MARCH 2, 2019
5:00PM-10:00PM
MONARCH BEACH RESORT
DANA POINT, CA

Wine connoisseurs and epicureans: Indulge in Napa Valley's premier wines at CureDuchenne’s Napa in Newport event. From cult wine brands to exquisite cuisine to unparalleled auction lots, Napa in Newport brings together renowned vintners and wine enthusiasts for a truly unforgettable evening.

Featuring coveted wines served alongside perfectly paired culinary creations, the Grand Tasting offers a spectacular night of wining and dining, and culminates in a spirited auction. With this extraordinary evening’s proceeds going to CureDuchenne — the nation’s leading Duchenne nonprofit organization with a mission of finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy — you can enjoy the festivities all the more knowing you’re supporting a righteous cause.

The most common and fatal form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne is a devastating, progressive muscle-wasting disease most commonly found in young boys. Affecting 15,000 children in the US and 300,000 worldwide, there is currently no known cure for Duchenne.

EVENT SCHEDULE
5:00 pm: Grand Tasting
7:00 pm: Dinner and Live Auction Celebration
10:00 pm: Conclusion

Cocktail Attire Recommended

Vintner Chair: Memento Mori

Memento Mori wine is named for a life-embracing philosophy born of a deep appreciation for the ties that bind. Each of its three founders has triumphed over adversity and learned to value not only life but the passion and hard work that drive it, making them uniquely qualified to launch an uncompromising brand.

Celebrity Chef: Casey Thompson

Chef Casey Thompson is a former finalist and 3-time competitor on the hit show “Top Chef.” She owns a private dining business, “Chef Casey Thompson,” and enjoys creating dishes using farm-fresh ingredients. She has cooked her way through Napa Valley, learning the art of pairing farmed food with wines. Most recently, Chef Casey opened Aveline restaurant in San Francisco.

VINTNERS

  • MEMENTO MORI
  • Accendo Cellars
  • Anomaly Vineyards
  • Arkenstone Estate Winery
  • Arrow&Branch
  • Blackbird Vineyards
  • BOND
  • Crocker and Starr
  • CONSTANT Wine
  • Darioush
  • David Arthur Vineyard
  • Davis Estates
  • Fairchild Napa Valley
  • Gandona
  • Gargiulo Vineyards
  • Gemstone Vineyard
  • Harbison Estate Wines
  • Hill Family Estate
  • Hobel Wines
  • Hourglass
  • Hundred Acre
  • Joseph Phelps Vineyards
  • LAZ Wines
  • Lokoya
  • Marston Family Vineyard
  • Melka Wines
  • Morlet Family Vineyards
  • Nine Suns
  • O’Brien Estate
  • OVID Vineyard
  • Patel Napa Valley
  • Promise Wine
  • Pulido~Walker
  • Riverain Vineyards
  • Rudd Oakville Estate
  • Sodhani Vineyards
  • Somnium Wine
  • The Setting
  • Vineyard 29
  • ZD Wines

TITLE
SPONSOR
$100,000

  • Designation in event logo and title
  • Two (2) VIP vintner-hosted dinner tables for eight (8)
  • First choice of vintner host
  • Priority admission for 16 to grand tasting
  • Logo on step and repeat and commemorative wine glasses
  • Introduction of your CEO during program
  • Option to feature one-minute commercial during program
  • Suite for two (2) at Monarch Beach on March 2, 2019
  • Private vintner-hosted wine tasting for 16 at your home or office
  • Premier branding on website, collateral and in media outreach
  • One (1) full page color ad on back cover of program
  • VIP gift bag for each guest

PRESENTING
SPONSOR
$50,000

  • Designation in event title
  • Two (2) VIP vintner-hosted dinner tables for eight (8)
  • Priority choice of vintner host
  • Priority admission for 16 to grand tasting
  • Logo on step and repeat
  • Accommodations for two (2) at Monarch Beach on March 2, 2019
  • Private vintner-hosted wine tasting for 16 at your home or office
  • Premier branding on website, collateral and in media outreach
  • One (1) full page color ad on back inside cover of program
  • VIP gift for each guest

LUXURY AUTO
SPONSOR
$25,000

  • One (1) VIP vintner-hosted dinner table for eight (8) in prime location
  • Automotive display in ballroom foyer
  • Opportunity to schedule test drives and register mailing list members
  • One (1) full page color ad in Napa in Newport program
  • Priority admission for eight (8) to grand tasting
  • VIP gift for each guest

GRAND TASTING
SPONSOR
$20,000

  • One (1) VIP vintner-hosted dinner table for eight (8) in prime location
  • Premier branding and recognition on vintner guide, winery signs, cocktail napkins and vintner badges
  • One (1) full page color ad in Napa in Newport program
  • Priority admission for eight (8) to grand tasting
  • VIP gift for each guest

AUCTION CELEBRATION
SPONSOR
$20,000

  • One (1) VIP vintner-hosted dinner table for eight (8) in prime location
  • Premier branding on mobile auction app, website, auction signage and live auction screens
  • One (1) full page color ad in Napa in Newport program
  • Priority admission for eight (8) to grand tasting
  • VIP gift for each guest

INSPIRATION
SPONSOR
$20,000

  • One (1) VIP vintner-hosted dinner table for eight (8) in prime location
  • Premier branding and logo placement in CureDuchenne patient mission video
  • One (1) full page color ad in Napa in Newport program
  • Priority admission for eight (8) to grand tasting
  • VIP gift for each guest

VIP VINTNER-HOSTED
TABLE
$15,000

  • One (1) VIP vintner-hosted dinner table for eight (8) in prime location
  • Priority admission for eight (8) to grand tasting
  • VIP gift for each guest

VINTNER-HOSTED
TABLE
$10,000

  • One (1) vintner-hosted dinner table for eight (8)
  • Admission for eight (8) to grand tasting

GRAND CRU
WEEKEND
$5,000

  • Admission for two (2) to grand tasting and vintner-hosted dinner
  • Accommodations for two (2) at Monarch Beach on March 2, 2019
  • Brunch for two (2) at Monarch Beach
  • Priority admission for two (2) to the grand tasting

HALF VINTNER-HOSTED
TABLE
$5,000

  • Admission for four (4) to grand tasting and vintner-hosted dinner
  • Mention in Napa in Newport program

TICKET
$800

  • One (1) ticket to grand tasting, dinner and live auction celebration

AD
SPONSOR
$500

  • Full color, full page ad in the event program

Contact CureDuchenne for additional underwriting, naming, and matching gift opportunities.

EVENT COMMITTEE

Debbie Brostek
JoAnn Brown
Trine Clark
Nancy Christiano
Sriti Fusillo
Sarah McElroy
Elaine Wu

Cory Muehlhauser, M.D.
Luci Nilson
Diane Kemple Plott
Michele O’Leary-Koll
Heather Re
Michelle Rhodes

Wine Curator: Michael Jordan, MS, CWE

Veteran Restauranteur and “Sommelier for the People,” Michael Jordan, MS, CWE, is Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Fine Wines. An Orange County local, Jordan has left his mark at some of the region’s best-known food and wine destinations. Jordan holds a Master Sommelier diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as a Certified Wine Educator diploma from the Society of Wine Educators. He is one of only 15 people in the world to hold both diplomas. Jordan also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, “What’s Cookin’ with Wine” on CRN Digital Talk Radio.