Vintage Wine Distributor and Grand Cru Wine Company

June 22nd, 2019

 Five Star Sensation is a wine and food event benefiting University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center and is held every other year in Cleveland, Ohio. The first event was in 1987.

Five Star brings together principals of renowned wineries and restaurants from around the world. Vintage Wine Distributor has been the primary wine source of this event since the beginning. Today, the event is large, complicated and  successful. We consistently raise in excess of two million dollars. This year Vintage Wine was the exclusive source of wines for this world-class event.

The 2019 Five Star Sensation occurred on Saturday, June 14. Vintners and chefs arrived earlier in the week for a variety of work and entertainment. Friday night was a gala dinner for the major donors held on the concourse of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Saturday event was attended by just shy of 2,000 people. Sunday, Vintage Wine hosted a trade show drawing approximately 200 trade customers.

Why do we do it?

            We see this as THE major Wine & Food event in Ohio.

            We see this as a major fund-raising event for one of the premier hospitals in the country, if not the world.

            We see this as our part in building the path towards diminishing the destructive devastation caused by cancer.


We see this as an opportunity to augment the wine culture in Northeast Ohio…

                        …which speaks to our Corporate Culture.

                        We are a Company of Distinction,

                                    Selling Wines of Significance,

                                                To and From People who Care.


To those who came to Ohio to help us, we say THANK YOU!

Wineries included:

Aquitaine                                Jean-Sebastien Calvet

Arano / CUNE                         Gloria Zapatero

Bonny Doon                            Randall Grahm

Burgess Cellars                        Steve Burgess

Cantele                                    Paolo Cantele

Damilano                                Tommy Cuni

Debonne Vineyards                 Joel Sandry

Diamond Wine Imports           

Domaine Solitude                   Louis Kressmann

Dunn Vineyards                         

Grgich Hills                            Sean Barrett

Il Molino di Grace                   Daniel Grace

Meyer Family                          Tony Poer

Morgan Winery                        Jim McAllister

Neirano Winery                         

Nomine-Renard Champagne     Jim Cosma

Owen Roe                                  David O’Rielly

Dow’s Port/Leacock’s Madeira                          

Saget La Perriere                        Geraldine Kenny

Shannon Ridge                            Clay Shannon

Shiverick Imports                        David Shiverick

Silver Oak / Twomey                   Lauren Cipriani

Valdo Prosecco                            Matteo Bolla

Willamette Valley Vineyards        Joe Ibrahim

Restaurants included:

Flour & Barley               Las Vegas, NV

Brothers & Sisters        Washington, DC

Barrington                      Aurora, OH

Mama Chang                 Washington, DC

Q by Peter Chang         Washington, DC

Poke to the Max           Honolulu, HI

Michael’s Genuine       Cleveland & Miami

Quartino                         Chicago, IL

Restaurant Iris               Memphis, TN

Cibreo                              Cleveland, OH

Harlan Social                  Stamford, CT

Mighty Quinn’s             New York City

Sausal                               El Segundo, CA
Fluff Bake Bar                Houston. TX

Albi                                   Washington, DC

Lindey’s Lakehouse     Cleveland, OH

Fiona                                    Los Angeles, CA

Greenhouse Tavern        Cleveland, OH

Lola                                       Cleveland, OH

The Belfry                           Kansas City, MO

The Tuck Room                 Los Angeles, CA

Perry’s                                 Houston, TX

Turkey and the Wolf       New Orleans, LA

Fire                                       Cleveland, OH

Vetri                                     Philadelphia, PA

Fahrenheit                         Cleveland, OH

Flour                                     Cleveland, OH

Le Coucou                          New York City

Spruce                                 San Francisco, CA

Gotham Bar & Grill          New York City

Cleveland Browns            Cleveland, OH

Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice         Chicago, IL

















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