The Jefferson Award

The Jefferson Award honors PAFA's historical connection with Thomas Jefferson and his renowned love of fine wine by celebrating outstanding members of the wine industry. This year’s recipient is Hentley Farms.

The Jefferson Award - Past Recipients*

2001

John Mariani - Castello Banfi, Italy

2002

Brian Croser - Petaluma Wines, Australia

2003

Agustin Huneeus Jr., - Franciscan Estates, California

2004

David Ramey - Ramey Wine Cellars, California

2005

Joan and Walt Flowers - Flowers Vineyards and Winery, California

2006

Ferdinando Frescobaldi - Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, Italy

2007

Jean-Michel Cazes - Chateau Lynch-Bages   

2008  

10th Anniversary of Bacchanal
10 honorees for the year of Women and the Art of Fine Wine:

Cecile Bonnefond - Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Lynn Crawford - Four Seasons
Lisa Granik, DWS, MW - Charmer Sunbelt
Robin Lail - Lail Vineyards
Maureen Lolonis - Lolonis Vineyards
Cristina Mariani-May - Banfi Vintners
Margrit Mondavi - Robert Mondavi Winery
Martine Saunier - Martine’s Wines, Inc.
Joy Sterling - Iron Horse Vineyards
Delia Viader - Viader Wines

2009 

Aurelio Montes - Vina Montes, Chile
Don Alfonso Larrain Santa Maria – Vina Concha y Toro

2010

Bindi and Michael Dhillon
Domaine Serene
Ken and Grace Evenstad
EnRoute and Larry Maguire
Maison Louis Jadot
Jacques Lardière
Chef Daniel Le Guenan - Executive Chef at the Cuisin Art Resort & Spa in Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

2011

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Chef David Jansen - Four Seasons, Philadelphia

2012

Tim Mondavi  Family - Continuum Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA
Pio Boffa - Pio Cesare Winery, Piedmont, Italy  
Jean Trimbach - Maison Trimbach, Alsace, France
Bodega Valentin Bianchi, Mendoza, Argentina 
Chef Patrick Feury - Executive Chef, Nectar, Berwyn, PA and
Chef Terence Feury - Executive Chef, Tavro 13, Swedesboro, NJ    

2013

Mike Grgich - founder and winemaker of Grgich Hills Estate
Warren Winiarski - founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 
George Taber - author of The Judgment of Paris  

2014

Jean-Charles Boisset

2015

Marchese Antinori

* The award began in 2001.