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An Evening with Napa Valley

Team Jack's 'An Evening with Napa Valley' wine event is presented by Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Surgery. This exquisite event was held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 and featured wines from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley, California along with heavy hors d'oeuvres.  Attendees enjoyed a wonderful evening at Happy Hollow Country Club tasting highly sought after wines and learning about Team Jack's Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at UNMC & Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha and its importance. 

For more information for this event in 2020, please contact Kylie at 402-925-2120 or kylie@teamjackfoundation.org


Featuring Stag's Leap Winery: Napa Valley's First Growth Estate

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.

Learn more about Stag's Leap here.

   


About Nebraska Brain Tumor Program

Through the efforts of the Team Jack Foundation, a multi-disciplinary childhood brain tumor clinic is now functioning in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2013, the Team Jack Foundation, in partnership with the Nebraska State Legislature, agreed to co-fund a $3 million project for the development of a pediatric brain tumor program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

In addition to the initial $3 million program grant, the Team Jack Foundation has pledged an additional $5 million to the Omaha program, a campaign called the POWER5 Pediatric Brain Cancer Initiative. Learn more here


About Our Presenting Sponsor - Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants ​

Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants located at 14625 California Street in Omaha, Nebraska touts over 30 years of oral surgery experience and can help if you are in need of a specialty dental procedure that not all general dentists are capable of performing. Midwest Oral has supported the Team Jack Foundation through the Annual Team Jack Gala in the past and we are proud to have them alongside us in the fight against child brain cancer. 


A special thank you to these sponsors:

Customized Wine Glass Sponsor


Tasting Table Sponsors


Chardonnay Sponsors: