Category: The Wine Foundry

International Artist Music Showcase with Passport Approved Tour at Blue Note Napa Launches Fundraising & Awareness Campaign on Tuesday, February 28

Humanitas Wines, The Wine Foundry, A&R Worldwide, Blue Note Napa, Heritage EatsEarth & Sky Chocolates and Hampton Inn & Suites have joined together to host a stellar night of music, food and wine as a kick-off fundraiser for the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance. Napa Valley Unified School District is making a visionary effort to reintegrate arts education back into its schools after losing state and federal funding decades ago.PA-POSTER-2017-Blue-Note-Napa-STD_10x

The Passport Approved Radio Tour routes through Blue Note Napa on Tuesday, February 28 (Door 6pm | Show 7pm) featuring rock ‘n’ roll international discovery artists Katéa (Finland), Ben Hazlewood (New Zealand),Speaker First (Indonesia) with opener Madyx (USA). The radio show has been the first radio show to introduce artists such as Vance Joy, Gotye, Lorde, Artic Monkeys, Milky Chance, Kongos, The Temper Trap and many others to the US market. With each showcase set, Blue Note Napa Chef Jessica Sedlacek will create a series of four course small plate dishes inspired by each artist’s country of origin to pair with Humanitas and Foundry Wines. Dessert is hosted by Earth & Sky Chocolates of Calistoga. Promotional radio support comes from KRML102.1 and KKDO 94.7 FM.

The Passport Approved show is hosted by longtime British-born DJ Sat Bisla who is also the Founder of the global artist discovery and development firm A&R Worldwide. A&R Worldwide has been credited with the discovery and/or early development in the US for artists such as Coldplay, Dido, Muse, Sia, Adele, Wolfmother, Keane, LMFAO, and Ting Tings to name a few. Headliner Katéa has recently signed with BMG Scandinavia by the same executive who inked Sweden’s Tove Lo to her music publishing deal. Katéa is also represented by Adele’s worldwide entertainment attorney.

General bar area admission is $25* each and includes show only. All-inclusive wine and dinner show tickets are $150* each. Group Donor Booths and Tables are available for purchase on a first-come, first-purchased basis. These are reserved in Booths for 4 or 6 or Table Seating in sets of 4, 6 or 8 sold at $550*, $825* and $1,100* respectively. Any special request for Group Donor Seating that is not shown as an option for purchase; please email for special booking. *Additional service fees not included.

Citizens with a few extra years under their belts might remember when band, music, art and drama where part of the day-to-day curriculum. Produced in a public-private partnership with NVUSD’s community partners represented in the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance, The Arts Education Master Plan will create a clear pathway for every pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade student in Napa public schools to have a sequential, standards-based visual and performing arts education.

According to studies by Americans for the Arts, students who are given a sense of an artistic community are more likely to create and positively affect their surroundings. These same students will, on average, have superior academic performance, meaning lower dropout rates, improved memory skills, and higher GPA’s and SAT scores. And the success continues beyond their high school years, contributing to the health and vibrancy of our community.

“As a parent and member of the board of Arts Council Napa Valley, the issue of arts in our schools is a passionate issue for me,” said Humanitas founder Judd Wallenbrock. “With our relationship with A&R Worldwide and the opening of Blue Note Napa, we saw an opportunity to create an unforgettable night to celebrate the arts while immediately raising funds and bringing awareness to The Arts Education Master Plan.”

“The Arts Education Master Plan outlines exciting possibilities for our students, but big steps like this don’t often happen without the support of outside agencies,” said Chuck Neidhoefer, Arts Coordinator for the Napa Valley Unified School District. “Thanks to Humanitas Wines, The Wine Foundry, and their partners for their creative approach to supporting the arts in public education.”

Heritage Eats is hosting the night’s green room nosh with its globally inspired food with an emphasis on Heritage Breed protein. Lodging partner Hampton Inn & Suites is hosting the evening’s talent and offering 15% off room rates for out-of-town ticket holders. Call Hampton direct at 707.255.4000 or book directly online.

Blue Note Napa is located at 1030 Main St. Napa in the historic Opera House building. Tickets are available in person, online or over the phone at (707) 880-2300. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Sunday 3:30 to 9:30pm. Prices online and at the Box Office are the same.


Participating Wineries

Avinodos, Crosby Roamann, Humanitas Wines, Mi Sueño, Spelletich Family Wine Co.The Wine Foundry, and Trinitas Cellars

Use our Promo Code HUMANITAS to receive $10 off your $35 ticket!


Crush it! With a glass of wine in one hand, and a ping pong ball in the other, who needs bocce ball? Come sip, play and compete at the Crusher Wine District’s Crusher Games III, a playful twist on the typical wine tasting event.

Explore our cutting-edge collective of modern, edgy and urban wineries clustered in the south district of Napa for our third annual Crusher Games. Whimsical games (think Wine Pong, Barrel Putt-Putt, Bung Bung Barrel Humani-Toss, etc.), amazing prizes, DJ Sir Rexington spinning and, of course, we’ve lined up some great food for you enjoy.

A portion of the day’s proceeds benefit Napa Humane. You may also make a 100% donation of any amount above! Napa Humane’s mission is to promote the welfare of companion animals through protection, advocacy, education, and by example.

 7 Wineries, One Great Day!

September 17th, Noon – 4pm

Games, Prizes & Music by DJ Rexington

Globally Inspired Lunch Menu Available for Purchase by Heritage Eats

Complimentary Tastings by Hint WaterZico Coconut WaterPower Crunch



Thanks to Our Promotional Partners!


Crusher Wine District will present an “Off-Vineyard Urban Expedition” wine tasting circuit at seven member wineries on August 8 and 9 from 11am to 4pm. This will be the third passport event in the Crusher Wine District’s annual series of Wine Hopper Weekends in 2015. Mobile ready passports are only $50/person each day, with Two-Day Passes available for $75 at

The two-day weekend event will feature interactive and hands-on demonstrations at each participating Crusher Wine District winery, with a chance to roll up your sleeves and learn more about the gamut of the Harvest’s seasonal activities: the véraison moment, wine blending in action, barrel tasting, wine deconstruction, an aroma sensory demo and more. Local food trucks will be on hand, plus a special $24 prix fixe lunch at Siena and $10 boxed lunch at Blend are available at The Meritage Resort and Spa.

Wine Hopper Weekends provide access to wineries in the Crusher Wine District that are normally open by appointment only: Avinodos, The Wine Foundry, Humanitas Wines, Mi Sueño Winery, Spelletich Family Wine Company, The Trinitas Library and Crosby Roamann*.

Event Details
Wine Hopper Weekends: “Off-Vineyard Urban Expedition”
Dates: August 8 & 9, 2015
Time: 11am to 4pm
Check-in Location: The Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa
Ticket Prices: One-day pass = $50, two-day pass = $75
More information can be found at

The Crusher Wine District is a cutting-edge collective of ten wineries located in the edgy and unexpected south side of Napa. Considered Napa’s only urban wine district, it attracts start-up and small-production working wineries in their “incubator” stage, affording a more intimate and personal dialogue with the owners and winemakers. For Napa locals and visitors alike, looking for a new and different experience, it offers an off-the-beaten-path destination on your way in or out of Napa Valley.

*Wineries subject to change. Participating wineries for each weekend will be posted on our CellarPass ticketing page.

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Passport Weekends Allow Open Access to Predominately Appointment-Only Wine District

The Crusher Wine District in Southern Napa has announced that its avant-garde collection of wineries will host quarterly Wine Hopper Weekends to allow unfettered access to its members’ tasting experiences. With many of its member wineries available for tastings by appointment only, Crusher Wine District has selected four weekends throughout 2015 where all will be open for passport tastings from 10am to 4:30pm.

Special experiences will be shared at each winery as passport holders “hop” from tasting to tasting for one inclusive fee of $85 each or $150 per couple. To access the entire Crusher Wine District member tasting experiences would normally cost up to $250 per person. Guests may also opt to visit select wineries through individual tasting fees. The inaugural weekend takes place March 7 and 8 with tickets available at

Wine Hopper Weekends include access to Avinodos, Edict Wines, The Wine Foundry, Humanitas Wines, J. Moss, Mi Sueño Winery, Spelletich Family Wine Co., The Trinitas Library and Y. Rousseau Wines. The weekend of June 20th and 21st will be a Special Edition of Crusher Games II! Passport holders may also book weekend getaway lodging reservations by calling Meritage Resort & Spa located in the heart of the Crusher Wine District at (707) 251-1900.

*Wine Hopper Weekends Quarterly Tastings

March 7 & 8

June 20 & 21 = A Special Edition of Crusher Games II

August 8 & 9

November 7 & 8

*Select wineries may not be available for all four weekends. Participating wineries for each weekend will be posted on our CellarPass ticketing page.

About Crusher Wine District
Crusher Wine District is a collaboration of avant-garde wineries dedicated to cutting edge wines and honest hospitality. Our location in the industrial area of South Napa says it all about us – authentic, stripped down and a little funky. Come visit the Napa Valley you didn’t expect, yet will ultimately always remember. Members include Avinodos, Edict Wines, The Wine Foundry, Humanitas Wines, J. Moss, Mi Sueño Winery, Spelletich Family Wine Co., Trinitas Cellars, The Trinitas Library and Y. Rousseau Wines. To learn more and join our mailing list, visit us at