On September 18th, I produced VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s (VH1 STMF) Noteworthy benefit at William Hill Estate Winery (WHE) for the third year in a row. Each year VH1 STMF hosts this invite-only event to show their appreciation to WHE for their commitment to restoring music education in public schools. This was a monumental year because WHE’s total donation to the Foundation has reached over $1M dollars.
This is one of my favorite events because the time of year it takes place is divine! Peak season in Napa, CA is September. The grapes are on the vine, the weather is calm (not too warm, not too cool) and the wine (as it always is) is delicious! William Hill Estate Winery is such a perfect place to host a benefit because of the open space, the view and the detail they put into everything from decor to food and wine pairings.
My involvement was more focused on talent management and hosting an intimate performance at William Hill Estate Winery, where guests could mingle, enjoy great music and raise funds for a worthy cause. This year BUSH performed. The acoustic set by Gavin Rossdale and Chris Trainor was perfect for the up close and personal setting.
If you ever get out to Napa, I suggest scheduling a tour to view the Winery and taste their fine wine. My first choice from their extensive portfolio is the cabernet sauvignon. If you get a chance to visit the Winery, please take some time to appreciate the view from sitting or standing under the pergola.
Additional event sponsors for the 2014 Noteworthy benefit beyond WHE included: Avnet, Raymond Weil, Alex and Ani as well as Copper River Bags.
P.S. I met Gavin Rossdale from BUSH and had to fend off numerous amount of women (and a few men) who appreciated his music and his good looks. Check out some of the footage and images, I was able to capture.