Harvest Stomp Raises Records Supporting Napa Valley Farmland Preservation and Farmworker Education


NAPA, CA (August 30, 2022) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) organized their 15e annual Harvest STOMP fundraiser last Saturday night, August 27, at Oscar and Denise Renteria’s 360 Vineyard in Oakville, CA. 2022 Auction Chairs Oscar and Denise Renteria, owners of Tres Perlas Wines and Renteria Vineyard Management, and John and Michele Truchard, owners of JaM Cellars and FARM Napa Valley Vineyard Management, brought together those who share a common passion for preserving local agriculture, create a legacy for the Napa Valley, and provide life-changing opportunities for Napa’s wine workforce. With the support of a dedicated community of winemakers, vineyard managers, vineyard owners, wine enthusiasts and vine professionals, Saturday’s event raised a record 3.3 million dollars for both organizations.

Harvest STOMP 2023 chairs (far left), Silver Oak Cellars Vineyard Manager Dave Shein and CEO David Duncan applaud and await the passing of the torch as Harvest STOMP 2022 chairs, front and center (from left), Denise and Oscar Renteria, and Michele and John Truchard, announce the evening’s bid total. Photo by Suzanne Becker Bronk

“After waiting for the pandemic to finally co-chair Harvest STOMP with Oscar and Denise Renteria, we couldn’t have hoped for a more successful and rewarding event,” said John and Michele Truchard. “It was wonderful to be with people who care so deeply about Napa Valley and its farm workers. The generosity shown in this year of STOMP’s 15th anniversary was unmatched. “We were honored to host STOMP in our family’s estate in Oakville and to bear witness to the many expressions of gratitude our community has extended to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and Farmworkers Foundation. We are proud to see that the intent and outcome of this year’s celebration will continue to perpetuate the legacy of our wine culture for years to come,” added Oscar and Denise Renteria.

This year’s auction night celebrated American and migrant farmers, stewards of the land and all the families who left a legacy to Napa Valley agriculture. To honor this year’s message, a living batch featuring Napa Valley viticulture icons Salvador Renteria, founder of Renteria Vineyard Management and father of Oscar Renteria, and Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards, has been sold. auction to the highest bidder.

“Coming together with people supporting agriculture, alongside the icons who laid the foundation for Napa Valley agriculture, is what Harvest STOMP is all about,” said Jennifer Putnam, Executive Director and CEO of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, “We are coming together to raise funds in honor of those who made the Napa Valley Farm Preserve possible, and for all those who work every day to protect its future.

Another highlight of the evening was the annual fundraiser, which raises vital donations for the NVG and the Farmworker Foundation. Funds raised go directly to supporting the preservation of Napa Valley agriculture, advocating for change on issues such as wildfire protection and climate resilience, and education and development. Napa Valley farm worker professional. The generosity of the supporters shone as the paddles rose under the nightlights of the auction.

Harvest STOMP was presented by JaM Cellars; FARM Napa Valley Vineyard Management and Mechanics Bank have re-engaged as premier Harvest STOMP partners; Oscar and Denise Renteria and Renteria Vineyard Management generously donated their vineyard site, Renteria 360 Vineyard; Nordby Construction supplied its team for the on-site construction; Sunbelt Rentals provided the equipment; Culinary Eye Catering & Events served an ongoing Tex-Mex style dinner; Regusci Ranch and the Hoxsey family provided farm-fresh linnias, sunflowers and forage items for the flower arrangements; American AgCredit, Bin to Bottle, Trinchero Family Estates, and Hanabi Lager Co. hosted cocktail, wine, and beer bars; Silicon Valley Bank sponsored the annual STOMP store, which featured commemorative items and festive gifts; The St. Helena Hospital Foundation provided health support to clients; reception wine was provided by – Alpha Omega, CADE, Conn Creek Napa Valley, FARM Napa Valley, HALL Napa Valley, JaM Cellars, Pulido-Walker Vineyards, Schramsberg, Tres Perlas, Venge Vineyards and Vineyard 29; reception appetizers were provided by Opus One, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Hog Island Oysters, Rosie Hospitality and La Mexicana; decor and accents included handmade napkins and papel picado from Mexican retailer Mesa Chic Parties; and guests kicked off musical guests, Mariachi Torres and country singer, Nicole Marden.

Save-the-date, 2023 Harvest STOMP will be hosted by Silver Oak Cellars and the Duncan family on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Reservations for the annual event are very limited and are selling out quickly. More information will be released in the coming months.

Donate to support NVG and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation here.

About Napa Valley Winemakers

Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit business organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class wine region for 45 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class wineries. NVG represents 685 winemakers and associated businesses in Napa County. For more information, visit our Napa Valley Grapegrowers website and follow the Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation

Founded by Napa Valley grape growers in 2011, the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation’s mission is to support and promote Napa Valley vineyard workers through education and professional development. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation is the only one of its kind in the United States, providing educational opportunities, advanced training programs, leadership and management courses, English literacy programs, and much more. To date, the Farmworker Foundation has provided training and professional development opportunities to more than 21,000 vineyard workers and their families. For more information, visit our Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation website and follow the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.


Amalia H. Mercado