Star winemakers and leading food and wine innovators take the stage at the 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza on June 24-25, 2022
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 in one of the best selling Napa Valley Wine Auction.
(Napa, California) — May 25, 2022 — Jameson Humane (Jameson), a solutions-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary that educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farm animals, is hosting its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2022, live and in person on Friday, June 24e and Saturday June 25e at 5 p.m. PT. Combining two universally loved things (wine and animals), WineaPAWlooza has consistently earned its place among the top 10 wine events in the country, as cited by Wine Spectator magazine. Money raised at this lively and highly anticipated event provides critical funds needed for Jameson programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save lives.
Food and wine innovators join this year’s impact-focused fundraiser
This new iteration of Jameson’s annual fundraiser expands Jameson’s mission to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life.
Bringing together food and wine industry leaders to discuss innovation, behavior and action-oriented change in our food system, including wine – for the health of animals, people and the planet – takes place on Friday evening, on Pritchard Hill. Amanda McCrossin of SommVivant and Brian Cooley of CNET will co-host a panel of prestigious winemakers and food industry leaders on June 24e from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The kitchen will be hosted by Little Saint, a Healdsburg plant-based restaurant overseen by three-Michelin-star Kyle Connaughton of SingleThread.
Eric Schulze, UPSIDE Foods; Alison Kilmer, of Miyoko; Tamearra Dyson, Souley Vegan; Christopher Jackson, Jackson Family Wines, Rooted for Good; Carlo Mondavi, Cave RAEN, Tractor Monarch; Molly Sheppard, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery
The Big Tasting, Animal Parade and Wine Auction with celebrity guest Christie Brinkley on Saturday June 25e5pm-10pm
Returning this year in person to the famed Beckstoffer Farm Center, Saturday night includes the Grand Tasting featuring artisan wines and the winemakers who make them from 50 of the “who’s who” of sparkling Napa and Sonoma Valley wines ( click here to see the participating winemakers), as well as special guest, Christie Brinkley, showcasing her vegan Bellissima Prosecco. “When I heard about the work Jameson Humane does for animals and the planet, I knew I had to be part of this year’s WineaPAWlooza. Being a lifelong vegetarian and activist; sustainable and vegan or vegetarian causes are extremely important to me. 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 the need.Christie Brinkley
The legendary Animal Parade will be led by renowned auctioneer and personality Fritz Hatton, followed by a delicious plant-based menu designed and executed by Goatlandia. The evening will conclude with the highly anticipated live auction of 20 spectacular lots, featuring cult wines, unique experiences and trips to global wine destinations.
WineaPAWlooza will be hosted by world-renowned wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton, along with Jameson Humane and former 750 Wines founders Monica and David Stevens, and Vanessa Conlin, MW. Andy and Betty Beckstoffer will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. “This year’s WineaPAWlooza is bigger, better and more important than ever. Not only do we have the best and most generous vintners sharing their most sought-after wines, but we take our mission to the next level with true innovators and disruptors in the agri-food industry joining us. share their solutions for the future and benefit us all, the animals and the planet. Now is the time to innovate, learn, share and enjoy all that our wine country and community has to offer. – Jameson Humane Co-Founder and WineaPAWlooza Co-President, Monica Stevens
“I am thrilled that we are back in person for Wineapawlooza 2022! Our Friday night format will showcase all that Jameson Humane does not only on behalf of animals but also for people and the entire planet. Having Christie Brinkley on both nights lending her star power to WineaPAWlooza really shows us just how much of Jameson’s great work is being noticed nationally. The funds we will raise on Saturday are bigger than ever and our amazing winemakers and donors will make the future brighter with their generous contributions. – Vanessa Conlin MW, co-president of WineaPAWlooza.
Information on events, eLots and proxy auctions: www.wineapawlooza.com
ABOUT JAMESON HUMAN
Jameson Humane is an impact-driven nonprofit that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not just in local communities, but around the world. Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane in 2014 as a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education to benefit all life. The organization was named in memory of the Stevens’ beloved dog, Jameson, an adopted Pyrenees who lived to be 14 and inspired the spirit and mission.
WineaPAWlooza is Jameson’s annual fundraiser, an event that has earned its place among the top ten wine events in the country according to Wine Spectator magazine. Money raised from this sought-after event provides critical funds needed for Jameson programs to improve the state of animal welfare and save animal lives. Through WineaPAWlooza, Jameson has been able to help thousands of animals and their humans in our community, and beyond, through lifesaving programs that operate on the inextricable web between animal welfare, our community and the environment. This year’s event will help these programs thrive as we continue to make real change.