Heart’s Delight is the nation’s only four-day celebration of exceptional food and wine benefiting the American Heart Association. Over the past 23 years, Heart’s Delight has raised more than $24 million net in support of building a world of longer, healthier lives. Heart’s Delight traditionally hosts leaders from the country’s business, medical and political communities who share a love of food and wine and a concern for the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Vintners and chefs from around the world traditionally come to Washington, DC to take part in the event.
“The uniqueness is really created by the fact that the winemakers come year after year and spend their time to bring their wines plus the fact that you’ve got a very loyal crowd of people who support the event,” said Jamie Ritchie, who was the Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Wine for 32 years and has been the Heart’s Delight Auctioneer since 1999. “They [the producers] have built up a great camaraderie with the people who support the event year after year. So you have a familiar, fun and friendly atmosphere where everyone knows each other and everyone appreciates what each other does.”
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