November 19, 2008

David Arquette and Ted Allen join the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Give Hope Campaign to help raise funds for and awareness of hunger, which runs through December 31, 2008. One lucky fan will spend time getting to know Scream actor David Arquette over a cup of coffee in Los Angeles, before helping those less fortunate at a local food bank or hunger relief agency while interacting with the star on a personal level. For the ultimate foodie experience, bid to join Food Network's Ted Allen to give back to the community by feeding the hungry at The Food Bank for New York City for an afternoon of philanthropy before Ted guides the winner through wine and food pairings at Del Posto, the celebrated restaurant of his Iron Chef America colleague and Food Bank for New York City supporter, Mario Batali. These are just a couple new additions to the charity auction hosted on eBay, which is the centerpiece of the Give Hope Campaign.

Giving back to the community was always a part of Robert Mondavi's life. His generous spirit has had a profound impact on numerous charitable foundations for many decades and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi is dedicated to upholding that legacy. This is the second consecutive year Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi joins forces with Feeding America during the holiday season to help raise funds for and awareness of hunger in America through the Give Hope Campaign. Feeding America is the largest charitable hunger-relief organization in the U.S. with over 200 member food banks nationwide. In addition to the charity auction, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi will match every dollar consumers donate up to $50,000 until December 31, 2008. All proceeds generated will benefit Feeding America and its member food banks.

From Thursday, November 13, to Sunday, November 23, 2008 individuals can bid on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for either themselves or for a very memorable holiday gift. This is an outstanding opportunity for consumers to participate in the online charity auction and take an active stance on one of the country's most serious issues. The Give Hope charity auction is timed perfectly to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday and the beginning of the gift-giving season, leveraging Feeding America's mission of ending hunger in America.

Celebrities, notable chefs, media personalities and leading companies are eagerly joining the campaign and donating their personal time to contribute to Give Hope. Some of the unique packages secured for this year's charity auction include:

  • Give Back to the Community with Actor David Arquette: Who needs a map to the stars' homes when you can interact in person with actor David Arquette in Los Angeles for an afternoon, while working together to feed the hungry?
  • Feed the Hungry with Food Network Star Ted Allen and Dine at Mario Batali's Del Posto: After spending an afternoon helping those less fortunate, allow food icon Ted Allen to walk you and a guest through a tasting menu with wine pairings at Iron Chef America's Mario Batali's celebrated restaurant, Del Posto in New York City.
  • America 's Test Kitchen Television Taping and Dinner at Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger: Participate in a taping of the hit public television series and receive your own private taping as you prepare a recipe with the cast members. After, join host Christopher Kimball for dinner at Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger restaurant in Boston where Chef Tsai will be present to greet you and guide you through the five course tasting menu.
  • Oz Garcia,"Nutritionist to the Stars" Package: A consultation at the NYC office and personalized four month diet created by Dr. Oz Garcia.
  • Gourmet Magazine VIP Cooking Experience: Take a private cooking class for two at Gourmet Magazine's famous New York headquarters with Gourmet's Executive Chef Sara Moulton and then enjoy lunch in their exclusive Dining Room.
  • Phillip Bloch Styling Session: World-renowned fashion expert and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch has styled Nicole Kidman, Beyonce and Halle Berry, and will personally assist you for four hours. Be transformed from a"fashion don't" into a fashionista, ready for the red carpet or a red-hot date.
  • TPC Sawgrass Tour Professional Experience in Florida: Courtesy of Golf Magazine, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be treated like a playing professional at TPC Sawgrass near Jacksonville, Florida, home of The Players Tournament. Have your shot on the famous 17th hole (the Island Green) filmed with complete video analysis.
  • A Tale of Two Bridges: From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Woodbridge Winery, this northern California gourmet getaway includes two nights in San Francisco and historic Lodi, as well as a VIP tour of the Woodbridge Winery, private blending seminar and five-course lunch with head winemaker, Todd Ziemann.


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About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi's pioneering vision stands on three pillars: putting California wines in the company of the great wines of the world; creating a wine culture that put a diverse range of California wines on every American table; and enriching life by embracing wine, food, and the arts as an integral part of gracious living. Mondavi founded Woodbridge Winery near his boyhood home in Lodi, California to encourage a growing wine culture in the US by making quality wines that could be enjoyed by Americans as part of daily life. Combining traditional winemaking with state-of-the-art innovation, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi raised the standard for everyday wines in America, and has become one of America's most loved wines.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi is distributed by VineOne. VineOne is the premium and super premium wine division of Constellation Wines US, the largest wine company in the US based upon sales dollar value, and an operating division of Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol in the wine, spirits and imported beer categories. For more about Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, including food and wine pairing ideas, recipes and information regarding the Give Hope campaign, please visit


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