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Welcome Reception

Friday, August 16

A truly Napa welcome, the opening reception includes amazing food and local wineries pouring their wines in the Napa Pain exhibit hall.

Discover a new wine, network with colleagues, and relax after a long day of education.

Wineries Pouring at NPC

Rocca Family Vineyards began in 1999, when proprietors Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby purchased a 21-acre Yountville vineyard nestled deep in the heart of the Napa Valley. They purchased the 11-acre Collinetta Vineyard in 2000, planted on a small hill in the Coombsville Appellation. Both of the Rocca vineyards produce some of the Valley’s best wine grapes and in turn, some of the Valley’s most acclaimed wines.

Our 10 acre, hillside vineyard sits 380 ft above sea level, with South facing views of the San Pablo and San Francisco Bay. The elevation and proximity to San Pablo Bay eliminate the concern of frost, while the cool, foggy influences from the marine environment allow delicate Pinot Noir grapes to flourish. This small pocket in South Napa is an ideal area to grow world class Pinot Noir grapes.

Eagle Eye is a family owned estate winery located in a small valley surrounded by hills known as Gordon Valley, “The Hidden Gem” of Napa Valley. Owners Bill and Roxanne Wolf’s passion for food and wine have lead them to re-plant this historic property which dates back to the early 1900’s.

Le Chanceux, French for ‘the lucky one’, has been family owned and operated since 2002 and is located in the Coombsville area of Napa. Our vineyard is called “belles filles” French for beautiful daughters. A truly boutique production of 250 cases of estate grown cabernet sauvignon from which a red blend, or melange, of approximately 45 cases is made annually.

Each Gentleman Farmer wine tells an authentic story of the seasons and traditions that surround them. They resonate of the place and the people who had a hand in crafting them. Our singular goal as winemakers is to bring these things into focus and to offer a warm welcome to a place and tradition we hold dear. These wines communicate a way of life, celebrating a culture of the table.

In 2008, Yannick and his Texas-born wife and accomplice Susan started Y. Rousseau Wines. Before getting there, Yannick honed his winemaking skills as an assistant winemaker at Newton Vineyards and later as a winemaker at Chateau Potelle Winery. Y. Rousseau Wines is the realization of a dream that began long ago in the southwest of France and evolved as Yannick Rousseau, French native, founder and winemaker, followed his heart and passion for winemaking.