A limited-edition wine …
that also helps gorillas.

An exquisite wine, strictly available to donors to The Ellen Fund

This ultra-rare private label wine was first served to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, along with their guests, at Gorillapalooza, their epic fundraiser that raised millions to help save the wild mountain gorillas from extinction.

Carefully crafted by winemaker, Jesse Katz, this special blend 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has not been made available anywhere else outside of this incredible event. The Setting Wines and Ellen Fund have come together to bring you the exclusive opportunity to give back and get your hands on this bottle at the same time.

There are only 100 bottles. And for every $500 donation*, we’ll send you a bottle as a Thank You (maximum 3 bottles):

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$500 donation

*100% of your donation — yes, 100%! — goes to The Ellen Fund, a 501(c)(3), meaning your donation (less the wine’s retail price) may be tax deductible.

There are only 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the wild. The Ellen Fund is helping to save them.

The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is designed to inspire everyone who visits to cherish gorillas and their conservation, while also providing scientists the tools to help save these magnificant creatures. It will be be Africa’s most technologically advanced conservation facility. It will also help train the next generation of African conservation scientists, which means that beyond the critical goal of saving the mountain gorillas, this endeavor is also about the people. Your donation directly supports gorilla conservation. Learn more >


The Ellen Fund hosted Gorillapalooza in October 2019, with celebrities, successful auction, and performances by Chris Martin’s Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Millions of dollars were raised to support gorilla conservation.

The night’s exquisite menu was paired with the 2015 The Setting Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 100 bottles were left, and those are being offered first to The Ellen Fund donors and The Setting Wines Society.

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M. Rozman / WB
M. Rozman / WB

The Setting Wines

The Setting Wines is honored to have partnered with The Ellen Fund on this limited edition wine in support of their first project, the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

The Setting Wines is more than the sum of its ingredients. It is the handiwork of artisan and requires skilled farming, excellent timing and dozens of other factors being just right. Partner and winemaker Jesse Katz has a unique ability to create wine that is the perfect balance between what the fruit wants to be and what the most discriminating palettes want to enjoy. We invite you to enjoy the art of pairing the right wine with the right flavors in the perfect Setting. What’s your Setting?