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Napa Valley winery pays tribute to community volunteers with an inspirational photo exhibit, virtual tastings and more
Rutherford, Calif.—This autumn through March 2022, St. Supéry, a Napa Valley community leader with a deep commitment to sustainability, will celebrate unsung everyday heroes who make a difference in communities and neighborhoods across the country. Through the #InJoy Everyday Hero project, St. Supéry hopes to inspire people to give back and spread joy.
In addition to highlighting the stories of everyday heroes on the winery’s website and social media platforms, St. Supéry will feature local volunteers at the winery in its art gallery with the #InJoy Everyday Hero Art Exhibit, presented and curated by Virgie Giles Foundation founders Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin. This inspirational exhibition of 24 large-scale black-and-white photographs shot by eight professional Bay Area photographers will profile some of the region’s most dedicated Everyday Heroes volunteering in the fields of food security, mental health, animal rescue, youth mentorship and more.
“In Napa Valley we have a saying, neighbors helping neighbors, that above all else is what makes Napa Valley such a special place. This year as part pf our #InJoy celebration, we are recognizing those individuals whose actions and commitment to community brings joy to others,” says Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery. “There are amazing volunteers everywhere who just keep giving, and this year we will highlight their ongoing acts of kindness.”
St. Supéry has long recognized the importance of giving back through its annual participation in Auction Napa Valley, events across the United States, as well as its ongoing support of the Napa Community Disaster Relief Fund created after the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. When the LNU Complex fire struck Napa Valley in 2020, St. Supéry pledged $5 to the fund from each bottle sold of its 2020 Sauvignon Blanc to honor selfless community members—including Everyday Hero, David Eakle—who showed up on their own initiative with bulldozers, shovels and tractors to stop the flames from advancing.
“To me, that’s what volunteering is all about,” Swain says. “You came and you helped. Whether you’re there for your neighbors or you volunteer for an organization, that’s the one of the greatest gifts you can give.”
Presented and curated by Virgie Giles Foundation founders Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin.
Location: Galleries of St. Supéry Estate Winery, Rutherford California.
Dates: October 2021- March 2022
CONCEPT of EXHIBITION: Black + White Large Scale Portraits of 24 EVERYDAY HEROES, generous volunteers of their service, in fields of food security, mental health, animal rescue, youth mentorship, fire prevention.
ARTISTS: Eight Visual Artists + Photojournalists commissioned by St. Supéry’s curatorial team to document each nominated hero in their locations of service.
Three Stunning Solo Exhibitions of Photography expand upon the Nature of Northern California.
About St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. The winery focuses on sauvignon blanc and red Bordeaux varieties. St. Supéry’s reputation is based on the meticulous care of its Napa Valley vineyard properties, and the winery’s goal of producing the highest quality wines is enhanced by supporting the estate’s biodiversity and sustainability for generations to come.
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