STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival

March 27, 2015 @ 6:15 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Shade Hotel - Manhattan Beach
1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Top Napa Wineries Set to Participate in SoCal’s Exclusive Wine Event at Shade Hotel

After nine years of hosting its annual Ultimate Wine Festival, Manhattan Beach’s only luxury boutique hotel, Shade, today announced plans to partner with wineLA to host the area’s first annual STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival on Thursday, March 26. With 40 notable wineries set to participate in the festivities, Shade Hotel will expect to welcome hundreds of wine enthusiasts in celebration of Napa Valley’s most coveted wines.

Among the elite list of wineries showcasing their most popular pours are Quintess; Alpha Omega; Trefethen; Heitz; Frank Family Vineyards; Barnett Vineyards; Bougetz Cellars; Black Stallion; Signorello Estate; Kenzo Estate; ZD Wines; Entre Nous Wines; Lail Vineyards; and Inglenook.

In addition to the wineries confirmed to attend Shade Hotel’s first STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival, regular admission at $125 per ticket (for advance ticket sales) will include an elegant assortment of tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and a number of lofty auction items to bid on. Auction items will range from $250 to $2,000. One hundred percent of silent auction proceeds will benefit Manhattan Beach Middle School.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a limited number of VIP 6:15 p.m. admission tickets available for $175 per person. This event is limited to 350 guests and, similar to Shade’s past wine events, is expected to sell out immediately.

“Being the only luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach, Shade owners Michael Zislis and Milo Bacic pride themselves on continuously building relationships with top-tier winemakers in the industry with the hope that our guests will be able to reap the benefits through our regular wine events,” said Shaunna McKelvey, General Manager of Shade Hotel. “With this being our first year working with wineLA, we’re thrilled to be bringing a number of different wineries to Shade for the enjoyment of our guests.”

For more information about Shade’s STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival and to purchase tickets, call Ian at wineLA at 310-451-7600or For room reservations contact Shade Hotel at 310-546-4995 or visit Shade Hotel at

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 N. Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

About Shade Hotel

Shade Hotel, recently named one of the top 25 “trendiest hotels” in the United States by Trip Advisor, is Manhattan Beach’s premiere luxury boutique hotel that intertwines California beach culture and contemporary sophistication, just 15 minutes south of LAX. Merely two blocks from the beach, it is surrounded by thriving upscale dining and shopping destinations in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. The hotel’s energized yet refined interior was designed by Christopher Lowell, and boasts stainless-steel and natural touches that include river rock, running water and exotic bamboo to encourage an environment of balance, harmony and spiritual well-being. Guests will enjoy accommodations that will allow them to host their dream beach wedding, host a business meeting or enjoy a refreshing California coastal living experience at the hotel’s spa, incredible indoor and outdoor dining at [email protected], and relaxation poolside at the rooftop Skydeck bar and pool.

About wineLA

wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages. It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.

wineLA hosts significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago– America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation.

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