Get ready for the third annual 2019 event!
“We believe in wines that inspire, transport and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary creating a palatable luxury experience. Savor a memorable encounter of exceptional beauty, great taste and finesse at this exclusive event.”
— Sausalito Wine Experience Vision
“Three Sticks” refers to the three roman numerals that follow Founder and Principal Bill Price’s written name. He was known as “Billy Three Sticks” growing up surfing in Hawaii, where the young Price attended high school. As he describes his path from seawater to wine in a calm, steady
voice, it’s hard to guess that this is the same man who spent much of the last 30 years in corporate board rooms. Rather, it seems only natural that Price would trade in a thriving business career for a life among the vines, and that the father of three would wax poetic on the importance of leaving the world a better place for generations to come–whether through sustainable vineyard and winery practices, or through his nonprofit work.
Bart Araujo is a fifth generation Californian whose ancestors were ranchers in the central part of the state. His instinctive ties to rural land and his years of success in business prepared him well for the task of developing and managing the Eisele Vineyard and Araujo Estate, a fine wine property. After the sale of Araujo Estate in 2013, he embarked on a new Napa Valley wine venture, Accendo Cellars, with his wife, daughter and son. The family produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, with grapes sourced from some of Napa’s finest terroirs, in a modern interpretation of the classic Napa wines of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Bart and his wife Daphne live in Oakville with their cat, Benji.
Casa Madrona’s signature luxury residence, The Mansion is unparalleled in grandeur and style. Built in 1885, the timeless estate has been redesigned to bring a beautiful, modern sensibility to the historic Victorian property with stunning indoor and outdoor vistas, breathtaking panoramic views, and a private, ethereal environment that brings you the utmost in service and comfort. Located within The Mansion is the standout Alexandrite Suite, home to this years event.
The spectacular 5,000-square-foot residence boasts expansive, floor-to-ceiling, glass patio doors that foldaway to create a seamless connection between the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. The 1,500-square-foot two-tiered deck offers an intimate setting with a fire pit and lounge seating.