2011 Finalists

Our 2011 Finalists have been picked! Read their bios and their recipes and you’ll see why the competition is stiff for our final grill off.

KRISTEN DAVIS
Easthampton, MA
“I once swam with sharks the size of station wagons in Southeast Asia.” Read More
Thai Lemongrass Tenderloin Skewers & Beringer Founders’ Estate Sauvignon Blanc
ANGELA SPENGLER
Clovis, NM
“I’ve lived all over the United States and love bringing regional influences to my grilling.” Read More
Ancho Chili Ribeye With Chipotle Glaze & Beringer Founders’ Estate Merlot
LARRY ELDER
Charlotte, North Carolina
“Grilling offers me an opportunity to fully experience my “cave man” instincts by allowing me to legitimately play with fire while cooking for family and friends.” Read More
Cocoa-Dusted Tenderloin with Caramel Mustard & Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
APRIL TIMBOE
Siloam Springs, AR
“I once helped make dinner for the President of Bolivia, Hugo Banzer, and then enjoyed the meal with him and his family.” Read More
Flank Steak Carnitas With Chimichurri & Beringer Founders’ Estate Riesling
MARY HAWKES
Prescott, AZ
“Grilling creates the perfect opportunity for a memorable evening—with good friends, good food and good wine.”
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Tuscan Ribeye with Bocconcini Salsa & Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
EILEEN BUDNYK
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
“I love the outdoors and think of grilling as a little bit of a camping experience each time you fire up the grill, even in an urban setting.” Read More
Zesty Caesar Steak and Fries & Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay
DOROTHY MOELLER
Batavia, NY
“I think being outdoors in the sunshine with a stellar glass of Beringer wine, conversation and the impeccable smells emanating from the grill is one of the most enjoyable things in life. ” Read More
Black Truffle Filet Con Carpaccio & Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
PATTI BUCK
Ignacio, CO
“I cooked my first full Thanksgiving dinner by myself for 20 people when I was only 18 years old.” Read More
Mangonnay Top Sirloin & Beringer Founders’ Estate Zinfandel
GEORGE GRAF
Palmyra, VA
“I retired from the US Army as the highest decorated civilian in Army Intelligence for various achievements.”
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Filet De Boeuf Gerard & Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
DAN LABRIE
Clermont, FL
“Paula Deen once rubbed my belly at her book signing at EPCOT.” Read More
Hazelnut Coffee Porterhouse & Beringer Founders’ Estate Chardonnay


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