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DONUM SHINES BRIGHTLY »

In the latest issue of Wine Spectator Insider, Editor & Publisher, Marvin R. Shanken notes, "The 2012 California Pinots continue to show promise, with Donum shining particularly brightly here."

Indeed! Donum's Pinot Noir Carneros West Slope 2012 earned a "classic" rating of 95 points, while four other Donum wines receive "outstanding" scores ranging from 91-93 points.

Read the full reviews and ratings here.

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“THE PRINCESS OF PINOT” ANNE MOLLER-RACKE OF THE DONUM ESTATE SELECTED AS FEATURED WINEMAKER FOR THE 30TH ANNUAL RARE & FINE WINE AUCTION »

September 10, 2014

Maker of highly coveted California pinot noir will welcome guests and pour her top-rated wines at the 2015 auction preview reception at Four Seasons Austin.

“Great wine comes from great grapes, and great grapes come from great vineyards,” said Donum Estate President and Winegrower Anne Moller-Racke, when interviewed last fall for the annual wine issue of Sonoma magazine.

The popular West Coast lifestyle publication featured Moller-Racke’s photo on its cover, dubbing her in big bold letters “The Princess of Pinot.” Come springtime, Austin will be hosting royalty.

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (WFFT) is pleased to announce that Anne Moller-Racke will be honored as Featured Winemaker at its 30th Annual Rare & Fine Wine Auction on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Moller-Racke will greet guests at the auction’s preview reception, where she will be pouring her late release, estate-grown wines for a black-tie audience comprised of about 350 connoisseurs and cellar owners from Texas and beyond, looking for rare, hard-to-find bottles...

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WFFT APPOINTS PEGGY HANLEY AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR »

September 4, 2014

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (WFFT) has hired accomplished non-profit executive Peggy Hanley as its new Executive Director. Hanley brings to the Foundation more than 11 years of nonprofit industry experience, most recently serving as director of development for St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin. In her role as executive director, Hanley will guide WFFT’s day-to-day operations, geared toward fulfilling the organization’s mission of supporting charitable works in the community through educational programs and social events, which highlight the WFFT member’s passion for wine and food. Hanley will report to WFFT Board President Mark Shilling, carry out the strategy and business plan of an 11-member executive committee, and manage WFFT’s staff and volunteers.

“I’m looking forward to expanding my passion for philanthropy at the Wine & Food Foundation,” said Hanley. “I am inspired by the opportunity to further build this strong organization by attracting new members who want to experience the educational...

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The Wine & Food Foundation Announces Charitable Gifts to Food and Wine Non-Profits »

July 28, 2014

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (WFFT) will distribute more than $50,000 to four Texas-based, nonprofit organizations supporting health and education in the lifecycle of food and wine in the second half of 2014. The contributions further the WFFT’s mission to better the health and well-being of our community by funding culinary scholarships, educational grants and other deserving causes. Beneficiaries include the following organizations:

  • Austin Food for Life – dedicated to helping local food and beverage industry professionals, including farmers and artisans, access affordable health care solutions.
  • Sustainable Food Center (SFC) – through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and participate in a vibrant local food system (). The WFFT previously contributed a grant of $20,000 to the SFC in...
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