Virtual Live Auction to be Produced by Jason and Christina Wise of SOMM Films and SOMM TV; Tickets on Sale June 23
(Napa, Calif.) — June 23, 2020 — Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (Jameson), an impact-driven nonprofit that educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals in need, today announced that it will hold its signature fundraising event WineaPAWlooza 2020: ‘PAWlooza in Place virtually on Saturday, July 25 at 5pm, PT. Produced by Jason and Christina Wise (SOMM Documentary Films and SOMM TV), the 75-minute live event and auction will be hosted by Master of Wine Vanessa Conlin, Auctioneer Fritz Hatton, and Jameson Founders Monica and David Stevens and will be broadcast on SOMM TV. The fast-paced event features more than 50 famed vintners and winemakers, the legendary pet parade, and a live, interactive auction of ten “knock your socks off” lots, all of which have been developed by our prominent auction committee. Tickets will go on sale June 23.
Ticket pricing and levels span a range of packages that include rare wines, broader access to the event, and special offers. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://jamesonanimalrescueranch.ejoinme.org/PAWloozainplace
Live Lot Highlights
The Starting Five: Five of the NBA’s brightest starting players, including Josh Hart, JJ Reddick and Larry Nance, Jr., will host three couples for a wine country experience, including transportation and accommodations. Tim, and his daughter, Carissa Mondavi will welcome all to a five-course dinner and wine extravaganza at Continuum, featuring wines selected by the players.
From the Founder’s Cellar – Screaming Eagle! 3L Vertical 1995, 1996, 1997 (100 Points, Robert Parker) direct from Screaming Eagle Founder Jean Phillips’ cellar. Need we say more…
Schrader Cellars 100-Point Robert Parker Vertical: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016
Robert Parker 100-point vertical of six vintages of Schrader Cellars Old Sparky Cabernet in magnum, all signed by Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. From the cellars of Carol Schrader, The Riverain Wine Principals and Thomas Rivers Brown.
Pure Magic: Celebrity winemaker Helen Keplinger will craft one barrel of Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon custom made for the successful bidder. 25 cases of world-renowned Beckstoffer Vineyards wine, as well as lunch with the celeb Helen herself!
Beckstoffer Bonanza: Honorary Chairs Andy and Betty Beckstoffer are celebrated by this lot of magnificent magnums direct from vintners cellars! SIXTEEN Jeroboams (3L) from legendary Beckstoffer vineyards were donated by Alejandro Bulgheroni, Alpha Omega, Arrow & Branch, Boich Cellars, Carte Blanche, Carter Cellars, Fait Main, Karl Lawrence, KATA, KERR, Macauley, Morlet, Myriad, Purlieu, TOR and Vice Versa.
“Not only will this year’s event help ensure our programs thrive as we continue to effect real change in the space of animal welfare throughout the Bay Area, but Jameson will pay it forward thru the proceeds of ticket sales to support our great valley, amazing vintners and the restaurant industry, all of which have been negatively affected by the closing of Napa Valley due to the pandemic.” – Monica Stevens, Jameson Cofounder and President.
“Somm TV is thrilled to bring WineaPAWlooza to your screen this year. We are honored to support an organization that is a leader in animal welfare and a pillar of the Napa community. We cannot wait to pop a cork and raise a glass with everyone for such a great cause,” stated Jason and Christina Wise, producers of WineaPAWlooza, SOMM TV and the SOMM Documentary Films.
ABOUT Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
In 2014, Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (Jameson) as a 501(c)(3) registered nonproﬁt organization to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Guided by instincts, Jameson has not followed the traditional path of “animal rescue” but instead listened to the community and responded holistically to the needs of our animals and their human guardians. As an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities, but around the world, Jameson’s program model includes a variety of novel solutions and approaches driven by education. Every day, Jameson’s work is guided by how animals, the environment, and the community are all inextricably connected. For more information, please visit https://www.jamesonanimalrescueranch.org.
WineaPAWlooza is Jameson’s annual fundraiser, an event that has earned its place as one of the top ten wine events in the country according to Wine Spectator magazine. The money raised from this spirited and anticipated event all go to operating costs and supply the critical funds necessary for Jameson’s programs to improve the state of animal welfare, respond to tragic disasters and save animal lives. Because of WineaPAWlooza, in the past five years, Jameson has been able to help 15,000 animals and their humans in our community and beyond through vital programs that work across the inextricable web between animal welfare, our community, and the environment.
ABOUT SOMM TV
SOMM TV is the first full SVOD (subscription video on demand) streaming platform in the wine, food, and travel space with exclusive new shows, films, and educational content created from the ground up by the team that made the award-winning SOMM documentary series. SOMM TV is available on all devices worldwide and first-time users to SOMM TV can enjoy all available content with a seven-day free trial. For more information visit: www.sommtv.com.