March 4th, 2022

Supporters of Community Mental Health Gather at Charles Krug Winery to Raise Over $350,000 for Napa Valley’s Mental Wellness

Napa, California – On Saturday, February 26th, 2022, supporters, elected officials, sponsors, vintners, and volunteers gathered at Charles Krug Winery for Blue Skies Ahead, Mentis’ annual gala, to raise funds for Napa Valley’s mental wellness. Thanks to community support and incredible generosity, over $350,000 was raised in support of Mentis.

Guests enjoyed an evening inspired by the glamorous world of nouveau cirque. Performers from Napa Valley Aerial Fitness accomplished incredible feats as guests enjoyed a catered dinner from La Toque. Other exciting events included an online auction that opened a week before the event, enabling even more community participation.

Mentis would like to extend the warmest thanks to Shari and Garen Staglin and Lisa and David Doshier for their generous $25,000 contributions to the Fund a Need. The appeal for the Fund a Need focused on Mentis’ nascent but wildly successful Prevention Division working towards expanding its programs to people of all ages so every neighbor can weather the inevitable challenges life can bring before they become insurmountable. Mentis Executive Director Rob Weiss said, “[The evening] is a testament to our shared commitment to promoting mental wellness in Napa Valley.”

Mentis would also like to thank the many local wineries who participated in Blue Skies Ahead through their donations of auction lots, reception wines, and dinner wines. These wineries included Black Stallion Estate Winery, Corley Family, Charles Krug Winery, Llamas Family Wines, Merryvale Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery, Shadowbox Cellars, St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Windsor Vineyards, Antica Napa Valley, Chase Cellars, Chimney Rock Winery, Clif Lede Vineyards, Clos Pegase Winery, Darioush, David Arthur Vineyards, Groth Vineyards and Winery, Hanzell Vineyards, Honig Vineyards and Winery, Hyde Estate Winery, Laurel Glen Vineyards, Markham Vineyards, Opus One Winery, Premium Port Wines, Punch Vineyards, Faust, Rutherford Hill Winery, Silver Oak – Twomey, Spottswoode Estate Winery and Vineyard, Staglin Family Estates, TOR Wines, Truchard Vineyards, Whetstone Wine Cellars, Alpha Omega Winery, Broman Cellars, Buoncristiani Family Winery, Cosentino Winery and Tasting Room, Covert Cellars, Davis Estates, Failla Wines, Fontanella Family Winery, Gamling and McDuck, Girard Winery, Jarvis Estate Winery, Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, Matthiasson, Pahlmeyer, Peter Michael Winery, Porters Family Vineyards, Screaming Eagle Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Swanson Vineyards, Vintage Wine Estates, and more.

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About Mentis:

We at Mentis believe each of us has the capacity to improve our mental health. But not all of us have the tools and resources to do so. Every day, our staff and clinicians educate, support and inspire people to take charge of their mental well-being. With programs ranging from prevention to treatment, we’re here to make sure our community’s mental wellness flourishes. Because when we share our expertise on how to cope with life’s ups and downs, we empower our neighbors to live the lives they want to live.

Contact: Ashley Awe, Communications Specialist,, 707.346.4228 x 194. Additional assets available.