.
Chef Jeffery Russell will showcase his culinary talent with a live-action reception on the Cabana Lawn, followed by a decadent luncheon in Louis Martini Park prepared by Chef Nash Cognetti and designed to complement the beautifully crafted wines.
Guests will celebrate Rich & Leslie Frank, of Frank Family Vineyards, into our Vintner Grant Honoree family.
By Invitation Only — Giving Club Membership
ROCK THE V PARTY
6:30PM – 11:00PM
Hosted by ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas
WE’RE ALL FIRED UP FOR 2021!
VINTNER BBQ SHOWDOWN
You be the judge as Vintner Honorees Robin Baggett, Cyril Chappellet, Jeff Gargiulo and David Duncan are paired up with special V talent and surprise guests in the BBQ showdown. ESPN Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas will host the evening’s spirited cook-off, live music and festivities fit for an epic reunion.
WINE COUNTRY’S PREEMINENT VINTNERS
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to chat with the vintners as you sample their latest vintages and perfectly aged selections. Enjoy handcrafted wines, prized varietals and new releases, as you sip and savor every drop.
CONNOISSEUR WINE AUCTION
One-of-a-kind custom curated blends are yours for the tasting and possibly winning! The highest bidders could get hold of a some of the rarest and finest bottles of wine from world-renowned wine makers.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
End the evening under the stars and leave it all on the dance floor with DJ Lucien and the band, Cracked Ice.