The Gratitude Network held it’s first-ever “Soiree” on November 6, 2016 at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, CA…and Entrepreneur Wines was there to help with th celebration! 325 guests enjoyed a grand reception, entered the Grand Ballroom to the music of Cantabile Women’s Choir, and then heard from several great speakers, enjoyed a wonderful dinner, participated in a live auction and honored social entrepreneurs around the world.
Speakers included Lauren Bush Lauren (Founder of The FEED Projects), Christian Okoye (star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs), Guy Kawasaki (early Apple Evangelist,entrepreneur and prolific blogger), Alejandro Gac-Artigas (Founder, Springboard Collaborative), and Tanyella Evans (Co-Founder of Library for All).
Best comment of the night: “Given the details of the event, it’s hard to believe this event is the FIRST time Gratitude Network has thrown one of these!“
Nearly 70 Wine Club members and their guests joined us for our 2017 Barrel Tasting event at our production facility at ElevenEleven, off Trancas Road in Napa city. This year, ElevenEleven opened up a new (much larger) facility, complete with spacious barrel tasting area, tasting rooms, and an outdoor deck in the back facing north into the Napa Valley mountain ranges – just beautiful!
Patty and Randy Haykin had a wonderful time hosting Entrepreneur Wines members at their home for a Fall Release Party on October 16, 2016. The event featured the release of Entrepreneur Wines’ first-ever Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir, as well as a scrumptious 2013 Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon.
Guests had to put their “Game Faces” on. After an update in the foyer are, we split up into two groups – we challenged Club Members and guests to determine which photos were taken from our Dutton Ranch, Sonoma vineyard of our pinot noir vineyard, and which were taken from out Stagecoach Atlas Peak vineyard. Guests also had to guess what flavors were associated with each wine, and what grape type was associated with each wine they were tasting. We all gathered in the kitchen at the end of the day to exchange “results” and figure out which team did the best job of matching sight, smell and taste to the newly-released wines.
Despite the rain outside, everyone had a great time and there were ample opportunities for couples to meet one another. And, we welcomed 4 new Entrepreneur Wines Club members from this event!