To mark Mike’s 93rd birthday on April 1st at La Quinta Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA we organized several events to thank Mike for his many years of friendship, his 93rd birthday and celebrating with him the 40th Anniversary of judgment of Paris.
On Mike’s birthday, the resort dedicated a Miljenko “Mike” Grgich private dining room at the resort and Mayor Linda Evans presented the key to the city to Mike.
On Saturday, Violet Grgich hosted a private “A Glass Full of Miracles” book launch with Sasha Paulsen, the Napa Register editor who assisted Mike in getting all of his stories and memories on paper. That discussion lead to a Library Tasting led by Ivo Jeramaz, Mike’s nephew and our VP of Vineyards and Production, featuring Carneros Selection Chardonnay 2005, 2006, 2007 and Yountville Selection Cabernet 1999, 2005 and 2007.
That night, the La Quinta Resort’s Morgan’s in the Desert restaurant held a special sold-out wine dinner honoring Mike’s birthday and celebrating with him the 40th Anniversary of judgment of Paris. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Culinary Institute of America’s scholarship fund.