SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020 | 5:00PM-10:00PM
MONARCH BEACH RESORT, DANA POINT, CA
5:00 PM: Grand Tasting
7:00 PM: Dinner and Live Auction Celebration
10:00 PM: Conclusion
Treat yourself to the only wine tasting event in the U.S. that includes more than 40 of the most acclaimed Napa Valley wines under one roof.
Napa in Newport features a two-hour Grand Tasting, vintner hosted dining tables, an exquisite celebrity chef-designed dinner, and spectacular wine and experience auction lots – all to benefit CureDuchenne, the nation’s leading Duchenne nonprofit organization with a mission to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The most common and fatal form of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne is a devastating, progressive muscle-wasting disease most commonly found in young boys. Affecting 15,000 children in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide, there is currently no known cure for Duchenne.
Cocktail attire recommended.
Cardinale was born in 1982, with a mission to produce a singular Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest-quality vineyards in Napa Valley. Winemaker Christopher Carpenter selects each component of Cardinale through a series of blending sessions until he is convinced he has the finest wine achievable of that vintage. The result – a powerful and seamless Cabernet Sauvignon, with a track record for drinking deliciously upon release and maturing beautifully in the cellar
Chef Craig Strong, whose 25-year career in luxury hotels and resorts earned him a Michelin star from his time at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, has come full circle to his native Southern California roots with the recent opening his own restaurant - Ocean at Main. In its first year, the critically acclaimed restaurant was hon-ored as a Best New Restaurant by Orange Coast Magazine, one of Modern Luxury's 10 Most Exciting New Restaurants, and was named among OC Register critic, Brad John-son's 75 Best Places to Eat. Chef Strong previously held the title of Executive Chef at the prestigious Studio at Montage in Laguna Beach for nine years. From the coasts of California to Washington, DC, and Barcelona to Hong Kong, Chef Strong has cooked all over the world; his dishes draw inspiration from the culture and cuisine that make these places unique. From growing up in San Diego and cooking with produce from the family garden, Chef Strong is now sharing his Coastal California cuisine at Ocean at Main with the community he has embraced for the past decade.
1849 Wine Co.
Bure Family Wines
Crocker & Starr
Ellman Family Vineyards
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Rivers Marie Brand
S.R. Tonella Cellars
The Setting Wines
Cory Muehlhauser, M.D.
Diane Kemple Plott
Bobby D’s passion for a greater world led him to a career in being a leader of change. He entered the nonprofit world through stage work as a world champion auctioneer. From the stage Bobby works to make everyone in a room feel excited to participate in change. He works with, challenges and cures the problems of donor support. Years of experience public speaking has helped Bobby raise millions of dollars for nonprofits nationwide.
Veteran Restauranteur and “Sommelier for the People,” Michael Jordan, MS, CWE, is Director of Global Key Accounts for Jackson Family Fine Wines. An Orange County local, Jordan has left his mark at some of the region’s best-known food and wine destinations. Jordan holds a Master Sommelier diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as a Certified Wine Educator diploma from the Society of Wine Educators. He is one of only 15 people in the world to hold both diplomas. Jordan also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show, “What’s Cookin’ with Wine” on CRN Digital Talk Radio.
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