POSTED ON March 15, 2011 | IN Activities, Wine News | BY Joe Becerra

Napa County Non-Profits Host Second Annual Napa Valley 360 – April 1 to April 4

The four major nonprofit agencies throughout Napa County have launched Napa Valley 360, an online auction designed to bring one-of-a-kind Napa Valley experiences to top bidders. Funds raised for this auction will benefit the 8,300 Napa County community members who are supported by Family Service of Napa Valley, Calistoga Family Center, St. Helena Family Center and Cope Family Center.

Check the Website for a complete list of auction items. The items include several wine offerings, dining, travel packages, and more. If you work at it, you can probably find some amazing deals among all these offerings and, best of all, it is for a very worthy cause.

The auction can be viewed at and will run from Friday, April 1st at 8:00 am through Monday, April 4th at 5:00 pm.

Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour – April 16.

Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley will kick-off the nationwide “Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour” with a full day of wine, food and the arts on April 16, 2011. The popular and educational wine event was started in 2006 as a tribute to winery founder and legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi. This year marks the first time the Robert Mondavi Winery will host a portion of the nationwide tour. The day-long event offers guests the chance to tour the Robert Mondavi Winery free of charge as they enjoy a complimentary glass of Robert Mondavi Winery 2009 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc. Special tours and tastings are scheduled throughout the day for an additional fee. Highlights include an official welcome at twelve o’ clock by Margit Mondavi and Ted Allen (popular cookbook author, wine expert and Food Network host) and a Ted Allen book signing event. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of seminars such as an exclusive cellar tasting, food and wine pairing classes, wine tasting in the vineyards and a six-year vertical tasting of the winery’s famed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve hosted by Director of Winemaking, Genevieve Janssens. Live entertainment will be provided by Jazz Mafia, a Bay Area instrumental jazz band.

The date is April 16th with a start time of 10:00 am. Check the Robert Mondavi Website for complete ticket information.

Napa Valley Film Festival Winter Registration Ends on March 31.

Mark your calendars and buy tickets at discounted prices now through March 31, 2011. The inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival is scheduled for November 9 – 13. This will certainly be one of the hottest events in the Napa Valley. Get a jump start and purchase your package deals.