Renowned Wineries Team up for the Second Annual Napa in Newport on Feb. 27 to Save the Lives of Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi of Darioush Winery will be Honorary Co-Chairs

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 4, 2015 – The date for the highly anticipated 2016 Napa in Newport has been set for February 27 at the St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point. Southern California’s premier annual wine event, Napa in Newport unites 40 renowned vintners and wine enthusiasts to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating genetic disease that robs children and young adults of their muscle strength and claims their lives by their mid-20s. All proceeds from the evening will benefit CureDuchenne, the national organization committed to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Honorary co-chairs of this year’s Napa in Newport are Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, owners of Darioush vineyards and winery. Darioush wine, a bottled translation of historical Persian wine culture, combines Shahpar’s experienced eye for design and etiquette with her husband Darioush’s craftsmanship and entrepreneurial fascination for winemaking.

Napa in Newport attendees will enjoy a selection of fine, rare and reserve wines from 40 select Napa Valley wineries including Darioush, Alpha Omega, Amici Cellars, Anomaly Vineyards, Arkenstone Napa Valley, Arrow & BranchBlackbird Vineyards Bespoke Collection, BOND Estates, Broman Cellars, Checkerboard Vineyards, Clif Family, Crocker & Starr, Dakota Shy, Dana Estates, Davis Estates, Fairchild Napa Valley, Fait-Main, Gandona Estate, Gargiulo Vineyards, Gemstone, Hunnicutt, Joseph Phelps Winery, Kelly Fleming Wines, Lokoya, Memento Mori, Morlet Family Vineyards, Patel Napa Valley, Plumpjack, Promise Wine, Quintessa, Redmon Wines, Relic, Sequoia Grove, Signorello Estate, Three Sticks Wines, Vineyard 29, Zakin Wines and ZD Wines.

The evening will include a four-course dinner created by renowned Chef Azmin Ghahreman of the celebrated Sapphire Laguna restaurant, known for its highly distinguished globally inspired cuisine that balances innovation with comfort food. Ghahreman’s menu for Napa in Newport will be created to pair delicious cuisine with the sophisticated aromas and tastes of the hosted Napa wines.

Napa in Newport kicks off with a wine tasting reception and silent auction at 5:00 p.m., then dinner and wine pairings at 7:00 p.m., followed by the evening’s program and live auction at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are available now. For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

Napa in Newport Honorary Committee includes: Clay Matthews III, Paige & Ryan Getzlaf, Dave Romney, Lisa & Scott Neidermayer, Denise Frink & Honorable Albert A. Frink III, Wendy & Donald Garcia, Kelly Thornton Hallman, Sarah & Thom McElroy, Nina & Pat Patel, Laura & Colin Baden, Lourdes & Ted Nark, Rhonda & Dr. Anthony Nobles, Ruben Flores & Nelson Coates, Allison & Jim Panetta, Mara & Keith Murray, Jennifer & Rodney Brooks, Bob Romney, Carla & Jeff Meberg, Susan & Byron Roth, Holly & Mark Kerslake, and Michele O'Leary Koll.

About CureDuchenne

CureDuchenne was founded in 2003 with a focus on saving the lives of those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects more than 300,000 boys worldwide.  With support from CureDuchenne, three pharmaceutical treatments could be approved by the FDA within the next year.  These treatments may lessen the effects of the disease for those with certain mutations of Duchenne, but there is still much to be done to find a cure.  For more information, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.