Celebrating Everyday Heroes.

A core value at St. Supéry is sharing joy - in our homes, in our daily lives, and at those special occasions with those we hold dear. This Fall, we are sharing the stories of those bringing joy to their own communities. So many are doing good things and making their world a better place without seeking recognition.


Let's celebrate these everyday heroes.



Featured Everyday Heroes

Everyday Hero photo

Chuck McMinn

Napa Valley Vine Trail

Napa, CA

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A self-described “startup junkie,” Chuck—who with his wife, Anne, is the owner of Vineyard 29 winery in St. Helena—founded the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition in 2008 to develop a 47-mile walking and cycling path through Napa Valley. With 20 miles of the trail now in place, including a popular 12.5-mile path between Napa and Yountville, the Vine Trail became an ever bigger draw during 2020’s pandemic lockdowns, when indoor activities were restricted.

“Anne and I love to rent bikes when we travel to new places on vacation, and I felt we were missing a great opportunity to have a similar trail in Napa County for both our residents and visitors,” Chuck says. “When I talked to people about the idea, everyone thought it was great, but no one could really tell me why it had never been done. That felt like a real opportunity.”

As the Vine Trail expands, Chuck says he loves watching all kinds of people enjoy the trail. “We have adults, kids, dogs, bikes, walkers, runners, rollerbladers, and baby strollers,” he says. “During COVID we saw use of the trail go up 46% to 520,000 users in 2020, so we’re giving joy to a lot of people.”

Philip nominated an Everyday Hero, Chuck McMinn, for #EverydayHero #InJoy @Stsupery to celebrate their volunteer contributions to and #givingback.

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St. Supéry Everyday Hero Exhibit

Curated by Virgie Giles Foundation founders Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin.


This inspirational art exhibit of philanthropy, joy and giving back highlights Bay Area Everyday Heroes and their volunteer contributions. The everyday hero portraits captured by 8 renowned photojournalists provide a glimpse into their countless acts of kindness and dedication to the community. Explore these everyday heroes for yourself by visiting the winery in Rutherford from September 2021 to March 2023.


The gallery also includes three stunning solo exhibitions of photography expanding upon the Nature of Northern California:


Coastal Access: Sightings from the Edge

Keith Blodgett, fine arts photographer presents distinctive black + white photographs of the Edge of the Pacific + surrounding communities.


Napa Wild Life

John Comisky, award-winning wildlife photographer and Napa Wildlife President, presents breathtaking color photographs of indigenous wildlife.


The Fruits of Dollarhide Ranch
Sally Seymour, fine arts photographer presents dramatic color portraits of fruits harvested from the orchards of Dollarhide Ranch.

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