Renowned Wineries Team up for the Second Annual Napa in Newport on Feb. 27 to Save the Lives of Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi of Darioush Winery will be Honorary
Co-Chairs

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The date for the highly anticipated 2016 Napa
in Newport
has been set for February 27 at the St. Regis Hotel in
Dana Point. Southern California’s premier annual wine event, Napa in
Newport unites 40 renowned vintners and wine enthusiasts to help find a
cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating genetic disease that
robs children and young adults of their muscle strength and claims their
lives by their mid-20s. All proceeds from the evening will benefit CureDuchenne,
the national organization committed to finding a cure for Duchenne
muscular dystrophy.

Honorary co-chairs of this year’s Napa in Newport are Darioush and
Shahpar Khaledi, owners of Darioush
vineyards and winery. Darioush wine, a bottled translation of historical
Persian wine culture, combines Shahpar’s experienced eye for design and
etiquette with her husband Darioush’s craftsmanship and entrepreneurial
fascination for winemaking.

Napa in Newport attendees will enjoy a selection of fine, rare and
reserve wines from 40 select Napa Valley wineries including Darioush,
Alpha
Omega
, Amici
Cellars
, Anomaly
Vineyards
, Arkenstone
Napa Valley
, Arrow
& Branch
, Blackbird
Vineyards Bespoke Collection
, BOND
Estates
, Broman
Cellars
, Checkerboard
Vineyards
, Clif
Family
, Crocker
& Starr
, Dakota
Shy
, Dana
Estates
, Davis
Estates
, Fairchild
Napa Valley
, Fait-Main,
Gandona
Estate
, Gargiulo
Vineyards
, Gemstone,
Hunnicutt,
Joseph
Phelps Winery
, Kelly
Fleming Wines
, Lokoya,
Memento
Mori
, Morlet
Family Vineyards
, Patel
Napa Valley
, Plumpjack,
Promise
Wine
, Quintessa,
Redmon
Wines
, Relic,
Sequoia
Grove
, Signorello
Estate
, Three
Sticks Wines
, Vineyard
29
, Zakin
Wines
and ZD
Wines
.

The evening will include a four-course dinner created by renowned Chef
Azmin Ghahreman of the celebrated Sapphire
Laguna
restaurant, known for its highly distinguished globally
inspired cuisine that balances innovation with comfort food. Ghahreman’s
menu for Napa in Newport will be created to pair delicious cuisine with
the sophisticated aromas and tastes of the hosted Napa wines.

Napa in Newport kicks off with a wine tasting reception and silent
auction at 5:00 p.m., then dinner and wine pairings at 7:00 p.m.,
followed by the evening’s program and live auction at 8:00 p.m. Tickets
and sponsorships are available now. For more information and to purchase
tickets visit: www.NapaInNewport.org

Napa in Newport Honorary Committee includes: Clay Matthews III, Paige &
Ryan Getzlaf, Dave Romney, Lisa & Scott Neidermayer, Denise Frink &
Honorable Albert A. Frink III, Wendy & Donald Garcia, Kelly Thornton
Hallman, Sarah & Thom McElroy, Nina & Pat Patel, Laura & Colin Baden,
Lourdes & Ted Nark, Rhonda & Dr. Anthony Nobles, Ruben Flores & Nelson
Coates, Allison & Jim Panetta, Mara & Keith Murray, Jennifer & Rodney
Brooks, Bob Romney, Carla & Jeff Meberg, Susan & Byron Roth, Holly &
Mark Kerslake, and Michele O’Leary Koll.

About CureDuchenne

CureDuchenne was founded in 2003 with a focus on saving the lives of
those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects more than
300,000 boys worldwide. With support from CureDuchenne, three
pharmaceutical treatments could be approved by the FDA within the next
year. These treatments may lessen the effects of the disease for those
with certain mutations of Duchenne, but there is still much to be done
to find a cure. For more information, please visit CureDuchenne.org
and follow us on Facebook,
Twitter
and YouTube.

Contacts

CureDuchenne
Karen Harley, 949-872-2552