Join Charlotte Wine & Food to raise money for Charlotte-area children's charities as we host an intimate and exclusive walk-around tasting of Bordeaux: Past & Present. Come taste your way through a mix of 36 old and new vintages and experience how beautifully this carefully curated selection of Bordeaux ages.

Wednesday, October 23 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Format: Walk-Around Tasting
Menu: Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres of Classic and Modern French Cuisine
Menu created by Wells Fargo Dining Room Executive Chef Michael Bader
Attire: Business Casual

See the featured wines and menu below.

The Wells Fargo Executive Dining Room 
One Wells Fargo Center
301 S. College Street, 41st Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

Self-Parking is available | Uber/Lyft is recommended
Tickets are $150 per person + tax 
$50 per person is tax-deductible

***Featured wines (current vintage only) will be available for sale at the event through our retail partner, The Wine Vault.***
10% of proceeds from wine sales will benefit our charitable partners.

This event is sold out! Please email info@charlottewineandfood.org to be added to the waiting list!



  • Château La Lagune | Haut-Médoc | Left Bank

  • Château Cantemerle | Haut-Médoc | Left Bank

  • Château Malescot St. Exupéry | Margaux | Left Bank

  • Château Poujeaux | Moulis-en-Médoc | Left Bank

  • Château Chasse-Spleen | Moulis-en-Médoc | Left Bank

  • Château Haut-Bailly | Pessac-Léognan | Left Bank

  • Château Pape Clément | Pessac-Léognan | Left Bank

  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte | Pessac-Léognan | Left Bank

  • Château Meyney | Saint-Estèphe | Left Bank

  • Château Lafon-Rochet | Saint-Estèphe | Left Bank

  • Château Branaire-Ducru | Saint-Julien | Left Bank

  • Château Lagrange | Saint-Julien | Left Bank

  • Château Gruaud Larose | Saint-Julien | Left Bank

  • Château Léoville Barton | Saint-Julien | Left Bank

  • Château Léoville Poyferré | Saint-Julien | Left Bank

  • Château Clinet | Pomerol | Right Bank

  • Château Gracia | Saint-Émilion | Right Bank

  • Château Monbousquet | Saint-Émilion | Right Bank





  • Garde Manger: Collection of Pâté, Terrines, Canapés, and Salads

  • Chef’s Selection of Assorted Charcuterie, Pickled Vegetables, Warm and Chilled Cheese Pairings

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres:

  • Duck Confit | Presented in Two Passes

  • Classic Steak Tartare | Cured Quail Yolk | Lavender Salt

  •  Foie Gras | Many Ways

  •  Tasting of Champignons: Warm Chanterelle Soup | Garnish of Crispy Shiitake, Black Garlic, Fall Squash

  • Sous Vide Farm Fresh Egg Custard, Truffled Veal Jus, Crisp Potato Galette



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With over 20 years of food service management experience, Chef Michael Bader is passionate about supporting local food and farmers to deliver the highest quality dining experience. His experience ranges from being a personal chef in the Hamptons, to catering 18,000-person events in San Diego.

Chef Bader continues to grow and evolve his style, drawing inspiration from travel, influential experiences, and exciting events as the Executive Chef for Wells Fargo. Chef also appreciates the importance of fostering relationships and partnering with local business to cultivate a long-needed food service operation within the community.

Chef Bader grew up in the US on both coasts, with his early childhood spent in Brooklyn and later years in San Diego. He has 3 sons, ages 9-15, who are all involved in music and the arts. He and his wife, Robyn, got married in Colorado in March 2019.