CabFest Napa Valley and Roots of Peace Partner

February 19, 2016



Global Humanitarian Landmine Eradication Non-Profit to Launch Napa Valley PeaceBuilder Chapter and “Mines To Vines” Initiative at March 2016 CabFest Event

CabFest Napa Valley which will take place March 4 – 6, 2016 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater located on the grounds of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, has partnered with Roots of Peace, the Global Humanitarian Landmine Eradication Non-Profit.

Nearly 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, Roots of Peace will make a special presentation at CabFest Napa Valley and launch their PeaceBuilder Napa Chapter in a global “call to action” to turn MINES TO VINES–replacing the scourge of landmines across the world with bountiful vineyards and orchards.

From the grounds of the largest veteran’s home in the United States, ABC7 News Anchor Cheryl Jennings will support the efforts of Heidi Kuhn, Founder/CEO, Roots of Peace as she launches MINES TO VINES at CabFest Napa Valley where more than 100 of the Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines will be poured over the course of the three-day event.

Legendary Napa Valley vintners Robert & Margrit Mondavi, Miljenko Grgich & Violet Grgich, The Austin Hills Family, Shirley & Paul Dean, and Diane Disney Miller, who supported Roots of Peace from its inception and who share strong “roots” with The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, will be honored at a ceremony during the CabFest Napa Valley kick-off concert by headliner, recording artist Mat Kearney on Friday, March 4.

Following CabFest Napa Valley, on March 8, 2016, International Women’s Day, ABC7 News Anchor Cheryl Jennings will join Heidi Kuhn, Founder/CEO, Roots of Peace on a journey to Vietnam to remove the remnants of war and plant fresh pepper trees. There are millions of landmines, UXO and cluster munitions in Quang Tri province, former DMZ, and the innocent footsteps of children are at risk to these seeds of terror.

CabFest Napa Valley provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the excellence that comes from the earth when nurtured and cultivated, in contrast to the lethal harvest of landmines. CabFest Napa Valley will bring over 100 Napa Valley wines to the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, as they stand in proud partnership with Roots of Peace to turn MINES TO VINES–turning blood to wine, minefields into vineyards–for the sake of the children and future generations to walk in peace.

About Roots of Peace 
Roots of Peace was founded in September 1997, following the death of the late Princess Diana of Wales who catapulted the issue of landmines to the forefront of the international agenda. Since then, Roots of Peace has turned MINES TO VINES in Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Vietnam. Today, there are still over 70 million landmines in 70 countries. The Roots of Peace Grove was established at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville on Veterans Day in 2011 (11-11-11), as six redwood trees were planted by young landmine survivor, Daniel Yuval, age 12, who lost his leg to a landmine in the Golan Heights of Israel. These deep roots continue to grow, as we honor veterans who lost limbs to landmines during the past six wars.

About CabFest Napa Valley 2016 
CabFest Napa Valley is a luxury lifestyle celebration of wine, food and entertainment, created to attract a wide audience to the Napa Valley during the Cabernet Season and simultaneously benefit local arts education. The inaugural CabFest Napa Valley attracted more than 2,000 patrons, with 70% of the attendees traveling from outside the area (17 states and more than three countries). For tickets, or to participate or sponsor, visit or call 707.944.9900. Tickets are also available at the Lincoln Theater Box Office at 100 California Drive in Yountville, California from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit Like CabFest on Facebook and Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

CabFest Napa Valley 2016 Sponsors 
Genesis Luxury Vehicles, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Comcast Spotlight, Wine Spectator Magazine, The Spire Collection’s Napa Valley wines (Cardinale, Captûre, Galerie, La Jota, Lokoya, Mt. Brave), Spiriterra Napa Valley Estate, Karen MacNeil – Napa, Yelp, O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Bank of Stockton, County of Napa, Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Pellet Estate, Shadowbox Cellars, Eagle Eye, Joseph Carr, Coquerel, Hendry Estate, Town of Yountville, Riedel Crystal, San Francisco Magazine, Napa Sonoma Magazine, 7×7 Magazine, Sonoma Magazine, Napa Valley Life, CA Home + Design, GEV Magazine, The Tasting Panel Magazine, The Clever Root, The SOMM Journal, The Luxury Marketing Council, Napa Valley Film Festival, Festival Napa Valley, Visit Napa Valley, Heritage Eats, Ad Hoc + Addendum and Hurley’s Restaurant and Bar.

About the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater 
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to the cultural and artistic education and well-being of the Napa Valley. The Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that nurtures the next generation of artists and audiences through extensive arts education programs, while sustaining a more vibrant and engaged community, through initiatives ranging from presenting world-renowned artists and producing Symphony Napa Valley, to creating and sustaining arts education and access programs in schools, to producing arts and culture education and outreach on site at Lincoln Theater.


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