Past Honorary Gala Chairs

2022 Honorary Wine Chair
Rob Mondavi, Jr. | Rutledge & Vine

“The Lehigh Valley wine event is surrounded with passionate wine lovers and collectors who have a strong sense of community and philanthropy.  It was such a true pleasure to be a part of this first class wine event seeing the benefit to the community and also feeling the support for our wines.  I was honored to have been a part of the magical evening  highlighting good food and wine, good company, and good work done by two nonprofits serving youth.” ~ Rob Mondavi

2021 Honorary Wine Chair
Celia Welch | Corra Wines

2020 Honorary Wine Chairs

2020 was our most unique event year and through a virtual event, we were able to bring our guests a robust panel of winemakers from their vineyards to our homes.  We are grateful to each of them for their support and sharing of their wines and winemaking stories!

CHRISTIAN PALMAZ | Palmaz Vineyards
HOLLIE SCHULZE | Donelan Family Wines
MIKE LAMBORN | Lamborn Family Vineyard
JEFF SMITH | Hourglass Wines
MARK MALPIEDE | Williams-Selyem

2019 Honorary Wine Chair
Bettina Bryant

“The Lehigh Valley Wine Gala is an exceptional, inspired evening. Now more than ever, we must support organizations such as the Children’s Home of Easton, the Signal Museum and Northampton County Historical Society who are unwavering in their dedication to serve those in our communities who are vulnerable and in need.”

–Bettina Bryant, Bryant Estate

2018 Honorary Wine Chair
David Ramey

“The Lehigh Valley Wine Gala delivers a night of superb memories–great food, wine, and company.  Super people in service of two great causes make it a date to remember for the entire region.”

–David Ramey, Ramey Wine Cellars

2017 Honorary Wine Chair
Michael Hirby & Shatzi Throckmorton, Relic Vineyard

2016 Honorary Wine Chair
Paul Hobbs, Hobbs Vineyard