Charity Spotlight: CureDuchenne Hosts Napa in Newport Wine Auction

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CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is hosting a Napa in Newport Wine Auction on Feb. 28 at the Balboa Bay Resort.

More than 20 Napa Valley vintners will showcase their finest wines. Vintners include: Vineyard 29, Barbour Vineyards, Broman Cellars, Clif Family, Lede Family Wines, Cimarossa Howell Mountain, Crocker & Starr, Dana Estates, Darioush, David Arthur Vineyards, Davis Estates, D.R. Stephens Estate, Fairchild Wines, Gandona Winery, Gemstone Vineyard, Heitz Cellar, Hill Family Estate, Kelly Fleming Wines, Lail Vineyards, Redmon Wines, Relic, Saint Helena Winery, Scherrer Winery, Sequoia Grove, and more.

The Napa in Newport Wine Auction benefits CureDuchenne and proceeds of the event will fund research to find a cure for Duchenne, a progressive muscle-wasting disease that impacts 1 in 3,500 boys.

The Napa in Newport Wine Auction will include wine tasting; dinner and wine pairings with a Napa vintner at every table; a silent auction; and a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind wines and wine-themed experiences.

Chuck and Anne McMinn, owners of Vineyard 29, are honorary co-chairs of the Napa in Newport Wine Auction. Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, one of only 15 people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator diplomas, is the wine curator of the event.

“We are delighted to bring Napa to Newport Beach and support a great cause like CureDuchenne,” said Chuck McMinn. “Napa Valley vintners have a long history of supporting charities and we hope by bringing our extraordinary wines to Orange County we can help raise significant dollars to fund research to find a cure for this devastating disease.”

Single tickets are $500 each. Table sponsorships are available. Go to CureDuchenne.org/NapaInNewport to purchase tickets. For more information, call (949) 872-2552.

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