May 8-10, 2008


Embassies, Residences, Restaurants,

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

and the Omni Shoreham Hotel

Net Amount Raised

$1.1 million


Nicholas Calio & Richard Thompson

First Growths

Four year retrospective including Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion, Château Latour, and Château Margaux

Special Guests

The Honorable Richard E. Neal (MA)

Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator

Bill Plante, CBS News

Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby's, Auctioneer

Serena Sutcliffe, Sotheby's

Participating Châteaux

Château Branaire, Saint-Julien

Château Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

Château Camensac, Haut-Médoc

Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc

Château Climens, Sauternes

Château Corbin, St Emilion

Château Cos d'Estournel, St Estèphe

Château Coutet, Sauternes

Château d'Issan, Margaux

Château du Tertre, Margaux

Château Fombrauge, St Emilion

Château Giscours, Margaux

Château Gruaud Larose, Saint-Julien

Château Guiraud, Sauternes

Château Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan

Château Lagrange, St Julien

Château Larmande, St Emilion

Château Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan

Château Pape Clement, Pessac-Léognan

Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

Château Soutard, St Emilion

Château Suduiraut, Sauternes

Participating Chefs

Aria, Gerry Klaskala, Atlanta

Blue Duck Tavern, Brian McBride, Washington, DC

Butterfield 9, Michael Harr, Washington, DC

Chef Geoff’s, Geoffrey Tracy, Washington, DC

Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, Point Reyes Station, CA

Crave on 42nd, Dave Martin, New York City

DC Coast, TenPenh, Ceiba and Acadiana, Jeff Tunks, Washington, DC

Grace and BLD, Neal Fraser, Los Angeles

Grapeseed, Jeff Heineman, Bethesda

Hank’s Haute Dogs, Henry Adaniya, Honolulu

Hank's Oyster Bar, Jamie Leeds, Washington, DC and Alexandria

Julia's Kitchen @ Copia, Jeff Mosher, Napa Valley

The Little Pearl (caviar), Richard Brauman, Somerville, MA

Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck, Robert Wiedmaier, Washington DC

Michel Richard Citronelle, Michel Richard, Washington DC

Oak Steakhouse, Brett McKee, Charleston

Ortolan, Christophe Émé, Los Angeles

Prune Restaurant, Gabrielle Hamilton, New York City

Rathbun's Restaurant, Kevin Rathbun, Atlanta

Restaurant Michel Rostang, Michel Rostang, Paris

Ristorante Tosca, Massimo Fabbri, Washington, DC

Sona and Comme Ça, David Myers, Los Angeles

Spring, Green Zebra & Custom House, Shawn McClain, Chicago

Zaytinya, Mike Isabella, Washington, DC

Thursday Dinners

Residence of the Ambassador of France/Ambassador Pierre Vimont/Champagne Krug/Château Margaux/Château Mouton-Rothschild/Château Lafite Rothschild/Château Latour

Residence of the Ambassador of Austria/Ambassador and Professor Nowotny

Home of Dr. & Mrs. Pierre Asmar/Chef Neal Fraser of Grace and BLD Restaurant (Los Angeles)/Château Haut Bailly/Château du Tertre/Château Giscours

Embassy of Australia/Grateful Palate Portfolio

Home of J.D. Murphy/Château Malartic-Lagraviere/Château Brane-Cantenac

Residence of the Ambassador of New Zealand/Villa Maria Estate

Butterfield 9/Chef Brett McKee of Oak Steakhouse(Charleston) and Chef Michael Harr/Château D’Issan/Château Corbin

BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant/Chef Jeff Black & Danny Wells/ Château Climens/ Château Coutet/ Château Guiraud/ Château Suduiraut

The Embassy of Canada/Cave Spring

Zaytinya/Chef Mike Isabella/Château Chasse-Spleen/Château Camensac

Top Sponsors

MTM Builder/Developer

Northrop Grumman



Bristol-Myers Squibb Company




American Airlines

Ford Motor Company

Greenberg, Wexler, & Eig, LLC

Patton Boggs LLP

American Express

Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America




The Hill

Wine Spectator