Team Jack Foundation

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Year Founded:
2013
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kylie Dockter
Main Address:
PO Box 607
Atkinson, NE 68713
Team Jack Foundation - Omaha Office
20516 Nicholas Cir
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Event:

An Evening With Napa Valley Featuring Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - Presented by Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Team Jack's 'An Evening with Napa Valley' wine event on October 10, 2019 is an exquisite wine tasting featuring wines from Stag's Leap in Napa Valley, California with heavy hors d'oeuvres. Attendees can enjoy a wonderful evening at Happy Hollow Country Club learning about the Nebraska Brain Tumor Program in Omaha and its importance. The only other place you will get an experience like this is in Napa Valley!

About Stag's Leap:
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the 1976 Judgment of Paris, was founded in 1970, and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate.

Stag's Leap Wins the 1976 Judgment of Paris:
On May 24, 1976, a wine tasting took place in Paris that changed the world’s view of California wines forever. The tasting was the brainchild of Steven Spurrier, an English wine merchant who owned an innovative wine shop and adjacent wine school in the center of Paris. Having been recently introduced to California wines, and curious to see how these newcomers would fare against French wines made from the same kind of grapes, he arranged a blind wine tasting in celebration of the American Bicentennial activities in Paris. The French tasters chosen for the event had impeccable professional credentials. Spurrier chose French wines that were first and other classified-growth red Bordeaux and white Burgundies to be matched against California Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. The tasting was blind, with the identities of the wines concealed and the labels revealed only after the jury of nine tasters had voted its order of preference.

The unthinkable happened. The 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon was judged the best. The Napa Cabernet had bested four top-ranked Bordeaux, including first-growths Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion. The 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay from California bested its French counterparts.

Today, one of the final remaining bottles of wine is housed at the Smithosonian Institution as one of the "Objects that Made America in the intitution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Event Type: 

FUNDraising

Where: 

1701 S 105th St
Omaha, NE 68124
United States

When: 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 -
6:00am to 9:00pm