Please join us on this special Wednesday evening as we proudly welcome Violet Grgich, the daughter of famous winemaker Miljenko (Mike) Grgich of Grgich Hills. Violet’s in town to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Grgich Hills being the winner of the 221-entry Great Chicago Chardonnay Showdown with wines from around the world. It was conducted by Craig Goldwyn, wine critic of the Chicago Tribune in 1980. Sterling Pratt, our former Beverage Director, was one of the judges at the event, the Grgich family has always had a special place in their hearts for Schaefer’s.
Violet’s passion for wine began at an early age, as she literally grew up accompanying her father in the vineyards and cellar. Involved with every aspect of the wine business and Violet enjoys wearing many different hats. On this evening Violet will be presenting her latest vintages from this iconic winery.