Once Again Virtual Live Auction to be Produced by Jason and Christina Wise of SOMM Films and SOMM TV; Tickets on Sale Today for JUNE 19th
(Napa, Calif.) — April 15, 2021 — Jameson Humane (Jameson), an impact-driven nonprofit that educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals in need, announces that it will hold its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2021, VIRTUALLY on Saturday, June 19 at 5pm, PT, during the summer solstice. WineaPAWlooza has earned its place as one of the top 10 wine events in the country, cited by Wine Spectator magazine, with 2020’s WineaPAWlooza having been viewed by over 500 people from across the United States and around the world, including Mexico, Canada, Sweden, Australia, and even Norway. This year’s fast-paced, virtual event features rare, handcrafted wines from more than 50 famed vintners and winemakers; a special video message from Jameson Humane volunteers and staff; and a live, interactive auction of 12 incredible lots led by auctioneer Fritz Hatton, all of which have been developed by the event’s powerhouse auction committee (listed below). A prominent early lot from the owners of Scarecrow (who are very generous animal lovers) and a large format of Screaming Eagle, from its Founder, Jeanie Phillips, another big-hearted animal advocate, have been secured as of this writing.
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, Head of Wine at Wine Access, world-renowned auctioneer Fritz Hatton, and Jameson Humane and 750 Wines Founders Monica and David Stevens; and will be broadcast on SOMM TV, merging the excitement of a live auction with pre-recorded auction lot content. Preceding the event, Amanda McCrossin of SommVivant, will be interviewing a collection of prestigious vintners to vividly illuminate where wine and animal welfare intersect by way of thought-provoking Q&A sessions.
Tickets on sale today at https://jamesonhumane.ejoinme.org/wineapawlooza2021
Ticket pricing and levels span a range of packages, which include rare wines, broader access to the event, and special offers. To inquire about ticketing, please contact: Arwen Gallenkamp, Development Manager at [email protected] or 707.337.9409.
WineaPawlooza 2021 Steering Committee:
- Betty & Andy Beckstoffer
- Vanessa Conlin MW, Head of Wine, Wine Access
- Monica Stevens, CoFounder Jameson Humane & 750 Wines
- Jaime Araujo, Trois Noix and Stella & Graham
- Victoria DeCrescenzo, Bevan Cellars
- Matt Duncan, Silver Oak
- Ian Fenwick, Hourglass Wines
- Greg Gregory, Silicon Valley Bank
- Dr Amy Herold, CMO, Queen of the Valley
- Lawrence Fairchild, Fairchild Estate
- Jordan Felling, One Hope Winery
- Scott Gould, Opus One
- Scott Lewis, V Wine Cellars
- Amanda McCrossin, Somm Vivant
- Juan Mercado, Founder, Realm Cellars
- Christophe Smith, Global Wine Consultant
- David Stevens, CoFounder Jameson Humane & 750 Wines
- Brooke Winther, Relic Wines
- Jason and Christina Wise, SOMM-TV
“In the hopes that this will be the last time we host WineaPAWlooza virtually, we’re going to make history under the summer solstice, the day when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky and we raise our paddles just as high for the betterment of animals. The event is a symbol that marks the generosity and collaboration of our vintners and community, coupled with the spectacular support of our donors from around the country, auction committee, and the entire team at SOMM TV, reaffirming our belief that everyone understands how important our mission is. We bring awareness, educate, and respond to needs when a disaster strikes; the community supports us—together we save animals lives and make world a better place.” – Jameson Humane and WineaPAWlooza Cofounder Monica Stevens
ABOUT JAMESON HUMANE
In 2014, Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane in Napa Valley to improve animal well-being 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 animals and 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.
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 supply the critical funds necessary for Jameson programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save animal lives. Because of WineaPAWlooza, Jameson has been able to help thousands of 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. This year’s event will help ensure these programs thrive as we continue to affect real change.