You are invited to:  A Wine Benefit Dinner hosted by Kia Behnia and Tracy Borman 
You're Invited... an intimate wine benefit dinner to support the expansion of Napa Valley’s climate action leadership. 
Join us for a not to be missed dinner experience. Only 20 guests looking out over the infinity pool to Kia and Tracy's organic vineyard, and the Vaca Mountains beyond. Award-winning Chef Dave Cruz* will prepare a four-course, locally-sourced dinner paired with Cristal Louis Roederer Champagne and spectacular Neotempo wines. You will have the chance to share transformative conversations and form deep connections with industry leaders and changemakers. Special guest Karen MacNeil* will share some insights on "All Things Bottle Sustainability." This will be, truly, unforgettable.

Your $2000 ticket will be a tax-deductible donation to the Napa Green 501c3 nonprofit. Napa Green sets the highest standards for sustainability and climate action in the wine industry, creating boots on the ground change locally, and serving as a thought leader globally. Napa Green is poised to expand their work beyond Napa, but they can’t do that without growing their expert team that provides hands-on support to growers and vintners. The wine industry is at the peak of the agricultural pyramid – leadership in wine gets noticed and influences broader change. Napa Green works hard to be the change, and we need your support to expand our impact. 

*All guests will receive signed copies of MacNeil’s ”The Wine Bible" and Cruz’s “Ad Hoc at Home” cookbook.
Kia Behnia 
and Tracy Borman 
Owners Neotempo Wines 
hosted by Kia Behnia and Tracy Borman at their incredible South Stag's Leap home overlooking their organic vineyards
Date & Time
April 26, 2024
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Kia Behnia
Tracy Borman
Dan Petroski
Karen MacNeil 
Felix Lamolinerie
Your tax deductible donation ($2000 per person) will provide:

Two growers w/ Carbon Farm Plans 
(for Healthy Soils & Climate Resilience) 

Two growers w/Irrigation Efficiency Assessments

Two vintners w/ Integrated Resource Assessments

(Energy, Water, Waste, Emissions)
As Dr. Kimberley Nicholas shares in Under the Sky We Make:
It’s warming. It’s us. We’re sure. It’s bad. We can fix it.
Our winegrowing region has weathered three megafires since 2017. We swung from a 500-year drought to atmospheric rivers. In 2022, temperatures in September exceeded 115° in some areas, destroying grapes on the verge of being made into beautiful wines.  

Proactive forest thinning and invasives removal to create healthier forests more resilient to fire; Building healthy soils full of happy microbes that store carbon, water, and nutrients and make vines more resilient to drought and heat extremes; Reducing emissions by shifting to electric tractors and fleets, and generating local renewable's not just the right thing to do, it's essential.
Chef Dave Cruz
Dave Cruz is a Chef from Napa Valley currently developing CRU a seafood concept focusing on the coastal cuisines of Asia and the Pacific and feature foods of his heritage and extensive travels. He began his culinary career cooking in notable New York city restaurants such as March, Mas (farmhouse) and Nobu. He eventually moved to California and made a name for himself as the opening Chef of Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc in 2006.

Under Cruz, Ad Hoc received a 3-star rating from the San Francisco Chronicle and was included in the publication’s annual list of “Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants,” each year he was there. In collaboration with Keller, Cruz co-authored “Ad Hoc at Home,” a cookbook that also included stories from the restaurant. The title won both James Beard and IACP awards and appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller list. 

Cruz has been featured in Food & Wine, O, and Wine Spectator.  His TV appearances include stints on the Cooking Channel, Food Network, The Today Show, The Early Show, and Martha Stewart.

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