August 26, 2023
Napa Valley, CA
The ultimate food, wine, and cycling event in Napa Valley!
The ultimate food, wine, and cycling experience in the Napa Valley returns for the 9th Annual Crush Challenge, hosted by the deLeuze Family Charitable Foundation and ZD Wines, on Saturday, August 26, 2023! Taking place at various locations in the Napa Valley, enjoy a fun day while supporting our beneficiaries to find a non-toxic cure for cancer and helping local teens in the Napa community.
Barrel Tasting at ZD Wines
An alternative to the cycling ride, the barrel tasting at ZD Wines is hosted by the founding deLeuze family and winemakers. Located in Rutherford, guests will sample wines maturing in barrel and enjoy light food pairings prepared onsite by Chef Jill deLeuze, 3rd generation of ZD's founding family. Relax on the Vineyard View Room & Deck overlooking the valley floor vineyards of Rutherford while sipping on award-winning ZD Wines.
All barrel tasting guests will receive complimentary admission to the Food & Wine Garden in Yountville immediately following the barrel tasting. Shuttles will be provided from North Yountville Park to ZD Wines and back.
Food & Wine Garden
Premium wineries and restaurants at the North Yountville Park from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023. An all-inclusive afternoon of enjoying fares from some of Napa Valley’s top culinary and vintner partners. Visit www.crushchallenge.net to see who will be supporting us this year!
All cycling and barrel tasting tickets include admission to the Food & Wine Garden.
Presented by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park in Yountville with a 9:15 a.m. start time. Experience the beauty of Napa Valley on a private cycling excursion (17-, 25-, or 37-mile options) that will depart from Veterans Memorial Park in Yountville. Enjoy a “rest stop” at ZD Wines in Rutherford to imbibe in the barrel tasting and food bites.
Following the ride at the North Yountville Park, indulge in the all-inclusive Food & Wine Garden with live music paired with delicious food and wine from Napa Valley restaurants and wineries to round out the afternoon.
Cost includes admission to Food & Wine Garden immediately following the ride.