The V Marketplace in Yountville CA | Photo by Auey Santos © 2012

Photography by Auey Santos

On the first Saturday in May, in the Napa Valley wine and food lovers can enjoy an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with marquis names, pick up some amazing bottles at special event prices and feel good knowing their activities will benefit veterans of current wars providing they nab one of 350 tickets for the fourth Annual Sense Yountville. (

“While our participating winemakers and chefs are marquis names at world-class events all over the country, this is about hometown pride right here in our own backyard,” notes Scott Lewis, proprietor at V Wine Cellar, the organizer of the event. “Napa Valley is a mecca for both food and wine lovers; this event was designed to showcase what we do right here at home, and being able to help our vets certainly sweetens the deal this year.”

Stop by Yountville CA | Photo by Auey Santos © 2012

Whether you’re looking for an exclusive opportunity to lay hands on highly allocated wines, or hoping to discover some of Napa Valley’s hidden gems, this curated tasting replete with bespoke pairings from Yountville‘s top chefs delivers more than 20 wineries and a dozen chefs under a single roof. Participating wineries include: Balius, Blankiet Estate, Burly, Casa Piena, Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Winery, Cliff Lede, Clos Val Mi, Dominus Estate, Gemstone Vineyard, Ghost Block, Maze, Metaphora Wines, Outpost, Paradigm, Piña Cellars, Pneu, Poetry, Rocca Family, Saint Helena Winery, Tom Scott Vineyard, and Vineyard House. Leading purveyors including Ad Hoc, Bistro Jeanty, Bottega Ristorante, Bouchon, Brix, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Lucy Restaurant & Bar , Mustard’s, Redd, Villagio,Vintage Estate, Kollar Chocolates.

Sense Yountville was launched in 2009 to provide guests with unprecedented access to the wines and food that define the Napa Valley. The event features highly allocated pre-release wines at en primeur pricing, rare large format bottles, and culinary pairings by an all-star lineup. Participating restaurants and wineries are represented by principals: winemakers & chefs who are personally committed to creating an outstanding guest experience in their hometown. For 2012, proceeds from the event will benefit The Pathway Home, a nationally-acclaimed Yountville-based residential program serving veterans of current wars. The event is limited to 350 guests to maintain quality of both food and wine on offer and targets discerning wine buyers — epicureans seeking an excellent value on both marquis names and small, lesser-known producers. Tickets are available online at or call 707-944-5625.

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