44 consecutive years running, the annual Celebration fundraiser is our primary funding promotion each year which helps maintain our high quality of service for those with developmental disabilities. Raising a humble $2000 its first year which provided enough to hire a full-time director and live-in house counselor, the event has held various formats over the years and grown substantially. Formats included a sporting goods auction, a golf tournament, a golf with auction, and finally today's format which includes a live auction featuring rare Napa Valley inspired lots, professional chef cooked dinner and live music.
We rely on our amazing community to help us provide the same high quality residential and day programs we've been providing the developmental disabled community for more than 44 years.
The funding environment for residential care facilities like ours is changing and becoming more scarce. Last year we experienced substantial cuts to our State funding and with the proposed cuts to Medicare/Medicaid that each of our residents rely on, fundraising efforts and support from donors is more important than ever. We work hard to maintain the highest standard of care for our community and have no plans to stop, but we need your support.
100% of proceeds from this fundraiser go directly back into running Vine Village, a 501(c)(3).
Every dollar raised at the Celebration will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $1M. The funds will be used for much needed capital improvements to our facilities.
Involving our nearby community is extremely important to us. This year we're worked with our chef to ensure as many of our ingredients are local sourced as possible. Everything from the sausage to our veggies; we will even be using fruits that were grown in our orchard this year! (See menu below)
This year is exceptionally special for us. Not only is it our 44th annual fundraiser auction, it is also the 20th year anniversary of our Art Day Program! We will be celebrating this monumental milestone together.
Interested but unavailable on August 13th? No problem! Each of our auction lots allow for proxy bidding over the phone and we have many ways to help support our program.
Tour & Tasting for 6 people at Gary Farrell Winery, plus 1.5L Gary Farrell 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit a rare and exclusive vineyard that is off the beaten tourist path, and enjoy a delicious meal with owner, Linda Neal, in the Tierra Roja garden. Tierra Roja is located in the heart of the Oakville appellation, at the center of the Napa Valley in California. Tierra Roja is one of the area’s premier Cult Wines, producing small lots of superb Cabernet Sauvignon, which has been highly praised by critics. Linda will pair wines from her personal cellar. In addition to the great food and wine, you’ll take home an etched and painted 3L 2012 Tierra Roja Cabernet Sauvignon!
DONOR: Linda Neal Tierra Roja Vineyard
You’ll enjoy four nights and a private Tour and Tasting at the lovely 12th Century Castello di Gabbiano Estate, located just south of Florence in the heart of Tuscany. The trip features round-trip first class air on American Airlines and can be modified to return from any European city serviced by American Airlines.
DONORS: Sylvia & Walt Klenz, Castello di Gabbiano
Congressman Mike Thompson and his wife, Jan, will be the guests of honor at this Vine Village Dinner Party. Theme and Menu can be custom designed for the season and your interests. A great networking opportunity!
Paintings by artists in the Vine Village day program are reproduced onto labels of select 1.5L wines, and the bottles are hand-decorated by prominent local artist Beverly Wilson. Each lot includes the wine with its unique decoration and label, as well as the original painting.
Vine Village is located on a beautiful and unique 25 acre ranch in the heart of the Carneros wine district of the Napa Valley. Our grounds feature one of the largest blue heron rookeries in California atop a large eucalyptus grove and a fruit orchard which we will be providing horse drawn wagon rides through.
The evening will feature live music, all-local hors d’oeuvres (some ingredients from our own orchard!) and dinner by Mari Laverne's Catering (menu below). Silent and live auctions featuring rare wines, vacation packages and one-of-a-kind dinners will be featured.
Attire is casual and on-site parking will be available. Tickets sell out fast and there are no at-the-door ticket sales so please make sure to pre-register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee2t1v0n1856c129&oseq=&c=&ch=
Fruit hibiscus tea
Fresh garden salsa with guacamole and chips
Prosciutto and melon skewers
Fresh locally-made Mariposa palettas in many flavors
Big Ranch Farms Heirloom Tomatoes with Genovese basil and aged balsamic vinaigrette
Rosemary-garlic chicken and famous bbq ribs from Red Rock Café
Fresh local Caggiano grilled sausages with grain mustard
Grilled local white sweet corn tossed in butter cilantro, lime crema Mexicana, and shredded queso fresco
Summer Greens Salad with radish, shaved zucchini, lemon cucumbers and pine nuts, with sherry vinaigrette
Assorted Model Bakery breads with cold butter
Mixed summer fruit galettes with vanilla ice cream and old-fashioned triple chocolate brownies