Premiere Napa Valley is a wonderful event where vintners auction off unique 5-20 case lots to national and international trade. This year it raised a record breaking $2.4 million! It is a relaxed day of seeing old friends, visiting with vintners and enjoying a wonderful lunch prepared by the CIA.
This year I left from PNV for a trip to Antigua, Guatemala to see my daughter Briana and her family. Briana was there for a photo shoot documenting the work of Constru Casa and Transitions. Contra Casa works with local Guatemalans to build homes. Transitions helps rehabilitate men who have lost the use of their legs; victims of drug wars, political conflict or birth defects.
In many ways the contrast from Premiere Napa Valley to this work being done in Guatemala was extreme. Yet, the vintners of Napa Valley are some of the most generous people I know. Through their association, Napa Valley Vintners, they too do much to give back. Consequently, from Premiere Napa Valley to Antigue Guatemala, my soul is full.