Saturday, May 2, 2020

Bordeaux Master Class & Grand Tasting

Saturday begins with a virtual tour of Bordeaux, including a unique wine tasting of the 2017 vintage. The adventure continues with exciting seminars and food prepared by some of the nation’s top chefs, making Heart’s Delight the place to discover the latest in epicurean trends and new talent. Guests will also enjoy wine from the world’s best vineyards as well as the opportunity to bid on exclusive travel packages, dining experiences and rare and exceptional wines during the spirited silent and live auctions.

The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC

Dress ranges from cocktail to business casual – it is your Saturday night so wear what you want.

Bordeaux Master Class
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

A formal seated tasting of the 2017 vintage and an older vintage of the winemaker’s choosing.  Château owners and directors will also be on hand to discuss their wines.

Past Participating Châteaux 

Château Beychevelle Château Clerc Milon Château du Tertre
Château Giscours  Château Lascombes Château Léoville Poyferré
Château Lynch-Bages Château Pontet-Canet Château Brane-Cantenac
Château d’Issan Château Guiraud Château Kirwan
Château Malartic-Lagravière Château Pédesclaux Le Carillon De L’Angélus

Seminars (4:30 – 5:15 PM and 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM)


Grand Tasting

6:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Silent auction reception with Celebrity Chef Stations, Wine and Beer stations, a 200 lot silent auction and a live auction of culinary experiences featuring our chefs, exciting trips, wine and more.



Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s Wine


Past Participating Wineries 

Schug Carneros Estate Winery Oceano Wines Trefethen Family Vineyards
Peay Vineyards Turley Wine Cellars Turnbull Wine Cellars
Venture Wines Astro Lab Brewing City Winery
Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard Elyse Winery Flâneur Wines
ARNYCA Cellars Jack Winery Artisans & Vines
Brooks Winery Georgian Wine House Jeff Cohn Cellars

Plus a selection of the wine featured in the Bordeaux Master Class



Past Participating Chefs

Amy Brandwein
Daniel Alvarez
Union Square Cafe
Danny Grant
Douglas Ruley
Eunji Lee
Jamie Leeds
Hank’s Oyster Bar
L’Osage Caviar Inc. Miro Uskokovic
Gramercy Tavern
Johnathan De Paz
Nicholas Stefanelli
Riccardo Rinaldi
Zac Young
Craveable Hospitality Group
Akshay Bhardwaj
David Deshaies
Unconventional Diner
Gabrielle Hamilton
Mel Lopez & Joyce Conway
Pearl 6101
Kevin Lalli
Opaline Bar & Brasserie
Rob Rubba
Oyster Oyster
Jeff Tunks
PassionFish Bethesda


Event Time Price
Bordeaux Master Class and Grand Tasting & Auction 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. $500
Seminars 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. &
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
$50 per session
Grand Tasting & Auction 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. $250
Seminars and Table of 8 at Grand Tasting & Auction 4:30 – 11:00 p.m. $5,000
Bordeaux Master Class, Seminars and Table of 8 at Grand Tasting & Auction 4:00-11:00 pm. $10,000
Grand Tasting & Auction Presenting Sponsor $75,000

A special heartfelt thank you to Barriére Fréres and MacArthur Beverages for organizing and arranging the shipment of all the wine from Bordeaux.

If you would like information on event sponsorship or purchasing tickets please contact Heidi Arnold at the American Heart Association office (703) 248-1720 or