Upcoming: The Crush Challenge

Upcoming: The Crush Challenge

Good food, good wine, good exercise – all for a good cause! The 3rd annual Crush Challenge brings all of these elements together into one event in picturesque Napa Valley.

Barrel TastingOver the weekend of October 7-9, 2016, ZD Wines and Amgen will present an amazing fundraiser, supporting the deLeuze Family Professorship for a Non-Toxic Cure for Lymphoma, Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer and its partners, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley.

ChallengeScheduleAre you a cyclist? Ride with current and former professional cyclists past the wineries of Napa. If you are interested in a more relaxed experience? Let Robert deLeuze, ZD’s winemaker, lead you through a private barrel tasting and food and wine pairing. Either way, your event ticket provides admission to the Food & Wine Marketplace that follows, featuring local restaurants and wineries and live music by the Klipptones.

Dinner 2If you purchase the VIP full weekend experience, it includes a multi-chef, multi-course wine dinner at Silverado Resort & Spa. Chris Cosentino, chef of Cockscomb, author and frequent contributor to the Food Network; Tyler Rodde of Oenotri; Jeffery Jake of Silverado Resort and Spa; Regina Castellano of Chatham Inn; Chris Kollar of Kollar Chocolates; and Rock Harper of Hell’s Kitchen fame will each create one course for the dinner. The evening will also include the Crush Challenge auction and live music from Donny Most, singer, director and actor best known for his role as Ralph on Happy Days.

Intrigued? Tickets and weekend packages can be viewed and purchased at crushchallenge.org.  For questions and inquiries, call 800-487-7757, or e-mail info@crushchallenge.org.

Cycling Ride 2

About the Author: John grills a mean steak and is always in the market for another wine fridge. Believes that if a winery has more than 10 employees, it's probably too big. Buys wine faster than he drinks it, but who cares?

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