Jennifer L. Roberts
"It was the best vacation of my life," says a happy Jennifer Roberts of Barstow, California, one of five grand-prize winners of C&H Sugar's Sweetest Napa Valley Getaway Sweepstakes. Her prize was a complete surprise, because Jennifer's mother had entered her in the sweepstakes without letting her know. "I got a call saying I was selected as a winner, but I had no idea what I'd won until I called my mother," Jennifer recalls. "Thanks, Mom!"
During their five-day culinary adventure in May, Jennifer and the other winners were treated to the best tours, food, wine and—of course!—desserts that Napa Valley has to offer. The high point: a private cooking class with TV chef and cookbook author Nick Stellino, who joined the sweepstakes winners at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, where he cooked a meal and shared expert cooking tips and techniques. "He was such a wonderful gentleman!" Jennifer says, adding, "I can understand why he is successful. He has such talent!"
Her favorite part of the trip? Jennifer singles out her visit to the wine caves at Hall Winery, where she discovered a beautiful sculpture made from a bronzed tree trunk. "I was so impressed with the use of local art throughout Napa," she says. "It was great to see the community embracing local artists."
Now that Jennifer is back home, she's beating the summer heat not with Napa Valley wine but with her signature iced tea. She makes each batch by adding five bags of black tea, two bags of green tea, and one cup of C&H® Pure Cane Granulated Sugar to three quarts of boiling water, then adding ice to bring down the temperature. "It's a perfect, easy drink for the summer," she says. "My husband loves it!"
If Jennifer Roberts's Napa Valley experience makes you wish you'd been there, visit our website throughout the year to learn about and enter upcoming sweepstakes!