On account of ongoing efforts to halt the unfold of COVID-19 and defend its guests and staff, Robert Mondavi Vineyard sadly won’t host the annual Margrit Mondavi Summer season Live performance Collection in 2020. As an alternative, the vineyard will host Summer season Sundays, a bi-weekly digital occasion on the vineyard’s social media channels hosted by widespread Emmy Award-winning San Francisco/Bay Space radio & TV character Liam Mayclem and that includes well-known mates of the vineyard from the wine, meals, music, and performing arts communities.
To proceed the vineyard’s dedication to connecting folks via wine, meals and the humanities, they are going to host a unique digital expertise on its YouTube channel on alternating Sundays at 4:00pm PST. Summer season Sundays start July 5 with a digital jazz live performance from composer and bassist Marcus Shelby. Along with musical acts like Matt Nathanson, who will headline the July 19 digital occasion, the vineyard will broadcast cooking demonstrations, dance performances, conversations with the vineyard’s personal Grasp of Wine, Mark de Vere, and extra.
“We’re excited for the digital Summer season Sundays program we’ve put collectively instead of the concert events this yr, and are proud to announce that, in line with 50 years of custom, Robert Mondavi Vineyard will donate $10,000 to Napa Valley Unified College District’s music applications,” says Kathy Magner, Hospitality Supervisor for Robert Mondavi Vineyard.
Every digital occasion will increase extra funds for a associated charity chosen by taking part performers. Marcus Shelby’s charity of alternative is The LoveLife Basis, an Oakland, California based mostly group constructing group dedicated to offering sources and empowering youth to achieve their full potential, to which the vineyard will donate $5,000. The vineyard invitations followers to buy the featured wines upfront and sip together with Liam whereas having fun with the performances, demonstrations and conversations by way of the vineyard’s YouTube, Instagram (@robertmondavi) and Fb (Robert Mondavi Vineyard) accounts and the hashtag #RMWSummerSundays.
Based in 1966 by winemaking pioneer and icon Robert Mondavi, Robert Mondavi Vineyard is a permanent image of California’s Napa Valley. The primary main vineyard in-built Napa Valley following the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Mondavi Vineyard created the inspiration for the modern-day California wine trade. An ardent believer that wines ought to mirror their origins, Mr. Mondavi charted a winemaking course that’s now legendary. At present, Robert Mondavi Vineyard continues to pursue the fullest expression of the terroir of Napa Valley in wines which might be additionally varietally genuine.
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This marks the primary yr because the live performance collection started greater than 5 many years in the past that the vineyard gained’t host the multi-weekend live performance collection – a summer time staple for native residents and guests who return to Napa Valley for the concert events annually. World-renowned artists have carried out onstage below the property’s iconic archway, amongst them Etta James, Tony Bennett, Blondie, Ben Harper, Brandi Carlile and Ingrid Michaelson.
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