Showcasing the winery’s hospitality center, the event will include legendary chef Maria Robledo celebrating three generations of Mexicano cooking. Nonprofit Puertas Abiertas, which supports Napa Valley Latino families, will receive 100 percent of ticket sales
NAPA, Calif. (March 2, 2016)—Rolando and Lorena Herrera, owners of Mi Sueño Winery, announced a first-time event: Primavera en Mi Sueño (Spring in Mi Sueño). Alongside their entire family, Rolando, who has 31 vintages of winemaking experience, and his wife Lorena, who comes from three prior generations of master grape grafters, will welcome guests at the winery’s hospitality center. The event will be held on March 26, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mi Sueño Winery, 910 Enterprise Way, Suite M, Napa, Calif. Proceeds will benefit Puertas Abiertas.
Lorena’s mother, Chef Maria Robledo, was the first traditional Mexican vintner to pair her food with fine wine and has become an inspiration and role model for a new generation of Latino-owned wineries. She is renowned for making her traditional Mexican dishes sing with complex flavors, especially when paired with fine wines. At Primavera en Mi Sueño, her recipes (prepared by Taco Addiction chef Carlos Barraza) will be paired with Rolando Herrera’s award-winning wines. “My two daughters, five granddaughters and grandson will help host everyone with me: three generations celebrating tradition,” said the effervescent Ms. Robledo.
“Supporting our community with partners like Puertas Abiertas—whose services empower Latinos to acclimate to a new culture and environment through a wide range of initiatives—is another part of our dream,” said Rolando. “As first generation immigrants, we understand the struggles and challenges these families face. We also know they can go far with a community rooting for their success.”
Winners of the 2013 Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year Award given by the Napa Chamber of Commerce, Puertas Abiertas has provided services since 2007, assisting over 500 families per year. “Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center helps families to make positive changes by accessing health, social and education services: developing healthy lifestyles, improving quality of life and skills, and becoming more self-sufficient,” explained Melissa Rodezno, executive director of Puertas Abiertas.
Tickets for Primavera en Mi Sueño are available at the winery or at www.MiSuenoWinery.com. For more information please call (707) 258-6358.
About Mi Sueño Winery
Rolando and Lorena Herrera began their “dream” project, Mi Sueño Winery, with 200 cases of Chardonnay in 1997. Today, Mi Sueño Winery produces 10,000 cases of estate-grown premium wine and has garnered many awards. Mi Sueño Winery is open every day for tasting (by appointment only) from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. .