The American Heart Association recently welcomed wine collectors and mission supporters to the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom for a Reveal Reception ahead of this year’s Côtes du Coeur. Reception guests in attendance were given a sneak peek with dinner provided by participating celebrity chefs and wine from Napa’s Palmaz Vineyards, one of over forty wineries that will be part of this annual event. Luxurious auction items such as “Chateau in Champagne” a seven-night stay at a fully restored castle for ten lucky guests; a “Night in the Cellars” an evening in one of the world’s most exclusive wine cellars surrounded by 12,000 bottles of the rarest wines in the world for the winner and seven guests; or “A Dinner to Remember” a four to six course meal for 12 prepared by four, award-winning chefs at the winning bidder’s home, and many more enticing auction items were on display to whet the appetite of potential bidders, giving all a taste of what to expect in Dallas on Saturday, April 29th.
This year marks the 32nd Côtes du Coeur, which has become the largest wine auction in the United States Southwest. Acclaimed wineries play an active role, pouring great wines and interacting with patrons at both the gala and the Grand Tasting, taking place the evening prior. This year’s featured Tête de Cuvée will be Domaine Paul BLANCK, a family-owned winery with a dynasty of winemakers dating back to 1610.
Patrons' palates are sure to be delighted as Dallas’ finest culinary minds have collaborated to create a memorable tasting experience. Led by Chef Richard Chamberlain, chefs volunteering their time and culinary magic to the evening’s experience include Eric Dreyer, Dan Landsberg, Lan Nickens, Janice Provost, Kent Rathburn, Luciano Salvadore, John Tesar, and Gerard Thompson.
The formal affair, held at the Omni Hotel Dallas, will be hosted by Anne Chow, a prominent business executive and former CEO of AT&T Business with her husband, Bob Moore. Anne currently serves as Lead Director for FranklinCovey, a Board Director for 3M, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. The couple remains committed to their philanthropy work and support of local communities. “The purpose of this impactful organization is personal to me and so many others. I am part of the 30 percent of our Dallas community that suffers from hypertension. Becoming an active part of the fight and no longer just a statistic is an opportunity to make a real difference,” says Anne. “The American Heart Association is on a mission to end heart disease and we have come together to raise awareness and support for this life-saving mission.”
Meredith Mason Pfirrmann, Senior Development Director of Dallas’ Côtes du Coeur, had this to say, “The magnitude of this event is summed up in the origins of its name – Côtes du Coeur – translated as Vineyard of the Heart. Just as the vine produces wine, what springs from this night will bear fruit for generations to come. A limited number of tickets are still available, and you won’t want to miss this year.”
Donors can commit to a pre-event donation in honor/memory of anyone that is special to them to be displayed. More about this event and how the American Heart Association’s Dallas team is working with organizations across Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties to be a relentless force for world of longer, healthier lives can be found at dallaswineauction.com
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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