Richard Stepehnson, Stacie Stephenson

Michael Bolton, The Tenors and Sheléa Performed Live at the Third Annual Gateway for Cancer Research Vino Con Stelle

Brooke Burke Emceed the International Wine Event


Gateway for Cancer Research (Gateway), a non-profit dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, hosted their 3rd Annual Vino con Stelle, on Friday, April 12 at the Gemini Hangar in Scottsdale, AZ. Since 1991, Gateway has provided over $85M in funding for more than 170 clinical trials worldwide. This week, Gateway announced a $1.5M grantto fund a first-of-its-kind pediatric brain cancer study at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Global philanthropists Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, Director, Gateway, and Richard J Stephenson, Gateway’s Founder and Chairman, served as the evening’s hosts and sponsors. IMNA Solutions, a software development company that creates healthcare solutions served as the presenting sponsor.

wine selection at Vino con Stelle 2019
Brooke Burke Vino con Stelle

Actress and cancer survivor Brooke Burke, served as emcee. Grammy award winner Michael Bolton entertained guests alongside world-renowned vocal artists The Tenors and Sheléa. Alycia Mondavi, CEO and Co-Proprietor of Aloft and Dark Matter Wines served as a featured vintner along with Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier.

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed exquisite culinary creations by Chef Markus Ford and a carefully curated list of renowned wines from Australia, France, Italy and the United States. The cocktail reception wines included a 2014 Yalumba Family “The Scribbler” Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz Blend and a 2016 Yalumba Family Eden Valley Viognier, both generously sponsored by the Yalumba Family Winemakers. Additional cocktail wines included a Roederer Estate Brut, Non-Vintage, 2018 Domaine Ott Rosé, 2016 Tores Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino, and a 2014 Torbreck The Steading. The cocktail wines were accompanied by New Zealand Baby Lamb Lollipops, Truffle Toasted Duck Croque Monsieur, Gravlax Rosette, Curried Eggplant and Beet Concasse and Glass Noodle Spring Roll.

Michael Bolton Vino con Stelle