Our collaborations were originally developed out of the desire to work with philanthropic organizations to support their cause.  The popularity of these collaborations has since expanded to sports organizations, corporations and other individuals that are looking to create something special for their clients, employees, members or family.  We continue to selectively work with one to two clients each year on our private barrel program, and welcome you to be a part of such a special part of our business.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact our General Manager/Director of Sales, Vince Bonafede at vince@thesettingwines.com.

Ellen DeGeneres

This wine and custom label was made in support of The Ellen Fund, which Portia de Rossi created for Ellen’s 60th birthday and served at Gorillapalooza, a 2019 event featuring Bruno Mars, Chris Martin and many others to support the Ellen Fund.  Event proceeds of more than $5 million funded the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in northern Rwanda to help save the endangered mountain gorillas.

Los Angeles Lakers

This special bottle was created for The Los Angeles Lakers in December of 2019. This special wine was included in their 2019 holiday gifts that were delivered to clients, players and close friends.

Tony Hawk

This unique wine was crafted specifically as a gift for the supporters of The Tony Hawk Foundation, which focuses on supporting and empowering youth through the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities. The wine was poured at an exclusive dinner in 2017 at Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills, California and delivered as holiday gifts to their largest supporters.

Shep Gordon

This wine was created especially for renowned talent manager Shep Gordon, the subject of Mike Meyers’ documentary called, “Supermensch”. The blend drew inspiration from some of Shep’s favorite French Bordeaux where winemaker Jesse Katz studied.  It was created as a gift for Shep’s star studded holiday list and to share with guests at his home in Maui however then caught world-wide attention when he donated a bottle to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to auction at Carnival du Vin in 2017.  The single bottle of wine sold for a record-breaking $350,000, making it the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction.