Feb 11, 2011

Turning Wine into Water in Las Vegas

Please join us in Las Vegas for a benefit wine dinner.  Contact Wine Director, Jessup Marion for further details: jessup@winetowater.org.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us in Las Vegas on March 3, 2011, to celebrate the release of our 2007 Derenoncourt California wines - and also to help build wells for those who desperately need access to clean water.

This six-course fundraiser dinner, to take place at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, promises to be a memorable night. Winemaker St
éphane Derenoncourt will be your host, and our guests will receive a sneak peek of all six of the 2007 California wines, which will be poured with a menu specially designed to complement the wines. Twist Restaurant, perched on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with dazzling views of the Las Vegas strip, is the only restaurant in America where one can experience the extraordinary cuisine of three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire.

As excited as we are to share the stunning 2007 wines with you, we're even more excited to be able to partner on this event with Wine to Water, a non-profit dedicated to providing clean water to needy communities around the world. Nearly 1 billion people lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. At the dinner, we'll have an opportunity to learn more about the current water crisis from Doc Hendley, Wine to Water's Founder and President and the recipient of the CNN Top 10 Heroes of 2009 award for his work.

We're honored to be able to do what little we can to make a big difference. Proceeds from the dinner's ticket price, which we expect to raise $10,000, will go to Wine to Water, enabling them to build the equivalent of 20 wells, thereby providing clean water for as many as 4,000 people.

Additionally, we're thrilled to announce that our partnership with Wine to Water will go beyond this release dinner. Derenoncourt California is pleased to be able to donate to Wine to Water 10% of the revenue from all 2007 Derenoncourt wines purchased during the month of March.

So please join us at Twist on March 3! It's a critical cause well worth supporting, and we'll be doing so in the most pleasurable way imaginable by enjoying delectable cuisine in an elegant setting and tasting the much-anticipated 2007 Derenoncourt wines with Stéphane himself.

The ticket price is $300 per seat (all inclusive), over half of which will go directly to Wine to Water - so by filling two seats, you yourself would provide the equivalent of clean water for up to 300 people for ten years.

Kindly RSVP at your earliest convenience to Stephen George at sgeorge@derenoncourtca.com or 707.363.7990. Seating is extremely limited, and requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to see you there!