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Ted Elliott, owner and proprietor of TR Elliott winery, recently chose MOWSF as the beneficiary of a $6,000 gift. The funds were surplus from a philanthropic project in Sonoma, which created hospital housing for families of terminally ill children.
Ted runs the business with his family, including his son, Ted Elliott Jr., and his niece Elizabeth McKeague, who handles marketing. Elizabeth can often be found pouring at Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) events like the Star Chefs & Vintners Gala. “We are truly a family-run business,” she says.
TR Elliott has been supporting MOWSF for several years. “For us it’s about being inspired,” says Elizabeth, who volunteered with a Meals On Wheels in her native Michigan. “And we really like how MOWSF brings together donors and members of the food and wine community for the great cause of serving seniors.”
Ted founded TR Elliott in 2002 after 40 years in the wine industry. He has worked with renowned wine makers such as Sonoma–Cutrer and now Emeritus Vineyards. But TR Elliott is his personal labor of love. The grapes are grown on eight acres in the Russian River Valley. And the wines are handcrafted just the way he likes them, with no pressure to create a national brand.
Ted and Liz will be pouring TR Elliott pinot noir and chardonnay on October 10 at SF magazine’s FallFest 2014. The event’s silent auction and raffle benefit MOWSF. “We do FallFest every year. We love the event,” says Liz. “It’s a great way to celebrate the harvest and the Bay Area’s amazing wine and food.”
Fun fact: Ted is the Grand-Nephew of President Theodore Roosevelt!