Elite Napa Wineries Visit Orange County for the Third Annual Napa in Newport on March 4

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., December 1, 2016 – The date for the highly anticipated 2017 Napa in Newport Wine Auction has been set for March 4 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Southern California’s premier annual wine event, Napa in Newport, unites 30 renowned vintners and wine enthusiasts to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal 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 next year’s Napa in Newport is the deLeuze family, proprietors of ZD Wines. The winery was founded in 1969 with a commitment to craft wines of quality, consistency and style. Today, three generations of the deLeuze family are involved in producing world-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. ZD is located in heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford, and embraces biodiversity and being stewards of the land, and is Napa Green certified.

“We are honored to co-chair the third annual Napa in Newport,” expressed Brett deLeuze, president and partner of ZD Wines.  “With the combined help of the event partners, we hope to raise much needed resources and bring awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  On behalf of the deLeuze family, we appreciate all the work CureDuchenne has put forth to achieving their mission in finding a cure for the disease.”

Napa in Newport attendees will enjoy a selection of fine, rare and reserve wines from 30 select Napa Valley wineries, curated by Master Sommelier, Michael Jordan, MS, CWE, including ZD Wines, Anomaly Vineyards, Arkenstone, Arrow & Branch, Blackbird Vineyards, BOND Estates, Bure Family Wines, Continuum Estate, Crocker & Starr, Darioush, Davis Estates, Fairchild Napa Valley, Freemark Abbey Winery, Handwritten Wines, Hill Family Estate, Hundred Acre, JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Melka Wines, Morlet Family Vineyards, Nellcôte, PATEL Napa Valley, Relic Wine Cellars, Reynolds Family Winery, Shadybrook Estate, Sojourn Cellars, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Truchard Vineyards, Vineyard 29 and Zakin Wines.

The evening will include a three-course dinner created by renowned Chef Amar Santana of the celebrated Broadway by Amar Santana and Vaca restaurants. Chef Amar has traveled the world collecting inspiration and accolades, including a position in the final round of Bravo’s Top Chef. His globally influenced menus include unexpected flavor profiles and artful presentations, reflecting his zeal for food and for life. Chef Amar will design an exquisite three course menu exclusively for the occasion.

Napa in Newport kicks off with a wine tasting reception and silent auction at 4:30 p.m., with dinner, wine pairings and live auction festivities beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tables and sponsorships are available now. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.NapaInNewport.org

Napa in Newport sponsors include ZD Wines, WHGC, 55° and Kenny the Printer.

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, 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.



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