The concept of NG: The Next Generation in Wine began during a lunch between friends in 2006. The discussion at that lunch was about bringing together the “next generation” of Napa Valley’s family wineries and vineyards to socialize and have fun.
A great idea was taken to the next level through the brainstorming of the founders, Lisa Augustine, Holly Finkelstein, Chris Hall, Liz Marston and Kristen Spelletich. It was decided that this should be much more than a social organization, so plans were put in place for collaborative marketing and continuing education for members. A year later after much discussion and planning, NG: The Next Generation in Wine was launched with six members.
Today, NG: The Next Generation in Wine boasts about 20 members and is adding more all the time. The group is well known for its events including a trade event in February and consumer events throughout the year. Members are actively involved in many other trade, peer and charitable groups throughout the Napa Valley.