F E A T U R I N G

Three World-Renowned
Chefs & Wine Makers

Program
Honoree | Chefs | Winemakers | Menu | Auction | Sponsorship Levels
Featured Winemakers


 

Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier

As Vice President of the Heirloom Wine Group, Fred Dame will be representing the wines of Chateau St. Jean. Dame is the first American to have served as President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide and assists restaurateurs and hoteliers in developing their wine programs in his role at The Heirloom Wine Group, the luxury division of Treasury Wine Estates. He is currently the President of the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean based in Sonoma has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines."Only the finest" remains the winery’s credo.

2009
Chateau
St Jean Fumé Blanc
Sonoma
County

 


 

 
 

Emmanuel Kemiji

Born in the U.S. and raised in Spain and England, Kemiji is a graduate of the University of California at Davis. In addition to his degrees in economics and Spanish literature, he studied viticulture and oenology, eventually leading to the formation of Miura Vineyards in 1995. Soon to follow were Candela in 1998, ALMVS in 2000, ANTIQV2S in 2001, ACVS in 2003, and two projects in Spain – Arrels in 2003 and Clos Pissarra in 2005. In 2006, Kemiji received the Wine Industry Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League for exemplary commitment to community and charity.

2004
Arrels, Clos Obligat,
“Sangre de Garnatxa,” Priorat


 
 

Clovis Taittinger

Born in Chamonix Mont Blanc, Clovis Taittinger is the eldest child of Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, president of Champagne Taittinger. He grew up in Reims, the Champagne region, for 15 years, before embarking on a master’s degree in history at the Sorbonne University. After seven years spent working in banking and organisation consulting, followed by managing his own company in the real estate and hotel business, he joined Champagne Taittinger in September 2007, bringing his work to serve Taittinger’s new challenges and to pursue his family’s history.

Taittinger,
Brut,
“La Francaise,”
Reims

   
   

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