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Tickets on Sale for A Weekend of Exclusive Events at Some of Napa’s Most Celebrated Wineries: Sullivan Rutherford Estate, Dana Estates, Darioush, and Stony Hill

NAPA, CA – Feb. 7, 2024 – OLE Health Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for Vida OLE, June 27-29, 2024, the annual fundraising event benefiting Napa County’s only network of community health centers, which provides health care to Napa’s essential workers. An all-inclusive Weekend Pass is $1,750 per person ($1150 tax-deductible), tickets to the Vida OLE Dinner & Auction are $1,000 per person ($700 tax deductible), and sponsorships are available starting at $5,000.

“For more than 50 years, the most vulnerable members of our Napa Valley community have relied on ‘Clinic OLE,’ as they still call it, for access to high-quality, bilingual health care,” said Naoko Dalla Valle, OLE Health Foundation Board Chair. “Without the support of this community, more than one-quarter of our friends and neighbors in Napa would go without health care. This weekend celebrates and raises money for this work and the essential workers who make Napa Valley a world-class wine region and travel destination.”

Vida OLE kicks off on Thursday, June 27, with the invitation-only Visionaries Luncheon to honor and recognize those whose support over the past five decades has played a key role in fulfilling CommuniCare+OLE’s mission to ensuring quality healthcare for everyone who lives and works in Napa Valley. Last year, vintner Rick Jones was honored with the inaugural John Shafer Visionary Award for his unwavering support of the OLE Health Foundation and his dedication to promoting access to health care in Napa Valley. This year’s recipient will be announced in April.

On Friday, June 28, a series of intimate vintner dinners will be held at some of the most celebrated wineries in Napa, including Dana Estates, Darioush, and Stony Hill. Each will also feature stories from CommuniCare+OLE’s providers who serve on the front line caring for our community’s farmworkers, essential workers, senior citizens, children, and other vulnerable populations.

On Saturday, June 29, for the second year in a row, Sullivan Rutherford Estate will host the centerpiece of the weekend, a dinner and auction. Sullivan’s sumptuous wines will generously flow and be paired with a curated three-course dinner highlighting the flavors of the season. Noted auctioneer Fritz Hatton will lead a lively auction of intriguing lots consisting of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, luxurious getaways, sporting excursions, memorable dinners, rare wines, and more. The evening will conclude with an energetic concert where attendees can kick up their heels and dance the night away under the stars.

Last year’s event raised a record-setting $1.7 million help fund Napa-based initiatives that cover expenses for patients unable to pay for their care, support expansion of nonprofit community health centers, and provide mobile health services for vineyard workers. Money raised this year will support expanded services and health centers in Napa County to meet the ever-increasing demand.

Vida OLE is sponsored by American Ag Credit, Bank of Marin, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Dana Estates, Darioush, Exclusive Resorts, J.P. Morgan, Loco Tequila, Mechanics Bank, Stony Hill Vineyards, Sullivan Rutherford Estate, and The Doctors Company. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit olehealth.org/auction.

About the OLE Health Foundation

The OLE Health Foundation was started by vintner John Shafer in 1986 to ensure a more stable financial future for OLE Health. As a separate 501c3, the OLE Health Foundation’s mission is to raise money and build support for the work of OLE Health in Napa County. Its signature event, Vida OLE!, takes place each summer and includes three days of festivities geared toward celebrating the work of OLE Health and the special relationship the organization has with the vintner and business community in Napa. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors composed of community leaders. New members are nominated on a continuous basis and serve for a three-year term with no limit on reappointment.