Katie is truly one of Napa’s energetic vintners – having run Toolbox Wine Co for several years with partners, spending much of her time on wine and charity work, and filming her pilot TV show, “Feast it Forward”. Now she has been chosen as the media host for the Napa Valley Film Festival. See below. Congrats!
Napa Valley, CA – November 7 -11, 2012 – Local Napa Valley vintner Katie Hamilton Shaffer will join the Napa Valley Film Festival with her “Feast it Forward” crew as local media host. The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) takes place November 7 – 11 over in the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. The Festival showcases over 100 new independent films, industry and culinary panel discussions, Galas, VIP receptions and winemaker dinners, wine tasting pavilions, Celebrity Tributes, Awards Ceremonies, Wrap parties and more.
Katie Hamilton Shaffer, a philanthropist and vintner, partnered with the NVFF at the inaugural NVFF in 2011 where she presented and poured her award wines from Toolbox Wine Co. at the Festivals “Lounge” screening venue at Hatt Hall, in the historic Napa River Inn. The Festival welcomes Toolbox back as a sponsor and featured wine partner in 2012 at the same screening venue. Moving to the wine country over 10 years ago, her passion for food and wine lead to an interest to become a private chef. Here is where her ventures truly guided her on a path of events, wine, culinary arts and film.
In association with Veia Productions and Konation Media, Katie has been filming her media pilot “Feast it Forward” which anticipates its launch in January 2013 ( www.feastitforward.com). With the motto “Sip. Share. Give,” “Feast it Forward” showcases good will and charitable giving through culinary related events. Wine and food enthusiasts will learn about causes around the country, alongside the chefs, winemakers, and actors that are inspired by them. From off the beaten path wineries, culinary fundraisers, festivals to vintners opening up their homes for intimate tastings and gourmet fare. Alongside the A-List press, Katie and her Feast it Forward film crew is excited to be the NVFF’s local media host, allowing viewers to be a part of the journey as she takes you “beyond the bottle,” and inside the Hollywood scoop.
Additionally, in partnership with the valley’s own ToutSuite Social Club (www.toutsuite.com), Hamilton Shaffer will also be live on-site at various NVFF venues. Live feed interviews will showcase and share the latest red carpet wine country buzz with actors, directors, winemakers and chefs. Feast it Forward and ToutSuite Social Club will host pre-NVFF shows in its Napa Valley studio this October to “reel you in.” How do you Feast it Forward?
For more information on the NVFF, visit www.napavalleyfilmfest.org or call 707-226-7500.