Saturday Events

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Heart's Delight Grand Tasting & Auction  

A link to purchase your tickets will be available soon!

Saturday begins with a virtual tour of Bordeaux, including a unique wine tasting of the 2011 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 Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Formal Bordeaux Master Class  

4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

A formal seated tasting of the 2012 vintage and an older vintage of the winemaker’s choosing.  Château owners and directors will also be on hand to discuss their wines.  

Château Canon

Château Clerc Milon Château Cos d’Estournel

Château Coutet

Château Guiraud

Château Haut-Bailly

Château Lafon-Rochet

Château Lynch-Bages

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Le Petit Cheval

Château Phélan Ségur

Château Pontet-Canet

Château Rauzan-Segla

Château Troplong Mondot


2015 Seminars - TBD

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Two 45 minute, interactive sessions

2014 Seminars:

Cooking with L'Academie de Cuisine
Join chef-instructors from Washington, DC’s premier cooking school as they demonstrate seasonal dishes that are heart-healthy and delicious!  You’ll learn valuable techniques you can use throughout the year to prepare meals that are as fabulous to eat as they are fun to prepare. Tastings available to guests throughout the seminar.

The Art of Crafting Bubbly - How the World's Greatest Wine is Made and How to Drink it
Champagne Henriot was founded in Reims, France in 1808 and is one of the last family owned champagne houses.  Champagne Henriot is known for their rich, elegant house style, and they will share their secrets for producing the world's greatest wine and the best way to taste and evaluate champagne. 


Sip, Swirl, Bid & Repeat

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This is the newest addition to Heart's Delight!  Come join a twist on your usual cocktail reception while bidding on exciting silent auction lots.


Tasting Reception & Auctions

7:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Silent auction reception with Celebrity Chef Stations, Wine Stations and 200 lot silent auction. Also includes a live auction of dining experiences featuring our participating chefs and exciting trips.  

Participating Wineries

Banshee Wines  Brooks Winery Catoctin Creek 
Château Clerc Milon DC Brau George Wine Company
Hoopes Vineyard Jack's Hard Cider Massican Winery
Pacific Prime Wines Peay Vineyards Pernod Ricard USA - Mumm Napa Brut
Red Car Wine   Tres Sabores Young Inglewood Vineyards 


Heart’s Delight Bordeaux Tasting, Reception & Auction (4:00 – 11:00 p.m.) $500
Heart’s Delight Seminars (4:30 – 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 -6:15 p.m.) $50 per session
Heart’s Delight Tasting Receptions & Auction (6:30 – 11:00 p.m.) $250
Table of 8 for Seminars, Tasting Receptions & Auction (4:30 – 11:00 p.m.) $5,000


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