The Hess Collection has donated  $11,439, generated by the winery’s participation in 1 percent For The Planet, to the Land Trust of Napa County.

The 1 percent For the Planet is a growing global movement of companies donating 1 percent of sales for local environmental programs.

The Hess Collection is a long-time member, and has often selected the Land Trust as the beneficiary of this annual donation. The 380-acre Archer Taylor Preserve, a permanently protected wildlife habitat managed by the Land Trust, is located near the winery.

Each year, Hess designates 1 percent of sales from the Hess Collection Small Block Series of limited-release wines available to Hess Collector’s Club members and visitors who purchase the wines at the winery on Mount Veeder for the program.

 Since the effort began, the winery has donated more than $50,000 from the sales of the limited production wines and other sustainability promotions.

Beckstoffer, B Cellars

host ‘Twilight’ dinner

B Cellars, a modern-day négociant in the classic French model, and grower Andy Beckstoffer are hosting their first “Twilight in the Vineyard” dinner next month.

Taking place at the Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford on Saturday, June 22, the evening will bring together wines from the B Cellars portfolio with dinner prepared by chef Morgan Robinson, of Napa Valley’s Smoke: Open Fire Cooking.

 Featured wines include 2011 Juliana Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Star Vineyard Chardonnay and 2009 Blend 24, as well as 2012 George III Cabernet, 2009 Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer vineyards

“Twilight in the Vineyard” dinner reservations are available for $350 per guest. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner  at 7 p.m. Georges III Vineyard is  at 8600 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford. Reservations can be made by calling B Cellars at 877-229-9939.


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