The TJ Martell Foundation Annual Napa’s Best Cellars Dinner To Honor Esteemed Wine Industry Veteran, Remi Cohen, CEO of Domaine Carneros in Napa, at the Silverado Resort, on Thursday November 16, 2023. T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation, which provides funds for innovative cancer research. It is thrilled to announce the honoree for the Third Annual Napa’s Best Cellars Dinner.

I received a press release about this event, and since I’ve recently met Remi Cohen, I’m so pleased to help with this announcement. Pretty much word for word below.

Remi Cohen of Domaine Carneros Award

Celebration for Remi Cohen

Photo by Alexander Naglestad on Unsplash

The esteemed wine industry veteran Remi Cohen is CEO of Domaine Carneros. It is she who will be receiving the T.J. Martell Foundation’s “Corks and Commitment Award,” for her outstanding dedication to raising awareness of cancer research and support for patients. Remi’s tireless commitment to fundraising, philanthropy, and her advocacy for cancer research aligns perfectly with our foundation’s mission, to find innovative treatments and cures. Her leadership in the wine industry, coupled with her passion for making a difference, makes her a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

Scheduled for November 16 at the Silverado Resort, Napa’s Best Cellars Dinner benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation. This is the non-profit entity championed, by the music and entertainment industry. It has raised more than $280 million, to support innovative, early-stage research at leading research facilities; and, at University of California Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

According to Co-Chair and Board of Trustee member, Marc Reiter of Metallica, “Our goal is to create higher public awareness that the Foundation fills an important niche in the field of cancer, focusing on funding early-stage cancer research. Our investments in early cancer research play a critical role in developing the “proof of concept” necessary to unlock more significant National Institutes of Health grants needed to pursue clinical trials and exciting new treatments and cures for cancer.”

Co-Chair Scott Lewis, of the V Wine Cellar in Yountville, explained that “The Napa’s Best Cellars Dinner combines an evening of superb wines, gourmet cuisine, and an auction with the tremendously important mission of combating these diseases and eventually finding a cure through research.

“Warren Christensen, Danny Cooper, Max Duley, Bruce Gearhart, Dave Graham, Scott Lewis, Dino Paredes, Marc Reiter, Jeff Smith and I are grateful for the generous support already extended, and we were especially delighted to honor Remi Cohen the CEO of Domaine Carneros as a special guest at this third annual dinner. Cohen is one of the most respected people in the wine industry, with a long list of admirers here in the Napa Valley and throughout the world. Like so many of us, her life has been touched by cancer, and we are both heartened by her energy and desire to actively join our efforts to eradicate this evil and relentless disease.”

The Napa’s Best Cellars Dinner commences at 5:30 p.m., with a reception that showcases sparkling wines from Domaine Carneros. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to indulge in tastings the finest red wines that Napa Valley has to offer, including selections from renowned vineyards; such as, Brilliant Mistake wines, Dakota Shy Winery, Detert Family Vineyards, Jay Smith Selections, Pneu Wines, Rewa Vineyards, Riise Wine, and more. This event provides a unique experience, where California’s top wine collectors and wine connoisseurs will generously share wines from their private cellars. They will do so while enjoying an elegant four-course gourmet dinner, complemented by exceptional Grand Crus and vintage wines. This is an occasion where influential community and business leaders come together to savor outstanding wines and cuisine.

Guests are drawn to an enticing range of high-end auction items, sparking enthusiastic bidding. These selections include deluxe travel adventures, VIP tickets and access to various events and festivals, unique experiences, like a bass guitar lesson from Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, and the opportunity to enjoy a dinner for ten, prepared in their home by Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio. Additionally, the auction features distinctive music memorabilia and rare wines and spirits from across the globe.

Lynn-Anne Huck, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation, highlighted that the organization is the music industry’s foremost foundation dedicated to financing medical research, aimed at discovering cancer cures. She expressed gratitude for the unwavering support from Californians, whose contributions play a pivotal role in advancing vital research efforts that ultimately benefit individuals affected by these diseases.

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About T.J. Martell Foundation:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at nine flagship hospitals in the United States. For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation visit