2023 Pre-Parties

This series of events leads up to the annual Fine Wine and Celebrity Chef Experience.

Big Bottle Party – January 26, 2023

Bottle Display at 2021 Big Bottle Party

The Big Bottle Party kicks off the celebration season with a party to collect large format bottle donations for the Gala’s “Big Bottle Alley” section, one of the most popular and lucrative silent auction features.

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Reveal Reception March 26, 2023 


The first of its kind this year! A combination of our Chef Announcement and Auction Preview parties. Behold the talent and soul of Côtes du Coeur as Lead Celebrity Chef Richard Chamberlain announces the participating celebrity chefs who will be featured at the Gala and unveils this year’s menu. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chamberlain’s as you take an exclusive first look at the fabulous live and silent auction packages that will be featured at Côtes du Coeur.


Grand Tasting – April 28, 2023

Palmaz Vineyards

The night before the gala, this exclusive event for VIP patrons provides an intimate opportunity to meet and converse with premier vintners from around the country while tasting their select reserve wines. The Grand Tasting is a night of unlimited opportunity.