Philly Pours - Unique Wine and Food Event 10/28/16

Anthony Hamilton Russell, owner of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South Africa and Graduate of Wharton School '90 Home to Host Philly Pours 10/28/16

Anthony Hamilton Russell, owner of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South Africa, graduated from the Wharton School in 1990. He’s returning to the Philadelphia area to host Philly Pours which takes place on Friday, October 28 at The Fretz Showroom in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Philly Pours is a unique wine and food event showcasing the wines of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, a family estate making some of the world's finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample five of the estate’s celebrated wines, including extremely rare vintages largely unavailable in the U.S. with a specially designed menu.

A native of South Africa, Anthony Hamilton Russell spent many of his formative years abroad to escape apartheid. After graduating from Wharton, he worked briefly in the financial services field before returning to South Africa in 1991 to join Hamilton Russell Vineyards, which his father had owned as a passion and a hobby since 1975.
Under the leadership of Anthony Hamilton Russell, Hamilton Russell’s wines have earned nearly every distinction possible for a South African vineyard – including best South African white for chardonnay and best pinot in the world at an international competition. Additionally, Hamilton Russell has made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list twice in the last five years, with the magazine calling their Pinot Noir “utterly sublime.”

Philly Pours benefits Resources for Human Development’s (RHD) Children’s Services, which supports housing, education, healthcare and community services for children at risk. The national human services nonprofit facilitates more than 160 programs across 15 states addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, and addiction recovery.