In June 2014, we participated in the bottling of Entrepreneur Wines first production from the ElevenEleven Winery in Napa. Winemaker Kirk Venge was on hand to greet the mobile bottling team and set up the corking of our 2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet. Friend, Hamish Hughes, visiting from Australia, was also on hand to witness the fun…and then over to Venge Vineyards for a taste of Kirk’s own wine.
Entrepreneur Wines was hosted by the Smith-Anderson Gallery in Palo Alto, and we had more than 40 in attendance. Guests were treated to an overview of the beautiful gallery, an overview of one of the companies aided by Entrepreneur Wines/Gratitude Network. Matt Kursh , founder of Oji Life Lab spoke about his start-up that assists teens in learning life skills.
Members of Entrepreneur Wines and their guests were treated to an afternoon at the First Street tasting room of John Anthony Vineyards (owner John Trouchard was present to speak about his locale), on 1st Street in downtown Napa. We released our 2010 Mt. Veeder Cabernet at this event. Wine Maker, Jeff Fontanella and Vineyard owner, Karen Crouse, were on hand to talk about our Mt. Veeder vineyards, their approach to wine making and answer questions about our wines. After our tasting, members drove “en ___” up to the Atlas Peak area of Stagecoach Vineyards – the future vineyards for Entrepreneur Wines cabernet releases after 2013.
A bottle of 2011 Entrepreneur Wines was sited at Stonehedge, England. Although these photos didn’t make the tabloids, a nice picnic overlooking the famous rock formation was enjoyed by a group of E-Listers!
The Haykins hosted Members and new prospective members in a wonderful afternoon that featured one of the beneficiaries of Gratitude/Entrepreneur Wines program – Matchbook Learning (one of the Gratitude Award winners) was featured at the event and Founder, Sajan George spoke about how his organization turns bottom 5% public/private K-12 schools into high-performance schools.
The Haykins hosted Members and new prospective members in a wonderful afternoon that featured one of the beneficiaries of Gratitude/Entrepreneur Wines program – DoveTail Learning’s (one of the Gratitude Award winners) Managing Director, Chuck Fisher spoke about his organizations program for fosterng social/emotional learning in K-12 schools throughout the US.
Our very first Entrepreneur Wines Launch event – January, 2012, just after the Intersection Event in the Presidential Suit of the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, California – attended by 30 of our most “daring” friends – and they LOVED the wine!!