Jimmy V’s Steak House

With Skipstone Wines

Sponsored by Tyler & Phyllis Bennett and Vinventions USA, LLC and American Airlines II


Skipstone Wines

Skipstone Wines is tucked between two stunning hillsides in the mountains above Alexander Valley. They aspire to perfection in every aspect of their wine growing and estate farming, drawing inspiration from the unparalleled potential and promise of the earth. Uncompromising in their standards of sustainability and treatment of the land, they are committed to nurturing the precious resource that is our 200 acre estate. Blessed by nature, they listen intently to the terroir of our vineyards, and in turn, their wines speak eloquently of their origin.

To Constance and Fahri Diner, Skipstone is more than a winegrowing estate — it is a devoted partnership with the earth. A native of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Fahri speculates that an affinity for the land may be in his blood. Blessed with tranquil olive groves and idyllic Mediterranean sunshine reminiscent of his birthplace, Skipstone inspires in Fahri an instinctive connection to the property. Fahri’s years as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist have given him a striking ability to envision the potential of a property like Skipstone. He believes passionately in Skipstone’s mission to produce wines that rival the quality and artistry of California’s most highly regarded wine estates.

Brian Ball, Estate Manager, joins us this year at TWE.



Jimmy V’s Steak House

Jimmy V’s is an elegant eatery with a patio offering American fare such as steak & seafood, plus cocktails & wine. They specialize in hearty, traditional fare and courteous, friendly service. In addition to their generously cut Certified Angus Beef, which is cooked to juicy perfection, they feature fresh seafood, Italian specialties, homemade desserts and one of the area’s most extensive wine lists. Their fine cuisine, atmosphere and impeccable service create a truly memorable dining experience.

Friends, family, food, and wine were always reasons to celebrate when Jim Valvano came to dine. Jokes were shared, times reminisced, friendships immortalized. It seemed only natural to name the restaurant after the dear friend who started the tradition that Jimmy V’s continues today.

In the spirit of the man who inspired us to embrace each day with laughter, thought, and emotion, we invite our guests to share Jimmy V’s passion for delectable food, fine wine, and exceptional service in the company of friends.

Everyone’s a part of the Jimmy V’s Family!