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Wine's Most Inspiring People 2023

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2023: Susana Cueva Drumwright — Mentoring Disadvantaged Students Through Stanford University

Wine Industry Advisor
January 11, 2023

Vida Valiente Napa Valley Winery and Foundation Raises Over $500K for Low-Income Undergraduates

The Chalk Report
December 17, 2022

Vida Valiente Napa Valley Winery and Foundation Raises Over $500K for Low-Income Undergraduates at First Annual Auction in Los Cabos

Wine Business
December 15, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best California Reds In Large Format Bottles

December 15, 2022

Vida Valiente Unveils Cabernet Sauvignon Blend "The Movement"

Market Watch
August 06, 2022

The Napa Valley wine brand was created to support first-generation students through its namesake foundation.

California Sage: Meet US Winemaking Wizard Sam Kaplan

July 01, 2022

From helping his father with his small vineyard in Oklahoma to being consultant and co-owner of multiple wineries across California, Sam Kaplan's 'valiant life' in Napa wine's top tier has grown to the point that now he's ready to start giving back.

The Kids To Take A Chance On: Philanthropy, Revisioned

June 20, 2022

Shaken News Daily News Briefs

Shanken News Daily
May 27, 2022

Introducing Vida Valiente Napa Valley Winery and Foundation

Wine Business
May 25, 2022

Napa Valley's newest winery will donate $100 per bottle of it's flagship Cabernet to fund it's namesake foundation, partnering with Sanford University to support talented first generation low-income students

All The Reasons To Visit Napa And Sonoma Right Now

The Hollywood Reporter
March 13, 2022

2019 Vida Valiente Review

The Wine Spectator
March 01, 2022

Wine Spectator's James Molesworth reviews Vida Valiente's inaugural 2019 The Movement  Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Wine Country 2021

Modern Luxury Silicon Valley Magazine
December 01, 2021

"Winemaker Best Up and Comer - Winner: Sam Kaplan"

Rebels With a Cause

Modern Luxury
November 01, 2021

"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."

11 Superb New Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons to Drink This Fall

Robb Report
October 06, 2021

"...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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