You are invited to: A Wine Benefit Dinner at Chimney Rock Winery
...to a wine benefit dinner to accelerate meaningful climate action.
You are poised to support tangible, impactful work to accelerate sustainability and climate action in the wine industry. You will experience an intimate evening of spectacular wines paired with dishes that you’ll never forget, sharing transformative conversations and forming deep connections with leaders and changemakers. This could be, truly, life-changing.
Join us at Chimney Rock Winery for a special Wine Benefit Dinner hosted by Winemaker & General Manager Elizabeth Vianna. We’ll be in the barrel room, under the chandeliers, with a jazz quartet in the background.
Chef Gustavo Rios, Executive Chef at Solage, will prepare a sustainable seafood-focused four-course dinner paired with vintage and large-format wines, including Cristal Louis Roederer Champagne and 2013 Omega Point Cabernet Sauvignon (Chimney Rock’s “unicorn wine” – only 2-4 barrels produced).
Elizabeth Vianna Winemaker & General Manager Chimney Rock Winery
Chimney Rock Winery 5350 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558
Date & Time
April 13, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Guests will include Mimi Casteel, Vineyard Manager & Winemaker at Hope Well Wine, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards & Production at Grgich Estate, Kelli White, Director of Education for the Wine Center at Meadowood, Janie Brooks Heuck, Managing Director of Brooks Winery, and Anna Brittain, Executive Director of Napa Green and co-founder of RISE, AND MORE.
Kelli A. White
Janie Brooks Heuck
"Sustainability and climate action leadership is so important because it’s our future, it’s the survival of the industry. If we don’t take action preserve the resources that we need, things like water and healthy soils, there is no tomorrow for the wine industry. So it’s essential."
-Elizabeth Vianna, Winemaker & General Manager, Chimney Rock Winery
Be the Change
Your wine dinner ticket will be your donation (minimum $2500) and will build a pool of matching funds for meaningful sustainability and climate action projects. These funds will be distributed to growers and vintners that show the greatest financial need and, critically, opportunity for change and impact.
It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s essential. This is our future, the future of our children, the future of our community, of our individual and collective health and longevity.
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 in the past five years. We’ve been in a 500-year drought, meaning drought conditions haven’t been this severe in 500 years. Last year, 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 energy...it's not just the right thing to do, it's essential.