August 20, 2022, Saturday

Rocca Family Vineyards invites all attendees to a wine reception on the final night of the Napa Pain Conference on Saturday at 5:30 PM.

Sip, Savor and Swing will feature award-winning wines from Rocca Family Vineyards. Each wine will be expertly paired with a savory bite prepared by the Culinary Institute of America. Get your bluegrass on with Ida Winfree and Tessa Schwartz, members of North Country Blue, the highly successful young adult band from Northern California.

About Rocca Family Vineyards

Since 1999, our family has organically farmed our two estate vineyards in the Yountville and Coombsville appellations of Napa Valley. With each vine tended by hand, our care and attention continue into the cellar, where our wines are crafted with intention, showcasing each vineyard’s unique qualities and characteristics.

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About Tessa and Ida

Tessa Schwartz and Ida Winfree are young leaders of the Northern California bluegrass community. Tessa, who just graduated from Berkeley High School, picked up the fiddle at age 5 and played with her family bluegrass band for several years before launching bands of her own.  She is also currently a fiddle teacher at Manning Music in Berkeley and, in 2018, founded a bluegrass music program at her middle school. Tessa has served on the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Youth Council and was formerly the Youth Ambassador for the California Bluegrass Association and Bluegrass Pride.  Ida, who just graduated from high school in Turlock, California, plays both mandolin and guitar, and also served as a Youth Ambassador for the CBA.  In addition to playing with North Country Blue, Ida recently formed another bluegrass band, West 45, with her father.  Ida has an instrument in her hands most of the time, but when she is not playing or listening to music she’s likely to be spending time with her beloved dogs (Bernie and Stanley).

These two teenage phenoms will be joined for this event by their fathers, Bob Schwartz and Jason Winfree, both of whom have played in bluegrass bands in Northern California for many years. Ida’s Mom, Meg Good, will be backing up the group on the upright bass.

CEO and Founder Dr. Eric Grigsby standing at a desk

About Roots Music

For over 30 years, Neurovations Education has held a meeting in Napa, California. I have always envisioned a performing arts event alongside the meeting, and this will make the second year we bring “Roots Music” to the stage.  An important, perhaps a primary goal of the event is to promote young artists.  We want to provide a platform for young musicians, who are dedicated to authentic, roots music from many genres. Because of my personal background, we are going to feature Bluegrass this year.

This is in partnership with HealthRoots, which is a non-profit foundation established by the Grigsby-Rocca family in 1996. Our early and current mission is to catalyze community health initiatives locally and internationally and drive innovation in the field of global public health. We have done this through direct involvement in on-the-ground initiatives in low-resource communities around the world, and by supporting the community of researchers, scientists, care providers, and innovators behind this important work.

With every project, we look for innovative partners here and in the field, leveraging our collective knowledge and resources to advance all of our work.

Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA
Founder & CEO of Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company