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Upcoming Events

Naples Winter Wine Festival
January 24 - 26, 2014
Naples, Florida

Since 2004, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation according to Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.

Doug and Annette Shafer are thrilled to be part of this year’s outstanding charitable event and to donate Shafer wines to help such a great cause.

Tickets per couple: $8,500 to $20,000
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Boston Wine Festival - Shafer Wine Dinner
March 6, 2014
Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston

Chef Daniel Bruce and his team celebrate the 25th annual Boston Wine Festival with another season of outstanding wine dinners and events. Doug Shafer hosts a dinner on March 6, pouring multiple vintages of Shafer wines including 2004 and 2009 Hillside Select. Chef Bruce will prepare a menu that is sure to be sumptuous and unforgettable.

Ticket price per person: $205
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Premiere Napa Valley
Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, St. Helena, CA
February 22, 2014
Naples, Florida

The annual grand tasting and futures auction helps to fund the work of Napa Valley Vintners to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley appellation.

At Premiere Napa Valley, wine sellers capture one-of-a-kind wines to offer in their shops, on their wine lists and to their most discerning customers. The professional peer-to-peer networking and relationship-building with more than 200 of Napa Valley's vintners is often likened to a homecoming for our most loyal ambassadors.

Shafer is looking forward to pouring samples of its barrel lot and renewing friendships with auction-goers from the U.S. and around the world.

Tickets: This is an invitation-only event for members of the trade. Click here to request an invitation.
For more information click here.

Auction Napa Valley
Napa Valley
June 5 – 7, 2014

Auction Napa Valley offers extraordinary Napa Valley wines, memorable meals from talented chefs, the beauty of our landscape at every turn, the music and design and, of course, the thrill of bidding on one-of-a-kind Napa Valley wines.

Since 1981 ANV has granted more than $120-million to support nonprofits in the areas of health care, youth development, affordable housing and more in Napa County.

Shafer is proud to join our neighbors in donating our time, wine, and resources to this world-class effort to improve the well-being of our community.

Tickets: Available January 31, 2014
For more information click here.





Events Archive

Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience
October 24 - 26, 2013
New York Marriott Marquis, New York City

The New York Wine Experience is a joyous three-day celebration of great wine offering wine lovers the chance to taste great wines from around the world and to meet the vintners and winemakers who produce them. The Experience includes Critics' Choice Grand Tastings, daytime sit-down conducted tastings, seminars, luncheons and the Saturday evening black-tie Grand Award Banquet.

Shafer will pour wine at the daytime tastings and will be part of the 2012 Top 10 Wines tasting, featuring 2008 Relentless, which was selected as Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year.

Tickets: $1875 per person

To register:

Books on Wine Festival
May 16, 7 pm
St. Helena Public Library, St. Helena, California

Doug Shafer’s critically acclaimed memoir A Vineyard in Napa is the feature book for the 6th Annual Books on Wine Festival co-sponsored by the Napa Valley Wine Library Association and Napa Valley Vintners. Join Doug and his father John Shafer for a lively discussion about the Shafer family’s 40 years in Napa Valley.

This is a free event with a reception.

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Auction Napa Valley
Meadowood, St. Helena
May 31 - June 1, 2013

Shafer is very pleased to again take part in Auction Napa Valley, one of the world's most celebrated gatherings of wine, food, friends and extraordinary generosity.

Private vintner dinners, barrel tastings, and culinary masterpieces are all enjoyed in a variety of beautiful Napa Valley settings. The best news is that over the course of 32 years Auction Napa Valley has raised more than $100-million to make a lasting difference in health care and youth development programs in Napa County.

Tickets: $1,000 to $2,500 per person
For reservations visit:

Vineyard to Vintner
Stags Leap District wineries
April 26 – 28, 2013

Enjoy a weekend of "back-stage" access to the District's vintners, wineries and homes. Kick-off the weekend Friday by choosing among four intimate multi-vintner hosted dinners prepared by celebrated chefs. Spend Saturday at your leisure at our District-wide Open Houses. Join us again Sunday for our Neighborhood vintner brunch.

Tickets: $150 - $400 per person
For reservations visit:

Premiere Napa Valley - Barrel Tasting and Auction
Culinary Institute of America, Greystone
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shafer is pleased to help support the work of the Napa Valley Vintners with this classic mid-winter auction for the trade. Some 200 of Napa Valley's finest producers have prepared special blends just for this event which are sold as in extremely limited quantities -- five, ten and 20 case lots -- in a fast-paced and high-energy live auction.

Sold out (open to members of the trade)
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Winemaker Wednesday
August 22, 2012
1313 Main, Napa

Join as Shafer staff pour a selection of Shafer wines as part of 1313 Main’s popular Winemaker Wednesday events.

No reservation required

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Shafer Vintner Dinner
September, 14, 2012
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas

Doug Shafer hosts a special vintner dinner at Bellagio, Las Vegas, with a sumptuous menu created by Chef Sean Griffin to accompany a selection of Shafer wines. Doug will be joined by Master Sommelier and Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith for this not-to-be-missed epicurean event.

Tickets: $195 per person

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Naples Winter Wine Festival
January 25 - 27, 2013
Naples, Florida

Shafer Vineyards is pleased to again take part in the revelries at the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Since 2004, the festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation. The event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.

Festival proceeds benefit Naples, Florida-area charities that assist underprivileged and at risk children.

Tickets: $8,500 per couple

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Vineyard to Vintner
April 27 – 29, 2012
Stags Leap District wineries

This Stags Leap District Association event gives you special entrée to all 18 wineries in the association from the most historic properties to the newest members. Begin at a starting point of your choice and wind your way up and down the Silverado Trail from winery to winery. Your V2V pass gives you exclusive access to our vintners and winemakers. Discover winery caves, enjoy special barrel tastings, explore the cellars and enjoy food and wine pairings not available to the public.

Tickets: $50 to $345 per person depending on the package of events

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Auction Napa Valley
May 31 - June 3, 2012
Events throughout Napa Valley

America's first charity wine auction remains the premier celebration of wine the world over. After 31 years, the auction still holds true to its origins: to create a charity event to support the health and well-being of the community held in the idyllic setting where the grapes are grown and hosted by the creative individuals behind America's finest wines. It is an unparalleled four days of festivities celebrating the wine, the food and the heritage of this acclaimed region—we along with honorary chairs, the Chappellet family, invite you to be a part of the celebration.

As we have since the first auction in 1981, Shafer will offer one-of-kind wine lots to help support the wellbeing of our community.

Tickets: $350 to $2500 depending on the package of events

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Dîner Des Grands Chefs
April 16, 2012
Gotham Hall, New York City

Relais & Chateau invite you to an unforgettable dinner designed to pay tribute to springtime in New York. At this celebration each of the 450 guests will have the pleasure of savoring dishes created by three Relais & Chateaux Grands Chefs, accompanied by superb wines and Champagnes. Shafer’s 2010 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay was specially selected for this sumptuous black-tie dinner event. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Citymeals-on-Wheels.

Tickets: $1,500 per person

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Taste for a Cure
April 20, 2012
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles

Taste for a Cure benefits cancer research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Shafer will be joined by 15 other Napa Valley wineries and paired with gourmet signature dishes from premier California chefs for this unforgettable culinary event. The event will honor Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, with the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award and will feature vocal performances by Lea Michele and Darren Criss from the award-winning television show, Glee.

Shafer is supporting this great cause by pouring 2009 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay.

Tickets are $500 per person.

To reserve please visit online:

Wine Spectator's New York Wine Experience
Oct. 20 - 22, 2011
New York Marriott Marquis, New York City

Shafer is pleased to again be part of this three-day celebration of the international world of wine. Attendees can taste wine from 250 prestigious wineries and châteaus from the world's best winegrowing regions, enjoy a sumptuous array of food, attend one-of-a-kind seminars and meet and mingle with their favorite wine producers.

For tickets or more information visit:

James Beard Foundation Annual Gala Dinner and Auction
November 2, 2011
Gustavino's, New York City

This year the James Beard Foundation's Gala Dinner and Auction will celebrate the unique contributions of American chefs to Italian cuisine and vice versa. Dinner will be prepared by multiple James Beard Award-winning chefs Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton, Marc Vetri, and Michael White. There will be an exciting reception featuring an Italian piazza marketplace and silent auction, followed by an incredible meal with outstanding wine pairings and a live auction of money-can't-buy experiences.

This not-to-be missed dinner will feature 2006 Hillside Select.

Tickets are $625 for JBF members and $750 for the general public.

For reservations call 1-800-36BEARD or online visit

Naples Winter Wine Festival
January 27 - 29, 2012
Naples, Florida

This intimate three-day affair for some 500 guests has captured national attention for its
fundraising success and extraordinary auction lots. Under the auction tent, the festival has raised $94.5 million since 2001 for the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which supports underprivileged and at-risk children. Shafer is honored to again take part in this outpouring of generosity by offering an auction lot of rare wines.

For tickets and information visit:

Shafer Wine Dinner
Cottonwood Grille, Boise, Idaho
June 15, 2011

Idaho Wine Merchant and The Cottonwood Grille are offering a delicious evening pairing Shafer wines with a menu full of sumptuous flavors. Shafer's national sales manager, Andrew Wesson, will be on hand as winery host. Not to be missed!

Very limited availability. To reserve, please call 208-333-9800.

Sun Valley Wine Auction
Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho
July 21 - 23, 2011

John and Barbara Shafer will be on hand for this exciting 30th Sun Valley Wine Auction, a weekend of vintner dinners, incredible auction lots, a liquid feast of top wines and delicious food. The Shafer auction lot will be a 6-year vertical of Hillside Select in 750ml bottles – vintages 2002 through 2007. The winery is also contributing 2002 Hillside Select to the "100-point Wine Dinner."

To register visit

Auction Napa Valley
Meadowood Resort, St. Helena, California
June 2 - 5, 2011

Auction Napa Valley is four glorious days of incredible wine and food including dozens of parties, ranging from blue-jeans casual to wear-your-finest formal, each hosted by the people behind some of the world's most recognized wines. More than 250 auction lots, will come up for bidding - from a single case of wine to trips offering experiences not available anywhere else.

Proceeds from this weekend support health, youth and affordable housing non-profit programs: to date, Auction Napa Valley has given $97 million to dozens of these organizations.

To celebrate the release of the 25th vintage of Hillside Select (the 2007 vintage) Shafer's auction lot will include a complete 25-year vertical of our signature wine.

Naples Winter Wine Festival
Naples, Florida
January 28 - 30, 2011

The Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $82 million for the last ten years for at-risk and underprivileged children. This celebratory event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.

To celebrate the release of the 25th vintage of Hillside Select (the 2007 vintage) Shafer's auction lot will include a complete 25-year vertical of our signature wine.


Stars of Cabernet
The Montage Laguna Beach
November 9, 2010
Stars of Cabernet
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
November 11, 2010

Of the 100 wine events hosted annually by "Learn About Wine," this is their flagship wine tasting event of the year. Both events feature more than 40 of the world's leading Cabernet Sauvignons selected by wine educator Ian Blackburn. Shafer is pleased to pour Hillside Select and One Point Five at this not-to-be-missed opportunity for lovers of fine wine.

For tickets and more information visit


Wine Spectator’s New World Wine Experience
The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
Oct. 28 – 30, 2010

This year’s event is a dramatic expansion of Wine Spectator’s hugely popular California Wine Experience, featuring top wines from California, Oregon and Washington are joined by their peers from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Chile and beyond.

Participants will enjoy outstanding vintages, rare wines from the producers' cellars and top-scoring wines from around the world. The event is a joyous celebration of fine wine.

Shafer will be on hand pouring Hillside Select in the Grand Tasting.

For tickets and more information click here

30th Annual Auction Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California
June 3 - 6, 2010

Since 1981, members of the Napa Valley Vintners and the Napa Valley community have rallied together to offer, each June, an experience unlike any other. What started as a small event has grown into one of the world’s most renowned wine auctions—with more than 350 wineries and 550 community volunteers now taking par—yet remains true to its goal of raising funds for healthcare, housing and youth services non-profits: Auction Napa Valley has given $90 million in proceeds to date.

Shafer Vineyards will be on hand pouring a variety of wines and offering a stunning-one-of-a-kind lot in the Auction’s live auction.

For more information click here to visit the Auction Napa Valley website

Shafer Vintner Dinner

Café Vicino, Boise, Idaho
June 6, 2010

For a sumptuous evening of food and wine join Andrew Wesson, Shafer director of sales, and owner and chef Richard Langston of Café Vicino for a memorable evening. Chef Langston is preparing five delicious courses to pair Shafer’s Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon and Firebreak Dessert wine.

For reservations call 208-472-1463

Shafer Vintner Dinner

Sun Valley Lodge, The Ram restaurant, Sun Valley, Idaho
June 9, 2010

Make your reservations for an exceptional food and wine pairing at evening at the Ram Restaurant located in the Sun Valley Village.

This fabulous five-course dinner and dessert prepared by Chef Steve Ludwig, featuring Shafer’s Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, and a vertical selection of rare 2001, 2002 and 2003 Hillside Select. Andrew Wesson, Shafer’s director of sales, will host this event.

For reservations call 208-622-2800.