4th Annual Napa in Newport Wine Auction to Save the Lives of Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Join CureDuchenne’s Celebrated Event on March 3, 2018, at the
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Duchenne–For those who appreciate the earthen opulence of wine country, exquisite
cuisine and unparalleled auction lots, Southern California’s premier
wine event is back for the much-anticipated 4th Annual Napa
in Newport Wine Auction
, to be held on March 3 at the Ritz-Carlton,
Laguna Niguel. Proceeds from the evening will benefit CureDuchenne,
the national organization committed to finding a cure for Duchenne
muscular dystrophy. Since its inception, Napa in Newport has raised more
than $2.45 million to help saves the lives of children with Duchenne
muscular dystrophy.

Napa in Newport unites more than 40 renowned vintners and wine
enthusiasts to help find a cure for Duchenne, a fatal genetic disease
that robs children and young adults of their muscle strength and claims
their lives by their mid-20s. Guests will sip and savor coveted wines
from Napa Valley during the grand tasting and served alongside
spectacular culinary creations at vintner-hosted dining tables. Guests
are seated with Napa vintners who share their wine’s narrative behind
each bottle for an entirely unique experience at each table.

Vintner Co-Chairs for the event will be Amanda Harlan and Scott Gould of
BOND, a portfolio of wines that are diverse in their geographic
representation and “Grand Cru” in quality. Sourced from select hillside
estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon wines of BOND vividly demonstrate the
range of Napa Valley’s finest terroirs.

“We are delighted to co-chair Napa in Newport which has become a premier
wine event in Southern California,” said Gould. “BOND and the Napa
Valley vintner community is proud to showcase our wines while making an
impact on the lives of individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”

Our 2018 Vintner Partners are: BOND,
Accendo
Cellars
, Aloft,
Arkenstone
Estate Winery,
Arrow&Branch,
Bryant
Family Vineyard
, Bure
Family Wines
, CADE
Estate Winery
, Dakota
Shy
, Dalla
Valle
, Darioush,
Dark
Matter
, David
Arthur Vineyards
, Davis
Estates
, Fairchild
Napa Valley
, Fait-Main,
Gandona,
Gargiulo
Vineyards
, Gemstone
Vineyard
, Hill
Family Estate
, Hobel
Wines
, Hourglass,
Hundred
Acre
, Joseph
Phelps Vineyards
, LAZ
Wines
, Lokoya,
Marston
Family Vineyard
, Melka
Wines
, Memento
Mori
, Morlet
Family Vineyards
, Nellcôte,
Odette
Estate Winery
, PlumpJack,
Pulido~Walker,
Quintessa,
Rudd
Oakville Estate
, Secret
Indulgence
, St.
Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
, The
Mascot
, Trois
Noix
, Vérité,
Vineyard
29
, Vineyard
7 & 8
and ZD
Wines
.

This year’s Napa in Newport event will include an exquisite dinner
created by renowned Chef Andrew Sutton, Culinary Director, Disneyland
Resort Signature Restaurants whose cuisine celebrates the seasons and
bounty of California with skill and refinement. Chef Sutton joined
Disney in 2000 to create Napa Rose restaurant at Disney’s Grand
Californian Hotel & Spa, followed by Carthay Circle Restaurant and
Lounge, at Disney California Adventure Park 2012. He re-opened the newly
renovated Club 33 Grand Salon and Salon Nouveau Lounge in 2014. Most
recently in 2017, he opened 21 Royal, a unique, private group dining
experience in Disneyland. Sutton has been awarded the prestigious
Antonin Carême Medal from the American Culinary Federation, as well as
the Golden Foodies Chef of the year.

“Food is a love story between the guest, the chef and the wine maker. We
must feed the soul, nourish the body and delight the eye, while inviting
a beautiful wine to pair naturally,” said Sutton. “After all, the
culinary arts are the only art forms that touch all the senses.”

Napa in Newport kicks off with a wine tasting reception and silent
auction at 4:30 p.m., and includes dinner, wine pairings and live
auction. The live auction celebration includes over-the-top auction
items. This year’s Vintner’s Large Format Collection will feature more
than 30 collectable limited edition bottles from Napa’s most coveted
brands. This lot is an “instant cellar” for new collectors and a
treasure trove for longtime enthusiasts. Tables, tickets and
sponsorships are available now. For more information and to purchase
tables visit: www.NapaInNewport.org.

This year 10% of the net live auction proceeds will benefit Napa and
Sonoma fire relief efforts, in support of the wine community that has
made Napa in Newport possible.

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 children and young adults worldwide. With support from
CureDuchenne, nine research projects have advanced to human clinical
trials. CureDuchenne also brings physical therapy and standard of care
to local communities around the country through its CureDuchenne Cares
program. For more information, please visit CureDuchenne.org
and follow us on Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram
and YouTube.

Contacts

CureDuchenne
Karen Harley, (949) 872-2552