Fifty Napa and Sonoma vintners participate, pour, and curate fifteen unparalleled wine auction lots and experiences, all for the animals, humans, and the planet.
Napa, Ca — May 9, 2023 — Jameson Humane, a leading Bay Area nonprofit, animal sanctuary, and rescue is holding its major fundraising event, the 10th Annual WineaPAWlooza, on Friday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 24th at 5 pm, PT. WineaPAWlooza is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 wine events in the country, cited by Wine Spectator magazine. The funds raised from this convivial and highly anticipated gathering provide critical support to operate Jameson’s animal sanctuary and rescue, and myriad community services including its Mobile Veterinary Unit providing affordable access to veterinary care, pet food distribution, and educational programs to strengthen the human-animal bond and save animals’ lives.
Mission Driven Weekend Kicks off With Napa Valley Leaders and Vintners in Conversation
WineaPAWlooza is a two-evening event filled with premium wine, plant-based cuisine, and Jameson’s mission at its core: improving animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. On Friday, June 23rd, the 10th Annual brings together acclaimed Napa Valley leaders and vintners including Jaime Araujo of Trois Noix, Kia Behnia of Neotempo Wines, Anna Brittain of Napa Green, and Beth Novak of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, to discuss novel wine innovations and solutions happening in Napa Valley for the future of our planet, moderated by Vanessa Conlin MW, Global Head of Wine Retail for Sotheby’s. As a special addition to this year’s WineaPAWlooza, guests will meet a celebrity producer, filmmaker, actor, model, and animal advocate, who will be in conversation with Monica Stevens, Co-Founder of Jameson Humane, to discuss her award-winning, documentary film—connecting animals, humans, and the planet. The cuisine on Friday evening will be curated by Chef Daniel Gomez-Sanchez formerly of La Toque, French Laundry, and winner of Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters Napa, and on Saturday by Deborah Blum, from San Francisco’s popular Wildseed and introducing Chef Christina Sachs. Together they have created Goatlandia Kitchen, a premiere plant-based and organic restaurant and catering service in Sebastopol, Ca committed to supporting local farms and creating seasonal food that nourishes and benefits people, animals, and the planet.
The Grand Tasting, Animal Parade, and Wine Auction Hosted by Andy & Betty Beckstoffer
Saturday evening kicks off with the Grand Tasting, returning this year to the famous Beckstoffer Farm Center, with 50 leading Napa and Sonoma Valley vintners and winemakers (click here to see Participating Vintners). Following the Grand Tasting and connecting the weekend to its purpose, is the crowd favorite, Animal Parade. This year’s sponsor of the Animal Parade is Belse Wine which is also providing wines during the live auction and dinner. This year’s Grand Marshal, President of Motion Picture Entertainment at Kodak, and Co-Founder of Belse Wine, Steve Bellamy, will march guests from the Grand Tasting to the Wine Auction. The Animal Parade features former adopted animal companions and sanctuary residents, all leading to the main event. Under the big tent, the evening will culminate in the live auction of 15 unparalleled lots, featuring cult wines like a 1999 Screaming Eagle six liter, a three-pack of the elusive 2019 Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc, and 20 Beckstoffer magnums including dinner with Andy Beckstoffer. Also included are one-of-a-kind experiences like a Vintner Road Rally riding with vintners in their vintage cars around the valley, including Russell Bevan, Bevan Cellars; Dean Gray, Riverain; Amanda Harlan, Harlan Estate; David Long, David Arthur; Oscar Renteria, Renteria Wines; Scotti Stark, Harumph; Kirk Venge, Venge; Mac Watson, Macauley Vineyard; and spending an evening with the Napa Mafia including Tony Biagi, Patria Wines; Patrice Breton, Vice Versa Wines; Artie Johnson, Le Artishasic; Maayan Koschitzky, La Pelle Wines; Philippe Melka, Atelier Melka; Juan Mercado, Riise Wine; and DJ Warner, Keplinger Wines. There are also luxury lots like private dining at French Laundry and Cyrus, and trips to global wine destinations, like Champagne, France.
WineaPAWlooza will be hosted by Andy and Betty Beckstoffer and led by world-renowned auctioneer Fritz Hatton, as well as Jameson Humane and former 750 Wines Co-Founder, Monica Stevens, with Vanessa Conlin MW. Limited tickets remain. Proxy bidding will be available.
Jameson Humane would like to thank this year’s premiere sponsors: NetJets, Belse Wine, Stanly Ranch, Beau Wine Tours & Transportation, Napa Valley Wealth Enhancement Group, Minuteman Press, Connoisseur Wine Logistics, MIV Insurance, Archer Hotel, Cartons & Crates, Venu Magazine, and imdgraphics. Thank you for your participation!
WineaPawlooza 2023 Steering Committee
Andy & Betty Beckstoffer Honorary Chairs
Vanessa Conlin MW, Monica Stevens Co-Chairs
Fritz Hatton Auctioneer
Steering Committee: Patrice & Samantha Breton, Tom Buck, Paul Bullard, Victoria DeCrescenzo, Robert Emery, Greg Gregory, Dr. Amy Herold, Artie Johnson, Allison & Jesse Katz, Jen Lombard, Amanda McCrossin, Juan Mercado, Nina O’Brien, Sep Pirchner, Christophe Smith, Scotti Stark, Julia Wildt
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th Annual WineaPAWlooza! I am incredibly humbled and grateful for the extreme generosity of our vintner partners who have not only shown up year after year to support us on this journey, but also for the grandiose experiences and incredible sought-after wines they are willing to share to benefit all of us, the animals, and the planet. I am also brought to tears by the resilience, strength, and incredible generosity of our Jameson family, community, and supporters – we cannot do it without you. By ourselves, we can do so little, but together we can do so much! We are looking forward to an epic WineaPAWlooza and an epic year serving the Bay Area and beyond!” – Jameson Humane and WineaPAWlooza Co-Founder, Monica Stevens
ABOUT JAMESON HUMANE
Jameson Humane is an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities but around the world. Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. The organization was named in memory of the Stevens’ beloved dog Jameson, an adopted Great Pyrenees who lived to the age of 14 and inspired the spirit and mission.
Jameson Humane operates multiple solutions-based programs to create a truly unique animal welfare organization that is unlike any other animal rescue or sanctuary for the benefit of the greater community and its animals. 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 sought-after event supplies the critical funds necessary for Jameson’s programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save animals’ 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 planet. This year’s event will help ensure these programs thrive as we continue to effect real change.