Napa in Newport Wine Auction on February 28 to Benefit Cure Duchenne




The Napa in Newport Wine Auction on February 28 will feature 29 Napa wineries. Each winery will sponsor a table and pour a selection of their wines during the wine tasting reception. Chef David Slay from Park Ave designed a special menu to pair with the incredible wines. The event benefits CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that impacts 1 in 3,500 boys.



Honorary co-chairs Chuck and Anne McMinn, owners, Vineyard 29
Master Sommelier Michael Jordan
Chef David Slay, Park Ave
Honoree Brenda Wong, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Neuromuscular Center (CNC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center (CCHMC)
CureDuchenne Founders, Debra and Paul Miller
300 business and community leaders, wine collectors and guests


Saturday, February 28, 2015
5:30 p.m. – Wine Tasting Reception, Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Wine Pairings
8:30 p.m. – Program and Live Auction Lots
10:30 p.m. – CureDuchenne After Hours


Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663


Currently, there is no approved treatment for Duchenne, a devastating muscle disease that affects more than 300,000 boys worldwide. Boys are usually diagnosed by the age of 5, in a wheelchair by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. CureDuchenne has funded seven research projects that have advanced to human clinical trials. The funds raised from the Napa in Newport Wine Auction supports the most promising research projects aimed at treating and curing Duchenne.


For more information, go to or call CureDuchenne at 949-872-2552.


Karen Harley, (949) 872-2552


Karen Harley, (949) 872-2552