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Vida Valiente Winery and Foundation’s Napa in Cabo Auction

San Francisco Magazine
April 01, 2024

Now in its second year of providing scholarships for underprivileged students at Stanford University, Vida Valiente recently raised over $1.25 million at its annual auction at Montage Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Vida Valiente Foundation receives partial funding from its flagship wine, The Movement, an acclaimed cabernet sauvignon blend crafted by 100-point winemaker Sam Kaplan. Through leadership initiatives, financial scholarships and annual retreats, the Foundation offers admitted college students unparalleled exposure to professionals for guidance and opportunities. 

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"Vida Valiente is a new Napa family wine label, estate winery and philanthropic foundation from tech entrepreneur Hayes Drumwright (co-founder of Memento Mori) and his wife, Susana, as well as winemakers Sam and Nancy Kaplan. Susana is a first-generation American, and the foundation ( was conceived by her to help fellow first-generation students find the perseverance and special insights required when navigating the uncharted territory of young careers."

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"...Vida Valiente was created with a purpose: to support first-generation American, low-income students on their path through college into the professional world."

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