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The Next Generation of Wine Industry Leaders to Lead "Pairing Words and Wine" Panel at the Napa Valley Wine Library's Annual Winemaker Seminar

The Napa Valley Wine Library Association partners with the publisher of Rock & Vine to showcase fresh perspectives on the wine industry.
July 11, 2013

Napa Valley, C.A., July 2, 2013—The Napa Valley Wine Library Association will host their annual Winemaker’s Seminar Aug. 10 at the former COPIA Center in Napa. This year’s Winemaker’s Seminar, titled “Pairing Words and Wine,” will offer a fresh take on the wine business. The panel will feature leaders from the next generation of wine professionals, including popular author Chelsea Prince, who will lead the panel of Millennial wine industry movers and shakers.

The panel will feature subjects from Prince’s new book, Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country. The book reveals the lives and innovations of these new industry leaders. The Rock and Vine book will come to life as those featured in the book share their insight and approach to the wine industry. Each will delve into their personal experiences in continuing the legacy of the Napa Valley and Sonoma wine regions. Attendees will be able to interact with the panelists during and after the event. Panelists will share their favorite wines with attendees at an intimate post-panel gathering.

“The Napa Valley Wine Library is excited to share a fresh perspective on the new opportunities in the wine industry as we bridge the gap between Napa and Sonoma, as well as our winemaking generations,” said Carolyn Martini, president of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association. “We are thrilled to listen and learn from these new voices in our industry.”

“Pairing Words and Wine” Panel Participants Include:
- Chelsea Prince, Rock and Vine -
- Angelina Mondavi, Dark Matter, Hundred Acre and One True Vine -
- Danny Fay, Envolve Winery -
- Jordan Kivelstadt, Free Flow Wines & Kivelstadt Cellars - /
- Tony Leonardini, BNA Wine Group -
- Maggie Pramuk, Robert Biale Vineyards -

Please note: additional Rock and Vine winemakers may be added to the panel, subject to harvest schedules.

“Pairing Words and Wine” Winemaker’s Seminar

The “Pairing Words and Wine” Winemaker’s Seminar will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the former location of COPIA, located at 500 First Street in Downtown Napa. The panel discussion will take place from 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and will be followed by a special wine tasting and book signing with the author and panel participants, on the adjacent sycamore-shaded terrace, from 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Lunch will take place at the nearby Oxbow Public Market, where attendees can spend their seminar-provided “Ox-Bucks” at the market’s many vendors and restaurants.

51st Annual Napa Valley Wine Library Wine Tasting
The 51st Annual Napa Valley Wine Library Wine Tasting will take place the following day, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa. The tasting will feature 100 of the Napa Valley’s finest wineries. This year’s theme is “Winemaker’s Favorites” and will feature special wines chosen by the vintners themselves. Author Chelsea Prince will be on-site to sign books during the tasting.

How to Participate in the 2013 events

The Winemaker’s Seminar has limited availability and tickets are $95 for members and $105 for non-members. Rock and Vine books are available at a discount for $15 with advanced ticket purchases, or for $25 on-site at the event. Seminar tickets, with the book included, may be purchased for $110 for members and $120 for non-members. The Wine Tasting event on Sunday, Aug. 11, is open to Napa Valley Wine Library Association members only and is free benefit of membership. Memberships are available online at Annual memberships are $80 prior to the event and $85 on the day of the tasting. For more information on how to join the organization or register for the seminar, email To register via US Mail, payment can be sent to NVWLA, PO Box 328, St. Helena, CA 94574. Please include a return address, daytime telephone number, and number of spaces you wish to reserve. Your check should be made out to Napa Valley Wine Library Association. Registration is also available at

About Chelsea Print & Publishing

Chelsea Print & Publishing creates modern coffee table books that are affordable for the everyday reader. With a commitment to storytelling and accessible professional art, the publisher supports affinity non-profit organizations through its products. The company is owned and operated by Chelsea Prince, who recently authored Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country. A portion of all profits from Rock and Vine sales will benefit Wine To Water, a non-profit organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. For more information on Rock and Vine, including sample chapters and images, visit

About Napa Valley Wine Library Association

Founded in 1963, the Napa Valley Wine Library Association is an exceptional resource for wine education. The association funds an extensive collection of books, wine labels, magazines, interviews, technical journals, and other wine-related material for the general public to enjoy at St. Helena Public Library. Membership helps support the mission to collect and preserve these treasures for generations to come. Members receive admission to the Annual Tasting event, held in August, special rates for wine education seminars, and a subscription to a semi-annual members’ magazine, Napa Valley Wine Library REPORT. More information can be found at on Facebook or on Twitter @NapaWineLibrary.

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