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Posted on: 01/04/2010






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December 29, 2009, Carmel, CA. In the spirit of “The Crosby” clambakes of old, and to benefit the Musella Foundation for brain tumor research and treatment, the Jocelyn Lonen Winery is inviting the Central Coast community and all AT&T Pro Am players and visitors to attend the First Annual Golf & Grapes Clambake for a Cure and Celebrity Chef Clambake Competition, a premiere event in the Carmel Highlands following the first round of the Pebble Beach AT&T National Pro-Am.


The event will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at a private, ocean view estate in the Carmel Highlands from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Attendees will be able to mingle with celebrities, PGA Tour Players, and celebrity chefs, while enjoying excellent food, wine, a silent auction, live music and more. The cost is $125 per person in advance, or $150 per person at the door. For more information, check out the website at,  email or call (707) 832-6263.


About the event: The event will consist of 10 Celebrity Chefs competing to make the best clam dish. Three well known area restaurant critics will judge the dishes to determine the winning chef. There will be a chef winner chosen by the judges and a chef winner chosen by the attendees. In addition to clam dishes, the Chefs will prepare a variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres. Excellent wines will be served from the evening’s host, Jocelyn Lonen Winery, as well as from other stellar California wineries. Guests will also enjoy bidding on amazing and rare Silent and Live Auction items to raise money for the continued battle against brain tumors.


Proceeds raised through this event by Golf & Grapes will go to The Musella Foundation,, and the event will also financially sponsor a local Central Coast family that is struggling with a brain tumor. Every day, 500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. This includes Jocelyn Lonen Winery’s own founder,  Lonen Clayton Curtis III, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 56. His widow, Susan Curtis, is continuing their dream to share the Wine Country’s unique Golf & Grapes lifestyle with others through this benefit event.


About the winery and founder: Jocelyn Lonen Winery is a small family owned winery based in the Napa Valley and dedicated to producing the highest quality wines. The winery is family owned and managed by Brandi Jocelyn Pack who is furthering the vision that her late father and winery founder Lonen Curtis established in 1996. According to Brandi Jocelyn Pack, "When I think about our family business, I think of how wine holds such an important place in our lives and adds to our experience and understanding of the world. The lessons learned through farming grapes and dealing with the challenging forces of Mother Nature are all reminders about the inevitable flow of our lives and the natural course of the changing seasons and cycles.” Susan Curtis, Lonen’s widow, has a home in the Carmel Highlands and in Napa. 


For more information, check out the website at , email or call (707) 832-6263.




Event Schedule: 


4:00 PM - 9:00 PM:

Shuttle transports guests to and from private residence in Carmel Highlands.

Guests park their cars at The Crossroads Shopping Village, CA HWY 1 at Rio Road, between Bank of America and Safeway and shuttle to and from the event. 


Event begins at 4:00 PM

Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and clam dishes prepared by the Celebrity Chefs throughout the evening. Live music until the event ends at 9:00 PM


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: 

Silent Auction 


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: 

Chef Awards   


7:00 PM: to 7:30 PM 

Live Auction 


Facts about Musella Foundation and Brain Tumors: Every day 500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor. The most common brain tumor, and the most deadly, is Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). When active, this brain tumor doubles itself in size every eleven days, making the average life span after diagnosis only six to nine months.  

Jocelyn Lonen Winery's own founder, Lonen Clayton Curtis III, was diagnosed with a brain tumor just six weeks after early retirement from Hewlett Packard. Lon lost his courageous battle with GBM at the age of 56. The late Senator Ted Kennedy also lost his life to a GBM, and former PGA Tour Pro Seve Ballesteros is currently courageously battling a brain tumor. As family members and friends will attest, brain tumors impact everyone, because they noticeably and dramatically affect the patient's personality, memories and basic motor skills, robbing them and their loved ones of their very being, and ultimately their lives. There has to be a cure.


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