We are excited to announce Celia Welch as our 2021 Wine Gala Honorary Chair!
Celia was born and raised in Medford, Oregon as the daughter of parents who loved wine, home winemaking, gardening and great food, and pursued wine studies at UC Davis, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science in 1982.
In 1992 Celia began a small consulting practice and realized the joy in working with small, single-vineyard estate properties and the passionate visionaries who own them.
She currently consults for a limited selection of Napa Valley clients, primarily with their own estate vineyards, producing ultra-premium Cabernets and other varietals for them and for her own brand, Corra.
Celia was honored with Food & Wine’s Winemaker of the Year 2008, and in 2009 was nominated for a James Beard Award. Forbes.com honored her as one of America’s Top Ten Tastemakers in 2005. Women for Winesense awarded her their 1999 “Hall of Fame Award”, and she received The Rising Star Award from the same organization. She is a professional member of the ASEV, and a past co-chair of the Napa Valley Wine Technical Group.
Celia will host our Wine Gala on April 10, 2021 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Center Valley, PA.
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