Founder’s Dinner at Wappo Hill – July 13th, 2023

Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo-Boisset invited Festival Napa Valley guests to their home atop Wappo Hill for the annual Founders Dinner. The evening was a tribute to the benefactors and patrons whose vision, encouragement, and support launched Festival Napa Valley in 2006, and to the major supporters of the 2023 season.

Boasting sweeping vistas — north to Mount St. Helena and south to San Pablo Bay — Wappo Hill is an iconic property at the pinnacle of Napa Valley. Jean-Charles and Gina, each from a legendary family of vintners, are renowned hosts who love to bring together a who’s who of wine, food, and culture. Wappo Hill’s distinctive, art-filled spaces are where they will hold court for this exclusive evening.

Guests at Festival Napa Valley’s  Founders Dinner enjoyed gastronomic delights, unparalleled wines, and a collection of unforgettable musical surprises — while raising a glass to another spectacular festival season.   The 2023 Manetti Shrem Opera Prizewinners, Serena Sáenz and Xabier Anduaga, performed.

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset
Job Maarse, Christina Gembaczka and Gordon Getty
Mary Beth Shimmon
Patrick Jude, Beth Nickel, Maria Manetti Shrem and Mauro Aprile Zanetti
Jean-Charles Boisset and Tatiana Copeland
Charles Letourneau, Jean-Charles Boisset, Serena Saenz and Rick Walker
John Henry Martin and Christina Maxwell
Serena Saenz and Noah Lindquist