7/3/2013 - Napa, CA--Napa Valley, the official wine region of the 34th America's Cup, announces the Napa Valley Wine Lounge opens tomorrow at the America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29 in San Francisco. Through mid-September, America's Cup fans can enjoy wines and hospitality from America's premier wine region while watching the best sailors on the fastest boats vie for the oldest trophy in sports on the San Francisco Bay.
"We're thrilled to bring a taste of Napa Valley's wines and gracious hospitality to the America's Cup Park this summer," commented Clay Gregory, president of Visit Napa Valley. "What could be better than watching the excitement of this incredible sailing competition with a glass of Napa Valley wine in hand?"
Visit Napa Valley, the region's official tourism marketing organization, and Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), a trade association of more than 450 Napa Valley wineries, are partners in the sponsorship. The Napa County Special Projects Fund is also providing support. From now through the 34th America's Cup Finals, only Napa Valley wine will be served at all official America's Cup venues and events and visitation to the region will be promoted to those wishing to extend their stay beyond San Francisco. NVV member winery Mumm Napa is the official sparkling wine of the 34th America's Cup.
The Napa Valley Wine Lounge will be open daily at the America's Cup Park. Levy Restaurant Group will provide light bites and service in the Napa Valley Wine Lounge, which was designed to reflect the wine region's scenic beauty and farming lifestyle by Colleen Brand and Crista Winteringham of San Francisco-based Fresh Spaces. Napa Valley artist Gordon Huether created the custom bar using reclaimed barn wood and grape vines and has loaned one of his sculptures made of wine barrel rings, which will be on display in the lounge.
Additional information about visiting Napa Valley and its wineries and wines can be found at SailNapaValley.com, a website specially created to provide V.I.P. offers and access to fans, friends and partners of the America's Cup.
About Visit Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect, and enhance the region's position as the world's premier wine, food, arts, and wellness region. The area is internationally recognized as one of only nine "Great Wine Capitals," and its restaurants were awarded 14 Michelin Stars in the 2012 guide. Go to www.visitnapavalley.com for more information or to download the award-winning Visit Napa Valley Mobile App, and join "The Napa Valley" community on Facebook, and follow @VisitNapaValley on Twitter.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents more than 450 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about our region and its legendary American wines, visit www.napavintners.com.
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