October 10, 2020
[cancelled] Crush Challenge
Napa Valley, CA
Cancelled until October 2021.
Join Napa Valley's finest for the food, wine, and cycling experience of a lifetime. The 6th Annual Crush Challenge, hosted by ZD Wines, features a morning cycling ride or a family-hosted barrel tasting at ZD, an all-inclusive Food & Wine Marketplace that brings together 10 restaurants and 10 vintners, and a fantastic multi-chef, multi-course wine dinner in the Napa Valley.
Barrel Tasting at ZD Wines
10am - 12pm // ZD Wines
ZD Wines’ barrel tasting is hosted by the winemakers of ZD at their newly renovated Rutherford Estate. A wide selection of ZD’s award-winning wines will be available to taste, including library and large format bottles, along with artisanal cheese, charcuterie, and light food pairings hand selected and prepared by our guest chef. The wine tasting includes access to the Food & Wine Marketplace as well, for a complete day of the finest food and wine the Napa Valley has to offer.
Transportation to/from ZD Wines will be provided from the North Yountville Park.
Food & Wine Marketplace
12pm-3pm // North Yountville Park
All inclusive, 10 local vintners and 10 favorite restaurants bring their tasting rooms and kitchens to you to create an epic tasting experience unlike anywhere else. Walk around the grounds and sample local wines and favorite culinary dishes while enjoying live music and participate in the silent auction.
8:30 or 9am-12pm
Experience the beauty of Napa Valley during harvest on a private cycling excursion. Pass through vineyard-lined avenues, sharing the road with cycling pros and friends of the Crush Challenge. Note, the 50-mile route departs at 8:30 a.m., and the others take off at 9:00 a.m.
Cost includes admission to Food & Wine Marketplace immediately following the ride.
Multi-Chef, Multi-Course Wine Dinner
6pm-10pm // Napa Valley
A culinary team of 5 chefs will pair 5 dishes with award-winning wines from local vintners. Learn more about the beneficiaries and bid in their incredible live auction.
The silent and live auctions include rare wines, private vineyard dinners, wine-inspired art, exotic vehicle experiences, a South African safari vacation, and much more.