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Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction

Monday, April 11, 2022
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE (Map)

Saturday, April 2, 2022
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

This fundraiser features passed hors d’ oeuvres, an upscale four-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings – each course prepared by an award-winning chef – a live auction of premier wines and luxury travel, an after-party with live entertainment.

Participating Chef

Mike Doyle
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE

HORS D’OEUVRES

 

 


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Valeria Molinelli
Johnson & Wales University
Providence, RI

FIRST COURSE

Sea Scallops with

Pepino Melon

Cucumber

Leche de Tigre

Chorizo

Tapioca

Borage Blossoms


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Matt Masera
The Florence Group, Inc
Folsom, CA

SECOND COURSE

Wild Mushroom and Farmhouse Cheese Agnolotti with

Guanciale

Pearl Onion

Frico


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Justin & Danielle Walker
Walkers Maine | Cape Neddick Inn
Cape Neddick, ME

THIRD COURSE

Wood-fired Beef Rib with

Spring Onion

Peas

XO

Beef Jerky


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Amber Croom
And 4 Dessert
Baltimore, MD

FOURTH COURSE

Fruits & Frommage

Dessert: Manchego Cheesecake

Whipped Apricot Ganache

Marcona Honeycomb Brittle

Blackberry Chardonnay Sauce

 


Wine Pour Donors

white horse winery COCKTAIL

Painted White
Rose
Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Cab Franc
Vintners Red


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Maker’s Mark Special Select
Jefferson’s Wheated Ocean
Pinhook Humor Barrel Rye
High West Old Fashion (pre-made)
High West Manhattan (pre-made)


COCKTAIL

Reserve Malbec 2019
Reserve Cabernet 2019
Reserve Chardonnay 2021

 


Artillery Brewing

COCKTAIL

Pilsner
Mid-Atlantic IPA


COCKTAIL

Vin Gris Pinot Noir 2020
Estate Chardonnay 2018
Estate Pinot Noir 2018

FOURTH COURSE

Bouche d’Or

The Bouche d’Or displays a lush nose of apricots, honeycomb and marzipan that greets the senses and opens to succulent stone fruit and white flower aromatics. While Bouche d’Or may be sweet, it is balanced with bright acidity and crispness. This wine can stand on its own as a dessert wine and also makes a great accompaniment to a cheese course. Hard, salty cheeses like Manchego and aged Gouda pair quite successfully. Less-sweet desserts like lemon meringue tart, grilled peaches or apple galette are also excellent choices. The lush vibrant palate is incredibly versatile and hypnotizing.

 


COCKTAIL

Lavender Lemonade


FIRST COURSE

South African Sauvignon Blanc

A new world style of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has intense aromas of gooseberries, tropical fruit and sweet-grapefruit with a core of minerality. The excellent natural acidity creates balance to the concentrated, rich mouth-filling texture. Post fermentation lees contact of 4 months, stirred up once a week to enhance mouthfeel and concentration. The wine is bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur. This wine has too many awards to list and is not imported into the US.


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SECOND COURSE

Elton Vineyard Pinot Noir

The bouquet opens with notes of mixed red and black fruits, earth and barrel spice. On the palate the wine expresses beautiful movement and dark fruit flavors of blackberry, currant and plum accented by minerality, cedar, anise and bergamot. The wine features a broad palate, velvety tannins, balancing acidity and lingering finish.


THIRD COURSE

Donati Family Reserve Syrah 2018

Mocha and oak dominate the medium long finish on our Family Reserve Syrah.


Entertainment

Hot Breakfast


 


Photo Gallery


Event Chair

Rob Poppiti


Lead Sponsor


Vineyard Connoisseur Sponsors

Gerret & Tatiana Copeland

Vance Kershner

Heather and Vaughn Hardin

Young, Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

 


Marquee Communications Sponsors

DelawareToday MainLineToday

Grand Wine Master Sponsors

Kathy & Dan Dugan

Steve Crifasi and Michael Clement

Fulton Private Bank logo

Bill & Helen Stimson


Master Sommelier

Mike and Cindy Barko

Innovative Hospitality Solutions, Inc.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Capital One

Rob & Kristin Poppiti

White Horse Winery

Delaware Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine of Christiana Care

Dr. Barry Roseman and Dr. Laurie Jacobs

WSFS CARES Foundation

Donati Family Vineyard

Michael T. Schubert


Wine Collector

And 4 Dessert Mr. Dale Cochran & Dr. Todd Cochran John and Diane Danzeisen
Adam Chesia

Wine Enthusiast

Ashton Pools by Design Robert & Maureen Jarvis Charles S Reskovitz
Rhonda Bowman Photography Porter Auto Group Susan Teiser & Patrick Giacomini
Steven and Jane Goldberg Porter Construction, LLC Westover Capital Advisors LLC
Carol M Hunter Ed & Elyse Reznick

 

2021 Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction Chefs

2019 Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction Chefs