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Legendary Vintners, Musicians, and Animal Lovers Gather at Burgess Cellars and Raymond Vineyards for the 11th Annual WineaPAWlooza to Benefit Jameson Humane

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JUNE 21 & 22, 2024
Sixty of the top Napa and Sonoma vintners and winemakers participate and pour, WRISTROCKET rocks, and the Auction Co. curates twenty unparalleled wine auction lots and experiences, all for the betterment of the animals, humans, and the planet.

(Napa, Ca) May 21, 2024 – Jameson Humane, celebrates a decade of service to its community — humans and animals, throughout the Bay Area and beyond — by holding its major fundraising event, the 11th Annual WineaPAWlooza, on Friday, June 21st, and Saturday, June 22nd. 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 providing affordable access to veterinary care, free pet food and supplies, and educational resources to strengthen the human-animal bond and save animals’ lives.

Creative Photo Credit: Tim Carl

Celebratory Weekend Kicks off with Plant-Based Dinner and Live Wine Auction at Lawrence Wine Estates’ Burgess Cellars

WineaPAWlooza is a two-evening event filled with highly allocated wines, plant-based cuisine, donors from across the country and Jameson’s mission at its core: improving animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. The 11th annual WineaPAWlooza begins with a curated wine tasting of Lawrence Wine Estates wines at iconic Burgess Cellars in the Oak Knoll AVA. This gorgeous estate is at the forefront of regenerative farming with esteemed winemaker Meghan Zobeck. A modicum of highly allocated wines will be savored from Lawrence Wine Estates, including Heitz Cellar, Stony Hill, Burgess, Ink Grade, and Haynes Vineyard, throughout the evening. The event reaches a crescendo with the highly anticipated Live Wine Auction including inimitable experiences, travel to incredible international destinations such as Japan and France, and of course, unparalleled wines! The Auction kicks off with acclaimed artist, Amy Burkman, crafting an inspired and spirited painting live on-stage, and is led by personality and Auctioneer, Fritz Hatton, under the magical stars of Napa Valley. After the high-energy Live Auction, guests will wind down with a jazz set by vocalist and jazz artist, Jacqui Naylor. The cuisine on Friday evening will be curated by Chef Daniel Gomez-Sanchez formerly of The French Laundry, La Toque, Morimoto, and Cyrus and winner of Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters Napa, and on Saturday by Deborah Blum of Goatlandia Kitchen and Chef Tamearra Dyson of Souley Vegan, featuring plant-based and local ingredients.

WineaPAWlooza Weekend Culminates in a Grand Tasting with Famed Vintners Followed by a Concert to Remember by WRISTROCKET at Raymond Vineyards.

The weekend culminates in a Grand Tasting of 60 vintner rockstars (click here to see Participating Vintners) at the iconic and legendary, Raymond Vineyards. Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Raymond Vineyards stands as a beacon of winemaking brilliance, celebrating its 50th anniversary. This year marks a significant milestone, commemorating half a century of passionate dedication to crafting exceptional wines that embody the essence of the Napa Valley. The celebratory weekend reaches a climax when Napa Valley’s favorite rock band, WRISTROCKET takes the stage.

WineaPAWlooza Auction is hosted by world-renowned auctioneer Fritz Hatton, as well as Jameson Humane Founder and Studio 1299A CEO, Monica Stevens, with Co-Chair, Vanessa Conlin MW.

Jameson Humane would like to thank this year’s premiere sponsors: Stanly Ranch Auberge Resorts Collection, Beau Wine Tours, Minuteman Press Napa, Connoisseur Wine Logistics West, Archer Hotel, Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Portocork, Pro Forma Wine Country, Professional Bodyguard Association International, Hotel Yountville, Cresco Equipment Rentals, Keith Productions, Platypus Wine Tours, Wealth Enhancement Group, Poppy Bank, Venu Magazine, Napa Valley Features, Peak Productions, Encore, CPA Valet, DOGLi, Grocery Outlet, and imdgraphics. Thank you for your participation and support!

LIVE AUCTION LOTS (click to view Auction Lots to date

This year, Jameson Humane has been gifted from Screaming Eagle’s Founder, Jean Phillips, a signed 3L of the 1992 inaugural vintage. This rare beauty has been slumbering in Jean’s personal cellar for 3 decades!

How about dinner with Napa’s legendary grapegrower, Andy Beckstoffer, along with five renowned vintners from Arrow&Branch, Bevan Cellars, B Cellars, Memento Mori, and Tor – all who have made wine from this 100-point Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyard? Joining dinner at the newly crafted Arrow&Branch Winery in Oak Knoll is wine journalist and founder of the Wine Independent, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, and Vanessa Conlin MW.

Experience the Gold Rush with the ultimate VIP 49er gameday package including 4 VIP Suite Tickets, Field Passes, Owner’s Club passes, a signed Brock Purdy ball, tasting with winemaker legend Bob Foley, Jenna and Mara York, plus wines from JennaMarise and more!

Steering Committee: Jaime Araujo, Joyce Bone, Adriana Chinsky, Eduardo Dingler, Des and Genevieve Echavarrie, Holly Emerson, Robert Emery, Armen & Jenny Khatchaturian, Jen Lombard, Michele Mitchell, Matt Murphy, Anne & Francois Vignaud, and Julia Wildt

“I am so excited to be celebrating a decade of work for our community as well as our 11th 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 and 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 epic years following, serving the Bay Area and beyond!” – Jameson Humane and WineaPAWlooza 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, people, and the planet are all inextricably connected.

ABOUT WINEAPAWLOOZA

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. 

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