Food, Festivities
and Live Music!

A German Oktoberfest done Napa Valley style with locally produced artisanal sausages, beer, wine, and breads. Come celebrate the fall while helping raise scholarship and educational grant funding for women and children living in the Napa Valley and beyond.


The Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park.

This water-powered grist mill built in 1846 was once the center of social activity among Napa Valley settlers. Today, it is visited by hundreds of visitors annually but only rarely
is it opened for private events. Handicap access available. See Bale Grist Mill website for details.

Artisan Headliners

Mad Fritz Beer

Born and bred in the Napa Valley, Mad Fritz Brewing Company's artisanal lagers and ales are made from hops and grains grown locally. The grains, including a Malted Blue Corn, are ground at the Bale Grist Mill with fresh water drawn from the valley aquifer. The beer is barrel aged in small batches. Availability of Mad Fritz ales and lagers is strictly limited to a handful of acclaimed Napa Valley restaurants, including Press and Auberge du Soleil, as well as direct from the supplier. There will be three Mad Fritz beers available at the Oktoberfest, all of which are being produced exclusively for Soroptimist International of St. Helena by company founder and brew master Nile Zacherle.

Calistoga Heritage Hogs &
Cal Mart Specialty Grocery & Deli

Fresh fennel and garlic sausages handmade by Calistoga's own Cal Mart butcher Rick Sereni.  The sausages are rendered from humanely raised hogs raised in Calistoga by Michael Fradelizio (707.363.1410), founder of Amazing Graze and former owner of The Silverado Brewing Company.

Long Meadow Ranch

The perfect accompaniment for a farm-to-table harvest celebration, Long Meadow Ranch wines are food and land friendly. These Bordelaise style red and white wines are sustainably produced in the Napa Valley
by proprietors Ted, Laddie and Chris Hall from vineyard property dating back to the late 1880's. Wines to be poured at the event will include
Long Meadow Ranch's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford along
with its Farmstead 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sonoma Brinery Handmade

Homemade sauerkraut in the true Bavarian style, made locally, by hand,
at Sonoma Brinery.

Alexis Baking Company and Cafe

Preservative-free potato rolls made fresh in downtown Napa's "West End." ABC has been baking artisan breads for the Valley's top restaurants and specialty food purveyors since 1985. Its retail bakery cafe is a favored foodie destination for tourists and locals alike.

Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley

Satiate your sweet tooth in true German-style with a delicate apple pastry made expressly for the event by the expert chef-instructors at the nearby Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

The Farmer & the Fox

Fabulous farmer’s pickles handmade by the kitchen crew at Cairdean Estate’s The Farmer and The Fox Restaurant in St. Helena. These  pickles, which are featured on the gastropub’s menu, are handmade at the restaurant and take 30 to 40 days to cure. First pre-soaked and then bathed for the long haul, the cucumbers and accompanying ingredients come out crispy with just the right amount of sour to make them an excellent pairing for a hearty beer.

The Steve Balich Band

Straight from Sonoma County, an authentic polka band complete with accordions, trumpets, trombones and vocals. A perennial favorite at Bay Area Oktoberfests for more than two decades, the Steve Balich Band plays polka tunes ideal for drinking and dancing.


Alan Arnopole Yodelmeister

Alan Arnopole, the Napa Valley’s legendary yodelmeister and a Peju Winery ambassador, will treat guests to a world-class yodeling demonstration fit for the German alps. After the performance, Alan
will lead willing guests in a  “yodel-off.” Alan, a professionally trained musician, yodels and raps regularly for tasting room visitors at Peju Winery. His performances at the Rutherford-based winery have
been featured on TV, radio, the internet, magazines, newspapers
and guidebooks.


Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Its network of around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls and their families. For more information on the Dream Programs of Soroptimist please click here.


Since its establishment in 1954, the St. Helena chapter has carried on this tradition. Through its annual crab feed, now in its 39th year, the club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for its local scholarship and educational grant programs. Under the auspices of Soroptimist International's "Dream Program," the club gifted nearly $25,000 to deserving youth and women throughout the Napa Valley during its 2014/2015 calendar year. Through its outreach program, the club donated additional funds to a range of community service programs including the Napa County's Child Protective Services' Kases for Kids, the American Red Cross, Paws for Healing, St. Helena Food Pantry, St. Helena High School Agricultural Program/FFA, Girls on the Run, among others.

Buy Tickets

6 - 10 PM • Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park - St. Helena

Tickets: $60 single or $550 party of ten

Soroptimist International of St. Helena


6 - 10 PM

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park - St. Helena

Tickets: $60 single or $550 party of ten