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Napa Valley’s 3rd Annual “Wine Auction and Concert on the Lawn”
Moves to Bigger Venue
Napa Valley, CA— The Third Annual Wine Auction and Concert on the Lawn will be held Sun., May 6 from 2-5 PM at Charles Krug/Peter Mondavi Family Winery in St. Helena. A live auction is being added to the silent auction of sought-after wines. Baba Ken Okulolo, Nigeria’s top bassist, and the rest of The Nigerian Brothers will provide a musical backdrop of African folk, highlife and “palm-wine” tunes.
The Napa casual fundraising event that started on the lawn of Chris and Christina Madrigal, proprietors of Madrigal Estate Winery, north of St. Helena, has outgrown its original venue. Peter and Katie Mondavi, proprietors of Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family and co-founders of the event, are opening the much bigger lawn of their historic St. Helena winery to the public in support of the Foundation for African Medicine & Education (FAME).
In early 2012, Katie Mondavi, who served on the clinical faculty of Stanford and as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF, will be returning to Tanzania to work in FAME’s bush clinics and at its newly-opened hospital.
Peter and Katie Mondavi, proprietors of Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family; Chris and Christina Madrigal, proprietors of Madrigal Estate Winery; and Rudy and Rita von Strasser, proprietors of von Strasser Winery, began hosting the Wine Auction on the Lawn in 2010. They established FAME Napa Valley, a registered non-profit, in support of FAME, which provides consistent, quality medical services in Tanzania to one of the poorest and most medically-underserved areas of the world. Last year’s auction provided funding for 75% of the meds distributed by FAME.