25th Annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs

Cabernet for Connoisseurs Goes Country benefitting Family House October 2, 2021 at Silverado Resort

Cabs Goes Country!

Honoring Kathleen and Dan Toney

October 2, 2021
Silverado Resort & Spa (1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558)

4pm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
6pm Dinner & Live Auction

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An evening of fine wine, fun and inspiration!

Now in its 25th year, the annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs is the flagship event for Family House, bringing together two of the greatest features of the Bay Area: Wine and Philanthropy, raising more than $12.5 million for Family House since 1995. The evening is a special celebration featuring incredible wines and a gourmet dinner, alongside a finely curated live auction with once in a lifetime experiences, live music and so much more. Hundreds of dedicated supporters, partners, friends, vintners and volunteers participate in this annual fundraising event. We missed everyone in 2020, and are looking forward to having a safe, outdoor event in beautiful Napa Valley.

Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Curry, Keller, Cards & Crustaceans: A Peak-Experience Poker Night

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Atlas Peak in Napa Valley for a poker night with Ayesha and Steph Curry, and The French Laundry’s Thomas Keller. Keller will create a lavish New England lobster boil, paired with wines from Domaine Curry collection and John Schwartz’s extensive personal cellar. Limousine transportation and luxury accommodations for four guests and two nights help make this an unforgettable experience for a lucky bidder. All proceeds support Family House San Francisco!

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Lights, Camera, Kitchen—Action!

Our Emmy award-winning culinary-TV team of producer Susie Heller, director Paul Swensen and his professional crew from Northern California Public Media, will take you from planning to prep to production and post, and make you look like the pro you’ve always wanted to be. You’re secure in the expert hands that have produced the likes of Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Martin Yan, José Andres, Joanne Weir and Lidia Bastianich. All proceeds support Family House San Francisco!

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Event Co-Chairs

Lorcan Kearney and Scott Miller

Honorary Event Co-Chairs

Carolyn Duryea and Jeff Smith

Event Committee

Erin Bowman, Linda Goldfarb, Steve Goldfarb, George Hamel III, Susie Heller, John Kugler, Mourad Lahlou, Adriel Lares, Mark Orsi, TJ Shushereba, Dan Toney, Tara Voorhis, Kevin Williams, Debbie Zachareas

Thank you to our Sponsors

List as of September 27, 2021

Nebuchadnezzar Sponsor

The Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation

Salmanazar Sponsors

Marsha Calig and Ted Slavin
James L. O’Hara and Cynthia L. Weldon
Collette O’Riordan and John Kugler

Methuselah Sponsors

Diane and Kevin Keenley
Bradley and Todd Kovacevich
Mizuho Securities, USA
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Wendy and Carl Reichardt
Jill and Thatcher Thompson
Kathleen and Dan Toney
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
UCSF Health

Magnum Sponsors

Shaina Kerrigan and Mark Jones
Diana Montgomery and Preston Raisin
Briana and Miguel Zelaya

2021 Participating Vintners

Your Support Matters

Founded in 1981, Family House is a pediatric guest house for families with a child being treated for a serious illness at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. More than just housing – Family House offers care, comfort and a worry-free environment. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, it is the generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and events like Cabernet for Connoisseurs that allow us to provide our vital services 100% free of charge to all families who stay under our roof.