The Event

25th Annual Hands Across The Valley

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Historic Charles Krug Winery
2800 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574

25th Annual

Hands Across The Valley

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The Event

Our annual event is a wonderful evening of food, wine, and fun including…

  • Welcome Reception featuring over 35 Food, Wine & Beer stations
  • A Silent and Live Auction
  • Dancing Under the Stars featuring – The Time Bandits

For General Admission Tickets, it’s easy to order online here!
General Admission Tickets @ $125 per person. General Admission provides access to the entire event.

For Our Sponsors –
A sit down dinner prepared by Chef Bob Hurley along with selected wines is also included. Please see our Sponsorship page for more information on how to become a sponsor.

Time Bandits to perform at 25th Annual Hands Across The Valley event

The Time Bandits, a favorite across the bay area, is a fully loaded band featuring:

  • Rick Lowe – Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals, Band Leader, Founding Member
  • Darrell Echols Sr. – Drums, Vocalist, Founding Member
  • Jeff Curtis – Keyboard, Guitar, Music Director
  • JB Ramirez – Lead Vocal, Percussion, Congas
  • Ke’Lee Bordeaux – Lead Vocal
  • Robert Lopez – Bass Guitar – Lead Vocal
  • Wayne Gross – Saxophone, Horn Arrangement
  • Roy Word III – Trumpet
  • Jeremiah Voit – Trombone, Vocal
  • Roberto (Berto) Sanchez – Crew Member, Lighting and Sound Tech
  • Jack Liverman – Crew Member

Chef Bob Hurley to prepare Sponsor Dinner

Bob-HurleyOnce again, one of Napa’s favorite chefs, Bob Hurley of the renowned Hurley’s Restaurant in Yountville, will be creating a seasonal early fall menu to complement terrific wines for the 25th Annual Hands Across The Valley Sponsor Dinner. Chef Hurley has worked with Hands Across the Valley for several years running and his cuisine and service are always terrific, ensuring guests have a most enjoyable meal under the stars at Charles Krug Winery. Chef Hurley’s roots in the Napa Valley stretch as far back as 1988 as chef at Domaine Chandon, then later as Executive Chef at the Napa Valley Grille for many years.In November 2002 he opened his own restaurant, Hurley’s Restaurant, in Yountville, California. Chef Hurley describes his menu as local California cuisine high in flavor and influenced by the Mediterranean so that it fits very well with the wines of the region.

Chef Bob Hurley is a world traveler and a devotee of the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of many other countries. He has always had a strong belief that the use of regional, seasonal ingredients is important on many different levels, as it promotes sustainability, showcases local producers and provides the finest dining experience to the customer. He says that the Napa Valley is particularly blessed with a wide range of such products, from produce and meats to fish and fruits, as well as artisanal breads, cheeses, oils and much more. This philosophy is a guiding light behind the menu development at Hurley’s Restaurant.

Always the first to respond to the needs of the non-profit sector, in addition to Hands Across the Valley, Chef Hurley has been a regular participant in charitable events including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Veterans Home of Yountville Luncheon and Pathway Home Programs, Napa Valley Wine Auction, Napa Valley Academy Awards AIDS Benefit, and the Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Brain Health, among many others. Chef Hurley has brought his Napa Valley cuisine to the famous James Beard House in New York City several times and was also named a Shining Star Chef by Cooking Light Magazine. He has been a regular on San Francisco’s Bay TV and has appeared several times on the award-winning California food show, Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh. Chef Hurley is a featured chef on the nationally syndicated PBS special “The Great Chefs of Napa Valley”.

Hurley’s Restaurant is a white tablecloth, full service establishment that is focused on quality food and service. The dining room, highlighted by a stone fireplace, is a favorite among locals and winemakers. The ambiance is casual and friendly without losing the special feeling you get when you come to a well-run establishment that is serious about what it does. The expansive bar opens up to a large wrought iron and stone-enclosed patio right in the center of town where you can watch the world go by. It’s the perfect place to meet friends, or make friends, where you can enjoy the late night menu every night. When there is a chill in the air, they light up the patio fireplace and turn on the outdoor heaters, which enable even large groups of friends to gather for a casual drink, good conversation and late-night snacks well into the evening.

Bravo to Chef Hurley for continuing to support Hands Across the Valley to raise much needed funds for the Valley’s safety-net food programs!

Bob Sarlatte to emcee 25th Annual Hands Across The Valley event

Bob SarlatteBob Sarlatte is a San Francisco-based, nationally known commercial actor, radio and television personality, comedian and speaker.

His numerous network television credits began with his stint as announcer, writer, and regular comedy contributor on the first David Letterman Show for NBC in 1980. He then went on to appear very successfully on the Late Night version of that program over twenty times, and has followed David’s show with guest spots on the CBS version, The Late Show, as well.

In the years after his original Letterman affiliation, Bob served as co-host and features reporter on the Bay Area’s popular AM San Francisco, and later parlayed that into similar assignments as national humor reporter for both National PM Magazine and Entertainment Tonight and doing comedy/commentary for the Fox Sports Network.

As one of the busiest all-around performers working out of the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, Bob has appeared in or “voiced” over 5,000 radio and television commercials and cartoons and also guested in series work on NBC’s Night Court and ABC’s Match Game; he co-hosted the PBS comedy series Comedy Tonight, and has had roles in the movies Star Trek IVSo I Married an Ax MurdererEdTV and Flubber. As a standup performer, Bob has found time over the years to co-headline or “open” for such diverse and renowned acts as Chris Isaak, Julio Iglesias, The Righteous Brothers, George Benson, The Beach Boys and many, many others. But it is in the area of special events, either as a host/emcee, headlining talent or producer where Bob has been most successful and has found the most pleasure in recent years. Long known and much in demand as a corporate spokesman at meetings and conventions, and with a keen sense of the local community, Bob has become a fixture at such annuals as the Bay Area Emmies, not to mention a host of charitable causes including the Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society.