WineGeese Membership

As of July 2014, The Ireland Funds WineGeese Society has 120 regular and 71 honorary members.
Honorary members are primarily the owners of vineyards we have visited, or dignitaries supporting our events.

New Members 

Membership is by invitation only. The following criteria is to be considered when evaluating a prospective member.

a. Existing Ireland Funds’ Supporters:

A track record of involvement and commitment to the mission of The Ireland Funds, evidenced by:
  • A significant gift
  • A significant purchase of tables at events
  • The provision of significant in-kind services to the Funds
  • Membership on a committee or the Board
  • The raising of significant monies on behalf of the Funds

b. New Supporters:

  • A proven interest in, or connection with Ireland, personal or professional
  • A qualified assessment of capacity to support, and demonstrated philanthropic activity

To recommend a candidate for consideration, please send his or her background information to Elisabet Bordt in the Dallas office.
New members will be inducted at the Worldwide Conference in June, or at a scheduled WineGeese event.

Membership includes:

  • Induction into WineGeese Society
  • Silver tasting cup
  • Tie with WineGeese logo or Pin with WineGeese logo
  • Autographed copy of A Kingdom of Wine: The Story of the Winegeese by Ted Murphy
  • Irish-French and Irish-American wine posters signed by Ted Murphy
  • Your name on a row of vines for one year from Château de La Ligne
  • Presentation case of WineGeese wines
  • First choice of WineGeese tours
  • Preferential rates for leading WineGeese wineries for members
  • Periodic eNewsletter on the Ireland Funds website
  • Periodic Newsletter

The WineGeese Society Contacts

Karla Stover / Texas Director
Ginny Edwards / Events Coordinator
5720 LBJ Freeway, Suite 455
Dallas, TX 75240
T - 469-232-9601
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The WineGeese Society Membership

(as of 07/22/2014)

Honorary Co Chairs

Garry and Ted Murphy


Ken Gorman, John Sharkey, and John Tillotson


Michael Houlihan, Ireland; Michael Jackson, US West Coast; Cliff Miercort, US Southwest

Honorary Members

  • Jim Allen, Sequoia Grove, Napa Valley, California
  • HE Amb Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the United States
  • Jim Barrett, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, California *
  • Kathleen and Michael Barry, Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium, Cork, Ireland
  • Anthony Barton, Château Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton, Médoc, France
  • Federico Benegas Lynch, Bodega Benegas Lynch, Mendoza, Argentina
  • HE Amb Niall Burgess, Dept of Foreign Affairs, Dublin, Ireland
  • Jean-Charles Cazes, Château Lynch Bages, Médoc, France
  • Sylvie Cazes-Regimbeau, Château Lynch Bages, Médoc, France
  • Molly Chappellet, Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley, California
  • Michael Collins, Limerick Lane Cellars, Sonoma, California
  • Éamonn Cregan, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Terry Cross, Château de La Ligne, Bordeaux, France
  • Charles Curran, Nassau Estate, NSW, Australia
  • Charles Braastad Delamain, Delamain & Co, Jarnac, France
  • Joanne DePuy, Napa, California
  • Countess Pamela Dillon-Corneck, Paris, France
  • David Duncan, Twomey Cellars and Silver Oak Cellars, Napa Valley, California
  • Tim Duncan, Twomey Cellars and Silver Oak Cellars, Napa Valley, California
  • Peter Dunne, Mitchell and Son Wine Merchants, Dublin, Ireland
  • Gary Farrell, Alysian Wines, Russian River Valley, California
  • HE Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, Santiago, Chile
  • Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, Ireland *
  • John Fitzpatrick, New York and Ireland
  • • Tom Fitzpatrick, Alloro Vineyard and Elevée Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Niamh and Michael Flatley, Fermoy, Ireland
  • Scott Flora, Native Flora, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Thierry Gardinier, Château Phélan Ségur, Médoc, France
  • Loretta Brennan Glucksman, New York and Ireland
  • Robert, Marquis de Goulaine, Château de Goulaine, France *
  • David Hansen, ArborBrook Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Dr Maurice Hayes, Ireland
  • Frederic Hennessy, Hennessy Cognac, France and Ireland
  • Tricia and Denis Horgan, Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Australia
  • HE Amb Paul Kavanagh, Irish Ambassador to China
  • Allison and Michael Kelly, Aravina Estate, Margaret River, Australia
  • Dr John Lagan, Perth, Australia *
  • Sean Larkin, Larkin Wines, Napa Valley, California
  • Daniel Lawton, Tastet & Lawton, Bordeaux, France *
  • Peter MacCann, Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
  • HE Amb Bobby McDonagh, Irish Ambassador to Italy
  • Fay and Brian McGuigan, McGuigan Wines, Hunter Valley, Australia
  • Gay McGuinness, Domaine des Anges, Côtes de Ventoux, France
  • HE Amb James McIntyre, Irish Ambassador to Argentina
  • HE Amb Cecilia Mackenna, Switzerland and Chile
  • Alicia and Guillermo MacLoughlin Bréard, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Noreen and JP McManus, Killmallock, Ireland
  • Scott McWilliam, McWilliam’s Mt Pleasant Wines, Hunter Valley, Australia
  • Francis Mahoney, Mahoney Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
  • María Luz Marín, Casa Marín, San Antonio Valley, Chile
  • Brian Martin, Clairault Estate, Margaret River, Australia
  • Ena Martin, Clairault Estate, Margaret River, Australia
  • Duchesse de Magenta, Château de Sully, France
  • Patricio Middleton, Viña MontGras, Colchagua Valley, Chile
  • Doreen Murphy, Murphy-Goode Estate, Alexander Valley, California *
  • Kerry and Margie Murphy, DuMOL Winery, Russian River Valley, California
  • Gavin Newsom, PlumpJack Winery, Napa Valley, California
  • Mark Nolan, Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
  • David O’Reilly, Owen Roe, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls, O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery, Napa Valley, California
  • David Polite, Carlton Hill Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Lochlann Quinn, Château de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan, France
  • Brendan Roche, Roche Estate Winery, Sonoma, California
  • Trisha Rogers, R Stuart & Co, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Prof. Michael Scott, Bordeaux, France
  • HE Amb Patrick Scullion, Irish Ambassador to Cyprus
  • Dick Shea, Shea Wine Cellars & Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Mary Driscoll Toboni, Toboni Vineyards, Russian River Valley, California
  • Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell Vineyard, Hunter Valley, Australia
  • Chris Tyrrell, Tyrrell Vineyard, Hunter Valley, Australia
  • AWB “Bill” Vincent, Monaco *

* Deceased  

WineGeese Society Members

  • Kingsley Aikins
  • Linda Armstrong
  • Philip Armstrong
  • Theresa Bailey
  • Michael Bailey
  • June Bennett
  • Archie Bennett
  • Netta Blanchard
  • Elisabet Bordt
  • John Bowen
  • Susan Bradley
  • Vincent Bradley
  • Terry Browne
  • Mary Bush
  • Rick Bush
  • Sharon Bush
  • Anthony Callaghan
  • Karen Callaghan
  • Jerry Callaghan
  • Dorothy Campbell
  • Luther Campbell
  • Shelly Codd
  • Tom Codd
  • Margaret Condron
  • Kip Condron
  • Lou Ann Corboy
  • Mike Corboy
  • Rose Corcoran
  • Joseph Corcoran
  • Alex Cranberg
  • Nancy Crossman
  • Barry Crossman
  • Brinda Curley
  • Kevin Curley
  • Connie Curran
  • John Curran
  • Susan Dickie
  • Bob Dunfey
  • Caitriona Fottrell
  • Sarah Gallagher
  • Tom Gallagher
  • Diane Gamble *
  • Lex Gamble
  • Bill Ganley
  • Carol Geary
  • Mike Geary
  • Mary Gilgan
  • Kevin Gilgan
  • Ken Gorman
  • Kerry Gorman
  • Jane Hanratty
  • Don Hanratty
  • Margaret Hayhurst
  • Joan Houlihan
  • Michael Houlihan
  • Pepper Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Alayne Kane
  • John Kane
  • Margo Keyes
  • Jim Keyes
  • Maureen King
  • Gretchen Lahourcade
  • Ann Levell
  • Waymon Levell
  • Dolores McCall
  • Keelin McCormack
  • John McCormack
  • Robert McDonough *
  • Simone McDonough
  • Peggy McGrath
  • Mike McGrath
  • Deanna McHugh
  • Steve McHugh
  • Kieran McLoughlin
  • Anne McNally
  • William J. McNally
  • Billee Madsen
  • Mary Mallaghan
  • Lee Mallaghan
  • Barbara Miercort
  • Cliff Miercort
  • Susan Morrice
  • Marjorie Muldowney
  • James Mulvaney *
  • Mary Mulvihill
  • Dan Mulvihill
  • Garry Murphy
  • Ted Murphy
  • Eileen Murphy
  • Bart Murphy
  • Kevin Murray
  • Maureen Newman
  • David Newman
  • Liza O’Connor
  • Maureen O’Driscoll Levy
  • Mari O’Connor
  • Michael ‘Buzzy’ O’Keeffe
  • Mary Ann Perryman
  • Sally Phelps
  • Richard Phelps
  • Timothy C. Phillips
  • Paula Pierse
  • Ged Pierse
  • Thomas C. Quick
  • Brian Ruane
  • Pauline Ryan
  • John Ryan
  • Bernadette Shanahan
  • Paddy Shanahan
  • Helen Sharkey
  • John Sharkey
  • Margaret ‘Peggy’ Shelly
  • Frank Sinnott
  • Luanne Tierney *
  • Sylvia Tillotson
  • John Tillotson
  • Gerald Tsai, Jr *
  • Page Tucker
  • T. Declan Walsh
  • William Walsh *
  • Ellen Welch
  • Andy Welch
  • Bobbie Sue Williams

* Deceased