Jonathan and Janice Zakin’s bespoke three-acre estate
, rimming the Howell Mountain AVA, contains some of the last intensely steep hillside vineyards procured in Napa Valley, making it a rare site indeed. Rare also is the Cabernet Sauvignon gleaned and made here by the renowned Phillipe Melka, whose love of both the science and art of winemaking has made him one of the most in-demand craftsmen in the Napa Valley.
With the sounds of classical guitarist Jiji
plucking out a perfect St. Helena-worthy soundtrack, guests at today’s luncheon will be treated to a taste of Melka’s small-production 2013 Zakin Family Estate Cabernet (normally available to wine list members only). Overlooking astounding views of the valley, guests will also enjoy well-curated ANC barrel samples paired with expressive dishes from The Restaurant at Meadowood’s famed chef, Christopher Kostow.
Today’s luncheon is a special, invitation-only affair, and recognizes the major bidders who have supported the festival’s Arts for All Gala.