Last night City Winery went out to support the TJ Martell Foundation Wine dinner. Owner Michael Dorf had the privilege to sit next to Robert Parker, Jr, the renowned Wine Critic. Michael passed him a bottle of City Winery Bettinelli Cabernet under the table and joked that we made so little of it, don’t rate it, just drink it.
Robert Parker in his remarks at the event had the following to say:
“The therapeutic combination of great wine with great music all shared by great friends is one of the greatest privileges of all time.”
The TJ Martell Foundation was founded by Tony Martell, to honor his son who died of leukemia at the age of nineteen. His son’s wish was for his father was to raise a million dollars for cancer research. Over the years, they have kept the Foundation’s roots deep in the music industry and hundreds of volunteers have worked passionately with the staff to raise more than $250 million for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research which has been successfully leveraged into several billion dollars in additional funding from larger funding sources.