Past Sessions



Wine on Earth: The Importance of Place
Jun
17
5:30 p.m. PT

Wine on Earth: The Importance of Place

Join John Michael Morcilio of Urban Wine Tribe, as we build bridges between the wine industry and the world. In this discussion, we are going highlight the importance of knowing where a wine comes from, and how it benefits the consumer. We'll talk about everything from the soil to the people, and why Napa Valley wines is a vibe all its own!

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Laura Barrett
  • Josh Mendoza-Widaman

Premiere Napa Valley Special with James Suckling: 2018 - A New Benchmark for Neoclassicism and Harmony
Jun
3
7 p.m. PT

Premiere Napa Valley Special with James Suckling: 2018 - A New Benchmark for Neoclassicism and Harmony

Has Napa Valley winemaking reached a new era of neoclassicism? Join wine critic James Suckling and his panel of six Napa Valley winemakers to discuss the quality, style and history of the 2018 vintage and if the year represents a new benchmark for America’s most famous wine region.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Jae Chun
  • Kristy Melton
  • Ashley Hepworth
  • Helen Keplinger
  • Dan Petroski
  • Rebeka Wineburg

Premiere Napa Valley Session with Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW: 2019 Vintage Preview - Rich, Plush and Fantastically Pure
Jun
2
10 a.m. PT

Premiere Napa Valley Session with Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW: 2019 Vintage Preview - Rich, Plush and Fantastically Pure

With just a few weeks to go before many of the 2019 Napa Valley Cabernets currently aging in barrels will be put to bottle, Robert Parker Wine Advocate wine critic and editor-in-chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW offers a preview of the 2019 vintage.

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Vintners:

  • Renee Ary
  • Aaron Pott
  • Michael Eddy
  • Sally Johnson
  • Robert Smith

Premiere Napa Valley Session with Jeb Dunnuck: First Look at 2020 Vintage Wines
Jun
1
10 a.m. PT

Premiere Napa Valley Session with Jeb Dunnuck: First Look at 2020 Vintage Wines

Napa’s newest vintage is indeed on the way and, despite the challenges, the 2020 Vintage will not be absent from the history book. Please join JebDunnuck.com’s founder, Jeb Dunnuck, and a panel of Napa Valley winemakers, to go through the 2020 growing season and discuss the vintage’s challenges and successes, as well as take a sneak peek at what you can expect from these young wines.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Julien Fayard
  • Trevor Smith
  • Alberto Rodriguez
  • Cathy Corison

Sustainability: The Real Substance
Apr
28
Noon PT

Sustainability: The Real Substance

Join us to explore how three wineries put their bold sustainability words into action. We'll discuss the rigor and substance behind Napa Green and other sustainability certifications, and why it is essential that conscientious businesses communicate with employees, customers and guests about how and what sustainability really is.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Tod Mostero
  • Alison Rodriguez
  • Chris Pasani
  • Anna Brittain

The Big Picture: Understanding Sustainability Beyond Organics
Apr
14
5:30 p.m.

The Big Picture: Understanding Sustainability Beyond Organics

What does it mean to be a sustainable winery? How does sustainability certification both complement and go beyond farming ethics like organic? While traditional organic certification focuses on eliminating the use of synthetic inputs, we'll discuss the broader goals and standards of genuine sustainability. Building...

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Hailey Trefethen
  • Meghan Zobeck
  • Adrienne Uboldi

Understanding Napa Valley's American Viticultural Areas
Mar
18
8 a.m. PT

Understanding Napa Valley's American Viticultural Areas

Join this session to take a tour of Napa Valley's diverse viticultural subregions. This webinar is specifically designed for importers, agents and their sales teams. In this session, we'll break through the complexity to help you understand what you can expect from wines from different part of the Napa Valley.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Keith Emerson
  • Jon Emerich

The Varieties of Napa Valley: Winemakers Discuss Top Grapes
Mar
16
5 p.m. PT

The Varieties of Napa Valley: Winemakers Discuss Top Grapes

Join this session to you’ll learn typical styles of Napa Valley’s most widely planted varieties so that you know what to expect when you work with these wines in the market. This webinar is specifically designed for importers, agents and their sales teams.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Sara Fowler
  • Richie Allen
  • Matt Johnson

Today's Winemakers and the Women who Mentored Them
Mar
4
5:30 p.m. PT

Today's Winemakers and the Women who Mentored Them

Join a dynamic discussion of some of Napa Valley's top, next generation female winemakers and vintners to explore the leading lady winemakers who paved the way for today's generation.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Evyn Cameron
  • Chelsea Barrett
  • Dalia Ceja

A Worldwide Napa Valley Rocks: How to Sell Napa Valley Wines
Mar
2
8:30 a.m. PT

A Worldwide Napa Valley Rocks: How to Sell Napa Valley Wines

Regardless of whether you currently sell Napa Valley wines or are looking to add them to your portfolio, Napa Valley Rocks is an indispensable tool to help you sell more wines. During this interactive session targeted specifically to importers and agents, you’ll learn about our region’s soils, climate, people and history as well as helpful tips to help you talk about the Napa Valley. We'll help you understand our wines, answers tough questions and become a Napa Valley ambassador.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Amber Mihna
  • Scott Meadows
  • Jeff Crawford

Library Wine Auction Special: Dive into the Unexplored Varieties of Napa Valley
Feb
18
5:30 p.m. PT

Library Wine Auction Special: Dive into the Unexplored Varieties of Napa Valley

Join Antonio Galloni (Vinous) to for a discussion on the unexplored side of Napa Valley. Despite its reputation for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world growing more than 40 different grape varieties.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Bob Biale
  • Tim Colla
  • Jennifer Williams
  • Genevieve Janssens

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring the 'Cooler' Corner of Southeastern Napa Valley
Feb
17
Noon PT

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring the 'Cooler' Corner of Southeastern Napa Valley

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) explores wineries in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley. Centered around the AVAs of Stags Leap and Coombsville, this area is closer to San Pablo Bay and exhibits more marine influence than AVAs further north.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Celia Welch
  • Priyanka French
  • Elias Fernandez
  • Julien Fayard

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring Rutherford Where History and Tradition Meet Quality
Feb
16
Noon PT

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring Rutherford Where History and Tradition Meet Quality

Rutherford is home to a number of wineries and vineyards that established Napa Valley’s reputation as a premium region for growing wine grapes. Antonio Galloni (Vinous) will be joined by current stalwarts of Rutherford’s winemaking tradition in conversation about this unique and historic slice of Napa Valley.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Trevor Durling
  • Chris Phelps
  • Kristy Melton

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring Oakville at the Heart of the Napa Valley
Feb
12
Noon PT

Library Wine Auction Special: Exploring Oakville at the Heart of the Napa Valley

In this masterclass, Antonio Galloni (Vinous) discusses Oakville with several of the winemakers who know the land like none other. Lying in the heart of the region, Oakville encompasses historic sites that helped define Napa Valley as we know it today.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Annie Favia
  • Paul Hobbs
  • Michael Silacci
  • Stephanie Putnam

Library Wine Auction Special: Vintages of the Past and Visions for the Future
Feb
11
5:30 P.M. PT

Library Wine Auction Special: Vintages of the Past and Visions for the Future

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) leads a discussion with winemakers who represent the "next generation" at the helm of some of the most respected wineries in the Napa Valley. They will explore wines from some of their favorite historic vintages and share how they have influenced their approach to winemaking.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Cory Empting
  • Maya Dalla Valle
  • Kathryn Carothers

Napa Valley Sessions: An Exploration of Winemaking
Jan
21
10 A.M. PT

Napa Valley Sessions: An Exploration of Winemaking

Join Master of Wine Martin Reyes for an indepth look at winemaking in the Napa Valley including a first take on 2020 vintage wines, a discussion of innovation and technology in the the winery and sustainability efforts.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Ted Henry
  • Marbue Marke
  • Cathy Corison
  • Molly Hill

Napa Valley Sessions: An Exploration of Viticulture
Jan
19
10:00 A.M. PT

Napa Valley Sessions: An Exploration of Viticulture

Join Master of Wine Amy Christine for an indepth look at viticulture in the Napa Valley, a discussion of innovation and technology in the the vineyards and sustainability efforts.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Allison Cellini Wilson
  • Phil Coturri
  • Gustavo Avina
  • Jason Moulton

Napa Valley Sessions: Leading Climate Action
Jan
13
6:00 p.m. PT

Napa Valley Sessions: Leading Climate Action

Join Master of Wine Martin Reyes to explore concrete examples of how wineries in Napa Valley are taking climate action. Throughout our history, vintners in the Napa Valley have set the highest industry standard of land use and management designed to preserve our agricultural heritage and way of life.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Ana Diogo-Draper
  • Elizabeth Vianna
  • Julie Johnson

Napa Valley Sessions: Three Chefs Explore the Food & Wine of Napa Valley
Dec
16
5:30 p.m. PT

Napa Valley Sessions: Three Chefs Explore the Food & Wine of Napa Valley

Join Food & Wine Magazine editor Ray Isle to explore the depths of food and Napa Valley wine pairing with three renowned Napa Valley Chefs: Christopher Kostow of the Restaurant at Meadowood and Charter Oak, John McConnell of Clif Family Winery and Jammir Gray of Compline Wine Bar.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Christopher Kostow
  • John McConnell
  • Jammir Gray

Napa Valley Sessions: A Quest for Premiere Napa Valley (Night 2)
Nov
11
5:30 P.M. PT

Napa Valley Sessions: A Quest for Premiere Napa Valley (Night 2)

For the second night of "A Quest for Premiere Napa Valley", Alder Yarrow is joined by Gary Fisch of Gary's Wine & Marketplace in New Jersey and California, Aaron Pott of Saint Helena Winery and Katie Leonardini of Whitehall Lane.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Gary Fisch
  • Aaron Pott
  • Katie Leonardini

Napa Valley Sessions: A Quest for Premiere Napa Valley (Night 1)
Nov
10
5:30 P.M. PT

Napa Valley Sessions: A Quest for Premiere Napa Valley (Night 1)

The essence of Premiere Napa Valley is the pursuit for some of Napa Valley’s rarest and most valuable wines. Each wine is an expression of a place and a winemaker’s passion, offered in quantities of 240 bottles or less to wine collectors around the world.

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Peggy Perry
  • Ted Edwards
  • Brooke Shenk

Explore the Spectrum of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Sep
8
10:00 AM

Explore the Spectrum of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

There's a reason that Napa Valley now boasts 16 distinct American Viticultural Areas. The valley's diversity of soils, microclimates, and topology make for a rich variety of growing sites...

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Alison Rodriguez
  • Jonathon Pey
  • Beth Novak Milliken
  • Priyanka French
  • Reilly Keenan

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in the Glass
Sep
5
11:00 am

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in the Glass

Cabernet Sauvignon is Napa Valley’s most planted grape variety, but it was not always so. Join Vanessa Conlin MW as she takes us on a journey of discovery about how the Napa Valley region fell in love with Cabernet Sauvignon...

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Moderators:

Vintners:

  • Jason Moravec
  • Shannon Staglin
  • Ravi Mehta
  • Annie Favia

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