2/28/2012 – “Under the Texas Stars” with Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi – raises over $50,000

This sold out event raised over $50,000  which will be distributed to St. Damien Paediatric Hospital in Haiti for neo-natal equipment and to Lavalla Orphanage and School just outside of Phnom Pehn, Cambodia for the purchase of a 16 passenger mini bus to transport students to medical appointments and to and from school.   GFH Global is happy to make a donation to Austin’s – Trevor Romain Foundation “The Comfort Crew for Military Kids”.   We thank all those who helped organize this event and thank Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin for their support and hospitality during our stay in Austin.

Please join us in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for a fine wine dinner featuring the wines of Frescobaldi with special guest and honorary director of GFH Global, Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi.   For over 700 years and 30 generations, fine wine making has been the passion and predominant activity of the Frescobaldi Family.   As the most prestigious Tuscan wine producers,  the Frescobaldi’s have been leading the viticulture revolution worldwide since the beginning of the last millenium.


Father Richard Frechette will be in attendance talking about his work at St. Damien’s Hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti. http://francescaravafoundation.org

We are proud to welcome Sobani Restaurant as a corporate table sponsor.  

Highlights of Silent Auction

6 Litre Bottle of Mormoreto 2007 – tour of Frescobaldi Vineyards and lunch or dinner with Leonardo Frescobaldi in Florence, Italy.  There are only a few of these bottles produced each year and 2007 is an exceptional vintage.   Leonardo Frescobaldi will be personally sign the bottle. 

Jeroboam (3 Liter) Cristal Rosé – Cristal Rosé is the rarest champagne by Louis Roederer.  Its first vintage was 1974.  It is even rarer in a Jeroboam (3 liter), which is produced in an extremely limited quality.  These special bottles – the best of Champagne Louis Roederer – are never for sale, but donated to a small number of exceptional charity auctions.   When Cristal Rosé does occur, it is produced only from the best family-owned vineyards with regimented standards of winemaking.  The traditional skin maceration is used in order to gently extract the Pinot Noir’s natural pigment for the unique color; an addition of about 40 percent grands crus Chardonnay creates the particular harmonious style of this exquisite rosé.  The winner will be invited with a guest of his/her choice to a private visit of the proprietary cellars, a tasting and to lunch at the family residence in Reims, France, at the date mutually agreed upon.   Also, the Jeroboam will be presented in a wooden gift box with a personalized brass plate honoring the name of the generous donor. 

Seating is limited:

$300 per person

$350 per person including round trip transportation from the Four Seasons Hotel

$5,000 – Corporate Table for 10 people

please email:  [email protected] or telephone 800-218-1422.