Join us October 7-9, 2016 and spend a time in the beautiful Napa Valley.
Hosted by ZD Wines along with special celebrity guests and riders, the Third Annual Crush Challenge is a fundraising bicycle ride, wine and food experience of a lifetime. Join us October 7-9th, 2016 and enjoy the beautiful Napa Valley helping us raise awareness for our deserving beneficiaries; The deLeuze Family Endowment for the Non-Toxic Cure for Lymphoma, Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer and its partners, The Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, and The Boys and Girls Club of the Napa Valley. Thanks to the generous support of our partners, 100% of the event revenue from tickets and auction activities will be received by the charities. Experience the beauty of Napa Valley Wine Country during the time known as "Crush" on a private cycling excursion (27 or 38 mile options) that will depart from the Veterans Home of California, located on the hill above the Napa Valley's dining mecca, Yountville. Take the wheel of our hosts as you pass through vineyard lined avenues sharing the road with the friends of The Crush Challenge, which has included cycling pros past and present Alex Steida, Freddie Rodriguez, Alison Tetrick, Brent & Jamie Bookwalter, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and more. Complete SAG support will be provided by Specialized and Napa River Velo, as well as a unique stop-over ('rest stop') at the ZD Rutherford Estate. For those of you wishing to skip the ride, we will again be hosting our celebrity guest-lead wine tasting at the ZD Rutherford Estate. Enjoy a broad selection of ZD Wines, including library vintages and large format bottles paired with delectable small bites, all while overlooking the vines. Your wine tasting includes lunch with the rest of the Crush Challenge participants for a complete day of the finest food and wine the Napa Valley has to offer. Following the ride, a quintessential Napa Valley farm to table lunch will be provided, as participants share their stories of the "Crush". Post-lunch entertainment and delicious wines will round out the afternoon as up and down the valley the last of the 2016 wine grape harvest will be coming off the vines. to this: Perhaps the highlight of our event will be the annual multi-course, multi-chef dinner. Step onto the red carpet and enjoy an unforgettable evening that begins with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception with our hosts and special guests. Gain access to our silent/live auction with items including private vineyard dinners, wine-inspired art, exotic vehicle and fighter plane experiences and more. Entertainment including live music and a special performance is planned. (dinner limited to 50 available seats) NEW FOR 2016: The Third Annual Crush Challenge is excited to announce the Saturday Marketplace. This new and exciting addition to the event will be available to all participants on an a-la-carte basis and will highlight a number of Napa Valley Wineries and Restaurants for a truly comprehensive food and wine tasting event. Lastly, will be our addition of the Farewell Vineyard Brunch on Sunday that will provide one last exquisite food and wine experience to cap off the weekend, along with a special VIP experience presented by our partners.
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