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Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 & 25, 2022

17 May, 2022

Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza June 24 & 25, 2022

Photo Credit: Emma K. Morris
Photo Credit: Emma K. Morris

Real-world leaders champion solutions to the most critical issues facing our local and global communities and demonstrate what we can do today to save animals, humanity, and our planet at one of Napa Valley’s top wine auctions.

(Napa, Calif.) — May 17, 2022 — Jameson Humane, a solutions-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary which educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals, is holding its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2022, live and in-person on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th at 5pm, PT. Combining two things that are universally loved (wine and animals), WineaPAWlooza has consistently earned its place as one of the top 10 wine events in the country, as cited by Wine Spectator. The money raised from this spirited and highly anticipated event supplies the critical funds necessary for Jameson programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save lives.

Innovators in Food & Wine Join This Year’s Impact-Driven Fundraiser
This newest iteration of Jameson’s annual fundraiser expands on Jameson’s mission, which is to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Bringing together leaders in the food and wine industry to discuss innovation, behavior, and action-oriented change to our food system, including wine—for the health of animals, humans, and the planet—takes place on Friday evening, on Pritchard Hill. Amanda McCrossin of SommVivant, and Brian Cooley of CNET, will be co-moderating a panel of prestigious vintners and food industry leaders, including a Q&A with noted model and activist, Christie Brinkley, and WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair, Vanessa Conlin MW, on June 24th from 5-7:30pm to vividly illuminate where wine and animal welfare intersect and offer solutions for the planet, by way of thought-provoking questions and conversation. The cuisine will be curated by Little Saint, a Healdsburg plant-based restaurant overseen by Kyle Connaughton of three Michelin-star SingleThread.

Eric Schulze, PhD., UPSIDE Foods; Alison Kilmer, Miyoko’s Creamery; Tamearra Dyson, Souley Vegan; Christopher Jackson, Jackson Family Wines, Rooted for Good; Carlo Mondavi, RAEN Winery, Monarch Tractor; Molly Sheppard, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

The Grand Tasting, Animal Parade, & Wine Auction with Celebrity Guest, Christie Brinkley Saturday June 25th 5-10pm
Returning this year in-person to the famed Beckstoffer Farm Center, Saturday evening includes the Grand Tasting showcasing handcrafted wines and the vintners who make them from 50 of the “who's who” of Napa and Sonoma Valley’s wine glitterati (click here to see Participating Vintners), plus special guest, Christie Brinkley, showcasing her vegan, organically grown, Bellissima Prosecco & Wines. “When I heard about the work that Jameson Humane does for animals and the planet, I knew that I had to be a part of this year’s WineaPAWlooza. Being a lifelong vegetarian and activist; sustainable and vegan or vegetarian-friendly causes are extremely important to me. In fact, this is the central belief with my own brand, Bellissima Prosecco & Wines. At Bellissima, we are devoted to being “Better-for-You” and “Better-for-the-Planet”. We produce our wines with 100% organic grapes and of course the wines are all certified vegan.”
“What’s even more unique about the work we do at Bellissima is that we go beyond the bottle - we are committed to giving back to the planet and supporting animals and communities in need. We at Bellissima are honored to partner with inspiring organizations such as One Tree Planted and Jameson Humane! We are humbled to be able to contribute to these beautiful missions.”

The legendary Animal Parade will be led by Grand Marshal, Rick Hayes of Napa Hanlees Subaru, and celebrity wine auctioneer and personality, Fritz Hatton, followed by a delectable plant-based menu designed and executed by Deborah Blum, Operating Partner of San Francisco plant-based restaurant Wildseed and Founder of Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary. The evening will culminate in the much-anticipated live auction of 20 spectacular lots, featuring cult wines, one-of-a-kind experiences and trips to global wine destinations. Examples include large formats of Screaming Eagle and Schrader, a magnum collection from Andy Beckstoffer’s personal cellar, a surprise barrel lot from an iconic Napa Valley vineyard, trips to Piemonte, Italy and Bordeaux, France, a Pappy Van Winkle dinner, and a David Beckstoffer handcrafted guitar autographed by Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar, to name a few. 

WineaPAWlooza will be hosted by world-renowned wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton, as well as Jameson Humane and former 750 Wines founders Monica and David Stevens, and Chief Wine Officer, Wine Access, Vanessa Conlin MW. Andy and Betty Beckstoffer will be presented with a Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement award. “This year’s WineaPAWlooza is bigger, better, and more important than ever. Not only do we have the best-of-the-best, most generous vintners and winemakers sharing their most sought-after wines, but we take our mission to the next level with true innovators and disruptors in the food and wine industry who join us to share their solutions for the future and to benefit all of us, the animals, and the planet. The time is now to innovate, learn, share, and enjoy all that our wine country and its community have to offer.” – Jameson Humane Co-Founder and WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair, Monica Stevens

 “I'm thrilled that we are back in person for Wineapawlooza 2022! Our Friday night format will showcase everything Jameson Humane does not just on behalf of animals but also for the people and the entire planet. Having Christie Brinkley lend her star power and participate in WineaPAWlooza truly shows us the great work that Jameson does is being noticed and supported on a larger scale. The funds we will raise on Saturday are more important now than ever and our amazing vintners and donors will make the future brighter through their generous contributions.” – Vanessa Conlin MW, WineaPAWlooza Co-Chair.

Jameson Humane would also like to thank this year’s Event Sponsor and auction lot donor, NetJets, and our contributing sponsors and partners:
Hanlees Subaru Napa, Bellissima Prosecco & Wines, Wealth Enhancement Group InConcert Napa Valley, Beau Wine Tours, Zapolski Real Estate, Wine Vault, Coldwell Banker, Brokers of the Valley, Poppy Bank, Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Platypus Tours, Minuteman Press, Cartons & Crates, Miyoko’s Creamery, Aperture Media, Charles Communications, Noël Burgess, Malloy Imrie & Vasconi Insurance Services, LLC, Good Art Project, The McClelland House, Venu Magazine, Napa Valley Photo Booth Company, DiNoci Dairy Free, The Lonely Genome Project

Event Information, Proxy Bidding, and eLots:
Maral Papakhian, Director of Marketing & Communication,  415.845.7205

WineaPawlooza 2022 Steering Committee
Andy & Betty Beckstoffer, Honorary Chairs
Vanessa Conlin MW & Monica Stevens, Co-Chairs
Fritz Hatton, Auctioneer
Steering Committee: Giovanna Bagnasco, Ashley Brandner, Patrice Breton, Samantha Breton, Haley Duncan, Matt Duncan, Robert Emery, Scott Gould, Greg Gregory, Dr. Amy Herold, Jesse Katz, Diane Kemple, Armen Khachaturian, Maayan Koschitzky, Allison Kozeny, Sylvie Laly, Kerrin Laz, Scott Lewis, Naomi Linnell, Jessica Loesch, Jen Lombard, Bob Long, Amanda McCrossin, Nancy McIntosh, Juan Mercado, Sarah McElroy, Carlo Mondavi, Sep Pirchner, Lance Plott, Christophe Smith

Jameson Humane is an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities, but around the world. Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. The organization was named in memory of the Stevens’ beloved dog Jameson, an adopted Great Pyrenees who lived to the age of 14 and inspired the spirit and mission.

Jameson Humane operates multiple solutions-based programs to create a truly unique animal welfare organization that is unlike any other animal rescue or sanctuary for the benefit of the greater community and its animals. Every day, Jameson’s work is guided by how animals, the environment, and the community are all inextricably connected.

WineaPAWlooza is Jameson’s annual fundraiser, an event that has earned its place as one of the top ten wine events in the country according to Wine Spectator magazine. The money raised from this sought-after event supplies the critical funds necessary for Jameson’s programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save animals’ lives. Because of WineaPAWlooza, Jameson has been able to help thousands of animals and their humans in our community, and beyond, through vital programs that work across the inextricable web between animal welfare, our community, and the environment. This year’s event will help ensure these programs thrive as we continue to effect real change.

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For more information on Jameson Humane, please contact:
Maral Papakhian or 415.845.7205

For media queries, please contact:
Kimberly Noelle Charles. Charles Communications Associates at or 415.730.0064