On March 10th, 2016, the Gratitude Network and Entrepreneur Wines teamed up with F50, a unique and growing Silicon Valley angel network. Perkins Coie law firm graciously hosted the event at their beautiful offices in Palo Alto. We had 35 in attendance, including several Wine Club members and a variety of F50 entrepreneurs and investors. The evening was highlighted by a taste of Entrepreneur Wines’ 2012 Chardonnay and 2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet.
E-List Members and their Guests gathered at Singularity University in Mountain View, CA for a taste of what is in store with this Fall release of our 2012 Mt. Veeder Reserve cabernet. Pascal Finette, Singularity U Accelerator Director, spoke about his program and shared perspective on the facility (in the heart of Moffet Field).
The Haykins and Mike Miller took a trip with Kirk Venge to inspect the Fall production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Sonoma vineyards at Bacigalupi and Dutton Ranch. Fall in the rich vineyards of Sonoma was stunning!
Entrepreneur Wines co-hosted an event with the Churchill Club on April of 2015, which was attended by 150 Churchill Club members, and featured a panel discussion on Social Entrepreneurship. We led off the event with a toast to “giving back”, and featured Entrepreneur Wines 2011 Chardonnay as well as our 2010 Mt. Veeder Cabernet.
Kirk Venge led a tasting of 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Pinot Noir with over 60 members and guests in attendance. We also had two of our Gratitude Network entrepreneurs (Brian Hill from Endovo and Heather Franzese from Good World Solutions) to talk about their companies’ progress.
Entrepreneur Wines and Wente Vineyards teamed up for a presentation on “Giving Back” aimed at members of both wine clubs. Wente poured their “Art of Giving 2013” cabernet, and Entrepreneur Wines featured its 2010 Mt. Veeder Cabernet. Guests were treated to an afternoon in the Wente Barrel Room in Livermore, CA., complete with music, a spread of appetizers and lots of “networking”!
Entrepreneur Wines hosted its first “Intertwine” event in San Franciso and attendees were treated to our 2010 Mt. Veeder cabernet along with complimentary pours of Wente Riva Ranch chardonnay and appetizers. The event featured Matt Flanner, Founder of Kiva.org, who spoke about social entrepreneurship. The Wix Lounge hosted this event in downtown San Francisco near the AT&T Park.
That “wine like a fine cigar” look doesn’t come by itself. We took photos of the fun that was had in dipping and capping our 2012 Mt. Veeder cabernet bottles.
The Haykin took the first of many-to-come trips to see the vineyards where future Entrepreneur Wines will be coming from. Kirk Venge shared his perspective and tour of the vineyards in Russian River for Baciagalupi (our future Chardonnays) and Dutton Ranch (our future Pinot Noirs).
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.