Three Ladies of Bordeaux

Three Ladies of Bordeaux

by Chuck Hayward


JJ Buckley Fine Wines Presents a Tasting and Dinner With "The Three Ladies of Bordeaux" on Monday, May 12th in San Francisco - DINNER SOLD OUT (tickets still available for tasting)

Art, wine, and the women of Bordeaux – this is one event you do not want to miss!

They are three of the most talented winemakers in the region and help produce some of the most celebrated wines in all of Bordeaux. Please join us for a tasting of their wines on May 12th at 4:00 pm at the Art Engine Gallery in San Francisco followed by a four course dinner at 7:00 pm at Bacar Restaurant.

Pauline Vauthier has worked for leading wineries in France and South Africa and now works at the famed Chateau Ausone, which has been owned by her family for more than 400 years. Ausone is one of only two wines to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé. It has received three 100 point ratings from Robert Parker and is one of the most sought after Bordeaux wines thanks to the efforts of Pauline and her father. Other wines produced by the family include Chateau Moulin Saint-Georges and Chateau de Fonbel.

Juliette Bécot was born and raised at Chateau Beau-Séjour Bécot, the property of her father and grandfather. Later, she purchased a parcel of land in the Côtes de Castillon appellation in order to fulfill her dream of making wine. This solo project, called Joanin Bécot, has turned into one of the best estates in the Côtes de Castillon district. Also produced by the family is the garagiste effort Chateau La Gomerie.

And last but not least, also in attendance will be Coralie de Boüard, part owner of Chateau Angelus and assistant winemaker at La Fleur de Boüard. Born and raised in Saint-Émilion at Chateau Angelus, she studied winemaking at the Institute of Oenology in Bordeaux and she now uses her expertise to aid her father Hubert in the winemaking process. Chateau Angelus is one of the finest estates in the region, consistently garnering high scores from critics across the board, and according to Robert Parker, La Fleur de Boüard is "the undisputed reference point for high quality in Lalande de Pomerol."

The tasting will take place in the Art Engine Gallery featuring the work of Kathrine Worel, whose multilayered drawings challenge traditional narratives by juxtaposing sunny, childlike innocence against darker undercurrents. Working with graphite and acrylic over old book pages, she purposefully dissolves the distinctions between ground and surface to reveal language at odds with the superficial preciousness her work – at first glance – presents.

For those who would like to attend the tasting portion only, tickets are $20 per person.

To attend the dinner portion only, the cost is $175 per person, all inclusive. Space at the dinner is limited to only 25 guests, so please reserve early to guarantee a spot. If you’d like to attend both the tasting and dinner, the total ticket price is $185. (DINNER SOLD OUT)

Wines For the Tasting
Fleur de Bouard 2005
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Angelus 2005
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Beau-Séjour Bécot 2004
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La Gomerie 2004
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Fonbel 2002
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Moulin Saint Georges 2002
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Wines For the Dinner
Fleur de Bouard 2004
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Angelus 2003
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Beau-Séjour Bécot 1990
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La Gomerie 2001
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Joanin Bécot 2002
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Fonbel 2002
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Ausone 1998
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To place your reservations, please call us at 888-859-4637, email denise.lew@jjbuckley.com with the names of attendees along with address and contact info, or click here to print out a reservation form and fax it to us completed C/O Denise at (510) 632-5400.

Three Ladies Tasting and Dinner
Art Engine Gallery 1035 Mission St., San Francisco, California
Bacar Restaurant 448 Brannan St., San Francisco, California
Monday, May 12th, 2008,
Tasting at 4:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 pm
$20 per person for tasting, $175 per person for dinner, $185 per person for both