Lot 7 ~ For the Love of Darioush


  • Two seats at a dinner honoring Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi at Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo’s Oakville estate
  • Private concert by superstar violinist Sarah Chang

Gracious hospitality is a culture unto itself. It’s something that Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, to whom Festival Napa Valley’s 2017 season is dedicated, know well. After all, it was ingrained in their Persian upbringing, where wine, poetry, art, and music were a central part of life.

This lot invites you to step into their rarefied world as their dear friends and fellow vintners, Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo, host a lavish and intimate wine-pairing dinner for the Khaledis at their stunning estate. Completing this extraordinary experience is a private performance by Sarah Chang overlooking the splendor of eastern Oakville’s hallmark red and rocky hills. The celebrated violinist takes time out of her busy schedule and makes a special appearance in honor of one of Napa’s most graceful and generous couples.


Donors: Sarah Chang, Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo, Gargiulo Vineyards, Napa Valley Festival Association

To be sold by the couple. Dinner and concert on May 2, 2018.