James Beard Awards

Dear Friend,

I just returned from the 2024 James Beard Awards in Chicago and I'm thrilled to share my wonderful experience with you. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the James Beard Foundation on multiple events this year.

We began by pairing our wines at the JBF Greens event at Bloom Plant Kitchen in Chicago, followed by the Taste America NY event, and then the SF Greens event with Chef Heena at Besharam. Across all these events, regardless of the city or the crowd, I was delighted to see our wines consistently well received.

This year, the Annual James Beard Awards were held on June 10th at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, followed by a post-award reception at Union Station. We were honored to pour our wines at the post-reception, a prestigious gathering of awardees, nominees (both present and past), and guests who support the foundation. Additionally, we were invited to pour our wines for all VIP receptions preceding the ceremony.

These opportunities were exceptional, but what truly stood out was the overwhelmingly positive reception of our wines. There is no better assurance and acknowledgment of our wines' quality than at an industry event of this caliber. The positive feedback we received was the best validation of our efforts.

The incredible community and inspiring atmosphere made the night truly special.