Harvest STOMP raises record-breaking support for Napa Valley agricultural land preservation and farmworker education
2023 Harvest STOMP Chairs (far left), Silver Oak Cellars vineyard manager, Dave Shein, and CEO, David Duncan, applaud and await the passing of the torch as 2022 Harvest STOMP Chairs, front and center (from left), Denise and Oscar Renteria, and Michele and John Truchard, announce the night’s auction total. Photo by Suzanne Becker Bronk
NAPA, CA (August 30, 2022) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) hosted their 15th annual Harvest STOMP fundraiser this past Saturday night, August 27, at Oscar and Denise Renteria’s 360 Vineyard in Oakville, CA. 2022 Auction Chairs, Oscar and Denise Renteria, owners of Tres Perlas Wines and Renteria Vineyard Management, and John and Michele Truchard, owners of JaM Cellars and FARM Napa Valley Vineyard Management, brought together those with a shared passion for the preservation of local agriculture, building a legacy for the Napa Valley, and providing life-changing opportunities for Napa’s vineyard workforce. With the support of a dedicated community of grape growers, vineyard managers, winery owners, wine lovers, and vineyard professionals, Saturday’s event raised a record-breaking $3.3 million for the two organizations.
“Having waited through the pandemic to finally Co-Chair Harvest STOMP with Oscar and Denise Renteria, we couldn’t have hoped for a more successful and rewarding event” said John and Michele Truchard. “It was great to be with people that care so deeply about the Napa Valley and its farmworkers. The generosity shown in this 15th anniversary year of STOMP was unmatched.” “We were honored to host STOMP at our family’s estate in Oakville and to bear witness to the many expressions of gratitude that our community made to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and Farmworker Foundation. We are proud to see that the intention and outcome of this year’s celebration will continue to perpetuate the legacy of our wine growing culture for years to come” added Oscar and Denise Renteria. This year’s auction night celebrated the American and migrant farmers, caretakers of the land, and all the families building a legacy for Napa Valley agriculture. To honor this year’s message, a Live Lot featuring Napa Valley grape growing icons, Salvador Renteria, founder of Renteria Vineyard Management and Oscar Renteria’s father, and Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards, was auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Salvador Renteria being recognized during the Harvest STOMP Live Auction. Photo by Suzanne Becker Bronk
Harvest STOMP supporters generously raise their paddles in support of the NVG and FWF’s annual fund-a-need. Photo by Suzanne Becker Bronk.
Harvest STOMP was presented by JaM Cellars; FARM Napa Valley Vineyard Management and Mechanics Bank re-committed as Harvest STOMP premier partners; Oscar and Denise Renteria and Renteria Vineyard Management generously donated their vineyard site, Renteria 360 Vineyard; Nordby Construction provided their team for on-site building; Sunbelt Rentals provided equipment; Culinary Eye Catering & Events served a Tex-Mex-style, coursed dinner; Regusci Ranch and the Hoxsey Family provided farm-fresh linnias, sunflowers, and foraged items for floral arrangements; American AgCredit, Bin to Bottle, Trinchero Family Estates, and Hanabi Lager Co. hosted cocktails, wine, and beer bars; Silicon Valley Bank sponsored the annual STOMP Store, which featured commemorative items and festive swag; St. Helena Hospital Foundation provided guest health support; reception wine was provided by – Alpha Omega, CADE, Conn Creek Napa Valley, FARM Napa Valley, HALL Napa Valley, JaM Cellars, Pulido-Walker Vineyards, Schramsberg, Tres Perlas, Venge Vineyards, and Vineyard 29; reception appetizers were provided by Opus One, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Hog Island Oysters, Rosie Hospitality, and La Mexicana; décor and accents featured handmade napkins and papel picado from Mexico-based retailer, Mesa Chic Parties; and guests kicked up their heels to musical guests, Mariachi Torres and country singer, Nicole Marden.
Presenting Partner JaM Cellars Bubbles Bar greeted STOMP guests with Butter Chardonnay and new Butter Bubbles. Photo by Suzanne Becker Bronk
Sunset over Harvest STOMP. Photo by Suzanne Becker Bronk
Save-the-date, 2023 Harvest STOMP will be hosted by Silver Oak Cellars and the Duncan Family on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Reservations to the annual event are highly limited and sell out quickly. More information will be released in the coming months.