August A. Busch III
August Anheuser Busch III is a great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch and was the company's Chairman until November 30, 2006. Busch served as President of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (ABC) from 1974 until June 2002, and Chief Executive Officer of ABC from 1975 until June 2002. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABC from 1977 to 2006.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film composer, and vintner. Coppola co-wrote Patton (1970), earning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 1972, Coppola won a second Academy Award for The Godfather, and then in 1974 he won three Academy Awards for the Godfather Part II. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery displays several of Coppola's Oscars along with memorabilia from his movies.
Darrell Corti is responsible for introducing some of today’s most recognizable food ingredients into the American marketplace, including aceto balsamico tradizionale, white truffles, Catalan olive oil, and Zinfandel varietal wine. Corti’s knowledge of foods and beverages has made him a key resource for food and beverage luminaries. Ruth Reichl, restaurant critic for The New York Time, has said "[Corti] knows more about food and wine than anyone else in America.”
Gordon & Ann Getty
Gordon Getty is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist and classical music composer, and the fourth child of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. His wife, Ann Getty, is an influential designer and philanthropist.
Agustin Huneeus founded the Quintessa estate in the renowned Rutherford District of Napa Valley in 1990, and after years of running global wine companies established a family portfolio of wines that represent the finest vineyard estates, appellations and wines in both North and South America.
Frederick Louis "Fritz" Maytag III is the former owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco and is Chairman of the Board of the Maytag Dairy Farms. Maytag’s revival of Anchor Steam beer inspired many other brewers to follow, and he is often considered the father of modern microbreweries. Maytag is also a trustee of Grinnell College, and recruited Apple Computer's Steve Jobs to its Board of Trustees.
Michael Mondavi is widely credited with helping establish and build the Napa Valley wine industry. Michael is recognized as one of the global emissaries of California wine, and is a member of the California State Chamber of Commerce Board, former chairman and CEO of the Wine Market Council, former president of the Napa Valley Vintners Association, and former chairman of Wine Institute, Winegrowers of California, and Napa Valley Wine Auction.
Tim Mondavi is the winegrower and creative force behind Continuum Estate. After completing a degree in viticulture and enology at UC Davis, Tim joined the winemaking team at Robert Mondavi Winery and guided wine research programs, led the development of Napa’s Appellation system, and mentored many winemakers. Tim helped develop a number of luxury wines, including Opus One, Ornellaia and Luce, and Sena.
Paul Montrone is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Perspecta Trust LLC, Liberty Lane Partners and Latona Associates. Montrone was the Chairman and CEO of Fisher Scientific until its 2006 merger with Thermo Electron, and has served as President and CEO of The Metropolitan Opera, where he is now President Emeritus.
Wolfgang Johannes Puck is an Austrian-born American chef, restaurateur, and actor. His Beverly Hills restaurant Spago received a James Beard Foundation Outstanding Service Award in 2005, and was awarded two Michelin stars in 2008 and 2009. In 2013, Puck was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. In 2017, Puck received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his work in the TV industry.
Martin Yan is a chef and food writer. He has hosted over 1,500 episodes of the PBS cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982, with broadcasts in over 50 countries. He currently hosts Martin Yan – Quick & Easy, and Martin Yan's Chinatowns, where he tours Chinatowns around the globe.