Rock and Vine Launch Party
On Feb. 12, wine enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and wine industry changemakers attended the San Francisco launch party for Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country, a stunning new coffee table book by Chelsea Prince. Rock and Vine introduces the next generation of wine industry trailblazers who are primed to perpetuate the legacy of American wine.
Held at Ian Ross Gallery, guests enjoyed discovering emerging winemakers and artists (the gallery officially opens March 15) while imbibing award-winning wine featured in Rock and Vine. Envolve Winery’s 2012 Rosé, Ceja Vineyards’ Sauvignon Blanc and BNA Wine Group’s Bandwagon Pinot Noir and was featured with passed hors d’oeuvres, while Christina Turley (Turley Wine Cellars), Angelina Mondavi (Dark Matter) and Maggie Pramuk (Robert Biale Vineyards) poured their respective Zinfandels in the VIP press lounge. Ben Flajnik, winemaker and former “Bachelor” on ABC television was also in attendance.
A portion of the art sales and book proceeds from the evening benefited Wine to Water, a non-profit organization focused on providing clean water systems to people in need around the world.