Special Events & Fundraisers
Please join us for Wine and Sweet Words at Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep’s 17th Annual Harvest Fest!  We will celebrate at the historic Smith Ranch amidst the Rodgers Vineyard in the famous Oak Knoll District on Saturday, September 28th to support our wonderful school.  As always, Harvest Fest will feature great food, tasting of fine wines donated by some of Napa Valley’s premier wineries, our always-incredible desserts, a spectacular Instant Wine Cellar raffle, and fantastic live and silent auctions

Where did we come up with the theme Wine and Sweet Words, you might ask.  Well, we are borrowing a fun little quote from a Latin playwright, Plautus.  Latin + Libation + Levity = Wine & Sweet Words!  Titus Maccius Plautus, commonly known as "Plautus", was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period.  Why do we like him?  Plautus wrote in Latin; we teach Latin in our school and have an appreciation and fondness for this special language.

Who cares about Latin, you say?  We are the only Napa Valley school offering a Classic Liberal Arts education, including teaching Latin in Grades 7-10.  Aside from its connection to the Catholic Church, training in Latin not only gives our students a better understanding of the roots of English grammar and vocabulary, it also lays the foundation for learning other Latin-based languages.

Back to Plautus, who said “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”  Since we always have great wine at Harvest Fest (which is occasion to celebrate!), that part was a given.  And we always want to speak sweet words about our great school to our fantastic supporters.  So this theme is a natural fit across the board!

The auctions always include fantastic wines, from the mainstream to the boutique to the incredibly hard to find.  Prior auctions featured wines from Chateau Lafitte Rothschild, Caymus Special Select, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Silver Oak, Nickel & Nickel, Cakebread Cellars, Far Niente, Alpha Omega, Chateau Montelena, Chateau Lynch Bages, Joseph Phelps, Beringer Private Reserve, Duckhorn, Mi Sueño, Paradigm, Dalla Valle and more.  We also always have excellent vacation getaways, gourmet dinners, works of art—you get the idea!

Individual tickets are only $85.

Or you can take advantage of our VIP Tables, which will secure seating for your group of 10 and provide you with a special dessert and champagne, deluxe cheese trays, and your own server during the live auction.  A table for 10 is only $1,000.  This is a great way to treat special clients if you own your own business, too!

We already have secured great wines from Anderson's Conn Valley, Araujo Estate, Bell, Black Stallion, Ceja, Clos Pegase, Dalla Valle, Dunn, Elyse, Far Niente, Frog's Leap, Goosecross, Heitz, Kongsgaard, Monticello, Paradigm, Robert Foley, Saddleback, Trefethen, Turnbull, V. Sattui, and ZD.  We have golf from Chardonnay Golf Club, dining around the valley, great outings, and much, much more!

Harvest Fest is a 21+ event.

Check back soon for an invitation and for auction highlights.

Call Toni at 707-258-9030 to reserve your tickets!

P.S.  At right you can see a picture of the historic Smith Ranch and below you can find the fabulous menu from Market Restaurant of St. Helena (just to whet your appetite).


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