World’s Celebrated Chefs & Napa Valley Vintners Partner to Present…..

the First Annual Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood to Benefit Share Our Strength

ST. HELENA, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ — From December 11 through 22, 2005, Meadowood Napa Valley, America’s premiere wine country destination serving discerning travelers for more than 25 years, will present The Twelve Days of Christmas, a twelve-day event celebrating wine, cuisine and the world’s great holiday feasts and traditions.

Twelve of the world’s most renowned chefs will collaborate with twelve of Napa Valley’s preeminent vintners to create original holiday feasts on twelve consecutive evenings in the heart of America’s premiere wine growing region.

Pricing for The Twelve Days of Christmas starts at $500 per person, which includes one night’s lodging at Meadowood and dinner, with 20% of each reservation going to Share Our Strength, a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating a hunger-free generation. Meadowood will donate $2,000 in each of the twelve chefs’ names to Share Our Strength in addition to 20% of the lodging and dinner price. Share Our Strength was named one of the “Best Charitable Organizations” in the nation by Worth Magazine and is supported by the world’s most acclaimed chefs.

Meadowood’s celebration of the world’s great holiday feasts will include French, Indian, British, Mexican, Hawaiian, and regional American traditions. Each chef will design a menu that fits his or her creative conception of a “holiday feast,” consisting of five courses paired with Napa Valley’s finest wines. The culinary liaison and host for the guest chefs will be Meadowood Executive Chef Vincent Nattress. Table designs and decor will be re-created each evening in tribute to the culinary style of the guest chef.

Calendar of Chefs & Vintners:

Sunday, December 11:
Chefs: Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Los Angeles/Las
Traci DesJardins, Jardiniere, San Francisco
Vintner: Bill Phelps, Joseph Phelps Winery

Monday, December 12:
Chef: Fergus Henderson, St. John, London
Vintners: Beth Novak and Mary Novak, Spottswoode Winery

Tuesday, December 13:
Chef: David Myers, Sona, Los Angeles
Vintner: Ann Colgin, Colgin Cellars

Wednesday, December 14:
Chef: Michael Schlow, Radius, Boston
Vintners: Bart & Daphne Araujo, Araujo Estate

Thursday, December 15:
Chef: Alan Wong, Restaurant Alan Wong, Honolulu
Vintner: Robin Lail, Lail Vineyards

Friday, December 16:
Chef: Frank Stitt, Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham
Vintner: Francois Peltereau-Villeneuve, Laurent Perrier, Reims, France
Saturday, December 17:
Chef: Susan Spicer, Bayona, New Orleans
Vintner: Doug Shafer, Shafer Vineyards

Sunday, December 18:
Chefs: Nancy Silverton, La Brea Bakeries &
Suzanne Tracht, JAR
Vintner: Tor Kenward, TOR

Monday, December 19:
Chef: Ken Oringer, Clio, Boston
Vintner: Delia Viader, Viader

Tuesday, December 20:
Chef: Floyd Cardoza, Tabla, New York
Vintner: Aaron Pott, Quintessa

Wednesday, December 21:
Chef: Guenter Seeger, Seeger’s, Atlanta
Vintner: Clarke Swanson, Swanson Vineyards

Thursday, December 22:
Chef: Thierry Rautureau, Rover’s, Seattle
Vintner: H. William Harlan, Harlan Estate

Meadowood is nestled among 250 private acres in the heart of Napa Valley, America’s premiere wine growing region. The estate is a center for social, cultural, and viticultural life in the valley and is known for its beautiful, natural setting, gracious hospitality, classic architecture, and traditional pastimes including croquet, tennis, golf, swimming, hiking, bird-watching, fine dining, and the enjoyment of wine. Also a private club, Meadowood counts Napa Valley’s most prominent vintners among its membership. A Relais & Chateaux property, Meadowood is one mile east from downtown St. Helena and 18 miles north of Napa. For reservations or more information on Meadowood, please call (800) 458-8080 or visit

For more information on Share Our Strength, please call (800) 969-4767 or visit

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